Author Archive: Wanda Sevey, MDiv, LMFT

5 Jan

Planning a Wedding? Here’s Why You Should Go to Premarital Counseling

Wanda Sevey, MDiv, LMFT helps individuals, couples, and families with communication and relationship skill building. She is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and highly skilled at coping with stress, anxiety, and depression. You just announced your marriage engagement. Congratulations! As you prepare for your wedding, be sure… Read More

11 Dec

How to Find Joy, the Lasting Happiness

Wanda Sevey, MDiv, LMFT helps individuals, couples, and families with communication and relationship skill building. She is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and highly skilled at coping with stress, anxiety, and depression. Years ago, a wise friend advised me, “Don’t let anyone take away your joy.” I… Read More

20 Nov

How to Deal with “Smonday” Stress

Do you ever have a great weekend only to end up feeling super low on Sunday evening? This experience is so common that it’s become an unofficial syndrome, the "Sunday Saddies" or "Sunday Scaries." Recently when someone on Facebook asked, “Does anyone else hate the… Read More

16 Nov

Ways to Practice Gratitude Without a Gratitude Journal

Are you feeling more worried lately? Have you experienced a drop in the number of pleasurable experiences you have? Are you feeling all around less positive than last year? You’re not alone. A recent Gallup Poll indicates that in the past year many Americans have… Read More

3 Oct

Coping with the Las Vegas Shooting: How to Respond When We Feel Powerless

It was the first thing we heard yesterday when we woke up here in Eastern Standard Time.  There had been another mass shooting, this time in Las Vegas at an outdoor music festival. It was the worst shooting in our national history, said the news. After the devastation… Read More

27 Dec

Getting Through January: Self-Care Apps to Help You Feel Happier in the Winter Months

Nothing feels as long as the months between the holidays and the sunshine of spring. Cloudy days, dark afternoons and bare trees call for making self-care a priority more than ever.  If a winter cruise is out of the question, here is a tool kit… Read More

22 Dec

A Guide to the Holidays for Imperfect Families

  Wanda Sevey, MDiv, LMFT is a staff therapist and office director at Council’s Voorhees and Lawrenceville, New Jersey offices. She also teaches in the Post Graduate Program and is the Director of Clergy Training. It’s okay to admit that your family is not perfect. Even… Read More

14 Dec

Tips on practicing good communication

Staff Therapist Wanda Sevey, MDiv, LFT is skilled at helping individuals, couples, and families with communication and relationship skill building; LGBT issues; reducing and coping with stress; sex issues for couples and individuals;recovery from affairs; and anxiety and depression. “They taught us how to square dance in school… Read More

1 Dec

Why Most Relationship Problems Can’t Be Solved

Relationships naturally ebb and flow. Even for the most intimate and closest of partners, communication can break down and devolve into conflict, leading to resentment and stress. How do you keep love alive even when you disagree? You probably have a few regular issues in your relationship… Read More

1 Dec

Meet Wanda Sevey, MDiv, LMFT, Featured Staff Therapist for December

Every month, Council for Relationships highlights one of our staff therapists on the blog. Read our interview below with December's Featured Therapist Wanda Sevey, MDiv, LMFT. Why are relationships important? I think that being in relationships is baked into our existence as human beings. When… Read More