During this time of physical distancing, to help minimize the impact of the COVID-19 virus, Dr. Hayes is offering secure (encrypted end-to-end) video conferencing sessions. Maintain your counseling, or begin to get help, online, using Clocktree.com.
Please contact Dr. Hayes if you are interested in TeleHealth sessions!
Please be aware that traffic on the internet is high, and may interfere with video sessions. Phone sessions may be necessary during outages or high demand, if sessions are dropped or connecting is not possible.
Virtual Reality App – FREE!
Scenes for Meditation and for Relaxation
Special effort for healthcare professionals on the “front-line”!
ER physicians/nurses; Facility managers; FEMA; State Emergency Agencies
For people isolated at home by confinement.
As part of the StayStrongAtHome.com initiative, promoted by the Spanish VR company Psious, a free android app (they are still working on the iOS version) is available. Psious provides digital environments used by psychologists around the world for exposure therapy for fears and phobias. Their initiative’s priority for the deployment of this app, is to support healthcare workers on the front line dealing with COVID-19 patients. These professionals are experiencing intense levels of stress, and the use of mindfulness or relaxation will help them “step away” from the scene, take some time to calm and relax; to maintain their sense of self, alertness, and emotional reserves to endure. Regular use of these apps will foster resiliency as well as mental and emotional strength.
The free app can be downloaded at: FREE VR APP
The How to Install the App manual can be downloaded at:.
The app can work without VR goggles. Simply navigate by touching the screen.
The app works best with any VR gogg. The inexpensive cardboard models work fine! The graphics are superb, and our brains respond. VR cardboard goggles are available for about $6 on Amazon with 2-day shipping. Deluxe VR goggles include Occulus GO and Pico P2 headsets. VR goggles can be made available to front-line healthcare workers or settings that requests them. Local requests for goggles can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ear buds or headphones will also enhance the VR experience.
Dr.Hayes is able to provide personalized virtual reality experiences for his clients, or for those requesting a session through StrongAtHome.com, by connecting with the four-digit code found next to the free environments.
STAY STRONG AT HOME!
As of September 3, 2019, our office is located in Weymouth Mass.
Our new address is:
1362 Washington St Ste 2
Weymouth, MA 02189-2351
Our phone is still (781) 837-5344.
Our Fax is now (781) 803-2728.
And the email is still dr.hayes@cranberry counseling.net
From the North: Rt. 53 can be reached from Rt. 3 South at Exit 14 (Rt. 18). Go East to reach the intersection with Washington St. (Rt. 53). Go South (right) on Rt. 53.– (avoid Exit 15) The office is located just after Previte’s, on the left.
From the South: Rt. 53 can be reached from Rt. 3 at Exit 16 (Rt. 228). Go East (right) to reach the intersection with Washington St. (Rt. 53). Go North (left). The office is located just after entering Weymouth, on the right (immediately after Queen Ann’s Gate).
There is parking in front of the building,
with additional parking in the back.
Access by using the driveway to the left of Hart’s Jewelry.
CLICK HERE for a video tour of the office!
Parenting is hard enough. Having a worry about your kid's emotional or mental health can be confusing or overwhelming.
This is a web site with information about types of psychological problems children and adolescents have,
...and what you can do about them.
Are you a parent struggling with your child's moods? You might wonder whether their feelings are normal. There is a wide range of "normal", and deciding if professional help is needed can be difficult. A day, or even a week of sadness is certainly not unusual for any child or teen. Long periods of moodiness may be depression, particularly when the feelings interfere with family, school or friends are signals that something may be wrong. Look further to get information on types of problems children have, and what you can do about them.
Is your child paralyzed by anxiety or panic? Shyness is not unusual, and can be a temporary stage or reaction to change. Withdrawing from friends and family, struggling with physical symptoms of panic, or avoiding necessary places can be signs of serious issues that require attention.
Counseling to support prevention and promote medically assisted treatment (MAT) recovery. Address mental health issues which threaten recovery. Learn skils to strengthen and continue your recovery. Sessions to help families learn to understand and support MAT therapy. Telehealth remote secure video sessions are available, and are convered by insurance.
Now open: our Virtual Reality exposure Lab, for immersion treatment for phobias and fears. The latest technology coupled with proven behavioral techniques for children and adolescents with specific fears. VR allows your child to be immersed in a 3D graphics fearful environment, where they learn calming and relaxation, and positive thinking about handling their fear. VR makes this treatment fun, and easier to get your child to try. VR with our Psious environments shows progress from the first session, and usually 4 to 6 sessions can significantly improve your child's ability to handle situations which may have been avoided, or symptoms of anxiety and panic which may have interfered with daily life.
Please visit our VR eXposure Lab page for further information.
You might also like to visit our VRx Lab specialty web site.
Good news for subscribers of Blue Cross & Blue Shield.
This major insurer has approved Virtual Reality exposure treatment as a covered service!
That means that BC&BS members, and their dependent children and adolescents, can get their VRx Lab treatment services covered like any other behavioral health or substance use disorder therapy.
Any co-payment or deductible that is part of your contract with BC&BS applies.
If you are a practitioner, considering Virtual Reality therapy,
If you are interested in reading about our VRx Lab,
Visit the Blog
Are you having conflict with your teen or young adult? This can be a part of a necessary stage of development. -OR- It could be a sign of things not right. Opposition is healthy for adolescents, but being able to negotiate and reach agreements is a requirement for success... both for the teenager and for your family! Persistant or out of control fights are signs of trouble. Failure to resolve arguments, or behavior out of appropriate bounds can be warning signs.
You might be dealing with a child or adolescent who is struggling at school. It could be with learning and grades. It could be with behavior at school, or tardiness, or failure to attend school altogether. -OR- You might be getting complaints from teachers about attention, effort or social adjustment.
No child passes smoothly through all the demands of education and friendships! Sometimes you hear reports about your child that just don't match with what you see at home. There are all types of mental health issues that can appear with these symptoms. Information about the types of emotional and developmental challenges can help address these problems -OR- can help you decide if professional help is needed.
These conditions affect both the user, as well as their family, their school or workplace, and their community. Intervention is often necessary to stop dependencies, which are costly and destructive to everyone. Look for signs and find out what to do.
You might be a kid or teenager doing a report on mental health. We'll try to offer you information that could help. Finding accurate, helpful information can be difficult, since the internet has all sorts of web sites available (not all are reliable). The data offered here is tested by experience and supported by the field of psychology. And we'll offer links to other reliable sources along the way.
You may be a child or teenager wanting to find out about your own feelings, thoughts and struggles. This web site has helpful definitions and options for getting help, to enable you to be happy and successful. Self tests are available to help identify problem areas. Remember that the information is general, and talking to a professional or knowledgeable adult will be necessary. The information here will help you decide what to talk about with a person you trust.
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for answers that will help when considering bringing a child to therapy. Clients find that having answers for common questions or issues about counseling can ease the preparation before meeting, and help to make the process more pleasant and productive.
Psychological services have been demonstrated to be beneficial. An accurate diagnosis of problems, with treatment interventions tailored to the individual or family, can make the difference between suffering and thriving. Outcome measures provide feedback about effectiveness of change in therapy.
This web site will also answer frequently asked questions about dealing with your child or adolescent. How to be aware of issues that can effect your child. Types of professional mental health services will be explained. Resources for helping your child or teen cope and thrive are available. Insurance coverage for counseling is discussed. Links to other helpful web sites are listed.
This web site is offered by Cranberry Counseling PC, also providing direct psychological services for children, adolescents, families and adults. Cranberry Counseling PC is located in Marshfield, Massachusetts, and covers the Plymouth County area, including towns of Cohasset, Scituate, Hingham, Norwell, Rockland, Pembroke, Duxbury, Plymouth, Kingston, and Carver. Licensed Psychologist Terry Alan Hayes, Ph.D. has been providing services for over 29 years in a private, comfortable setting, coordinating with schools, physicians and other agencies.
Also available on this web site are therapeutic books, games, toys, and other supplies helpful for addressing children's mental health.
If you have any questions about any of the content in the web site, or if you have questions or comments about any child, adolescent or family mental health issues, please contact us.
THIS WEB SITE IS CONTINUALLY UPDATED. PAGES COVERING NEW TOPICS ARE ADDED FREQUENTLY. PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN TO VISIT OUR NEW ADDITIONS. PLEASE, LET US KNOW IF THERE ARE TOPICS YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HAVING US ADD TO THE SITE. -THANKS.