Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

18 Feb

Help for Young Adults with Autism and Their Families

Having been around autistic young people since my youngest son was born with the disorder nearly 20 years ago, I recently began conducting small social groups for young men with autism. Our goals are simple: to provide a safe space for young adults with social… Read More

22 Oct

How to Talk to Loved Ones with Differing Political Opinions

As the 2020 presidential election draws near, and during a time when the world seems more divided than ever, families may experience an uptick in challenging and stressful conversations. Often, when families gather together, politics become a topic many shy away from. This, in part,… Read More

28 Jul

When Your Loved One is a First Responder

As the daughter of an emergency room nurse, I write this with an empathic heart to all families and individuals dealing with the current COVID-19 epidemic. It’s especially stressful for those who have family members who are first responders; medical personnel, police officers, rescuers, military… Read More

26 Nov

How to Handle Thanksgiving Among Family Members with Different Political Views

Amy Jones, MSW, MFT, LSW, works with individuals, couples, and families at our University City and Paoli offices. Read on to learn her approach and tips for dealing with family members with different political views during Thanksgiving. Amy Jones also provided her professional opinion on… Read More

22 Nov

Maintaining Recovery During the Holidays: Tips to Prevent a Relapse

For many people the holiday season is a joyous and festive time of year. Family gatherings, parties, and other seasonal activities call for us to eat, drink, and be merry. However, for people in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction, the holidays aren’t always so… Read More

21 Aug

Back to School on the Right Foot

Lynne Raju, MS, LMFT works with parents and children in Exton, Pennsylvania. Read on to learn how to prepare your children for a prosperous school year.  Children will be back to school soon. This can be a stressful time for them because it means new… Read More

26 Jun

How to Cope with Mental Illness as a Family

Kathy Meline, M.Ed., MFT works collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families in Voorhees, New Jersey. Read on to learn more about her personal experience with mental illness in the family.    Earlier this month, my family participated in the second annual Move for Mental Health… Read More

2 Jan

What We Can Learn From Bruce Springsteen

William Coffey is a staff therapist at Council for Relationships' Center City and Voorhees, NJ offices.  I first saw Bruce Springsteen, aka The Boss, in October 1974 in the gymnasium of West Chester College, now West Chester University. This was a full year before he… Read More

21 Nov

Michelle and Barack: The Perfect Imperfect Love Story

Dr. Michele Marsh is a licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist at Council for Relationships' Center City Office. Dr. Marsh is also the Director of the Sex Therapy Track in the Master's in Family Therapy Program in partnership with Thomas Jefferson University. Pictures of President… Read More

30 Oct

What is the Intersystem Approach to Therapy?

Dr. Rita DeMaria is a staff therapist, office director, and director of Healthy Relationships and Wellness Programs at Council for Relationships.  The Intersystem Approach is an integrative and dialectical meta-framework, which explores how individuals, couples, family systems and communities are functioning in their relationships with… Read More