Who We Are

Council for Relationships is a community-based nonprofit counseling organization that provides a unique combination of comprehensive services, education and research that help people understand, respect, and improve the quality of the important relationships in their lives.

Over 70 therapists and psychiatrists at 9 offices and community-based locations in the Greater Philadelphia area provide counseling to families, couples, and individuals. More than 60 clinical interns per year enrolled in Council’s clinician education programs provide counseling on a sliding fee scale.

We are committed to providing quality service to all those in need, regardless of background and ability to pay.

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Staff Psychologist Heather Pederson is Editor of Fall 2015 The Family Psychologist

Heather Pederson, Ph.D., a Staff Psychologist at Council for Relationships, is Editor of The Family Psychologist, a publication of the Society… Read More

Staff Therapist George James has new TEDx Talk

Staff Therapist George James recently completed a TEDx Talk  at Villanova University with his wife, Candace Peterson-James, entitled “Much Given,… Read More

Thomas Jefferson University and Council for Relationships Launch Medical Family Therapy Program

Jefferson College of Health Professions is now accepting applications for a 12-month, 12-credit post-graduate certificate in medical family therapy. The… Read More


10 Oct

Happily Ever After Requires Hard Work

You meet the right person and fall in love, you marry and live happily ever after… Or do you? Finding… Read More

18 Aug

Tips For Keeping That Summer Feeling

Every August I wish I could make summer last just a little longer. During my recent week at the shore… Read More