45 Accord Park Dr. Ste. 25 Norwell, MA
45 Accord Park Dr. Ste. 25 Norwell, MA
Daniel J. Richard, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist 720 Washington St. Hanover, MA
Daniel J. Richard, Ph.D.Clinical Psychologist                                       720 Washington St. Hanover, MA  

Psychotherapy

We offer individual, couples, family, and group therapy to late adolescents (out of high school) through adulthood.  Psychotherapy is a form of treatment for emotional and behavioral problems in which a  therapist establishes a relationship with an individual (or group) for the purpose of modifying self-defeating patterns of behavior and promoting positive personality growth and development. Psychotherapy is generally  undertaken to gain self knowledge and relief from symptoms.  Most people come to therapy because coping strategies, which have served them in the past, are no longer working or useful.  Research indicates that about 80% of the people  who are treated with psychotherapy are significantly helped by it.  

 

Marital and family difficulties are among the greatest human stressors. Problems, with money, sex, children, and extended family can be major sources of family stress and discord.   In marital/family therapy, these situations are addressed, and means of dealing with them are explored. While many marital/family problems cannot be eliminated, people can learn more effective skills to understand, communicate, and cope with the conflicting demands of marital/family life.  

 

In group therapy , individuals (usually six to eight) hav a common issue addressed in a dynamic atmosphere where immediate feedback from other group members is used to foster therapeutic change. These groups may be psycho-educational (i.e., anger managment) or traditional processes-oriented.

 

We treat the following conditions and difficulties:

  • Anxiety Disorders or fears
  • Anger managment
  • Addictions/sustance abuse
  • Depression/Mood Disorders
  • Divorce and separation
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship and sexual issues
  • Sprituality concerns
  • Stress management
  • Thought Disorders
  • Trauma

Assessment

Psychological Assessments are a formal process of evaluating a person's current emotional well being and/or general psychological make-up.  At times, specific skills and abilities (i.e., competencies) or risks of certain behaviors (e.g., substance abuse or violence) can be assessed. Personality evaluations usually involve both and in-depth interview and standardized psychological testing. These assessments are typically covered by health insurance if they meet the criteria of "medical necessity." Other times, clients may use the assessment process to enhance performance, self-understanding, and personall development. The latter uses are not typically covered by insurance.

 

We provide the following assessments:

  • Intelligence/Cognitive/Memory

  • Mentall Status

  • Personality

  • Substance Abuse

  • Sexual Dangerousness

  • Violence Risk

Consultation

We are available for consultation and speaking engagements on a wide range of both clinical and forensic topics. Past venues have included:

  • Civic Oranizations
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Mental Health Organizations and Training Programs
  • Clinical Supervision 
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Copyright 2009 Daniel J. Richard, Ph. D. Material on this website is for informational and/or educational purposes only and is not intended to provide or be a substitute for professional services. Use of this website does not establish a therapeutic relationship.