Sexual Abuse Therapists in Back Bay, Boston, MA

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Bambi M Rattner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My step-by-step therapeutic process offers lasting relief from the effects of physical, emotional and sexual abuse , PTSD, anxiety, depression, chronic stress and low self-esteem.
We all have the capacity to experience joy and happiness, but when we carry unresolved trauma of any type, life can become a constant struggle. I specialize in private intensive therapy retreats that offer significant results in days, not years. My retreats combine recent advances in neuroscience and attachment research with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Progressive Counting (PC) and Internal Family Systems (IFS), enabling us to work with your underlying core issues – to get right to the heart of the problem – so that your symptoms are totally eliminated or significantly decreased.
(413) 327-9376
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02199
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Merry Arnold
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with a variety of clients, who experience problems ranging from general life stress, anxiety and depression to the aftermath of severe traumas, such as car accidents, physical and sexual abuse .
I can help you identify and use your strengths, while supporting you as we work together to reduce the pain and stress that affects your ability to flourish.
(617) 277-4800
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Leah A. Perniciaro-Blair
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specifically work with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.
My goal is to help all of my clients recognize their capacity for resilience and ability to live a fulfilled and meaningful life. I provide an empathic and supportive approach to therapy. I truly believe that in order for therapy to be effective, a trusting therapeutic relationship must come first. I can help individuals achieve a healthier self-esteem, greater acceptance, deeper insight, and relief from physical and psychological pain through a variety of treatment techniques. These techniques include: EFT, CBT, relational, strength-based therapy, and mindfulness.
(203) 697-8391
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Steven L. Procopio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
The decision to engage in therapy is the first step in making a commitment to yourself towards healing. Congratulations. My work offers clients the opportunity to discuss life issues that are challenging to them and working towards a solution based focus of resolution that will bring them to inner peace and strength. This process is interactive and collaborative.
(617) 855-1297
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02115
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Dr. Adam Brown-- Adults and Teens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified
Verified
For over a decade, I have been working with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. I specialize in working with those who are struggling with shame and frustration for things over which they feel powerless. For things they've done, for things done to them, for opportunities lost, and for feeling as if they have little control over how to make things better. If you're tired of feeling stuck and ready for help, I'd like to help you get where you want to go. Issues related to sex, anger, and control are areas in which I specialize.
(908) 663-5885
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Justine Jones
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a licensed mental health clinician (LMHC) who specializes in relationship issues, with particular interests in gay, lesbian, and polyamorous relationships, infidelity, family conflict, and life transitions. I have worked closely with survivors of various forms of trauma including domestic violence, addiction, and childhood abuse. I am intentional about making counseling a comfortable environment with humor and empathy. I utilize various approaches including motivational interviewing, psychodynamic, solutions focused, reality therapy, CBT, and person centered techniques.
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Daisha Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
A lot has happened for you, and you’ve been doing a lot just to get by. You’ve had to hide what’s really going on from others, and even from yourself. The trauma, toxic relationships, and negative life experiences have been making it hard for you to have fulfilling relationships, work, and even just to be you. You live with a lot of anxiety, stress, and depression. You don’t feel like yourself, or even know who you are, and you’re not where you want to be in life.
(857) 271-4245
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02115
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Robert Bonazoli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am licensed to practice in MA, NY, RI, and ME, and am available for virtual sessions. I use an integrative approach to psychotherapy, combining insight and skills-based frameworks. I help clients understand how their past experiences and relationships shaped and influence who they are now and how they experience the world (insight), and I help them develop tools for addressing current life situations and for putting that insight to work in moving their lives in the direction they want (skills-based). This approach helps clients link the past which formed them, the present they are living in, and the future they wish to experience.
(617) 682-9136
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02115
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Cynthia Mobley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hello, please call me Cindy. Thank you for stopping by. You took the first step to start therapy and I am glad you are here. Are you struggling with relationships? Having a difficult time managing work stress or a new position or additional work responsibilities? Are you trying to manage stress and avoid burnout? Does anxiety have you in a state of overwhelm or panic? Are you too depressed to enjoy the things you used to enjoy? Is your family experiencing a change and you are trying to navigate it the best way possible?
(617) 648-7565
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02199
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Austin Seeley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
Having a fresh perspective can make a big difference when we are going through a difficult time. My clients often need support in multiple life areas and have complex needs. I offer a compassionate, honest and gentle approach to people looking for individual therapy and support. My experience is primarily related to working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma and other emotional issues. I use a contemplative style to help you utilize your own strengths and resilience.
(857) 349-9380
Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Leah Driscoll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, combining elements of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), as well as mindfulness-based techniques and motivational interviewing. My therapeutic style is non-judgmental, respectful, and adaptable. I always strive to create a therapeutic experience that feels relevant and custom-tailored to my clients. I also hold certifications as a Financial Wellness Facilitator and am a Certified Wellness Practitioner with the National Wellness Institute.
(857) 763-4971
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Rebecca Eddy Muccilli
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a licensed Psychologist who provides therapy to individuals who are looking to more authentically connect with themselves and others; understand who they are, what they are feeling, and why they are experiencing the emotions they are feeling. I am trained to provide a variety of therapeutic interventions. I tailor my therapeutic approach to fit the unique needs and desires of each individual client. I use an insight oriented approach to aid individuals in understanding and interrupting repetitive patterns that may be interfering or often lead us to that "stuck" feeling.
(857) 226-8759
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Theresa Guillaume
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Therapy is a way to approach suffering through communication and a relationship. It is a sacred co-collaborated space that can facilitate a process of reflection and healing. As a graduate of Smith School of Social Work, I had the opportunity to thoroughly explore psychodynamic psychotherapy. Through certificate programs I enhanced my knowledge in palliative care, trauma assessment and treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, clinical hypnosis and sensorimotor psychotherapy.
(351) 777-6302
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Boston, MA 02116
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Lee Kinsey
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LPC-S, CST
Verified
Verified
I am a humanistic, certified sex therapist with a sharp wit, a generous dose of humor, and an intense but kind focus on core issues. Some of my clients are working toward feeling more connected in their relationships. Some are working to heal from traumas of the past. Most are looking for an expert therapist, who having tried multiple therapists, need a more comprehensive, philosophically grounded, deeper, and richer experience of self-exploration and healing. My goal is for my clients to experience a connection they may have never felt that helps them build insight, understanding, and the courage and power to heal and grow.
(857) 887-2787 x1
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Boston, MA 02116
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Rachel Duda
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I provide individual psychotherapy for late adolescents and adults presenting with a wide range of clinical presentations and backgrounds. I practice from an integrative lens utilizing a variety of theoretical perspectives, with the goals of fostering a collaborative and authentic therapeutic environment to meet the individual needs of my clients. I have more specialized experience with anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, family of origin concerns, college mental health, and trauma/PTSD.
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Boston, MA 02116
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Ben Kudler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CST
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
I offer compassionate custom-tailored individual and couples therapy to people seeking to make meaning of their experiences, to advance their self-understanding, and to improve the quality of their lives. I am also an AASECT-certified sex therapist who helps clients improve their sexual relationship with themselves and others. My approach is relational and warm, primarily from a strengths-based psychodynamic perspective with behavioral interventions drawing from CBT/DBT and mindfulness practice. I use an interactive style to help you clarify the root of struggles, identify barriers, and create pathways to move forward.
(617) 229-7228
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Caitlin Bragg
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Do you often feel "stuck"? Do thoughts of the past or fears of the future hold you back from experiencing joy? Do you aspire to have more fulfilling and healthy relationships? If any of these questions resonated with you, I'm here to tell you that there is hope for change!
(617) 539-2928
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02199
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Rebecca Girard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CAS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
***not accepting new individual clients at this time. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please reach out*** Entering therapy is often the first step in an important personal journey. You deserve a thoughtful and compassionate professional who understands you as the expert in your own life while challenging you to grow and learn new ways of being. Let go of old patterns and embrace the uncertainty change brings. You deserve your best possible life.
(617) 863-6397
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Boston, MA 02115
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Lynda D. Field
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My clients describe me as a genuine & actively engaged therapist. I am an experienced licensed psychologist who has worked in College Counseling, Hospitals, & Private Practice. I work with professionals & college students. Therapy research indicates that no single form of counseling is effective with all clients or problems, therefore I match my approach to the needs of my clients. I integrate several theoretical orientations, including Psychodynamic (insight oriented), Cognitive-Behavioral (skills development), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and emotion focused approaches, which create the basis of my compassionate style.
(781) 460-6139
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Nancy Griffiths, LMHC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Welcome. Each of us has the potential to connect with and live from a creative, energized and compassionate center. Once established, we can perpetually draw upon this connection to understand and accept our past, to guide our present, and to embrace our future. With warmth, commitment and respect, and with attention to body, mind, and spirit, I work to help people access their unique inner resources. My therapeutic approach integrates relational, insight-oriented, and Internal Family Systems modalities with mindfulness-based practices.
(857) 399-0115
Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116

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Sexual Abuse Therapists

How do therapists treat sexual abuse?

A good therapist will be nonjudgmental and possibly demonstrate active listening, repeating back what the client says to show that they have understood. These skills allow people to feel comfortable discussing their traumatic experiences openly. Some important treatment goals are to restore a sense of safety and to rebuild confidence. In addition to working one-on-one with the patient, a therapist might bring in supportive family members to assist the client.

Do you have to talk extensively about sexual abuse in therapy?

Survivors frequently find it difficult to describe what happened to them out loud. They can even still be in a state of denial if the sexual abuse occurred recently. It is important for survivors to acknowledge that what happened isn’t their fault and to challenge and reappraise any unhealthy feelings or thoughts as they arise. Art therapy and play therapy are useful non-verbal means of communication for some survivors.

How long does treatment for sexual abuse take?

Recovery from sexual abuse can be a long and difficult process. Some survivors are able to move on naturally on their own, given time, while others require the guidance of a trained therapist. Therapy needs vary and can range from a few sessions to months or even years. Healing from sexual abuse takes time, and everyone’s journey will look a little different.

Can trauma symptoms caused by sexual abuse come back after treatment?

As occurs in many cases of trauma, survivors of sexual abuse may experience PTSD-like symptoms long after the abuse has ceased or after an initial round of treatment has occurred. In such a case, there is evidence that prolonged exposure therapy is a useful treatment for survivors, and may be more efficacious than supportive counseling alone. While triggers may continue to cause distress, the idea is that, with time and repeated exposure, their power will fade, allowing survivors to move on with their lives.