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Alison MacNeil, LICSW

I am an experienced clinician with a strong background in individual, group and family psychotherapy. I have extensive clinical experience working with trauma, self-injury, suicidality and psychosis. I have worked with severe and debilitating depression, client's navigating complex psychiatric medication regimes and hospitalization. I am fluent in CBT for panic and anxiety disorders and familiar with the intricacies of the recovery from narcissistic abuse. My passion in therapy is in helping my clients address and let go of toxic shame so they can move forward lighter and more freely able to pursue their dreams. I also have a special interest in victims of bullying and would hope you would consider me an ally if that is impacting your life.

Spring Fashion

"Every new action builds a case for a new life."

Gary John Bishop


Trinity College, Hartford, CT 1989 B.A. Art History

Smith College Graduate School of Social Work, Northampton, MA 1994 M.S.W.

In Private Practice in the Boston area since 1997

EMDR-EMDRIA Basic Training Certified 2022



Freedom Trail Clinic

Adjunct Professor Boston College Graduate School of Social Work

DBT Consultant/Supervisor Newport Mental Health


Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Faculty Field Advisor


DBT Consultant/Supervisor Discovery Day Treatment South Shore Mental Health


Clinical Supervisor CASPAR Women's Sober Residential/Outpatient Addiction Clinic


Private Practice

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