Sexual Abuse Therapists in Franklin, MA

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Tatiana Szulc
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
*ACCEPTING CLIENTS FOR GROUPS* Hi, I'm glad you're here! If you've tried talk therapy and you're looking for something new, then I might be the therapist for you. I am a somatic therapist specializing in helping women heal from sexual assault and other forms of trauma. I strive to help women heal and develop a better understanding of themselves through mind/body practices. Somatic Experiencing® is unlike traditional talk therapy as it focuses on physical sensations in the body in order to release energy (trauma) that has been stored in the nervous system after a traumatic event.
(508) 306-8718
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Vilmary Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I am currently full; I can place you on my waitlist. I am so glad you are here! As a relationship-oriented psychotherapist that utilizes an attachment & trauma lens, I work with clients who have experienced trauma (e.g., physical/emotional/ sexual abuse , neglect, domestic violence, sexual assault , growing up with a caregiver who struggled with substance use and/or mental illness, foster care/adoption) and are willing to invite me into their journey of healing. I also have experience working with clients who suffer from symptoms of anxiety and depression.
(508) 348-7231
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Handel Behavioral Health Franklin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Whether you are facing relational tension, a personal obstacle, or need career advice, every single person needs a place where they feel safe to talk honestly and openly about their life. For many people, mental health professionals provide that safe space where they can regain perspective, clarify their goals, and create a path forward. The counselors, coaches, and therapists at Handel Behavioral Health provide such a space for many clients. During their time, many clients cultivate their self-awareness, examining—with courage and honesty—their strengths and weaknesses.
(508) 570-5423
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Marantha de Araujo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
It takes a great deal of courage to reach out to another human being to ask for help. Whether you’ve been in therapy before or this is your first time, we can imagine that our work is similar to finding a chrysalis that is just starting to open. Forcing the wings to unfold before the butterfly is ready could do significant damage to that delicate new life. We will be mindful and help this new life unfold at its own pace. Our goal is for you to not just survive the transformation, but to thrive and grow.
(650) 603-0976
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Franklin, MA 02038
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John Harrington
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Jack has over 25 years of experience in the Mental Health field. He has provided clinical services to children, adults, families and couples in at various outpatient settings. Jack has also worked in school and vocational programs where he implemented treatment-based groups as well as individual therapy.
(508) 812-7119
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Samara Burke
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CCTP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you or your child struggling with anxiety or depression? Experienced a traumatic event, upbringing, or significant loss? Maybe you're a new parent or parent-to-be struggling with anxiety, or depression? Or even a seasoned parent overwhelmed by managing it all? Going through a major life transition? Or perhaps your child has become increasingly more stressed, worried, irritable, or withdrawn?
(508) 639-1415
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Lauren Sanford
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Are you living with a chronic illness or identify with being autistic? Have you shared concerns with professionals before and been met with disbelief? I get it because I also live in a body with chronic illness. When we think of mental health we often think about our brain but our body is full of systems all of which impact how we think and feel. Prolonged periods of unhappiness, anxiety, isolation, neglect, poor sleep, fear, poor diet etc. can make us feel physically sick and are major contributors to our mood. I’m passionate about helping people connect with their body and discover ways to honor their authentic selves.
(508) 507-8094
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Anne M Abeloff
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I can help individuals of any age cope with life crises. I also enjoy working with couples and families to help them communicate more effectively with one another. In addition, I work with children and their parents to help them manage problems at home and at school. People feel comfortable talking to me because I care, I listen and I understand.
(508) 296-0968
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Colleen A Teague
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
My style is warm and casual, creating a dialogue that results in mutual insight and understanding. I like to use humor while providing an inviting environment to explore the problems and successes of your life. My approach is based in the Psychodynamic, Person-centered and Relational traditions in therapy but I also focus on helping people build skills to navigate the issues we experience in life through Cognitive Behavioral interventions.
(508) 719-7887
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Jennifer Kadlik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Congratulations on your first step to finding help from whatever issue(s) you feel may be holding you back! Truth be told, there is a time in everyone's life when an outsider's perspective is helpful in reframing whatever it is we have going on. As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, I've had the pleasure of working with hundreds of individuals and families struggling with mood disorders, family conflict, parentings issues, relationship problems and trauma.
(774) 235-6227
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Diane Marie Vankevich
Counselor, MS, LMHC, ATR-P, NCC
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working in person and via telehealth. I am particularly interested in facilitating a compassionate therapeutic environment. I prioritize my client’s health and well-being. I utilize a client-centered approach in all of my techniques. My goal is to work with individuals who need caring treatment. I have been working in the field as a Masters Level Clinician for about five years. I have the LMHC credentials. I have the ATR-P and completed the EMDR training. I have professional experience as an in-home therapist and substance use clinician. I look forward to hearing from you about your mental health needs! Ask about my webinar!
(508) 812-9822
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Krista Lawrence
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
Krista values a holistic healing achieved by working through sorting out the hard stuff in a safe space, free of judgement and full of support. Krista views therapy as a place to improve a sense of self and give your unheard parts a voice. Her approach emphasizes the mutual, collaborative development of goals in therapy. She enjoys working collectively with clients, using empathy and unconditional positive regard to help facilitate change. Service can include individual, couples, family, and group therapy.
(413) 344-2312
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Jeremy 'jota' Weeks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Jeremy’s approach is warm, direct, practical, and transformative. He will work collaboratively with you to identify and focus on the heart of the matter. As a Family Systems Therapist, experienced in working with both individuals and families, he is passionate about identifying patterns and cycles that may be preventing you from cultivating connections and rewriting your narrative to reach your transformative goals.
(413) 289-5070
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Bridget Greenwald
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Sometimes life doesn't look like we've hoped or has taken a turn we didn't expect....we try to overcome our struggles on our own and can't seem to quite reach the goals we try to set for ourselves. Maybe we don't understand why we feel or behave the way we do, but we know we want to believe, feel and behave differently as well as have more joy, peace and confidence. I will offer you a comfortable, safe and nurturing environment in which to understand your personal and relational struggles.
(508) 444-9580
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Dobritte J Norris
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Would you like to learn how to live a happier life? Do you need help learning how to deal with the daily stresses of life? Is your teenager out of control? Are you and your mate not seeing eye to eye? Would you like to let go of the past and learn how to deal with the present? Are you someone who is willing to trust the process of the therapy work and has the desire to explore the ideas of letting go of their emotional pain and anxiety?
(508) 928-5024
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Deborah Rouslin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
** I am full at this time and currently not taking on new clients. Please send me an email to contact me. Hello and welcome to my Private Practice. I understand how difficult and scary it can be to take this first step and reach out for help and support. Life sometimes is not easy and we find ourselves struggling with issues such as trauma, parenting, marital conflict or unexpected loss. My style is oriented around growth and strength. I am here and ready to help.
(617) 315-2782
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Steve Bisson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I currently am not taking on any new clients. Honest, Real, Change. This is how I would define my style of counseling. I received my specialty training in cognitive-behavioral therapy and I am well versed in motivational interviewing. I have developed a style that is down to earth, which focuses on working with the skills that an individual already possesses, while developing the abilities they need to bring them to the next level. I also help solve issues in the "here and now" while working on other skills that can/should be develop in the future. Reaching out can be hard to do but it is important.
(508) 928-9041
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Caroline Stott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a social worker for over twenty years, I have worked with many children, teens, adults and families facing a variety of issues, including trauma, loss, and family conflict. I have a strong clinical background in relational trauma. In therapy, I can work with you on a range of goals, such as learning better ways to cope with anxiety, working through grief, resolving conflict in relationships or finding relief from depression. I draw from different modalities (such as Cognitive Behavioral and Family Systems), always from a strengths-based perspective. Together, we can collaborate to find a therapy approach that is right for you.
(508) 213-9449
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Aimee Cooley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! I know that going to therapy can be vulnerable and finding a therapist you can trust is hard. I offer a warm, non-judgmental and compassionate space so you can you feel comfortable and begin to heal. I work with adults facing numerous challenges; including anxiety, depression and life transitions. Whether you are struggling with excessive worrying that keeps you up at night, stress over a life transition such going into or graduating college, or struggling with sadness that just won't go away no matter what you do; I am here to help. I also have a special interest in working with mothers in all stages of motherhood.
(971) 290-4933
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Barbara Annie Ford Geiger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Life sometimes could be better. If you are trying to cope with difficult circumstances, trauma, anxiety, depression, medical concerns, changes in life, or are simply having a difficult time thriving, this is a moment when reaching out for help can be a relief and a bridge to resilience. Our work can help you establish a peaceful, joy filled life with right relationships, sense of purpose, resolution of trauma; and for those attempting success in an endeavor, help to achieve peak performance. Areas addressed include parenting with special needs. I work with individuals, couples, young adults, children, parents, families.
(774) 854-7073
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Franklin, MA 02038
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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.