Leading the Way in Trauma Therapy

We offer no-cost intensive trauma therapy to victims of crime in Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties in Western MA, thanks to a VOCA grant*. Victims of many types of crime are eligible, including assault, rape, robbery, intimate partner violence, child abuse, kidnapping, bullying, and vehicular homicide. Recent or long ago is okay. Witnesses and family members of victims are also eligible for services. A police report is not required.

We have extensive experience working with adults, children, and adolescents, including POC, LGBTQ+.

In this program we offer two treatment tracks, each taking up to about a week:

To express your interest in receiving therapy through this grant program, please e-mail us or call us (413) 774-2340, ext. 117. If you are already working with a therapist, the first step will be to allow us to consult with your therapist. Please note that we have limited capacity and can only accept those who meet program criteria.

*This project is supported by the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance through a Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA) grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

Clients talk about their experiences with intensive trauma-focused therapy (EMDR and PC)

Clients talk about their experiences with intensive trauma-focused therapy.

What To Expect

1. The screening and intake process can take some time. We ask you some questions by phone, and also ask you to complete a questionnaire online. This enables us to determine whether or not you're eligible and likely to benefit from the treatment program, and about how many days of treatment you will need.

2. The treatment involves full consecutive days, e.g., Monday through Thursday, 9-4 each day (maybe fewer or more days; this is just an example). This can be intense and difficult at times. And life-changing, in a good way.

3. Follow-up evaluation is done at 2 weeks post-treatment, and again at 3 months post-treatment. We want to know how you're doing! Also, documenting the outcomes of our innovative intensive treatment approach will enable us to obtain further grant funding, so we can provide the service to others in the future.