Liza  Berkowitz Mazo

Liza Berkowitz Mazo

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients in Jamaica Plain practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Infertility counseling
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Juvenile offenders

Professional statement

Liza Mazo is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and trauma specialist with an office in Boston, Massachusetts. She gently guides trauma survivors through the healing process at a pace set by each client; her practice prioritizes stability of symptoms while also explores how the trauma impacts the client’s life, relationships, and career. Sensitive to the needs and goals of her clients, she helps them develop sustainable coping skills to move forward and find a renewed sense of peace and connection to their lives and communities.

Liza’s approach to treatment starts with stabilization of symptoms. She offers a variety of methods including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Supportive Therapy, and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy to help clients navigate the healing process.

In addition to her expertise in trauma, Liza has a special interest in supporting women through pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders as well as in working with LGBTQ individuals. She cares deeply about building a safe, nonjudgmental, culturally affirmative space for clients to unpack all parts of themselves and find solace from painful memories.


Message to clients

I believe that therapy is a journey to understand our minds. It is a place for exploration, reflection, healing, and growth. Therapy is an opportunity to gain a greater awareness of why we struggle and to discover and explore the roots of our discomfort with a supportive person. I strive to provide and a warm and safe therapeutic environment, free of judgement, where all words, thoughts, and feelings are welcome.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Infertility counseling - Understanding infertility interventions and solutions; support during decision-making processes; coping with fertility problems and pregnancy loss

Perinatal mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Juvenile offenders - Experience working with juvenile offenders




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Tufts Health Plan (Commercial Plans, not via Mass Health or Navigator)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $140 (50min)
  • Initial session: $140 (50min)

Therapist's note

Liza is only accepting new clients with PPO plans from Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts, or Harvard Pilgrim. She also accepts victim's compensation, clients using out-of-network benefits, and self pay clients.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Jamaica Plain practice

25 Haverford Street

Boston, MA 02130

Hours

  • Mon 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 8:30am-1:30pm
  • Thu 8:30am-1:30pm
  • Fri 8:30am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - Present
Boston Medical Center, 2014 - 2018
Juvenile Court Clinic, 2011 - 2014
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2005 - 2011

Simmons College, MSW, 2005
Emory University, BA, 2002


Languages

English