Archive for the ‘Life Transitions’ Category

18 Apr

College students are feeling more anxious and depressed–How can we do better?

Staff Therapist Ryan McMillian, MDiv, MFT  is skilled at guiding clients through transitions and personal losses including: unfavorable diagnosis, loss of job, estranged relationships, and death. Ryan is trained in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT).   When I was a sophomore in college, two of my peers committed… Read More

5 Jan

Planning a Wedding? Here’s Why You Should Go to Premarital Counseling

Wanda Sevey, MDiv, LMFT helps individuals, couples, and families with communication and relationship skill building. She is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and highly skilled at coping with stress, anxiety, and depression. You just announced your marriage engagement. Congratulations! As you prepare for your wedding, be sure… Read More

26 Dec

Six Reasons You Should Go to Therapy This Year

Staff Therapist Ryan McMillian, DMin, MFT specializes in moving individuals and couples out of "stuck points." Read on for his advice on how to have your best year yet.     The New Year is here, so it’s time for the annual review. Any goals left incomplete… Read More

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

Like Great Wine, Sex Can Get Better with Age: Strategies for Satisfying Sex Throughout Your Entire Life

Staff Therapist Dr. Alishia Kalos is a licensed psychologist with specialized experience in addressing sexual and relational concerns such as intimacy, communication, desire, arousal, satisfaction, pain, relationship contract negotiation, unusual sexual interests, and sexual behavior challenges. Alishia sees clients at our Center City and Paoli… 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

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

2 Nov

When is it Time to See a Therapist?

Tracey Tanenbaum is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Staff Therapist at Council for Relationships. She also serves as the Community Partnership Initiative Clinical Specialist.  When is it time to start seeing a therapist? The answer to that question will vary for each individual. In this… Read More

21 Apr

Positive Child-Parent Bonds Lead to More Positive Caregiving for Aging Survivors

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Last week we observed Holocaust Remembrance Day. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the liberation by the Allied Armies of the Auschwitz and Dachau concentration camps. To mark this day we are sharing observations made by the Transcending Trauma Project (TTP) team from the… Read More

4 Feb

How I get through my January Malaise

I sent my second college age daughter back to school last Sunday and I’m feeling SAD; you? Every year around this time, after the holiday fun and festivities, the extra boost of love and warmth from being surrounded by friends and family has ended, I… Read More