Community Partnerships Initiative

CPI brings therapy to clients who need it most, but experience barriers to access. Free, on-site services are offered in collaboration with our partner agencies.

What We Do

CPI helps individuals and families heal from trauma, improve mental and emotional wellbeing, and re-establish healthy relationships through collaborative partnerships. We eliminate common barriers to receiving mental health care by offering on-site, no-cost therapeutic services that are responsive to client and agency needs throughout the greater Philadelphia area.

Individual, couple, and family therapy is available, as well as group interventions for adults, children, teens, and families. The therapeutic focus of our work includes grief and loss, trauma, parenting, relationship challenges, and recovery from mental illness and substance abuse.

As part of the CPI mission, CFR staff therapists support the training and capacity-building goals of our community partners by offering workshops, consultation, crisis response, and guidance for the partner agency staff.

How to Work with CPI

There are multiple ways of working with CPI:

  • Strategic partners work with CPI to plan, design, and fundraise for a dedicated on-site CFR therapist at their organization
  • On-site placement partners host one or more CFR interns to provide therapy at their organization
  • Liaison partners work with CPI staff to create a smooth process for referring their clients to CFR’s low fee therapy services
  • CPI also provides crisis response interventions, workshops, and groups on an a-la-carte basis

Don’t see what you’re looking for? We’re happy to talk to you about working together to tailor a program that meets your unique needs.

To learn more about our work with community partners, contact Dr. Sara Corse, Director of Community Partnerships Initiative.

Meet our Team

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