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Activities for Kids Southbridge MA

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that kids aged 6 to 17 get at least one hour of physical activity - a.k.a. exercise - each day. Whether your child is a bit of a couch potato or just has a hard time devoting 60 minutes to exercise each day, there are ways dads can help. Check below for related information, products and services.

Dr. Timothy Hoffman
Ambrosian Associates in Pastoral Counseling
(508) 885-6495
67 Paxton Road
Spencer, MA
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D., L.M.F.T.
Licensed in Massachusetts
39 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Trauma/PTSD, Personality
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Timothy C. Hoffman, Ph.D., B.C.C., D.A.P.A., L.M.F.T.
(508) 885-6495
67 Paxton Road
Spencer, MA
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,OCD,Personality Disorders,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Male
Education
La Salle University '87Ph.D., Counseling, Family TherapyHarvard Medical School '01CEU, PsychotherapyGeorgetown '95CEU, PsychopharmacologyWorcester State Hospital '75CCC, Pastoral CounselingCollege:St. Joseph's Abbey'67Theology/Philosophy
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Ambrosian Associates in Pastoral Counseling

Aaron Hoffman
(508) 864-2699
Spencer, MA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

Mr. Mark Shelton
(508) 455-5036
30 Sever St
Worcester, MA
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety or Fears, Divorce
Qualification
School: Boston University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Latino
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Anne Dolan
Anne Korpi Dolan, LICSW, DCSW
(781) 444-2340
207 South St.
Needham, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW, DCSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Disorders, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Sex
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Twins, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Marlene Heald
Marlene Heald, ACSW, LCSW
(860) 974-1047
493 Taft Pond Road
Pomfret Center, CT
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW,LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Mitchell D. Gurk, Ph.D., BCPC, Diplomate - Am. Psychotherapy Assn.
508/885-3861
16 Hastings Rd.
Spencer, MA
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Eating Disorders,Impulse Control Disorders,Loss or Grief,OCD
Gender
Male
Education
BS, Psychology, Penn State, 1969MA, Counseling and Guidance, Villanova U, 1974PhD, Counseling Psychology, Ed. Psych, U Conn, 1978Post-doctoral intership, Clinical Psychology, Portland OR, 1979Portland Academy of Hypnosis, 1979
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Mitchell D. Gurk, Ph.D., BCPC, Dipl. Am Psychth Assn.

Stuart Moskowitz
(508) 752-5880
Worcester, MA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Jacqueline McLean Martino
(508) 928-5177
39 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA
Specialties
Divorce, Addiction, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Connecticut
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Mark Dunay
Harbor Counseling Assoc., Inc.
(508) 746-8886
340 Court Street
Plymouth, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW, LADC1
Licensed in Massachusetts
36 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpers
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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5 Tips to Help Your Kids Stay Healthy with Enough Exercise

5 tips to help your kids stay healthy with enough exercise

James Dunsford

Making exercise a family affair can ensure kids get enough to stay healthyThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that kids aged 6 to 17 get at least one hour of physical activity - a.k.a. exercise - each day. Whether your child is a bit of a couch potato or just has a hard time devoting 60 minutes to exercise each day, there are ways dads can help.

1. Let kids choose their exercise. Try things like dance classes, martial arts, swimming, biking, hiking and sports teams to determine what activities will keep your kids motivated.

2. Break up the hour into more manageable time frames. Encourage them to play a game of kickball in the morning, ride their bikes in the afternoon and take a walk together in the evening. Twenty minutes each time will add up to an hour without feeling overwhelming.

3. Set a good example. As with many parenting obstacles, the best way to get kids to do what you want them to is to do it yourself. So, get active and in shape for yourself as well!

4. Encourage "some" video game use. While sitting in front of a screen with a bowl of chips by their side won't encourage physical activity, some "active-play" video games, like the Nintendo Wii, can keep your kids moving.

5. Exercise together. Plan outings and activities that will help the whole family stay active. Pack a picnic lunch and hike into the woods to find the perfect spot, ride bikes together, or enlis...

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