Sexual Assault Survivors
in Boston, MA

Helping survivors of sexual assault & abuse to get better with therapy that works.

Life after experiencing a sexual assault or abuse can feel scary and overwhelming

Survivors can feel stuck thinking about what happened over and over. They describe a sense as if their body is reliving the experience randomly or when triggered. It can make your whole life feel out of control.

Perhaps you can relate. Maybe you feel anxious or panicked; you're unable to feel safe in your body, in public, or with another person. You may feel like life is constantly spent feeling “on edge” or trying to avoid panic attacks.

Do You Feel Panicky and Anxious, After a Sexual Assault?

Do any of the following resonate with you?

You had a traumatic or uncomfortable sexual experience

You feel panic that is hard to explain to others

You feel anxious much of the time

You have difficulty with sleep and appetite changes

You can't find joy or pleasure in intimacy anymore

If these sound true for you, even if it feels like you’re never going to feel better, it is normal and many people who have experienced sexual assault & abuse feel that way too. Even if you aren't sure it's really true for you, I want you to know fully healing after an assault IS possible. You just need the right kind of help.

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Healing is possible

EMDR Intensives Can Help You Feel Like Your Real Self Again

It’s possible to feel better. Imagine a life where you could...

Feel resolved or at peace over the bad things that have happened.

Be in public or share tight spaces with people and not feel panicked.

Feel hopeful about your future.

Experience happiness and belonging in intimate relationships.

Have confidence in your ability to manage emotions and stress.

Step Back And Focus On Healing

EMDR intensives help you get the healing you deserve after bad things happen like a sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse. You don’t need to keep suffering or continue doing therapy that is ineffective.

Even if you are worried that you'll never get better or you're nervous about facing what happened to you, EMDR intensives can help.

You will create a customized plan for healing with a sexual assault and trauma expert who understands you. I have years of experience helping people just like you to resolve trauma.

I've helped survivors, even some who were on the brink of suicide because life felt so overwhelming, to finally feel like what happened is really, truly over. Through processing the bad stuff my clients learn what it's like to feel safe, whole, and in control again.

My name is Rachel Stanton and I am a therapist and trauma expert who is here to help you.

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The details

How EMDR Intensives Work

EMDR intensives consist of half-day or full-day one-on-one sessions, that help you process the sexual assault or abuse you’ve experienced. In addition to learning about you, I will share what the science tells us about trauma and provide structured, evidence-based treatments to assist in your healing. I play an active role. Here’s how it will work step-by-step:

1

Initial Session

First, we have an initial 60-minute session to determine if an EMDR intensive is right for you.

2

Treatment Plan

We customize a treatment plan and intensive schedule to meet your needs and goals.

3

Intensive

We do the intensive! At the start, we will work on creating a safe space for your healing to begin. We will work on skills to help you manage current stressors and to help prepare you for processing the sexual assault or abuse. Wherever you are in your healing journey, we will pick up there and move you through, getting closer & closer to healing the wounds of the past and feeling a sense of hope and joy again. For some folks multiple intensives are needed as well as follow-up therapy. Together we will tailor your plan to achieving your goals.

Research shows that EMDR intensives can positively change your thinking, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors. It can help you let go of what’s holding you back.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I going to have to relive the assault?

Yes, and you are already reliving the assault every time you are triggered. But when that happens now nothing changes other than you feel worse. When you process what happened using EMDR or other techniques, you’ll process aspects of the event but with the goal of coming out the other side healed.

Do I have to tell you about what happened?

No, there are ways we can help you process what happened without you ever needing to tell me any details of the event.

Can you help me if I experienced childhood sexual abuse?

Yes, many of the clients I have successfully treated experienced childhood sexual abuse. I have expertise in working with all forms of sexual violence.

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Shall we begin?

Let’s Get Started Today

Ready to start feeling better? If you feel stuck thinking about the assault or abuse over and over, EMDR Intensives could help.

Start now and find hope and joy in life again. During your free phone consultation you can start getting a feel for how I can help and we can discuss next steps.