Ms. Alison Neely MacNeil, LICSW

Preferred Name: Alison

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

I have been in Outpatient Practice, both in Agencies and in Private Practice and I have been an Adjunct Professorat Boston College Graduate School of Social Work since the mid '90's.

Education & Experience

I graduated from Smith Graduate School of Social Work in 1994. For the past 28 years I have worked primarily in Outpatient Community Mental Health in the Boston area. I was trained in DBT in 1997 and have provided DBT Training/Supervision/Consultation in over 28 agencies in New England. I am an Adjunct Professor at Boston College School of Social Work and I have been in Private Practice since 1997. I am completing the Intermediate EMDR training end of June 2022 and I am in Consultation, both Group and Individual, towards EMDR Certification.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Personality Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Expats
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • English


  • Sliding Scale