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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. 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.

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

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

Ms. Anne Clancy
(617) 462-2682
139 Billerica Rd. Suite C-2East
Chelmsford, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interp
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), 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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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

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

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

Mr. Tom Pedulla
Tom Pedulla, LICSW
(617) 803-0951
390 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Men's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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5 tips to stop the whining

5 tips to stop the whining


Experts say kids whine to get their parents attentionAs fathers, we're all united in one simple fact: whining can grate on your nerves unlike anything else. Even the best, most attentive parents have whiny kids, at least some of the time.

Experts say kids use the high-pitched, nasally tone parents call whining to get attention and get what they want.

"Whining gets the parent's attention," pediatrician Dr. Laurel Schultz told WebMD. "A high-pitched whine is effective because a parent can't not attend to it."

While some dads may give in to their kids' whining simply to make it stop, there are a few parenting advice tips to put an end to it for good:

1. Whine back. By responding to whining by whining yourself, your kids will realize how it silly it sounds.

2. Tell them you don't understand what they're saying. Ask them (calmly!) to use a normal voice to get what they want and only respond when they do.

3. Ignore them. This may cause the whining to continue for a few minutes longer, but it will also send the message that you will not acknowledge whining.

4. Avoid a negative reaction. Showing them how much the whining annoys you won't make it stop any quicker. Instead, try something like talking in a calm voice or covering your ears with a smile on your face to bring their attention to the problem.

5. Don't give in. While it's tempting to give your child what he or she wants, doing so will only enforce the belief that whini...

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