Tim Neumann earned his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and his M.A. in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy, with a Marriage and Family Therapy Emphasis from Adler Graduate School. His graduate thesis titled "The Impact of Paternal Perinatal Supportive Services: An Integrative Model Proposal" covers everything from the science of fatherhood to a novel proposal for an integrative model of paternal & maternal care. He is an active member of Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) and currently becoming a certified Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology Educator through APPPAH.
During his undergraduate, he worked at Familywise directly with infant and children focusing on optimal emotional, cognitive, language, and physical development. While in graduate school he worked at the University of Minnesota Health's Recovery Services helping families & couples. He provided education and counseling to families and couples on topics such as healthy relationships, stress, anxiety, and communication.
Now his focus is to advocate, research, and support partners, couples, and families affected by the transition to parenthood. He offers these services through workshops, hands-on learning activities, and therapeutic sessions. While his research and experience is to encourage and support fathers throughout this transition, Tim is actively involved in the practice of supporting whole families and partners regardless of gender. Ultimately, he sees himself as someone joining you on this life journey. He tries not to speak from a place of authority and intellect, but from a place of curiosity and understanding.
What makes this issue personal for Tim was becoming a father at a young age. He has felt the same loneliness, confusion, and frustration during this life transition. He has felt the sometimes contradicting and confusing expectations from society and loved ones. However, while preparing for his second child, he was very fortunate to be more supported emotionally, physically, and socially. This dramatically changed his experience of becoming a parent. Having gone through these two very different experiences, he hopes to provide the positivity, encouragement, and support he experienced. This is all in effort to create a better, higher functioning family.