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Therapist Near Me: Philadelphia’s Marissa Kos

December 6, 2022

Have you been wondering, “are there therapists near me”?  This month’s featured CFR therapist is Marissa Kos, MSW, RN. Marissa provides therapy at CFR’s Philadelphia’s Center City and University City…

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Going “Home” for the Holidays

November 14, 2022

For some of us, including me, the phrase “going home for the holidays” invites anxiety, dread, and avoidance. Every year I struggle to decide what to do for Thanksgiving. The…

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Featured Therapist for November, Jenny Sandler

November 10, 2022

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is Jenny Sandler, LCSW. Learn more about them in the below interview! What makes you…

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Benefits of Mindfulness on Women’s Health

October 17, 2022

Many often do not think about it, but our mood and life experiences play an essential role in our health. Our mood and life stressors can negatively impact our health…

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Featured Therapist for October, Daniella Bonhomme

October 10, 2022

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is Daniella Bonhomme, MFT. Learn more about her in the below interview! What makes you…

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What Is Expressive Arts Therapy?

September 15, 2022

As a therapist who specializes in expressive arts, I often get confused looks.  I know what art is, I know what expressive means, but expressive arts? What is that? Expressive…

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Featured Therapist for September, Bebe Martinez

September 1, 2022

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is Bebe Martinez, MA, MSW, LSW. Learn more about her in the below interview! What…

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Relational Landscapes

August 18, 2022

As a therapist trained in family systems, I am always entangled in the relational world of the clients that I guide and support. My meditation on the word “relationship” has…

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Featured Therapist for August, Mike Butera

August 4, 2022

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is Mike Butera, MFT. Learn more about him in the below interview! What makes you…

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Mind, Body, and Soul Care

July 21, 2022

In a busy world, it can be challenging to remember to pause and take inventory of how you’re doing emotionally and mentally. With endless to-do lists and constant overstimulation from…

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Featured Therapist for July, Courtney Ragin

July 7, 2022

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is Courtney Ragin, MFT. Learn more about her in the below interview! What do you…

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Permission for Pleasure

As summer weather quickly approaches, there are a few things that come to mind: sun, sand, and sex. There is something inherently erotic about hot summer nights, sunbaked skin and…

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Summer Slow Down

School’s out (or about to be) for Summer! And that means warmer weather, more daylight, rushing kids around to camps, and hopefully some vacations with friends and family. Summer can…

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Featured Therapist for June, Danielle Silverman

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is Danielle Silverman, LCSW, MEd. Learn more about her in the below interview! What do…

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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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Featured Therapist for May, Remy Kurland

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is Remy Kurland, MEd, EdS, LAC. Learn more about her in the below interview! How…

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Reflections on the Holocaust and the War in Ukraine from the Perspective of a Grandchild of Holocaust Survivors

April 28, 2022

Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is Thursday, April 28, 2022. For several decades, the Transcending Trauma Project (TTP) has been researching the effects of the Holocaust on survivor families….

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A Lesson from Buddhism (and the Seasons)

April 21, 2022

It’s that time of year when, if you squint your eyes, you can see little green buds on the tips of the trees. What looks like a green haze on…

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Featured Therapist for April, Sonja Spangler

April 7, 2022

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is Sonja Spangler, LSW. Learn more about her in the below interview! What makes you…

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Help! I’m a Clergy Person and I’m Feeling Ill-Equipped to Handle the Emotional, Spiritual, and Mental Demands of Serving the Congregation in 2022

Can I hear an AMEN!     If you have served as a priest, pastor, rabbi, or other member of the clergy in these past two years, you have been on…

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The Great Resignation, the Great “Rethink,” and What Happens Next

The last couple of years have been, from a mental health point of view, pretty much of a perfect storm: extremes of polarization and breakdown in our political process and…

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