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Dr Carolyn Stone

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Member since: Mar 03, 2012

My goal is to help parents of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders to understand their children's strengths and weaknesses and to learn strategies to manage their children's behavior and improve their relationships with them.


I attended Wellesley College and earned a B.A. in psychology. Later I studied child development at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where I earned my doctorate. Throughout my career I have been especially interested in the ways that children grow and change. In time I realized that my greatest pleasure was in working with children and families in clinical situations.

Work History

Over the years I have worked in public and private outpatient settings. I served as a staff psychologist and later Clinic Director of Stoney Brook Counseling Center in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. In 1987 I joined colleagues to found the group, Meetinghouse Psychological Associates, LLP, in Chelmsford. In the last decade I have moved most of my practice to Newton Highlands, Massachusetts, but I continue to work a day a week at Meetinghouse in Chelmsford. In the last five years I have added Parent Coaching to the services that I offer.

Clinical Approaches

I enjoy working with families to determine the best approach to the concerns they bring to my office. I trained at the Yale Child Conduct Clinic in Parent Management Training. Over the years I have learned that an essential component to improving children's behavior is to teach parents to interact differently with their children. This approach provides the basis of my Parent Coaching practice. I also educate parents about normal child development, about the nature of learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and anxiety.

I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with children to address and anxiety and depression. I also use EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing) to address the disruptive emotional effects of traumatic events. EMDR is also a useful approach to anxiety and some compulsive behaviors.

It has been satisfying to have these effective, evidence-based approaches in my "tool box." I find it useful to have a range of strategies to draw upon. People and families are diverse; with a range of skills I can tailor my approach to the needs and style of the child or family.

Recent Activity

I recently wrote about what we know from research about the negative effects of too much media exposure for children. That leaves families with the question of what to do about it in their own homes.

Home & Family> Parenting l 2 years ago

Having a learning disability is exhausting. Whether your child has ADHD, or a Nonverbal Learning Disability, or a Language Based Learning Disability, or Asperger Syndrome does not matter. Learning

Health & Fitness> Developmental Disabilities l 2 years ago

Imagine that your three children are home after school. They are quarreling, procrastinating about homework, and begging you to intervene. Meanwhile, you are very tired. This is a recipe for an angry

Health & Fitness> Developmental Disabilities l 2 years ago

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