Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

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

19 Dec

An Empty Seat at the Table: Grief at the Holidays

Dr. Michele Marsh is a licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist at our Center City location. Dr. Marsh’s specialty areas include trauma, sexuality throughout the life cycle, sexual abuse, affairs, depression and anxiety, parenting issues, and loss and grief.   Sparkling lights, candles in the… Read More

18 Dec

Supporting Family and Friends in Recovery This Holiday Season

Bill Coffey, MSS, LCSW is a Staff Therapist at our Center City and Voorhees, New Jersey locations. Bill has decades of experience working with individuals, couples, and families in recovery. ‘Tis the season to be full of cheer, happiness and food! For most people, the… Read More

18 Dec

Inter-Generational Holiday Celebrations: A Guide For Adult Children and Their Parents

Staff Therapist Susan Neumann Gordon, LSW, MBA, has extensive experience with individuals, couples and families in life transitions, relationships between parents and adult children, and couples' conflict resolution and communication skills.  During the season of joy and light, we may have high hopes for family togetherness… Read More

17 Nov

How to Talk to Your Children about Public Catastrophes

This post was written by Kenneth Covelman, Ph.D., Director of Masters in Family Therapy Program, Council for Relationships and Thomas Jefferson University. It was originally published on the TJU blog and re-posted here with the author's permission.  In the age of social media and the… 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

3 Oct

Coping with the Las Vegas Shooting: How to Talk to Your Kids

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What About the Children? Ben King and Laurel Roe, staff therapists at CFR, share their insights below on how to talk to your kids about the shooting in Las Vegas this week. “I am so upset that my children are growing up in this world.” … Read More

23 Aug

What an Eclipse and Therapy Have in Common

A commentator said of Monday’s eclipse, “Everyone was just a person with something in common at that moment.”  At Council for Relationships, we know that the need for therapy is something that everyone has in common – either at certain points in life or on… Read More

5 Jul

Overcoming Emotional Distance from Your Lover

By Sammi Nguyen When your relationship settles into a long-term routine, you might find that a queasy feeling of distance has grown up between you and your lover when you weren’t looking, or that trivial disagreement over washing the dishes escalates in no time flat… Read More

26 Jun

Empowering Minds Globally

By Tracey Tanenbaum  Last year Council for Relationships kicked off what will hopefully be a lasting annual tradition. We inaugurated an award in honor of CFR’s founder. Dr. Emily Hartshorne Mudd was a feminist and change agent, committed to bettering the lives of couples and… Read More