Last updated: 1/16/2019

Timothy C. Hoffman, Ph.D., L.M.F.T. (508) 885-6495
Last Updated: 1/16/2019
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Founding Director Ambrosian Associates.
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Years of Experience: 45

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


MA - Marriage & Family Therapist [1007]
MA - Pastoral Counselor [23]

Credentials and Certifications:
Addiction Studies, Certified in
Addictions Counselor Diplomate, Certified
Addictions Specialist, Certified (CAS)
Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Certified in
American Assoc. for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Approved Supervisor
American Assoc. for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Clinical Member
American Psychotherapy Association, Diplomate
Board Certified Diplomate (BCD)
Certified Addictions Professional (CAP)
Chemical Dependency Counseling, Professional, Fellow & Diplomate
Child and Adolescent Therapist
Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed
Couples Counseling, Certified
Diplomate in Professional Psychotherapy, IABMCP
Family Therapy, Certified in
Health Care Provider, Licensed
Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed (LMFT)
Pastoral Counseling, Certificate of Advanced Training in
Spiritual Counselor, Certified
Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)






"No one heals himself by wounding another"

St. Ambrose

Dr. Timothy C. Hoffman

                                                                   Founding Director

Practice dedicated to the growth of the person through a Spiritual Journey to the center of self using the Mind, Body, and Soul ... The Psychological, Medical and Spiritual Disciplines... To direct individuals to their center. In life there are basically two choices we can make in response to pain and sorrow. We can choose to get bitter and blame others for our pain, loss, and suffering. Or we can choose to get Better and encounter ourselves in our own pain. It is only through insight, understanding, forgiveness and acceptance that we can learn to love ourselves and others and find the peace, love and joy we all desire. Our motto is taken from Saint Ambrose who said our motto above.



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Ambrosian Associates in Pastoral Counseling
67 Paxton Road
Spencer, MA 01562
(508) 885-6495

Contact: Dr. Timothy C. Hoffman

Office Hours:
Mon: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thu: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Hour
Weekends: 3 Hours

Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Video Counseling (Skype, etc.)
Weekend Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Addictions/Substance Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attachment Disorders Bipolar Disorders Couple or Marital Issues Depression Family Issues Interpersonal Relationships Medication Management Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Adoption/Foster Care Aging Anger Management Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Autism Spectrum Behavioral Problems Body Dysmorphic Disorder Child Abuse and Neglect Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Education/Personal Development Elder Abuse Factitious Disorders (Munchausen Syndrome) Gender Identity Grief/Loss Learning Disabilities Life Transitions Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Neurological Neuropsychological Testing Pain Management Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Stress Suicidal Thoughts Traumatic Brain Injury Women's Issues
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Body Centered Psychotherapy Cognitive/Behavioral Contemplative Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dream Work or Analysis Evaluation/Diagnostic Existential Psychotherapy Humanistic Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Long-Term Parent Guidance Pastoral Therapy Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychopharmacology Relational Transactional Analysis (TA) Transpersonal Psychology
Other theoretical approaches:
Body Work (Massage, Touch Therapy) Case Management Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Education Consultation Electro-convulsive Treatment Ericksonian Family-Based Treatment (FBT) Genetic Counseling Geriatric Consultation Gestalt Holistic Imago Relationship Therapy Information and Referral Integrative Medicine Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Jungian Mediation Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Neuropsychological Testing or Consultation Nutrition Counseling Psycho-Educational Psychoanalysis Psychological Testing and Evaluation Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Family Systems Individual
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Online Therapy Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17) Children (6-12) Preschool (Under 6)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Children of Divorce Military/Veterans
Adopted AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Brain/Head Injured Cancer Patients Caregivers Chronic Illness College Students Diabetes Disabled First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Gifted Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Obese or Overweight Offenders/Perpetrators Step Families Suicidal Transgender
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish
Buddhist Hindu LDS/Mormon Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Arabic Armenian Asian Hispanic Indian Irish Italian Portuguese Russian
Professional Associations
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) American College of Certified Forensic Counselors (ACCFC) American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI) American Counseling Association (ACA) American Mental Health Alliance (AMHA) American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) American Psychotherapy Association National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $130
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: $140

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Community Education
One Hour per week for Military and Families

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