Archive for the ‘Marriage’ Category

21 Nov

Michelle and Barack: The Perfect Imperfect Love Story

Dr. Michele Marsh is a licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist at Council for Relationships' Center City Office. Dr. Marsh is also the Director of the Sex Therapy Track in the Master's in Family Therapy Program in partnership with Thomas Jefferson University. Pictures of President… Read More

13 Aug

My Message to Women: You do not have to suffer in silence

Elyse Stein Batoff, Psychologist, LMFT has years of experience working in the area of Women’s Psychological Health Services. She has offered the emotional support that has been needed by many women as they go through physical changes and issues ranging from infertility, pregnancy, postpartum depression,… 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

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

1 Dec

Why Most Relationship Problems Can’t Be Solved

Relationships naturally ebb and flow. Even for the most intimate and closest of partners, communication can break down and devolve into conflict, leading to resentment and stress. How do you keep love alive even when you disagree? You probably have a few regular issues in your relationship… Read More

10 Oct

Happily Ever After Requires Hard Work

Staff Therapist Dr. Rita DeMaria, PhD, LMFT, CST specializes in working with individuals and couples who are struggling with relationship, marital and sexual issues.    You meet the right person and fall in love, you marry and live happily ever after… Or do you? Finding… Read More

30 Apr

9 Communication Tips for Couples

Your greatest contribution to effective communication is clarity, focus, and non-­defensiveness; your second greatest is support for your partner in providing the same. Here are some specific tips: Take responsibility for yourself. When you have an issue, speak up. Don't expect your partner to guess… Read More

27 Feb

A Couples Therapist’s Guide to Enhancing Intimacy

Intimacy is at the heart of a strong relationship, and sex in a loving relationship should be the physical embodiment of intimacy that comes from a place of love and connection. Intimacy can be cultivated in many ways, such as spending quality time together, enjoying… Read More

13 Feb

Love and Marriage: Sex and Sensuality are Keys to Success

Dr. Rita DeMaria is a staff therapist and Director of Healthy Relationships and Wellness at Council for Relationships. With Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s a perfect time for couples to assess the sensuality and intimacy levels in their relationship. Many couples put their intimate sensual… Read More

2 Feb

Tune Out Technology and Tune Into Love

As technology and culture evolve, environmental distractions abound.  Individuals are becoming connected to the digital world at a mind-blowing pace with innumerable opportunities for entertainment and social connection through one’s cell phone or other digital device.  This is often seen gazing out across a busy… Read More