Ron Michaud, PhD:  Mental Health Services

 
 About Dr. Michaud:
Dr. Ron Michaud is a Licensed Psychologist with over 25 years of experience providing mental health services for children, adolescents and adults. He maintains a general therapy practice in Billerica, Massachusetts and Salem, New Hampshire. Dr. Michaud is a graduate of the psychology program at the University of New Hampshire with pre-doctoral training in developmental disorders at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center in Waltham, Massachusetts. He has also received training in family and couples therapy at the Kantor Family Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Dr. Michaud has special interest and training in the following clinical areas: depression, anxiety and stress related problems, trauma and grief/loss issues, disorders of childhood and adolescence; family and couples psychotherapy, treating individuals and families struggling with developmental disabilities (especially autistic spectrum disorders); behavioral consultation and training for parents and teachers;

 
 Services:

Clinical (office based)
All therapies are based upon Cognitive Behavioral and Family Systems principles.

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Family therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Parenting/co-parenting education

Habilitation Services
Parents and teachers do not like to see their children struggle. This is particularly true when the child or adolescent has a disability which makes learning new information and skills frustrating and difficult. Cognitive, emotional, physical, communication and behavioral disabilities are challenging but they need not lead to frustration and failure.

To "habilitate" is to help an individual maximally develop his or her native abilities and to acquire the necessary functional skill sets to live a happy and personally productive life. Dr. Michaud is experienced in providing psychoeducational services to children and adolescents, their families, teachers, and other care providers. He is committed to helping all individuals, regardless of their capabilities or disabilities, reach for and attain their fullest potential.

His goals are:

  • To help each disabled child or adolescent reach his/her inherent potential
  • To help each child or adolescent to feel good about themselves and their accomplishments regardless of their disability
  • To provide teachers, parents, and other caregivers with educational methods that will help them motivate and teach children the skills necessary to grow.

His services focus on:

  • Each students' strengths, not weaknesses
  • The use of positive motivators to help the student learn new skills and to control inappropriate behaviors
  • Clinically proven methods of behavior change and educational instruction that have been successful in helping the disabled child and adolescent.

School Based Services

  • Behavioral and learning skills assessments
  • Student motivational assessments and interventions
  • ADL skills assessment and programming
  • Design and implementation of behavioral change programs
  • Teacher-focused ABA skills training
  • Clinical supervision and consultation to teachers dealing with dual-diagnosed children, adolescents, and their families
  • Consultation to teachers and school administrators regarding working with families
  • Program assessment and evaluation
  • Behavior management services to the inclusion classroom

Home Based Services

  • Behavioral assessments
  • Design and implementation of behavior change programs
  • Parent-focused ABA skills training
  • Parenting skills training
  • Parent advocacy services
  • Guardianship evaluations


Resources for Speakers and Workshops

Dr. Michaud offers a variety of resources for schools, community groups, and organizations needing workshops and presentations. He has a wide range of interest and expertise enabling him to provide educational programming for meetings, retreats, and seminars. Subjects range from mental health issues to educational topics for medical and clinical professionals, parents, teens, couples, teachers, and those interested in improving their knowledge and enjoyment of life. Program chairpersons are encouraged to contact Dr. Michaud to plan unique presentations to meet particular goals and needs.

The following is a list of some of the topics available to resource meetings, retreats and seminars. Dr. Michaud can also design a workshop on a topic of your choice that may not be listed.
 

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Suicide Awareness and Prevention (for teens and adults)
  • Pervasive Development Disorder
  • Autism/Aspergers
  • Mental Retardation
  • Marriage
  • Marriage Preparation
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Divorce and Blended Families
  • Anger
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation
  • Crisis Management
  • Classroom management for behaviorally challenged students
  • Sibling Rivalry
  • Child/Teen Development
  • Teen Peer Relationships
  • Violence, Drugs, Alcohol and Sex: What to say to your children
  • Positive discipline
  • Men's Issues
  • Trauma
  • Spirituality, and Wholeness
  • Grief and Mourning (children and adults)

For further information or to design and plan an event, please contact Dr. Ron Michaud. Scheduling and fees will be established on an individual basis.

 

 Insurance/Fee Information:

 The Following Insurance plans are generally accepted

  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • HMO Blue programs
  • Massachusetts BC/BS (most plans)
  • Humara
  • Health Care Value Management
  • Great West Health Care
  • Magellan Health Services
  • Maine Anthem BC/BS
  • New Hampshire Anthem BC/BS
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • One Nation Insurance Company
  • PacfiCare Behavioral Health
  • United Behavioral Health
  • UnumProvident
  • Value Options
  • Aetna Behavioral Health
  • The Wellness Corporation

Other plans may be accepted. Please contact Dr. Michaud at 603-681-0022 for more details. Specific billing, fees and insurance procedures can be fully outlined. A sliding fee schedule and payment plan may be available to help individuals and families in financial need afford services.

 
 Contact:

Salem, NH Office:

Tel:  603-681-0022
Fax: 978-667-1238

 

130 Main Street
Suites 203A, 203B & 203C
Salem, NH 03079

 

RMichaud@RonMichaudPhD.com

Billerica, MA Office:

Tel:  978-667-8977
Fax: 978-667-1238

 

1 Prospector Rd
Billerica, MA 01821

 Links:

Clients and colleagues have found some of the following links to contain helpful information.

 Addictions

 Anxiety/Panic Disorders

 Attention Deficit Disorders

 Eating Disorders

 Mental Health

 Parent resources

Listing on this Links page does not imply or suggest that the sites are specifically endorsed by Dr. Ron Michaud. As with any Internet resource, you have to be the final judge of the site's relevance and validity.

 
 

Salem: 603-681-0022  |  Billerica: 978-667-8977  |  Fax: 978-667-1238  |  RMichaud@RonMichaudPhD.com

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