Founded in 1998,  Brookside Counseling prides itself on providing the highest quality clinical care for mental health and counseling services on the South Shore of Boston.  Brookside is frequently recognized by many primary care physicians as the first referral choice for many of their patients.   Using integrative therapies, solution focused care, cognitive behavior therapy, and family systems therapy, Brookside staff carefully assess and treat your difficulties. We provide marriage counseling services to help restore intimacy and connection, working with couples who have had conflict, distance and infidelity in their relationships. We provide a comprehensive treatment plan, tailored to your specific needs and designed for you to successfully reach your goals.   We work closely with schools, family members and physicians whenever appropriate.

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ANXIETY AND MOOD DISORDERS

  • Gain skills to understand and successfully resolve depression utilizing CBT, mindfulness exercises and medication management when necessary.

  • Manage the debilitating symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) utilizing CBT and homework.

  • Learn to cope with panic and anxiety by identifying stressors and triggers and creating a habit of calm.

ADDICTIONS

  • Change problematic alcohol and drug use

  • Overcome behavioral addictions including gambling, sex and love , pornography

  • Incorporate family support in addiction recovery

CHILD/ ADOLESCENT BEHAVIOR

  • Learn how to solve behavior problems and build self-esteem

  • Identify and treat ADHD and other learning problems

  • Learn skills for parenting your challenging child

MARRIAGE/RELATIONSHIP

  • Reestablish connection in your marriage.

  • Improve listening, communication and problem solving.

  • Restore intimacy and healthy sexuality in your relationship.

  • Decide when to leave a relationship, when to stay.

 

FAMILY TRANSITIONS

  • Deal with divorce and grief

  • Make new relationship choices to change negative patterns

  • Introduce a new partner into the family

  • Blend families with a step-parent

AGING AND HEALTH ISSUES

  • Care for a loved one with chronic illness or dementia

  • Help reduce depression and anxiety in later years