About

Transitions Counseling Services, Inc. is a group of caring and compassionate therapists who are committed to helping you help yourself. Our therapists provide clients with a safe and comfortable environment to assist in problem resolution. We offer a wide range of specialties, which allows our team to help meet the needs of clients in every age group and demographic.

We provide professional, safe and non-judgemental therapy, respecting the confidentiality of our clients at all times, in our outpatient Private Practice located in Franklin, MA and Norfolk, MA. We are a team of skilled, dedicated, eclectic and hard-working therapists who are passionate about the work that we do. Open, friendly and accepting, we treat a variety of issues, problems and disorders.

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NOW offering WORKSHOPS and GROUP THERAPY

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Adolescent and Adult Workshops:  Facilitated by Maureen DiMilla, LMHC.  Maureen has 100+ hours of DBT training and participates in a weekly DBT consultation group where she collaborates with other DBT professionals. DBTeen is facilitated by Samantha Nedder, LMHC who has experience running DBT groups in Partial Hospitalization Programs as well as has taken many hours of DBT trainings.  Samantha also has co-facilitated the DBTeen Workshop with Maureen.

DBTeen in an introductory skills building workshop for teens who struggle with peer relationships, managing emotions, impulse control and tolerating distress.  They will learn how to validate others and themselves and learn to recognize black and white/all or nothing thinking.  This group is a 7 week closed group for teens to have a safe, non judgmental space to learn concrete skills to improve and learn healthy behaviors and skills around mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal relationships, emotional regulation and middle path.  Clients will practice and receive materials to be able to implement coping skills immediately.

This group is currently CLOSED.

DBT Introductory Skills Workshop Adults is an 8 week workshop to focus on skills to tolerate stress, effectively communicate with others, manage intense emotions such as anxiety and depression, decrease impulsive behavior, and increase awareness about self, relationships and people around us.  DBT will help you experience a range of emotions without necessarily acting on them.  In this workshop clients will leave with a “toolbox” of skills and coping mechanisms.

This group is currently OPEN and we are accepting new clients into our next series starting December 2, 2019.  Group will run Monday nights 6:30-8pm.  Registration is required, please contact us to sign up! Spots limited to 8 members. Commitment to the whole series is required. Group will take place at 65 Holbrook St, Suite 220, Norfolk MA 02056.  $55/week; $220 at start of group and halfway or $385 – ONE FREE CLASS when paid in full by 9/9/19.

Adult DBT Skills Program is for adults of all ages.  All modules covered in this 8 month long series, should you wish to learn all.  This workshop will go into detail, exploring several skills on each topic of  Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation, Interpersonal Skills, and Distress Tolerance.  Members are encouraged to stay and work though all four modules.  Members can join during Mindfulness series which will be two weeks followed by 6 weeks of learning a particular set of skills.  Each member will be provided with a binder of skills to build their library of tools.

This group is currently CLOSED and we are not accepting new clients.  Registration to open December 2019 for January/February group start. Registration is required, please contact us if you have an interest in learning when it will open next! Group will take place at 65 Holbrook St, Suite 220, Norfolk MA 02056.

GIRLS WITH GRACE AND GRIT!:  This workshop focuses on skills encouraging girls to be empowered, independent, confident and respectful.  We will explore issues girls face around social situations and relationships, healthy vs unhealthy, self esteem, body image and confidence and skills around communication and advocacy.  This workshop will teach problem solving skills, build confidence, help girls  to accept and love themselves and helping girls work towards being a leader and not a follower with resiliency and confidence.  Unique situations girls face across ages will be explored and tailer to the specific age group.  This group is also facilitated by Kathy Manganaro, LMHC.

GIRLS WITH GRACE AND GRIT group is currently OPEN and we are accepting new clients to join our ongoing open group. Two groups; one for younger girls (9-12 yrs old) running Mondays 5-6pm starting October 21, 2019 and a second series for adolescents (13-17yrs old) running Thursdays 7-8pm starting October 3, 2019.  Group will take place at 65 Holbrook St, Suite 220, Norfolk MA 02056.  $40 a group or insurance accepted.  In network plans include BCBS, HP, TUFTS COMMERCIAL, OPTUM, UBH, UHC, and ALLWAYS COMMERCIAL.

CBT for Anxiety:  Two series offered, one for adolescents and another for adults.  In this introductory 8 week workshop clients will learn to identify their thoughts, feelings and behaviors and how they connect with each other.  Through self reflection of our core beliefs you will learn how our perception of the world contributes to our experiences.  Concrete skills will be taught to identify cognitive distortions, reframe thoughts and cognitions and change behaviors to experience less anxiety and stress.  If you experience anxiety, have low self esteem, or are hard on yourself then this workshop is a perfect match for you to practice restructuring negative thought patterns and experience healthier emotions!

Both Workshops are currently OPEN and we are accepting new clients into our next series starting October 2019.

Adolescent Workshop will run Thursday 5:30pm-6:30pm starting October 17, 2019.  $40 a class, $280, ONE FREE CLASS when paid in full prior to group start.  Group facilitated by Nichole Fusco, LICSW.

Adult Workshop meets Mondays 9:30-11am starting November 18, 2019.  $55 a class, $385, ONE FREE CLASS when paid in full prior to group start.  Group facilitated by Lori-ann Sarnosky, LICSW.  Registration is required, please contact us to sign up! Spots limited to 8 members. Commitment to the whole series is required. Group will take place at 65 Holbrook St, Suite 220, Norfolk MA 02056.

The Journey Within: This is a Wellness Workshop for adults of all ages. This is a 6 session program facilitated by Lori-Ann Sarnosky, LICSW. The workshop will focus on self-discovery and education in order to improve happiness and self-esteem. Members will be encouraged to use self- assessments, journaling, reflection, goal setting and homework to explore how their ideas, beliefs and perceptions  have impacted their outlook on life. Members will be coached on different techniques to reframe or adjust negative thought processes to more positive methods. This program is intended to help anyone who is looking to make changes or finds themselves drifting in life, this workshop aims to help understand the self and to improve self esteem as well as provide healthy cognitive methods in dealing with personal struggles or life experiences through a spiritual discovery.

This group is currently OPEN and we are accepting new clients into our next series starting October 4, 2019.  Group will run Fridays 11:30-12:30. $40 a class, $240 for the series.  Registration is required, please contact us to sign up!  Commitment to the whole series is required. Group will take place at 65 Holbrook St, Suite 220, Norfolk MA 02056.

Stress, Emotions and Health: This is an 8 week Wellness Workshop for adults of all ages. This group is facilitated by Lori-Ann Sarnosky and focuses on the mind body link and how to use this to manage your own health and wellness. In this workshop the relationship between thoughts, stress and the immune system and the important role emotions have in all three of these will be explored. Members of this group will discover how the mind and body are connected and the various factors that can influence wellness. A major component of this program will be to establish a healthy life balance in order to take charge of your health. This group is for anyone who experiences stress and feels the impact on their physical health or has a chronic illness that causes stress.  Techniques that will be discussed and practiced will include expressing feelings, resilience, calming the mind and body, self care and setting boundaries.

This group is currently OPEN and we are accepting new clients into our next series starting $55 a class, $385 with ONE FREE CLASS when paid in full prior to group start.  Group will run Tuesday nights in November 2019 from 7:00-8:30 PM. Commitment to the whole series is required. Registration is required, please contact us to sign up! Group will take place at 65 Holbrook St, Suite 220, Norfolk MA 02056.

12 Steps of Anger Management: Taking One Step at a Time: This is a Workshop for adults ran by Matthew Manela, LICSW, LADC who specializes in anger management.  This workshop is 12 sessions and will cover topics around self awareness, identifying your fears, exploring and investing in change, identifying thinking errors, communicating needs, forgiveness, as well as positive thinking and being in the present.  This workshop will teach you concrete skills to improve relationships with yourself, family, friends and work.  If anger has caused trouble in your relationship or if you find yourself getting easily angry, then this workshop is for you!  We want you to feel better about yourself and your relationships. Join this 12 week series for techniques and skills to change your automatic anger response and learn to take charge of your anger!

This workshop is currently OPEN and we are accepting new clients into our next series starting October/November 2019. $55 a class, payments made in 2 installments, prior to group start and halfway, $330 each.  ONE CLASS FREE if paid in full prior to group start, $605.  Class will run Wednesdays 6:15pm-7:15pm.  Commitment to the whole series is required.  Registration is required, please contact us to sign up! Workshop will take place at 65 Holbrook St, Suite 220, Norfolk MA 02056.

Screen Teens:  This workshop is run by Kathy Manganaro, LMHC and is focusing on growing up in a digital world and learning to navigate how to have a healthy relationship with social media and peers. We will explore struggles with social media, video games, internet/phone addiction and the impact on school, relationships and life!  We will work on developing healthy coping skills to manage stress as well as learn ways to tolerate emotions in a healthy way.  We will improve coping around self esteem, body image, and depressed mood.  The goal will be to learn how to balance social media with real life!

Screen Teens group is currently CLOSED.  Please contact us if you have an interest in learning when it will open again! Group will take place at 65 Holbrook St, Suite 220, Norfolk MA 02056.

REGISTRATION is REQUIRED.  Please go to our “Request an Appointment” page to register for our workshops and groups and learn more!

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Many therapists at Transitions Counseling Services, Inc., hold a certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or are currently seeking the post graduate certification. CBT is a very effective type of therapy that is designed to treat a number of depressive disorders, anxiety issues and other mood-related disorders. We target the unhealthy patterns of thought and recognize how they impact self-destructive behaviors and negative feelings that affect our clients.

We seek to use CBT to make improvements for the individual and their relationships, as well. Our team helps our clients to develop new and constructive ways of thinking that can help to create a healthier approach to behaviors and beliefs. We embrace the basic principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, including the use of active and collaborative participation, education, as well as goal-oriented and solution-focused therapy.

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Convenient Location

Our professional and upscale Private Practice is centrally located to meet the needs of many different local communities in the Metro West, MA and northern Rhode Island area. We are located in Franklin, MA, just minutes off of Route 495, and in Norfolk, MA.

Some of the communities that we provide professional therapy services to include:

  • Franklin
  • Bellingham
  • Wrentham
  • Foxboro
  • Medway
  • Milford
  • Mendon
  • Blackstone
  • Norfolk
  • Mansfield
  • Plainville
  • Hopedale
  • Millis
  • Walpole
  • Medfield
  • Cumberland RI
  • Woonsocket RI

Contact Transitions Counseling Services, Inc. by calling 781-742-4515 and speak with one of our friendly and professional team members about scheduling an appointment or to learn more about all of the services and therapy programs we provide.