Archive for the ‘General’ Category

7 Nov

Impact Spotlight: Community Partnerships Initiative

The Community Partnerships Initiative (CPI) aims to provide counseling services to underserved communities in the Greater Philadelphia Area. CPI increases access and eliminates barriers underserved communities face by offering free on-site counseling services in convenient locations throughout the community. Through CPI, Council for Relationships has… Read More

9 Sep

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day 

Today we are reminded that we all have a role to play in suicide prevention. #BeThe1To make a difference; stepping forward and reaching out can help save lives.   If you think someone might be considering suicide, there are 5 steps that you can take:   1. Ask … Read More

1 Aug

This Month’s Featured Therapist, Lynne Raju

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists on the blog. This month's Featured Therapist Lynne Raju, MS, LMFT, joined our staff in early 2019. Get to know more about Lynne in the interview below! Tell us a little about what makes… Read More

30 Jul

Understanding Post-Partum Depression

Dr. Jane Summers is the Medical Director at Council for Relationships, and founding Director of Women's Psychological Health Services. Having specialized in women’s behavioral health throughout her career, Dr. Summers' approach prioritizes understanding the unique issues that effect the emotional health of women such as… Read More

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