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Psychologist in Spencer, MA

Dr. Mitchell D. Gurk

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Health mind. Healthy Family.
Treatment is results oriented, which means we work together at the beginning to define the changes that are meaningful to you. In a basic sense, psychotherapy is for thinking about feelings. We are all part of systems, be they family, work or society. The outcome is more freedom to be yourself.
With children, treatment approach is family-centered. In the long run, the best therapist for your child is you, the parent. Parent consultation is an integral part of treatment for children and teens. Play space, art therapy and parent observation available. Psychological testing and family meetings are options.
In Couples Counseling or Marital Therapy the patient is the relationship. In couples treatment, i thoughtfully guide your interactions to encourage better understanding of each other. This approach reduces the tendency to blame one another for differences, and leads the two of you into your own manner of accepting them.
Pet-Assisted Therapy (PAT).
Bio
Family therapist since 1970.
Licenced in Mass. with practice in Spencer since 1980.
Designer and director, Worcester City Hospital Counseling center, 1980-1983.
Harrington Hosp., Southbridge MA, Allied Health.
Consultant to many healthcare settings, schools and public and private organizations for OD, clinical training, and Disaster Response.
College teaching - Advanced Counseling Skills, Supervision, and Psychological Testing at UConn graduate Counseling program; and Psychology of Adolescence at Worcester State College.
Community service for teens and child car seats.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Hypnotherapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Learning Disabilities
 Adolescents  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Adoption  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Marriage Counseling
 Asperger's Syndrome  Men's Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Bicultural Difficulties  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pet Therapy
 Children's Counseling  Play Therapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Couples Therapy  Problem Gambling
 Depression  Psychoanalysis
 Divorce  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Domestic Violence  Psychopharmacology
 Eating Disorders  Relationship Issues
 Educational Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Family Conflict  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Sexual Dysfunction
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Stress Management
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Group Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Herpes and STD Counseling
Certifications
 Licensed Clinical Psychologist (State)  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Education/Training
PhD, UConn, 1978.
Post-doc clinical internship, Portland OR, 1979. Plus Portland Academy of Hypnosis.
MA, Villanova U., 1974.
Memberships
American Psychotherapy Assn., Board Certified Professional Counselor (BCPC), Diplomate.
Payments Accepted
New flexible and open schedule. immediate start for new callers.
most insurance plans accepted.
Hours:Mon, tues, wed.
License:Lic. Psychologist Provider; Marriage and Family Therapist
Location
16 Hastings Rd.
SpencerMA 01562
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