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).
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  Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Educational Therapy  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Adolescents  Family Conflict  Pet Therapy
 Adoption  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Play Therapy
 Anger Management  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anxiety and Panic  Gifted / Talented Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Grief and Loss  Problem Gambling
 Asperger's Syndrome  Group Therapy  Psychoanalysis
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Herpes and STD Counseling  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Bicultural Difficulties  Hypnotherapy  Psychopharmacology
 Body Image Issues  Learning Disabilities  Relationship Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Children's Counseling  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Chronic Illness  Loneliness  Sexual Dysfunction
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Couples Therapy  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Depression  Men's Issues  Women's Issues
 Divorce  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing  Work and Career Issues
 Domestic Violence
 Licensed Clinical Psychologist (State)  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
PhD, UConn, 1978.
Post-doc clinical internship, Portland OR, 1979. Plus Portland Academy of Hypnosis.
MA, Villanova U., 1974.
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
16 Hastings Rd.
SpencerMA 01562
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