Copernican Clinical Services

Treatment Center

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Copernican Clinical Services

Treatment Center


Location

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Copernican Clinical Services
44 Thornton Street
Newton, MA 02458
Call David Perna
(617) 405-3203
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Copernican Clinical Services
35 Bedford Street
Suite 8, Courtyard Entrance
Lexington, MA 02420
(617) 405-3203

"We Help People Change"

At Copernican we utilize a combination of traditional therapy techniques and cutting-edge clinical interventions to help support your treatment experience. Our staff functions as an integrated, CLINICAL TEAM as we coordinate with other professionals in a seamless manner. Our approach to continuity of care that is packed with relevant clinical information. We believe that KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. The usual response we receive from other professionals is, "Thanks! You guys are always so helpful."

Change Process and Results

We apply research related to change theory into all of our interventions. In the end, our ultimate goal is to eliminate the need for our services as we strive to integrate the process of change into your everyday life. At Copernican we do not believe that therapy should exist for the sake of therapy. We feel that once change has taken root it is our job to disentangle ourselves from your life and allow you and your family to move ahead using your newfound skills.

Sliding Scale Services

We offer several graduate students who are be available to meet with clients and families. Our psychology Interns attend William James College. All of the graduate students are regularly supervised by licensed psychologists and social workers clinicians here at our practice. All session costs are adjusted to address the needs of each family/individual's financial concerns.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $15 - $35
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Optum
  • Out of Network
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Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 24 Years
  • License: Massachusetts / 7172
  • School: California School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 1995

Copernican Clinical Services's Groups

Latency Age Anger Management Group

This group is designed to address the developmental needs of younger children, 10-13 years, who are struggling with impulse controls within their school and family. Students generally require IEP supports to make effective academic progress. Social skill development is focused upon from both a school-based and familial perspective. Play therapy techniques, including collaborative movie-making activities, board game play, role-playing games, and psychodramatic techniques are used to help the participants develop their social skills, emotional expression skills, and impulse control. We tend to have a lot of fun while learning more effective ways to function in life.

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Adolescent Anger Management Group

This Lower-Risk Group is designed to attend to students who are currently in late-middle school or high school and struggle with their learning profiles and overall impulsivity issues secondary to an ADHD diagnoses. A large part of the group discussion emphasizes making healthy life choices, developing more sophisticated learning skills and increased metacognitive skills. The goal is to prevent group members from accelerating to higher-risk behaviors. Participants are more likely to have a history of language-based learning challenges.

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College/Vocational Transition Group

The focus of the College/Vocational Transition Group is to orient participants to the organizational and emotional challenges that are typically encountered during their transition to a successful post-high school phase of life. Topics that will are covered in this group include the negotiation of relationships with family members, organizational skill enhancement/use of technology, vocational stability/success, integration of clinical skills into multiple life domains, substance use, and the movement to an increased level of social/familial/financial independence.

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Location

Copernican Clinical Services
44 Thornton Street
Newton, MA 02458
Call David Perna
(617) 405-3203
Ask about video sessions
Other Location +

Additional Location

Copernican Clinical Services
35 Bedford Street
Suite 8, Courtyard Entrance
Lexington, MA 02420
(617) 405-3203
Specialties
  • ADHD
  • Parenting
  • Learning Disabilities
Issues
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anger Management Evaluation
  • Anger Management Treatment
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian
  • Gay

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • IEP Implementation
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • School Coordination/Observations
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 5 Jan 2021
Copernican Clinical Services, , Treatment Center in Newton

Copernican Clinical Services

Treatment Center