Providing health and healing for relationships
in the Greater Boston area
Therapists at South Shore Family have years of experience providing quality couple and family therapy to relationships in need of hope and comfort. Meet our team:
Therapists at South Shore Family provide individual and group supervision for therapists seeking licensure and wanting to learn more about couples and family therapy:
Forms of Therapy
Our therapists will provide assistance through couples, family, and individual therapy, with goals of reducing anxiety, improving self-worth, and increasing effective communication.
Is your relationship in crisis? We offer weekend-long intensive therapy, packaging three 90-minute sessions together, for couples looking to get their relationship back on track.
South Shore Family offers a number of group meetings around common interests and issues, with goals of improving trust and developing positive relationships.
Schedule an Appointment
You can schedule an appointment by clicking Book Online at the top of the page, when you visit our therapists' bio pages, or by clicking on the following link:
Siblings and families who own small businesses often seek the help of Family Therapists. Frequently, a family business becomes conflicted and dysfunctional. This may be front page news. More often, such business arrangements can cause emotional, economic, and psychological distress. Divorce, family disruption, and bankruptcy are not uncommon. The systems approach of family therapy is uniquely designed to resolve such difficulties before crisis leads to disaster. We have been working with families who own businesses for more than 15 years.
We watch couples and families experience the latter scenario, where each participant has a different perspective of what happened. In couples therapy, for instance, we hear Partner A's, perspective and Partner B's perspective. We are not interested in finding out which one is right or accurate, but we're paying attention to how the sharing of these two perspectives unfolds.
In conversations, there's seldom a right and wrong. Just different. In Episode 5 of the podcast Under the Covers: The Music of Relationships, Stephanie and Jeremiah discuss how accepting differing values, can ease some of the anxieties around differing perspectives.
Our couples therapists will ask early about how these patterns exist in the most intimate of contexts: sexuality. In Episode 4 of Under the Covers, Stephanie and Jeremiah talk about the messages (the "Shoulds") that we learn about sexuality. They then provide some healthy "shoulds"--expectations that could lead to a more fulfilling sexual experience.
South Shore Family Health Collaborative has three therapists who supervise other clinicians, both licensed therapists and unlicensed clinicians that work at community health agencies. For more information, check out our blog post:
In Episode 3 of Under the Covers, Stephanie and Jeremiah break down this dance between pursuing and distancing. They discuss the strong emotional needs that may keep partners in the pursue-distance dance, and explore ways of effectively creating new dance steps.
Anxiety often shows up in the context of our relational life. Trying to understand yourself and your partner is an ongoing task and the stakes are high because the outcome is important to you. Meaningful connection is not possible without vulnerability. Anxiety, however, is optional. And even if anxiety arrives, how long it stays is up to you.
Healthy intimate relationships are often antidotes to feelings of loneliness for elderly folks.
Couples therapy could be a safe place to learn about and connect with your partner's vulnerabilities of loss and loneliness. Couples therapy could also help you improve your sexual relationship, and sense of connectedness. Our partner's acceptance and celebration of our bodies, particularly if they are affected by disability, often parallels an acceptance and sharing of our emotional worlds.
The goal of our work is not to help you stop arguing altogether, as it's imperative that your relationship has room to celebrate the differences between you and your partner, but rather to find healthy ways to end arguments that also support the relationship. Stephanie and Jeremiah share several tips for helping create these effective endings.
Under the Covers combines two of our favorite interests: relationships and music. Each Under the Covers episode will address a particular question about relationships, dating, and sexuality. Stephanie and I are planning on recording two or three episodes per month, and will keep you up-to-date on new episodes through our blog and Facebook page.
A single session of therapy can introduce and describe themes and processes that have been undermining the happiness of a couple or family. It can also be helpful to mute a crisis, or normalize a painful situation, or avert making an unproductive or destructive relational decision.
A single session is also effective with a large extended family group struggling with the aging process of a beloved parent, or a sudden death that has thrown a family into disarray: