Alison B. Newman
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Alison B. Newman


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts Not Accepting Online
Lexington Not Accepting In-person

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Updated March 2, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Personal and professional growth
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

Alison Newman is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Lexington, Massachusetts. Her practice focuses on academic issues, college mental health, life transitions, personal and professional growth, and relationships. She enjoys working with college students as they navigate forming new relationships and the many challenges of being away from home for the first time. She also sees many adults through formative life transitions, including graduation, marriage, and pregnancy.

Alison provides skill-based support to help young adults manage anxiety around finding their social niche and discover an inner sense of belonging and self-worth. She has deep expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, an evidence-based treatment approach that equips clients with the behavioral skills to cope with uncertainty, regulate mood, and engage more effectively with others in the present moment.

Alison received her Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) from Princeton University and her Masters in Social Work from Boston College in Clinical Mental Health. Her extensive experience includes work at McLean Hospital as well as college counseling services at Wellesley College and Boston College. In addition to her clinical work, Alison has received training in yoga for emotional health. She utilizes a team-based approach, providing referrals for nutritional support and medication management as necessary. Alison works closely with clients to reduce stress in meaningful ways, tailoring the course of treatment to help each client find a renewed sense of peace and joy.

Message to clients

Alison Newman is a licensed clinical social worker in Massachusetts. She works with adults, young adults, and older adolescents. Her areas of interest include: life transitions, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, and the mind-body connection. While her treatment approach is eclectic and holistic, she pulls from a variety of modalities depending on the needs of the client. Alison has been trained in several evidence-based treatments including CBT, DBT, and MBT. She also incorporates stress-reduction, mindfulness, and yoga therapy techniques, when appropriate, to provide clients with practical skills to manage their everyday lives.

Alison believes in a collaborative approach and is committed to a strong therapeutic alliance. Her goal is to help clients live more rewarding and fulfilling lives, to make peace with the past, and enjoy the present.


Personal and professional growth - Feeling stagnant or at a crossroad in your personal or professional life; finding one's direction and purpose to have more meaningful relationships and careers

Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care

Relationship issues - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


Alison Newman is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $275 (50min)
  • Initial session: $275 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week


Lexington practice
114 Waltham Street, Suite 10, Lexington, Massachusetts 02421
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Private Practice, 2013 - Present
Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Adjunct Faculty, Lecturer, 2016 - Present
McLean Hospital, Therapist, 2014 - 2016
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, Clinical Social Worker, 2011 - 2014
Wellesley College, Stone Center Counseling Services, Clinical Counseling Intern, 2010 - 2011

Advanced Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 2017
Yoga for Emotional Health and Healing Certificate, 2017
Dialectical Behavioral Foundational Training, 2015
Yoga, Mindfulness, Neuroscience, and the Body: Healing, Anxiety, Depression, and Chronic Stress, 2015
Boston University, Certificate in Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions, 2013
Boston College, MSW, 2011
Princeton University, AB, 2007
Mentalization-Based Treatment: Basic Training, Mindfulness, Neuroscience


Massachusetts: 117779

Rhode Island: ISW03137



Client testimonials

"Excellent, punctual, and impressed me as a very capable and compassionate therapist."
- Client • June 2019
"She was very attentive on the phone and I could tell she was invested in the phone call. I usually do not like talking on the phone, but I felt very comfortable and am now not hesitant to meet her in person!"
- Client • June 2018