Karin Lewis, MA, LMFT, CEDS
When Life Happens with Beth Mayer, LICSW
ABOUT BETH MAYER:Beth is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, negative body image, and trauma with over 35 years of experience. She is a nationally recognized speaker in the field of eating disorders. Beth works with people struggling with all types of eating disorders and specializes in adolescents and families.Beth’s areas of expertise include eating disorders, body image, trauma, and adolescent and family therapy. Her therapeutic work focuses on the whole person including their cultural, emotional, physical, familial, spiritual, and financial background.Beth believes that a tremendous amount of change is possible through therapy, and she strongly believes that people can heal and have a better life. Her beliefs are grounded in her own experiences and her faith in the process of healing. Beth truly believes in an individual’s capacity for change and holds this hope for all her clients.Beth’s approach is present and non-judgmental as she helps clients navigate their way through their life experiences. She takes a strengths-based approach as she recognizes the strengths in her clients and their families and steers away from pathologizing people and their situation. Beth does this work because she truly loves it, and holds a lot of energy and patience with her clients.Beth is a Level-One trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and is also trained in Family Based Therapy (FBT). She utilizes DBT, CBT, IFS, and ACT in all her work. She classifies herself as an eclectic therapist who uses different treatment approaches based on the needs of the individual, couple, and/or family.Although a very serious clinician, Beth firmly believes in laughter as a critical element of the healing process and laughs with her clients while helping them to find the humor in their lives.Beth received her MSW from Boston College School of Social Work and her undergraduate degree from Quinnipiac College. Beth is trained in DBT, IFS, and CBT. She has served as the Executive Director of the Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association (MEDA). Her other professional experience includes employment at Riverside Community Care, a non-profit health and human service organization. Beth managed three of their adolescent treatment programs. Beth also served as Executive Director of Travelers Aid Society of Boston, an organization that works with homeless people needing emergency assistance. She has also maintained an active private clinical practice since 1987. Beth currently co-chairs the NEDA network and recently received an award form NEDA for her volunteer work.“My eating disorder did not really protect me from my emotions. It kept me distanced from people who could love and support me. NOTHING in my life has been harder than my recovery and I am grateful every day to have my life, my family, and to be able to truly be present in the world.” - Beth MayerCONNECT WITH BETH MAYER:• Learn more about Beth’s private practice by visiting www.BethMayerLICSW.com• Follow Beth on Instagram• Listen to and read more about Beth below:- Boston Voyager interview- “Unraveling Eating Disorder” in the Boston Globe- New Plates Podcast interviewABOUT THE HOST:Karin Lewis, MA, LMFT, CEDS has been recovered from Anorexia Nervosa for over 20 years, has been specializing in the prevention and treatment of eating disorders since 2005, and is the founder of the Karin Lewis Eating Disorder Center. To learn more about Karin and her center’s services, please visit Karin Lewis Eating Disorder Center online. You can connect with Karin on social media by following her on Facebook and Instagram.Are you interested in becoming a guest on our show? If so, please fill out our Guest Application.If you enjoyed the podcast, we would be so grateful if you would please take a minute to leave us a rating/review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you!
Duration: 52 min