Archive for the ‘General’ Category

31 Mar

Loss, Acceptance and Action During COVID-19

As I’ve been talking with patients, family and friends online over the past 2 weeks, I’ve come to realize we are all experiencing loss of some kind, both individually and collectively.  We have a shared experience that as of March 2020, our world has changed.  This looks… Read More

17 Mar

Coping with COVID-19

The outbreak of the infectious disease COVID-19 is causing individuals and communities high levels of distress and anxiety. You are not alone if you feel some degree of anxiety as we cannot fully anticipate how the current pandemic will evolve and how it may affect… Read More

19 Dec

Impact Spotlight: Operation Home and Healing

Council for Relationships' Operation Home and Healing provides counseling and services for veterans, active service members, and their families. CFR's specially trained therapists help veterans and their families to heal and become better partners, parents, and family members. CFR has been involved in training and… Read More

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