Sexual Abuse Therapists in Boston, MA

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Liz Marshall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My prior experience has primarily been supporting individuals navigating intimate partner abuse, human trafficking, sexual assault , clergy abuse, community violence, cancer diagnoses, and reproductive loss.
My approach as a therapist is relational and warm and I deeply honor the intentional time set aside by each of my clients to do this courageous work. As a trauma-informed provider, I work to co-create a compassionate and non-judgmental space and value offering clients transparency, power, and choice in our work together.
(732) 641-6814
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Boston, MA 02114
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Carlos A Cuevas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and abuse. I recognize the sensitive nature of these issues and the challenges these individual experience. I aim to provide a supportive environment and use empirically validated techniques to address trauma symptoms. I also work with individuals who need general mental health treatment, including difficulties with depression and anxiety. All services are available in English or Spanish. I also provide forensic services, including assessment and expert witness testimony. I specialize in interpersonal violence and abuse, trauma and PTSD, and sexual abuse .
(617) 606-9756
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Boston, MA 02115
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Trish Glover
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
While working with those who have experienced interpersonal trauma is my specialization, my integrated approach may help those struggling with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, identity, grief & loss. My passion and experience are working with the LGBTQIA+ community and survivors of interpersonal abuse/violence such as domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse , and sexual assault . I am a safe and affirming therapist with a feminist/anti-oppression approach and training in Dance/Movement and Level 2 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
(617) 603-4940
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Boston, MA 02101
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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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Boston, MA 02199
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ShaQuan Read Counseling & Consulting
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Utilizing body-based therapies including EMDR & Brainspotting with individuals & groups who are struggling with adverse childhood experiences, sexual assault , anxiety, pre/postnatal & relationship challenges, racial identity & oppression related trauma.
The process of learning ourselves & diving into the depth of our pain is not a path that we must take alone. In our practice it is our privilege to travel alongside you to support your growth, understanding, and acceptance during this part of your journey. to achieve your therapeutic goals. We offer EMDR Intensive Therapy sessions. It can be difficult to resolve a feeling issue with a thinking solution, so we utilize healing modalities that allow us to get to the core of the issues you are facing. "I learned long ago that in order to heal my wounds I must have the courage to face them” – Paulo Coelho.
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Boston, MA 02115
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Shaw Tilton, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
From years of working with people who have witnessed, been subjected to or engaged in experiences such as war, sexual abuse , and child abuse, I know change occurs and happiness is available.
NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in trauma, transitions and transformations through Self Leadership. I assist clients in finding self-compassion, connection, and inner freedom. I am motivated to help people discover new and forgotten possibilities within themselves. I help clients trust themselves, learn from themselves, and live in harmony with their values and goals. This is accomplished in a safe, judgment-free space where clients feel supported and enabled to do their important work, as I believe all people are whole, capable and resourceful.
(857) 323-5153
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Boston, MA 02110
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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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Boston, MA 02114
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Maria Baldrich Valerio
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Many of my patients have endured domestic violence, sexual abuse , adverse childhood experiences, and other challenging events.
Humans have the ability to enjoy life, be happy and overcome challenging situations. Sometimes we get stuck in the process of discovering our sources of pleasure, fun and relaxation, and when that happens, we suffer; in those moments it seems like the pain will never end. However, we have strengths that are yet to be discovered. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of experience. I am bilingual, in English and Spanish. My mission is to help you find the strengths to support growth, empowerment and healing, mentally and physically.
(617) 379-0448
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Boston, MA 02128
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Uche Okolie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We are a Licensed Clinical Social Work Practice servicing California and Massachusetts Residents, named for our founder and head therapist. We offer individual, couples, groups, classes, and coaching services to adults. Typically, our clients are experiencing difficulties in regulating emotions, worries, feeling on edge, or feeling good about themselves or relationships. Some specific concerns our clients are may be looking to address include PTSD, Veterans & Military, Anxiety & Panic, Depression, Self Esteem, Self Confidence and Self Image, Childhood Trauma, Attachment, Immigrant and Migrant Ideologies, and Sexual Assault .
(818) 806-9851
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Boston, MA 02114
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Brookline Psychological Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Since 1986, I have specialized in working with male and female survivors of sexual abuse and trauma, as well as addiction . I am Executive Director of TakingBackOurselves. (www.takingbackourselves.org) , a resource for survivors of sexual abuse and assault dedicated to empowering survivors of sexual trauma. I work in the therapy process to provide the challenge, balance, and support for men and women to do their work with courage and dignity, with hope and a sense of humor..
(617) 932-5878
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Boston, MA 02222
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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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Boston, MA 02116
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Melanie DeWerff
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, LPCC, CPC, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My experience covers trauma, sexual abuse victims, depression, anxiety, PTSD, domestic abuse victims, anger management, dysfunctional family systems, suicide, and negative core beliefs.
It is my goal and passion to help you live a life with peace and joy. Not just the stuff you read about, but a genuine peace that only comes from within. No matter where you come from or where you have been, I welcome you. A warm environment will be found as you share your hearts burdens. I utilize creativity and work from an eclectic approach to personalize your treatment objective. Everyone has the ability to heal, it is my goal to walk with you on your journey to freedom.
(865) 346-2935
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Boston, MA 02101
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Cathy A Boisvert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
I work best with people who have survived adverse childhood experiences, loss, abuse and trauma, and want to continue in their recovery from trauma. Learning about the nervous system and how it adapts/reacts to cues to alert us of potential danger which can assist in regaining control of ourselves and the capacity to tolerate overwhelming emotions and develop skills to cope and self regulate. I bring to the therapeutic alliance academic training and lived experience recovering from childhood trauma, sexual abuse , food addiction, substance use and cooccurring disorders such as PTSD and depression.
(774) 633-2293
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Boston, MA 02103
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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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Boston, MA 02115
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Jonathan German
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
All human beings have within themselves the capacity for living happy, meaningful lives. We are meant to thrive, however it is quite common for distressing life experiences to interfere with our natural way of being. Sometimes obstacles are known to us, but have been resistant to change. Others remain hidden, but what we do notice clearly are psychological and emotional symptoms of distress (depression, fear and anxiety, emotional reactivity, irritability, addictions, etc.). These symptoms can significantly impact our quality of life, and almost always cause problems in relationships.
(617) 203-2172
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Boston, MA 02130
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Tim Ridge
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you dealing with anxiety, sadness, shame, grief, trauma or stuff you really want to let go of in your life? Or perhaps you are feeling a sense of not being good enough, struggling with confidence and self-criticism? Pain may show up as feeling numb or angry, withdrawing from school or work, family and friends. Hiding the stress doesn't help you feel better. My approach is collaborative and non-judgmental, focused on helping you deal with pain from the past and deal with present challenges with greater ease and confidence. If you'd like to feel better about yourself and your life, I can help you get there.
(781) 990-0825
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Boston, MA 02101
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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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Boston, MA 02199
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Hannah Brents
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, RYT-200
Verified
Verified
If you’ve been called a “sinner” or a “heretic” or you’ve left a religious or spiritual community and thought, “that was pretty culty,” then you’re in the right place. I go by the Theology Therapist because my recovery from fundamentalist Christianity led me to religious studies, yoga, and meditation. I get it because I’ve been called those things too. Together we can untangle the shame, fear, and anger you feel after leaving a toxic, fundamentalist, or cult-like religious community. You deserve to feel free to love who you want, set better boundaries, and build a new relationship with yourself.
(857) 419-8705
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Office is near:
Boston, MA 02210
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Cathleen Grant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 35 years providing services to children, adolescents and adults which are individualized , adaptive, and strength based . I have an integrative approach , using modalities in which I have received extensive training : EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Hypnotherapy, all of which incorporate a trauma informed dimension. In addition, I received a Post Graduate Certification in Addiction: Evaluation and Treatment from Boston University. Woven through my work is my meditation practice ( Vipassana) of 20 years.
(857) 763-5983
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Boston, MA 02116
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Life Balancing Acts, LLC.
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
We make our plans, we think we have everything covered, and suddenly Life happens. Sometimes it's an unexpected break up in a relationship; or maybe unforeseen health news for you or someone close to you; unexpected changes in your family due to immigration laws. At Life Balancing Acts, we understand the emotional stress that those circumstances may cause. CONSEJERIA/ TERAPIA EN ESPANOL INDIVIDUAL/ PAREJA.; TELETERAPIA EN ESPANOL. *** ACEPTAMOS NUEVOS CLIENTES PARA JUEVES.
(857) 399-0071
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Boston, MA 02114
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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.