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:
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:
Playing the role of confidant for the relationship of your friend (or worse, a family member) can leave you in a really uncomfortable situation. For one thing, you often only get one side of the story, and in a worst case scenario, you feel compelled to support your friend and break a potential friendship with his/her partner. And for another thing, what an enormous sense of responsibility to talk with someone about their relationships!
Feel free to send your friends our way. Our couples therapists are trained and licensed to help couples work through a diversity of issues
Talking about the transgender community is a very different conversation once this film is seen, and talking about it with a community of strangers is even more politically powerful.
From my seat, I observed the emotional reaction of the men around me. I do not think that the men in this diverse multicultural audience were anticipating, while waiting in line on a Sunday morning, what they would be experiencing a few hours later.
Once the film The Sessions engages a larger audience, the dialogue around sexuality, and sexuality and disability, is likely to shift. And the profession of sex therapist will become more a part of the dominant cultural narrative. It was surrogacy that destroyed Masters and Johnson, and it is now a film about surrogacy that may allow sexual science to enter the public frame as a widely accepted discipline.