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 Therapist Kenneth Maguire, PsyD quoted in Philly Voice

Our Staff Therapist lended his expertise to an article about the early stages of dating during the holidays. Read it… Read More

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


20 Dec

Fostering an Open-Hearted Relationship

The heart is an amazing organ. Whether you are a cardiac surgeon fascinated by its physiology or an athlete dedicated… 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