Eric  Eid-Reiner
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Eric Eid-Reiner

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Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts Accepting Online

Immediate telehealth availability for individual therapy. Please scroll all the way down or contact me for information on the Bereavement and Remembering Group that will begin in March 2024 (online).

Updated February 7, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Substance abuse
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Gender identity & transgender health
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics

Professional statement

Eric Eid-Reiner is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Greater Boston who sees clients throughout Massachusetts by video. His specialties include bereavement, substance use, LGBTQ+ identity, impacts of oppression, and people who have experienced domestic violence. Eric also often works with clients seeking support around depression, anxiety, isolation, trauma, and a variety of life transitions and stressors.

Eric has participated in advanced narrative therapy training in the U.S. and Canada. Narrative therapy is a collaborative, non-blaming approach that sees clients as capable and resourceful. A narrative approach to therapy pays particular attention to the ways that clients make meaning out of events in their lives. Themes that lead Eric’s clients to therapy can include feeling stuck, burned out, incompetent, like a failure, or not being enough in some way. Conversations in therapy can help alternative, more compassionate understandings develop – and support clients in leading lives that align with their hopes and preferences.

Before opening his practice, Eric was a social worker at a public high school for several years. Prior to that, he was a therapist at a community mental health clinic for four years, where he enjoyed working with people of all ages seeking therapy for a wide variety of concerns. His training included individual and group work with clients at Fenway Health in Boston, a large community health center that is focused on providing care for LGBTQ+ people, people living with HIV/AIDS, and the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community.

Eric offers a free 15-minute video consultation with every client. Therapy sessions are 50-55 minutes. (Upon request, longer sessions are also available.)


Message to clients

I deeply believe that your perspectives and experiences matter, and I see you as the expert on your own life. Therapy is an opportunity for us to collaboratively explore what is important to you. My warmth, respect, curiosity, and patience help create a supportive environment for these conversations.

While I likely have experience working with clients around similar challenges to what led you to seek therapy, I also don’t think that there is a one-size-fits-all “recipe” that works the same for every client in a given situation. I see therapy as an individualized and interactive experience. Working together, we can draw on your values, preferences, knowledge, skills, and hopes in discussing how to navigate challenges in your life.

I have a strong belief in the importance of social justice and equality, and strive to make therapy a comfortable and inclusive place for all clients. While not assuming what might feel significant or relevant to you, I actively create space in conversations with clients to discuss how your identities (including cultural, racial, religious, gender, and sexual orientation) may connect with your experiences, worldview, strengths, or challenges.

When not in the office, I enjoy hiking, cooking, playing music, and spending time with friends and family.


Specialties

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Each person’s bereavement experience is different. I have experience working with clients around bereavement and grief individually and as a group leader. My approach, drawing from narrative therapy, invites reflection on the ways in our lives change after someone dies, as well as ways we can stay connected to this person’s presence and impacts in our daily lives.

Substance abuse - If you’re looking for a place to explore – and perhaps revise – your relationship with substance use, I’d be glad to hear from you. Wherever you are is a good place to start! I have worked with people of all ages, individually and in groups, around substance use – and the many topics and areas of life that are often interwoven, including relationships, work, school, finances, traumatic experiences, grief, depression, anxiety, and health conditions.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life activities. Not just moving away from depression - but working together on what you would like to move toward.

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others; incorporating mindfulness practices if of interest to the client.

Gender identity & transgender health - I offer assessments and letter writing for people in need of a letter of support (sometimes referred to as a medical necessity letter) from a mental health professional for gender-affirming surgeries. This is available to my ongoing therapy clients, as well as to people who wish to meet for a handful of sessions focused on the letter. I also offer support around exploring gender identity and support throughout the process of transition.

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Whether you are simply looking for an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist, or you are specifically seeking support on topics related to gender identity or sexual orientation, I’m here for you! I enjoy working with clients around topics including identity exploration, intersecting identities, coming out, LGBTQ+ identity at school or in the workplace, navigating homophobia and transphobia, and the interplay of LGBTQ+ identity and family, cultural, and/or religious views in your life.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • GEHA
  • Health Plans Inc.
  • Mass General Brigham
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts University Student Health Insurance
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Therapist's note

I also accept FSA (Flexible Spending Account) cards, HSA (Health Savings Account) cards, and Massachusetts Victim Compensation for payment.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 5pm
  • Tue 9am - 5pm
  • Wed 9am - 5pm
  • Thu 9am - 5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years


Boston College School of Social Work, Master of Social Work (MSW), 2015


Licensure

Massachusetts: 121122


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

Eric  Eid-Reiner
Bereavement (Grief) and Remembering Group - online (by video)

This 10-week group will begin sometime in March 2024. It is for people 18 years and older who are grieving the death of a family member, partner, or friend. The death could be in the recent or distant past (anywhere from 3 months ago to decades ago).