Reading Church Parking Lot Closing 11/29-12/5

Attention Triumph Center Group Program Parents:

The First Baptist Church of Reading will be paving their parking lot and it will be closed for parking during group times. It will be closed on the following days:

Wednesday, November 29th

Thursday, November 30th

Friday, December 1st

Monday, December 4th

Tuesday, December 5th

There is street parking on Woburn Street, Sanborn Street, and Linden Street. The Triumph Center parking lot, located at 36 Woburn Street, is also available for parking. However, please be advised that parking in the Triumph Center lot is limited. Please plan accordingly.

For your child’s safety, after parking and while crossing busy side streets, please escort them into the group waiting room and wait with them until the counselors take them into the session.

Staffing News

After twenty-three years as Co-Director of the Triumph Center, Dr. Jeff Colucci retired on September 1st, 2017.  We will miss Dr. Colucci greatly and wish him all the best.  While he will no longer be working directly with the agency, we are pleased to inform you he will continue in an advisory capacity as Psychologist Emeritus.

Effective September 1st, Dr. George Marinakis, the current Co-Director, will assume overall directorship of the agency, including clinical directorship of individual and family therapy.  He will be ably assisted by Associate Directors Chris Anderson, Ph.D., and Tim Niemiec, LMHC, BCBA, LABA who will continue to lead the Camp Triumph and Social Skills Group Program respectively.  We are also pleased to announce that Dr. Allison Jekogian will be joining our staff.  Dr. Jekogian comes to the Triumph Center from the Manville School and Judge Baker Children’s Center.  She has a rich and varied background in child clinical issues, with strong experiences in psychological testing, school consultation and psychotherapy.

The Triumph Center is a rapidly growing practice – please see our new psychological assessment page under “Programs.”  We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Licensed Clinicians: The Triumph Center is now hiring part-time, licensed clinicians (LMHC, LICSW, Ph.D.) to provide individual, family, and/or group counseling.  We are also seeking qualified professionals who would like to do psychological assessment.  Please send a resume to our office address (36 Woburn Street, Reading, MA 01867).

Social Skills Group Program Registration 2017-2018

Here is a Triumph Center Registration Form for enrollment in our social skills group program. You may join at anytime and our groups run from September through June.  Please complete the form and contact our office (781-942-9277) to setup an intake interview for your child if they have not been in our group or camp programs within the past year.   We are pleased to continue accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, and some Tufts health insurance plans for social skills groups.

NEW Triumph Center Offices in Lexington and Beverly

We have a new office for individual/family therapy and psychological evaluations in Lexington! We are pleased to collaborate with James Caron, Ph.D. and the Connections Program at 120 School Street, Lexington, MA 02421. Click here for directions to our new Lexington office for therapy and testing. Please note that our Social Skills Program in Lexington still meets at the First Baptist Church of Lexington located at 1580 Massachusetts Avenue.

Our Beverly offices are located at 100 Cummings Center, Suite 207-L, Beverly, MA 01915. Click here for a detailed map of our office location inside the Cummings Center.

ADHD Presentation by Dr. Marinakis in Rockport, MA on 1/15/15

Dr. George Marinakis will present on the topic of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at the Rockport Parents Advisory Committee (RPAC) meeting for parents, teachers, and community members on Thursday, January 15th, 2015 at the Rockport Middle School located at 34 Jerdens Lane in Rockport, MA.  See this flyer for more details.

Now Hiring Licensed Clinicians

The Triumph Center is now hiring part-time, licensed clinicians to provide individual, family, and/or group counseling. Please send a resume to our office address (36 Woburn Street, Reading, MA 01867).

Triumph Center’s 25th Year Anniversary

We are pleased to announce that 2014 will mark start of our 25th year providing counseling services to families in the North Shore and Greater Boston areas.  We have expanded our counseling services to address the needs of preschoolers through young adults.  Please see our newest brochure which highlights our many programs, including our social skills groups, counseling services, and therapeutic day camp known as Camp Triumph.  We are excited to announce the continuation of our newest program, Club Triumph, which serves young adults ages 17 – 29.


Club Triumph is a specialized summer day program for young men and women ages 18-29. We provide opportunities for young adults to interact with peers in a variety of learning and recreational activities, including group discussions, team-building activities, community outings, leadership opportunities, and trips to schools and job sites. For information on dates, location and rates, download our application and brochure here.


The Triumph Center has worked with a growing number of clients who are now in their late teenage years or in their 20’s.  Many of our current and previous clients have encountered challenges as they attempt to transition from being a student to adult life.  While each individual’s path may be different the most frequent challenges are in areas including college planning, obtaining vocational skills, managing the work environment, maintaining healthy social relationships, dating, leisure activities and thinking about where he or she may want to live.  We are developing new services that are specifically geared to address these issues for young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders or other similar neurodevelopmental disorders.  We would like to share our ideas with you and also hear your concerns and suggestions so we can develop services that will be of help to your family.  Young adults and their families are invited to our open house.  Please feel free to bring along friends who might also have an interest in this topic.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Lexington, 1580 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington MA 02420

Thursday, January 24th, 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 35 Conant Street, Beverly MA 01945

Presentation: March 20th, NESCA

Date: March 20, 2011

Topic: Providing Comprehensive Clinical and Social Skills Services for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs

Presenters: George Marinakis, Ph.D., Founder and Co-Director

Chris Anderson, Ph.D., Camp Director

Rob Smith, Ph.D., Clinical Director

The Triumph Center has specialized in providing clinical services for children and adolescents with psychiatric and neurobehavioral disorders in the Greater Boston area for over twenty years.  As a comprehensive specialty agency, we offer a range of services including activity based social skills groups, individual therapy, family therapy and a summer therapeutic camp for children with special needs known as Camp Triumph.  We also work closely with schools to help them better meet the needs of students from kindergarten through post high school.  We follow many of our clients into young adulthood, so we are now increasing our social and clinical services to late adolescents and young adults.  Drs. George Marinakis, Chris Anderson and Rob Smith will provide case examples and share their experiences in helping clients receive comprehensive services during a challenging time of dwindling mental health care.  They will emphasize that collaboration between agencies and fellow professionals is more important than ever to ensure that our clients will receive the best care possible so that they may build skills and navigate the developmental challenges into young adulthood.

All BCBS Insurance Accepted for Counseling Services

The Triumph Center is pleased to continue accepting Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance for behavioral counseling services.  This important change was made to better serve our families who asked us to consider adding these capabilities.  Parents are telling us the coverage is quite good from BCBS, so if this has been a concern previously, we strongly encourage you to contact us now to learn more or to get started.

New Name – Triumph Center

After much encouragement from parents and professionals, we have changed our name to better reflect our mission to help children and adolescents grow, thrive, and build self-esteem and healthy peer relationships.  The “Triumph Center for child and adolescent counseling” offers the same services, with the same highly experienced and professional staff, but we are also adding more features to help families, children, adolescents, and young adults.  We have expanded our services to all ages, and we are continuing our unique and effective approach to help people lead healthier and more successful lives.  We encourage you to visit our offices to learn how we are changing to better meet the needs of our families.