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Neal Patel, LICSW


Neal Patel, LICSW, is a Clinician/Coach at Riser+Tread, working out of the Lexington and Newton offices. Neal graduated with his bachelor’s from Rutgers Business School and earned a masters degree in Social Work from Simmons University.He has been working with adolescents and young adults for the past seven years, having the most success with anxiety disorders (OCD), families, amotivational symptoms and various addictIons. 


At Riser+Tread, Neal applies evidence based methods such as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS). He is also well versed in Rogerian philosophies and executive functioning coaching. 


Neal is direct and supportive, using insight as a powerful tool to motivate change. Using an upbeat and proactive approach, he helps clients to improve self-esteem, maximize potential, and form positive habits for sustainable change. In his free time he enjoys playing chess, training jiu jitsu, motorcycle mechanics, and entomology. 


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