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.
The Boston Center for Relationship Education provides workshops that help you learn skills to communicate more effectively with loved ones. For more information, click below:
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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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.
Sexually wise people seem to be less concerned with frequency of sex and perceived sexual competence and more interested in the planning of and conversations about sex.
In every couple, there is a desire discrepancy, with one person in the relationship wanting either more frequent or more adventurous sex. When that gap between distancer and pursuer is wide enough, then this constitutes a kind of ongoing disagreement that can end a relationship.
In our first 2017 episode of the podcast Under the Covers, Stephanie Wallace and I talk about dating. We define dating as the period of time between searching for a new partner and defining the relationship either as exclusive or as part of an open relationship. Stephanie and I provide a bunch of dating gems for people looking to explore dating, including the following:
Being cold, and then warming our bodies through the process of sex, can be very exciting, and provide a stage for anticipating sex when winter comes.