Dorian Mintzer, PhD, LICSW, BCC, Psychologist in Boston
I have 40+ years of experience as a therapist, life/retirement transition coach/ money and relationship coach, consultant, speaker and group and workshop facilitator. I work with individuals and couples who are dealing with "what's next?" and want help to develop a sense of well-being as they navigate the "second half of life." I am noted for my warmth, humor, "optimistic realism" and strong belief in the importance of living a full life with connection, engagement and purpose and meaning. I also work with college students and adults with ADD and other life transition issues.
I utilize my understanding of adult development, positive psychology and holistic life planning combined with my own personal and professional experiences to help people clarify their vision for "what's next?" so they can make conscious and intentional decisions to create a fulfilling and meaningful life.
I work in person or on the phone. I am co-author of "The Couple's Retirement Puzzle: 10 Must-Have Conversations..." and have contributed to a number of other books. I teach, offer groups, workshops, seminars and keynote speeches on the "retirement transition puzzle" to professionals and the public.
Call or Email Dorian Mintzer for a free consultation now - (617) 702-2354


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Smith College
  • Year Graduated: 1979
  • License No. and State: 2812 Massachusetts


  • Avg Cost (per session): $170 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Paypal

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Center for Credentialing & Education/Board Certified Coach
  • Certificate Date: 2012

Dorian Mintzer's Groups

"What's Next?" Retirement Transition Issues

A new group is starting for women interested in exploring "what's next?" in life. Let me know if you're interested. It may be in person or on the phone, depending on interest. My goal is to start this group as soon as I get even interested people. OR--get a group of your friends and colleagues who would like to talk about these issues, consult with me and hire me to facilitate the group. The group can be in person or on the phone.

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Couples' Group for Couples Contemplating or Alread

A group for couples experiencing or contemplating their retirement transition. Exercises from the book I co-wrote called, The Couple's Retirement Puzzle: 10 Must-Have Conversations for Creating an Amazing New Life Together and other sources. In person or on the phone. The dates and time will be worked out with the group members. OR get together 3 or 4 couples you know who would like to explore these issues together, call me and we can work out an arrangement for me to facilitate the group either in person if we all are in the same area or on the phone.

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  • Relationship Issues
  • Life Coaching
  • 2nd Half of Life, Money, Relationships


  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Women's Issues


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Jewish


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Executive Coaching
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Retirement, Money and Relationship Coaching


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016
Dorian Mintzer, PhD, LICSW, BCC, Psychologist in Boston

Dorian Mintzer

Psychologist, PhD, LICSW, BCC