Elizabeth Charter

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I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience.  I have had the privilege of counseling individuals, families, and couples in various clinical settings.  I work with a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders as well as behavior and interpersonal issues.  I can help with family and relationship problems, low self esteem, grief and loss, post-traumatic stress, life stage adjustments,  and psychological issues related to medical problems. I have extensive experience working with older adults as they face retirement, health issues, loss, and other transitions brought on by age, as well as working with clients who have care-giving responsibilities.  In addition, I assist and coach individuals looking to make career transitions, lifestyle, and behavior changes to improve the quality of their lives.

I received my Masters in Clinical Social Work from Boston College in 1993, and have worked in a variety of clinical settings both before, during and after obtaining my MSW.  These include: case management, inpatient psychiatry, human resource consulting, employee assistance program, and most recently, private practice psychotherapy.  Over the years, I have supervised other clinicians and have served as part of a crisis service support team.

My style is warm, interactive, and collaborative.   I combine psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness approaches to tailor my client's needs.  I also provide coaching services to those wanting a more structured approach which works well for ADHD, anxiety, stress management, and those wanting to make a lifestyle or career change.




  • Life transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Conflict


400 Hillside Avenue,
Suite 9
Needham, MA 02494



  • Cost per session: $150
  • A limited number of reduced rate slots may be available for clients with demonstrated need


  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)