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 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 ability to pay.

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Council’s Staff Therapist Dr. George James appointed to the Mayor’s Commission on African American Males

Council congratulates Staff Therapist George James for his recent appointment to the Mayor’s Commission on African American Males (MCAAM). MCAAM… Read More

Council Staff Therapist Rita DeMaria featured in Philly Voice article

Council’s Staff Therapist Rita DeMaria provides insight into why some couples start to look alike as they get older. Click here… Read More

Council Staff Therapist Emma Steiner interviewed in Generocity article

Council Staff Therapist Emma Steiner weighs in on providing mental health services for immigrants and refugees in Philadelphia through a… Read More


17 Jul

Couples and Conflict Resolution

By John McWilliams Do you know what you and your partner are really arguing about? Recently, a couple began to… Read More

5 Jul

Overcoming Emotional Distance from Your Lover

By Sammi Nguyen When your relationship settles into a long-term routine, you might find that a queasy feeling of distance… Read More