Psychologist in Spencer, MA
Dr. Mitchell D. Gurk | Psychologist photo
Dr. Mitchell D. Gurk
Health mind. Healthy Family.
16 Hastings Rd.   
SpencerMA 01562
Practice Information
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).
 Licensed Clinical Psychologist (State)
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
License Info
Lic. Psychologist Provider; Marriage and Family Therapist
PhD, UConn, 1978.
Post-doc clinical internship, Portland OR, 1979. Plus Portland Academy of Hypnosis.
MA, Villanova U., 1974.
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.
Payments Accepted
New flexible and open schedule. immediate start for new callers.
most insurance plans accepted.
Mon, tues, wed.
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)
 Asperger's Syndrome
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Bicultural Difficulties
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Children's Counseling
 Chronic Illness
 Domestic Violence
 Eating Disorders
 Educational Therapy
 Family Conflict
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism
 Gifted / Talented Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Learning Disabilities
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Teletherapy
 Pet Therapy
 Play Therapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 Problem Gambling
 Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Relationship Issues
 Self-Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Sexual Dysfunction
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
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