Processing Emotions and Connecting with Community After a Mass Shooting

May 25, 2022

I personally have never experienced trauma related to gun violence. But, the emotion I feel each time this happens is hopelessness. Our society has adopted a certain performance mechanism to…

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How CFR Therapy Changed a Life and Inspired a Powerful Art Series

February 7, 2022

If you live or work in Philadelphia, then you probably recognize the work of area artist Amberella. Her hearts can be found all over the city with short, yet powerful…

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Holocaust Memorial Day

April 17, 2020

Submitted by Bea Hollander-Goldfein Ph.D. LMFT – Director, Transcending Trauma Project and Nancy Isserman – Co-Director. Transcending Trauma Project Holocaust Memorial Day will be commemorated this year on April 21….

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How Would You Help a Friend, Family Member, or Loved One Who is Struggling?

March 10, 2020

We will be sharing stories over the next few weeks that resemble actual mental health struggles that people face every day.   Your co-worker confides in you about issues he’s…

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Impact Spotlight: Operation Home and Healing

December 19, 2019

Council for Relationships’ Operation Home and Healing provides counseling and services for veterans, active service members, and their families. CFR’s specially trained therapists help veterans and their families to heal…

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Impact Spotlight: Community Partnerships Initiative

November 7, 2019

The Community Partnerships Initiative (CPI) aims to provide counseling services to underserved communities in the Greater Philadelphia Area. CPI increases access and eliminates barriers underserved communities face by offering free…

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Donor Spotlight: Patti Owens

October 9, 2019

Patti Owens is a gracious donor, Chair of Council for Relationships Board , and an active proponent for the importance of maintaining healthy relationships. Read on to learn more about…

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September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day 

September 9, 2019

Today we are reminded that we all have a role to play in suicide prevention. #BeThe1To make a difference; stepping forward and reaching out can help save lives.   If you think…

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Our Message this Mother’s Day

May 9, 2019

In honor of Mother’s day, we’re reflecting on the women who do the hardest job in the world. With the announcement of the birth of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s…

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It’s time to talk about mental health

May 1, 2019

May is Mental Health Awareness Month Many people hesitate to talk about their mental health struggles openly. Because of the stigma attached to mental health, they may fear judgment or…

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Workshop Review: Therapeutic Posture: Maximizing Treatment Success within the Attachment Based Alliance

April 3, 2019

Last month, Council for Relationships’ Professional Development Program offered a workshop to help behavioral health professionals enhance the therapeutic alliance, specifically the therapeutic bond. Attachment theory provides one of the…

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Woman-Founded in 1932

March 7, 2019

March is Women’s History Month and Council for Relationships (CFR) is celebrating 90 years of Marriage & Family Therapy, the legacy of Dr. Emily Mudd, and honoring all the women (trans…

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What We Learned at CFR’s On the Table Philly Conversation: “Relating in a Divided World”

November 13, 2018
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What do a white male UCC pastor, a black female sex educator, and a white female cultural consultant have in common? Though this sounds like the beginning of a tasteless…

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Everything you need to know about CFR’s Online Therapy

July 17, 2018

  Who is a good candidate? At Council for Relationships, we believe that everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives. Every year, our therapists help thousands…

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You are not alone. Help is available.

June 10, 2018

Depression and anxiety can be invisible or have very few outside symptoms, and those who are depressed or anxious often do not speak up or seek help. Check in with…

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Co-Parenting After Divorce: How to Set Aside Differences and Support Your Kids

January 30, 2018

  This blog was originally published on Counsel Philadelphia and is re-posted here with the author’s permission.  Adam Goodman is a former Staff Therapist at Council for Relationships and a licensed attorney…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): How to Keep the Winter Blues Away

December 7, 2017

Adam Goodman is a former Staff Therapist at Council for Relationships and a licensed attorney.   Every year as Thanksgiving passes and Christmas creeps up, many people start to notice a…

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When to See a Couples Therapist

November 9, 2017

This blog post was originally published on Counsel Philadelphia and is shared here with the author’s permission. Your relationship may seem like its been in trouble for a while.  It…

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Introducing November’s Featured Therapist: Adam Goodman, JD, MFT

November 1, 2017

Every month, Council for Relationships highlights one of our staff therapists on the blog. November’s Featured Therapist Adam Goodman is a therapist and a licensed attorney. In addition to depression and anxiety,…

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What an Eclipse and Therapy Have in Common

August 23, 2017

A commentator said of Monday’s eclipse, “Everyone was just a person with something in common at that moment.”  At Council for Relationships, we know that the need for therapy is…

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Overcoming Emotional Distance from Your Lover

July 5, 2017

By Sammi Nguyen When your relationship settles into a long-term routine, you might find that a queasy feeling of distance has grown up between you and your lover when you…

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