Home > About Us


Council for Relationships, a preeminent non-profit counseling, education and research center, was founded in 1932 as Marriage Council of Philadelphia, and remains the oldest relationship counseling and training center in the country. We provide services for individuals, couples, children and families at fourteen locations throughout the Delaware Valley. 

Council for Relationships' diverse staff specializes in areas such as:

  • couples/marital therapy 
  • anger management 
  • anxiety 
  • depression 
  • separation/divorce, blended families, parenting, co-parenting after divorce 
  • issues related to gender roles 
  • LGBT concerns 
  • sex therapy, sex addiction

Our staff includes top psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, other mental health providers and clergy. We offer our counseling services on a sliding fee basis to individuals, couples, children and families in hopes of bringing happier and healthier lives to our clients. We also offer a variety of skills-based relationship educational programs on such topics as:

  • Anger Management 
  • Couples Communication 
  • Relationship Skills 
  • Sexual Enrichment 
  • Life Skills for Teens 
  • Co-Parenting After Divorce 
  • Support Groups 

Council for Relationships is proud to partner with the following organizations:

  • African American Healthy Marriage Initiative
  • American Red Cross
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Coalition for Marriage, Couple & Family Education
  • EducationWorks
  • Esperanza
  • Family Forum
  • Hispanic Clergy of Philadelphia
  • MS Society
  • Operation Home and Healing
  • People's Emergency Center
  • Progressive Business Publications
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Progressive Business Publications Philanthropy
  • Project H.O.M.E.
  • Teach for America
  • The Consortium
  • The Liberty Center
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Salvation Army
  • University of Pennsylvania's Education Opportunity Center

About Our Fees
CFR senior clinicians set their own fees, generally ranging from $100 to $175 per session. The agency also offers sliding-scale and low-fee clinical care with our talented interns. We do not require insurance. If you would like to use out-of-network benefits, please check with your insurance company about the policies and process you need to follow for reimbursement. We will gladly provide a statement for all services you receive at CFR. Payment is due at time of service.

CFR Experts in the Media

Every week, CFR's experts offer advice in the media on a variety of topics. See all media highlights.

Relationship Checkup
3 Sessions for only $99

Our Relationship Checkup is a unique 3-session program, which provides a comprehensive assessment of relationship strengths and weaknesses, a structure for improving communication skills and balance within the relationship.

Click here to learn more and make your appointment.

Make an appointment

Take the next step. Partner with one of our caring professionals.

Or, contact us directly at (215) 382-6680
or by filling out our online form

Support our mission

It's as simple as:

making your online purchases through our Amazon.com link
or making a quick tax-deductible donation through our secure online payment system

Either way, thanks for helping us help people live their best lives.