Alison Ratner Mayer, LICSW, Boston, MA
Child and Adolescent Therapist
Social Skills Group Therapy Specialist



Alison Ratner Mayer, LICSW is a Boston-based child and adolescent therapist who specializes in running social skills group therapy for children, teens, and young adults ages 4-22. After a rewarding private practice in Atlanta, GA, Alison has returned to her Boston roots, where she continues to work with individual children and adolescents, families, and groups. Alison ran social skills groups and social skills summer camps in private practice and for schools around Metro Atlanta. She also provides social skills group consultation and clinical supervision to therapists. Her past work includes work for a private social skills center, outpatient public mental health, and residential treatment centers.

Alison’s approach to therapy is unique, thoughtful, and individualized for the clients and groups that she works with. She focuses on including parents in the therapeutic process to help bring about positive change, encourage open communication, and to ensure that skills can be generalized and applied outside of the therapy setting. She looks forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have.

Alison sees clients in her private practice located at:

400 Hunnewell St, Suite 6R, Needham, MA 02494

Services Alison provides:

•Social Skills Group Therapy
•Social Skills Summer Camps
•Social Skills Enrichment
•Individual therapy
•Family therapy
•Sibling therapy
•Support Groups for Children and Teens with Type 1 Diabetes
•Support Groups for Siblings of Children with chronic medical conditions
•Support Groups for Siblings of Children with developmental disabilities and chronic mental health disorders
•Parenting, coaching and support
•Social skills groups for schools
•Social skills workshops for schools and professionals
•Consultation and clinical supervision for therapists and counselors


Club Fun!!

Come hang out, play games, do arts & crafts and socialize with other kids.

Kids will be split into different age groups to choose from several different games, activities, and projects.

Club Fun is an informal social club led & supervised by licensed clinicians and assistants to ensure participation, fun, and support.

Registration and sign up required. Please contact Aimee Folger, LICSW for more information 781-400-2641 Aimee@childtherapyinboston.com





Back to School “Friendship Refresher”

Dates: August 27th, 29th & 30th.
K-3rd Graders: 9:00-12:00
4th-8th Graders: 1:00-4:00

Come for 1, 2 or all 3 sessions.

Brush up on important friendship and social skills to get “back to school” off to a great start!

Games, Activities, Team Work Challenges, Group Projects, Relaxation, and Tons of Fun with Friends.

For more information 781-400-2641 Alison@childtherapyinboston.com






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Take a look at Alison’s office in Atlanta to see a little more about her eclectic, cheerful, and welcoming style. Her new space in Boston will be just as fantastic! Click here to take a tour…


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