About

Transitions Counseling Services, Inc. is a group of caring and compassionate therapists who are committed to help 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 allow 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 upscale outpatient Private Practice located in Franklin, MA and Norfolk, MA. We are a team of skilled, dedicated 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 GROUPS

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Summer Workshop and Adult Series:  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-faciliated 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 OPEN and we are accepting new clients into our next series set to start July 11, 2019 on Thursdays at 10am.  Registration is required, please contact us to sign up! SPOTS LIMITED Group will take place at 65 Holbrook St, Suite 220, Norfolk MA 02056.

DBT Skills Workshop Summer Intensive for Young 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 intensive workshop clients will leave with a “toolbox” of skills and coping mechanisms.  This workshop is tailored to young adults and the specific challenges they face in various transitions such as from high school to college, college to workplace, new job, family changes, and transition to adulthood.

This group is currently OPEN and we are accepting new clients into our next series starting June 24, 2019.  Group will run Monday nights 6:30-8pm.  Registration is required, please contact us to sign up! Spots limited to 8 members. Group will take place at 65 Holbrook St, Suite 220, Norfolk MA 02056.  $55/week; $220 at start of group and again partway through or $385 – ONE FREE CLASS when paid in full by 6/24/19.

Adult DBT Skills Workshop 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 OPEN and we are accepting new clients into our next series starting September 9, 2019.  Group will run Monday nights 6:30-8pm.  Registration is required, please contact us to sign up! Group 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. Group will take place at 65 Holbrook St, Suite 220, Norfolk MA 02056.

GIRLS WITH GRACE AND GRIT!:  This is an adolescent girls workshop to focus on skills to be empowered, independent, confident and respectful.  We will explore issues teen 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, accepting and loving ourselves and helping girls work towards being a leader and not a follower with resiliency and confidence.  Unique situations girls face will be explored.  This group is also facilitated by Kathy Manganaro, LMHC.

GRACE AND GRIT group is currently OPEN and we will are accepting new clients to join our next series scheduled to start Tuesday June 25. Running two groups for younger girls (2nd-5th grade) Tuesdays at 9:30AM and a second series for older adolescents (6th-8th) Tuesdays at 11AM.  If you or your teen is in High School or College and has an interest, please reach out as we can see if we have a good fit or can open another session.  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 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.