Archive for the ‘General’ Category

21 May

Saying Goodbye to Game of Thrones: Dealing with Disappointment and Endings

Michele Southworth, JD, LMFT is a senior staff therapist at Council for Relationships University City.  Image Credit: Macall B. Polay/HBO Sunday night, after eight seasons and 73 episodes, we said our goodbyes to the surviving Stark siblings and other survivors of the Battle of Kings… Read More

2 May

Meet Courtney Bradis, May’s Featured Therapist

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists on the blog. This month's Featured Therapist Courtney Bradis, MFT, joined our staff in 2018. Get to know more about Courtney in the interview below! Why did you decide to become a therapist/what drew… Read More

14 Feb

Psychology and Spirituality Can Go Hand-in-Hand When Addressing Mental Health

Ryan McMillian is a Staff Therapist and alum of our Post Graduate Certificate Program for members of the clergy. Here, Ryan responds to the philly.com article "Her religion made her mental illness worse. Then it saved her." [caption id="attachment_9531" align="alignnone" width="766"] iStock[/caption] The stigma surrounding… Read More

1 Feb

Introducing Featured Therapist Alexander Coleman

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists on the blog. This month's Featured Therapist Alexander Coleman is a graduate of our Post-Graduate Certificate Program. Get to know more about Alexander in the interview below!   What makes you unique as a… Read More

27 Nov

What They Don’t Tell You About Growing Up

Lisa Handler, PhD, MFT joined Council for Relationships in 2018 after completing the Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Read on for her reflections on what they don't tell you about growing up. What they don’t understand about birthdays and what they never tell… Read More

13 Nov

What We Learned at CFR’s On the Table Philly Conversation: “Relating in a Divided World”

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What do a white male UCC pastor, a black female sex educator, and a white female cultural consultant have in common? Though this sounds like the beginning of a tasteless joke, it is actually the setup for Council For Relationships’ On The Table Philly event… Read More

1 Nov

November Featured Therapist, Lisa Handler

Lisa Handler, PhD, MFT joined Council for Relationships in 2018 after completing the Post-Graduate Certificate Program. Learn more about Lisa's background and approach in the intro below.  Tell us a little about what makes you unique as a therapist and person. I grew up in Southern… Read More

30 Oct

Survivors of Sexual Violence, We Believe You.

Kristine Seitz, MEd, MSW, LSW is a staff therapist at Council for Relationships Voorhees. She is a sexuality educator and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University.  CW: descriptions of sexual violence I believe survivors.  Period. End of Sentence.  End… Read More

22 Oct

Enoughness: How will you know when you are enough?

Sarah Epstein, MFT is a staff therapist at Council for Relationships Center City. This blog was originally posted on her website and is republished here with her permission. Pick a metric. Academic success, thinness, dating prowess, job prestige, marriageability, fertility, athleticism… the list goes on… Read More

1 Oct

Introducing Featured Therapist Sarah Epstein, MFT

Sarah Epstein, MFT is a graduate of our Master's in Family Therapy Program in partnership with Thomas Jefferson University, and a part time staff therapist at Council for Relationships Center City. Learn more about Sarah in our brief interview below.   What do you consider… Read More