Archive for the ‘Adolescents’ Category

27 Mar

Keeping College Admissions In Perspective

If you’re a senior in high school or the parent of a senior in high school, the end of March is more about college admissions than the beginning of spring. The recent college admissions scandal is just one example of how parents can become overwhelmed… Read More

20 Feb

Yes, Your Teenager Wants to Talk to You About Porn

Kristine Seitz, M.Ed, MSW, LSW is a sexuality educator and Licensed Social Worker who specializes in providing therapy to adolescents, adults, and young adults experiencing anxiety, communication and intimacy issues, depression, grief and loss, infidelity, relationship issues, sexual abuse, sexuality concerns, and trauma.  [caption id="attachment_7415" align="alignnone"… Read More

30 Jan

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

  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 experienced in divorce mediation and co-parenting.  Co-parenting is hard, especially if уоu have a contentious… Read More

20 Dec

The Lifelong Benefits of Military Family Life for Adult Children

At Council for Relationships, our Staff Therapists come from diverse backgrounds that have shaped their clinical practices. Staff Therapist Rita DeMaria, PhD, LMFT, CST spent her young life abroad in Japan, Ethiopia, and Turkey as her family moved around to accommodate her father’s military career.… Read More

3 Nov

November is National Adoption Month

November marks the annual celebration of adoption. This is something to be celebrated, but it’s also important to remember that adoption, especially for the adoptees, comes with an element of loss. Even in the best-case scenarios, adoptees will need support and guidance throughout their lives… Read More

25 Oct

How to Deal with Halloween Anxiety

Halloween is a time of frights, horror, and of course, candy.  Although goblins and ghouls can entice some, for many it can be a time of terror - not the good kind. For some, it can heighten anxiety that was present before the trick or… Read More

9 Oct

Why the Crisis of Teen Suicide Needs More Attention

We at Council for Relationships agree with Dr. Daniel Taylor’s article that ran in yesterday’s Philadelphia Inquirer. We appreciate all of the work that he and his colleagues at Drexel University School of Medicine and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children have done in this area,… 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

10 Feb

Depression: Fighting the Stigma

Two high school students recently wrote an article about their squashed efforts to bring mental health issues out into the open at their school. Their voice was heard by The New York Times, which both printed and published the article "Depressed, But Not Ashamed" online.… Read More

8 May

How to Have an Effective Family Meeting

Our families are the foundations on which our children build their self-esteem and their mental and emotional health. The acceptance they experience and the love they see in their family’s eyes reflect an image for them as the young self develops. Having family meetings can… Read More