Who We Are

Council for Relationships is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people from all walks of life improve their important relationships by providing exemplary therapy, educating and training clinicians in the family systems approach, and advancing the behavioral health field through research.

More than 60 therapists and psychiatrists at 10 offices and community-based locations in the Greater Philadelphia Area provide counseling to individuals, couples, and families. More than 50 clinical interns provide counseling on a sliding fee scale through CFR’s clinician education programs.

We are committed to providing quality therapy services to all regardless of ability to pay. We operate on a sliding fee scale and one-third of our clients receive counseling services at low- or no-fee.

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45 Trauma-informed care organizations gather to brainstorm applications of Transcending Trauma Project research

March 20, 2018 | On Wednesday, March 14th, 55 individuals representing more than 45 organizations gathered at Thomas Jefferson University… Read More

CFR Faculty Dr. Ken Covelman Teaches Course on Psychological Issues in Genetic Counseling

This article was originally published in its entirety on Thomas Jefferson University’s blog.    March 16, 2018 | Genetic testing is… Read More

US District Court for the Eastern District of PA Recognizes Council for Relationships’ Work with STAR Program

March 14, 2018 | The US District Court for the Eastern District of PA recognized Council for Relationships for its work… Read More


21 Mar

The benefits of “faking calm” when you feel angry

March Featured Therapist Ellen Mishel, MSS, LSW, MFT specializes in helping parents improve their parenting skills and relationships with their children…. Read More

20 Mar

How to help your daughter find her voice

  “Strong Voice, Full Heart” is a mother-daughter empowerment workshop organized through Council for Relationships’ Community Partnership Initiative (CPI). Dr…. Read More

20 Mar

Seeking: Balance in Relationships

Deb D’Arcangelo is CEO of Council for Relationships which provides therapy on a sliding fee scale and trains current and… Read More