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Parenting Specialist Southbridge MA

Parenting specialists help parents implement parenting plans, develop parenting skills, and manage family conflicts. Read on to find parenting specialists in Southbridge that give access to parenting programs, advice on parenting styles, family crisises management, as well as advice and content on parent-child bonding.

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

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.

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

Mrs. Theresa Cohen
(617) 803-1399
76 Bedford Street Suite 22
Lexington, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, St
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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

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

Mrs. Lea Elkin
Private Practice
(781) 861-1033
76 Bedford St.
Lexington, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Attachment Disorders, Wom
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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21 Potty Training Tips

21 Potty Training Tips

By GreatDad Writers

The Potty Trainer

Potty training experts are everywhere. Whether family, friends, or books are providing you advice, realize there are different approaches that can be tried. An approach that works for one child may not work for another. Others can provide advice, but most likely you know what approach will work best for your child. There are several helpful guidelines (tips) that can be tried for each child when trying to potty train. These include:

  • Plan on at least 3 days if you are trying to achieve quicker results.
  • Arrange your activities and prepare a schedule that will allow you to be patient and consistent�avoid all distractions like going to the store, answering the phone, dealing with sibling issues.
  • Potty Monkey
  • Make sure spouse, grandparents and babysitters understand your method and plan.
  • Make your child feel they have some control over the process.
  • Be consistent with your approach and stay with the program unless you are convinced it is not working.
  • Know when to give up and try at a later time.
  • Offer lots of fluids so child will have to go more often.
  • Make going to the potty fun�place targets in the potty, decorate the potty, sing.
  • Praise and reward AND praise and reward progress.
  • �Throw a party� the first few times your child uses the potty.
  • Keep your child company while on the potty.
  • Start both boys and girls sitting down on the potty.
  • Make sure the clothing is easy fo...

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