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-judgmental 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.
Transitions Counseling is partnering with Vested Academics (updated date) Wednesday 3/31, 7pm-8pm in this FREE, NOW virtual Webinar!! You will learn about Vested Academics and offerings of school coaching, college prep assistance, scholarship guidance and more! Transitions Counseling will also discuss our services and how we can be of support during this time as well. Clink the link below to register!
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 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.
We are currently accepting new clients into our next series starting February 24, 2020, accepting new clients until 3/9/2020. Group will run Monday nights 5-6pm. 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 240B, Norfolk MA 02056.
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 February 24, 2020, accepting new clients until 3/9/2020. 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 240B, Norfolk MA 02056. $55/week; $220 at start of group and halfway or $385 – ONE FREE CLASS when paid in full.
Adult DBT Skills Program is for adults of all ages. All modules covered in this 8 week 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 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 tailored to the specific age group. High School group is facilitated by Kathy Manganaro, LMHC. Younger girls group facilitated by Priscilla Picardi-Haswell, LICSW.
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 Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm starting March 25, 8 week group, and a second series for adolescents (13-17 yrs old) running Thursdays 7-8pm, open group format, please inquire about current openings. Group will take place at 65 Holbrook St, Suite 220, Norfolk MA 02056. $50 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!
Adolescent Workshop will run Thursday 5:30pm-6:30pm. $45 a class or ONE FREE CLASS when paid in full prior to group start. Group facilitated by Nichole Fusco, LICSW. Registration is open for next series starting February 27, 2020. New members may join through March 12, 2020.
Adult Workshop meets Tuesdays 6:30-8pm. $55 a class or $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. Registration is open for next series starting March 10, 2020. New members may join through March 17, 2020.
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 CLOSED. Feel free to inquire if interested.
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 CLOSED. Please inquire if interested.
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 current series. $60 a group or insurance accepted. In network plans include BCBS, HP, TUFTS COMMERCIAL, OPTUM, UBH, UHC, and ALLWAYS COMMERCIAL. Class will run Wednesdays 6:00pm-7pm. 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!
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.
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:
- 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.