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.
South Shore Sexual Health
The South Shore Sexual Health Center is a team of certified sex therapists, committed to providing the people we serve with quality sex and relationship counseling and education.
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:
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Relationship change is hard because it challenges the archetypes--expected behaviors, reactions, desires--that we develop about our partner over the course of our relationship. We create archetypes about our partners early in our relationships--sometimes in our first meetings. It's often easier for us to deal with the flawed partner that we know rather than the mysterious partner with potential that we don't know.
A world with -4.50 vision (or worse) is awfully frightening, and requires a heightened sense of hypervigilance to get through. We can help correct your sight and perspective, so that you can see your partner (and yourself) through 20/20 vision and have the best relationship possible.
Humor doesn't work in relationships when it is critical or blaming, when it avoids important conversations, attacks other people, is inappropriately timed, and when it is self-effacing. Read more about how these styles of humor hurt your relationship.
Keep track of the times that you and your partner laugh together about something this week. Let your partner know that you appreciated the moment of shared laughter.
Problems with families primarily happen because family members get stuck transitioning between developmental stages. As young adults, we want so badly for our parents to see us in the current developmental stage we're in, but our desire to prove to our parents that we're capable of adulting keeps us stuck in ongoing negative interactions.
South Shore Family is launching the Boston Center for Relationship Education this summer, where we provide workshops around building healthier relationships. Check out "After You've Left the Roost: How to Improve Communication Between Parents and Adult Children" on July 19
Relationships have honesty whenever partners are able to accurately describe their own feelings in a non-judgmental way and speak openly about their needs.
We know the word infidelity, which has become synonymous with "sexual external relationship". But what does fidelity actually mean? Fidelity seems to come from the Latin verb "fidere", which means to trust. The word confide means to trust in or trust with. Fidelity represents one's ability to create and stick to the agreements within a relationship.
Proposing marriage is a reluctant behavior out of context with current economic, sexual, and technological realities.
Simply being heard and understood goes a long way toward regaining intimacy. Our job in relationships is to relate, which means validating our partner’s perspective and doing our best to understand it.
Stephen Duclos reflects on four silent intimacy killers--unseen symptoms that negatively impact a relationship: anxiety, resentment, absence of touch, and feeling responsibility for things that aren't your responsibility.