y Counseling Center
DEDICATED TO EXCELLENCE
May Counseling Center is an expanding network of nonprofit behavioral
alpole, MA 02081
healthcare programs. It is part of May Institute, a private, nonprofit
organization that has been committed to providing the highest standard of
behavioral healthcare, education, and rehabilitative services for more than
Based in Randolph, Mass., May Institute offers a broad range of clinical
services at more than 200 locations to more than 25,000 individuals and
families annually. Our services include: home-based early intervention for
infants and toddlers; programs for children and adolescents with autism
spectrum disorders (ASD) and brain injury; consultation in school set-
tings; day services for adults with mental illness; and behavioral counseling
for individuals of all ages. May Institute has one of the country’s largest
concentrations of clinical expertise in the areas of autism, applied behavior
analysis (ABA), and related fields. An active center of research and training,
we maintain affiliations with more than 55 universities, hospitals, and agen-
MCC staff share the Institute’s dedication to excellence, with a focus on
clinically proven methods that make a measurable and meaningful difference
in people’s lives.
The Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
We accept most insurances — commercial, private,
Medicare, Medicaid, and MBHP.
REFERRALS AND INFORMATION
To make a referral or an initial appointment,
Lisa Cook, Intake Coordinator
508-660-1510 ext. 239; Fax: 508-660-3122
Therapeutic Services for Children,
For more information, please contact:
Adolescents, Adults, and Families
Shawn Healy, Ph.D., Clinical Director
508-660-1510, ext. 246
MAY COUNSELING CENTER
WE CAN HELP
CHILD AND FAMILY SUPPORT
PROVIDING EFFECTIVE TREATMENT
If you need help with an emotional or psychological problem, you are not alone. It is estimated
Ongoing support is vital for children, parents, and families coping with the emotional, medical, or
Anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and other behavioral and physical issues can seriously
that nearly half of the population will experience a mental health concern at some point in their
relationship issues of everyday life. MCC offers many forms of support and therapy for people of
disrupt a person’s personal and professional life. At MCC, our goal is to provide the most effective
lives. Similarly, if you have a family member with autism or another developmental disability who
treatment utilizing clinically proven, goal-oriented interventions and ongoing support services.
is in need of services, you are part of a rapidly growing segment of the population. We can
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), which combines theories of behavioral science, systematic
For children and adolescents:
help. Research shows that with the appropriate treatment, individuals and families can effectively
reasoning, and mindfulness practice, has proven beneficial for many clients.
Family issues; separation and divorce
address these challenges and lead satisfying and productive lives.
If you or someone you love is experiencing any of the symptoms or conditions described
For nearly 50 years, May Counseling Center/Walpole (MCC) has offered caring, effective,
below, please contact MCC. We can help.
state-of-the-art emotional and psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults. Our
Behavior problems and conduct disorders
highly trained, multidisciplinary team consists of psychologists, clinical social workers, nurses,
Learning disability support
interns, and a psychiatrist. These professionals provide specialized clinical care for key emotional
Anxiety disorders can take the form of phobias, panic dis-
Death, grief, and loss
Alcohol and drugs
and behavioral concerns, including anxiety disorders depression, eating disorders, and women’s
order, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive
Sexual identity; gay and lesbian issues
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
issues. Our experienced clinicians can also provide treatment and therapy that address the needs
disorder, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Symptoms of
of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families including behavior modifica-
anxiety can include: racing heart, sweating, or insomnia;
tion, social skills development, and parent support.
muscle tension; concentration problems; brief periods
of intense fear; compulsive/repetitive behavior; extreme
SERVICES OFFERED AT MCC INCLUDE:
Parenting in foster care
anxiety in social situations; or fear about being unable to
Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations
leave a place or situation.
Our programs emphasize community collaboration. Staff members routinely consult with schools
to develop classroom behavior plans, attend IEP and special education evaluation meetings, and
24-hour crisis services
conduct classroom observations.
Medication evaluation and management
There are many different types of depressive disorders such as major depression and bipolar
Psychological and neuropsychological testing
disorder. Major depression affects thoughts, feelings, behavior, and physical health, and can be
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
Child and adolescent services
the result of a chemical imbalance or stress. Bipolar disorder is manifested by severe changes
As more children are diagnosed with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and other autism spectrum
Dialectical behavior therapy
in mood ranging from depression to mania. Symptoms of depression can include: feeling sad,
disorders (ASD), families are in need of services for their loved ones who have problem behaviors,
Specialized services for:
hopeless, or worthless; loss of pleasure; changes in sleep and appetite; irritability or restlessness;
communication issues, and challenges with social skills.
Anxiety and depressive disorders
change in energy level or inability to concentrate; or suicidal thoughts, gestures, or attempts.
MCC’s staff are trained in behavior modification and applied behavior analysis (ABA), a
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
methodology that applies scientific interventions to address behavior needs. Using positive rein-
forcement, teaching in small steps, prompting, and repeated practice, our therapists help children
Eating disorders include bulimia, anorexia nervosa, binge eating, and obesity. All of these condi-
and adolescents with ASD reduce social problems and serious behavior disorders.
tions can cause severe medical complications. Signs that someone may be experiencing an eating
Specialty services are provided by clinicians with
We work closely with parents, providing vital support and training
disorder include: intense fear of gaining weight; guilt or shame about eating; secret eating; laxative
extensive training and experience in the evaluation
that will help them reinforce at home what their children learn at
abuse and purging; binge eating; excessive exercise; dramatic change in weight; and amenorrhea
and treatment of the specific disorder or service. All
MCC, thereby ensuring their continued progress and growth.
(absence of menstruation.)
clients receive a comprehensive evaluation followed
by a collaborative meeting to present diagnostic
THERAPEUTIC GYM PROGRAM
findings and treatment recommendations. Interven-
Our unique therapeutic gym program brings children, their
MCC provides integrated women’s services that address both the mental health needs and physical
tions may consist of therapy alone or therapy in
parents, and peers together to interact in games and play activi-
well-being of women. We provide therapy for specific issues including: Cardiovascular disease; can-
conjunction with a trial of medication. Treatment
ties. This multi-family group combines parent training, cognitive
cer; HIV, AIDS, and sexually transmitted diseases; pregnancy (including teen pregnancy), infertility,
plans are reviewed by the clinical team on a quar-
behavioral coping skills instruction, family communication train-
and postpartum depression; premenstrual issues and menopause; sexual identity; adolescence
terly basis to ensure quality and effectiveness.
ing, and social skills training in the context of organized games
and development; relationship development; and domestic violence.
and physical activity in a local gym.