Blog

23 Sep

Know Your Self: Self-care

You are the instrument of your own success. No matter your goal, you cannot achieve it, and you definitely cannot enjoy it, if you are burnt out! Burnout comes in many forms, but signs include fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, overwhelm, hopelessness, lack of desire for pleasure,… Read More

15 Sep

From the Annals of Medical Family Therapy: How You Argue Can be Bad for Your Health

The connection between emotions and health has long been a subject of interest in the field of psychotherapy. The connection between psyche and soma has occupied some of the greatest thinkers and contributors to the field with very little fruitful explanation or positive outcome for… Read More

14 Sep

Know Your Stress: Get Organized, Stress Beating Tips for Parents and Families

Life’s demands can be overwhelming, especially during the transition back to school. These simple tips can help create more order and less chaos in your brain and in your life. I have separated these tips into two posts: Know Your Stress: Get Organized and a… Read More

7 Sep

Kindergarten Wall, A poem about children and stress

Children are amazing little seeds that will someday grow into wise and sturdy trees. Parents, teachers, and therapists are some of the most helpful resources and advocates for today’s children. With so much going on in the world, so many expectations in school, and abundant… Read More

31 Aug

Meet Briana Bogue, MFT, our Featured Therapist for September!

Hello! I am Briana Bogue, Staff Therapist at Council For Relationships working in our Center City office. I am a hard-working, pizza-loving, meditation-practicing therapist with a passion for learning. I am a Villanova alum, which makes me a 2016 National Champion (though I do not… Read More

20 Jul

Healing Moral Injury – Four Steps That Help

War demands that people do things that are far outside of civilian life.  The ethics, rules and moral code of everyday life are suspended so that the goals of completing a mission and bringing battle buddies home safely can be accomplished.  A returning warrior’s inner… Read More

13 Jul

This means opening our hearts; A how-to guide

In Dallas this week the President asked us all to open our hearts to one another.  He asked us to remember that each person brings their own inner story to the stories of protest and violence we’ve experienced, seen or heard about this past week. It’s… Read More

12 Jul

The Hidden Wound of Moral Injury After War

Iraqi war vet, Tyler Budreu wrote “They say war is hell but I say it’s the foyer to hell.  I say coming home is hell, and hell ain’t got no coordinates.”  (in Packing Inferno) What could lead Budreu to say this?  In the past few… Read More

30 Jun

Thank you for joining us at the Dr. Emily Hartshorne Mudd Award Reception!

Many thanks to everyone who joined us for the Dr. Emily Hartshorne Mudd Award Reception on June 8th, 2016. We raised funds in support of our mission to provide counseling services to those who need them, regardless of ability to pay, and were pleased to… Read More

16 Jun

Welcoming our new Staff Therapist, Briana Bogue

We are delighted to welcome Briana to our staff at our Center City office! Briana is a hard-working, pizza-loving, meditation-practicing therapist with a passion for learning. Her dream job (besides the one she has now) is to be a spy or an archeologist. She is… Read More