Archive for the ‘PTSD’ Category

7 Mar

Woman-founded in 1932

March 8th is International Women’s Day! Today we are honoring all the women (and trans and nonbinary folks) who show up as clients, practitioners, donors, students, board members, and administrators to make our work possible. Every year, thousands of women come to Council for Relationships… Read More

17 Jul

Everything you need to know about CFR’s Online Therapy

  Who is a good candidate? At Council for Relationships, we believe that everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives. Every year, our therapists help thousands of clients live their best lives by helping them improve their important relationships. Our Online… Read More

7 Dec

Dealing with Trauma in the Wake of #MeToo

Tracey Tanenbaum is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Staff Therapist at Council for Relationships. She also serves as the Clinical Specialist of the Community Partnerships Initiative.  In early October, numerous women came forward and accused Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Allegations ranged from… Read More

9 Nov

A Clinical Perspective on Treatment of Vietnam Veterans

[caption id="attachment_6498" align="alignnone" width="800"] Image: National Park Service[/caption]   The Vietnam War, a documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick details the "epic story of one of the most controversial events in American history.” In a Washington Post podcast, Ken Burns stated:  “I do not… Read More

16 Oct

I Have A Message for You: Holocaust Survivors Recount Messages from their Parents

In the video, “I Have A Message for You,” Klara, who survived the Holocaust as a young French woman hidden in Belgium, narrates a powerful story about her father and the impact of parental messages on survivors. Klara, her father, and her boyfriend were on… Read More

3 Oct

Coping with the Las Vegas Shooting: How to Respond When We Feel Powerless

It was the first thing we heard yesterday when we woke up here in Eastern Standard Time.  There had been another mass shooting, this time in Las Vegas at an outdoor music festival. It was the worst shooting in our national history, said the news. After the devastation… Read More

3 Oct

Practicing Everyday Self-Care in the Wake of Tragedy

Once again, we are in shock at the capacity of a human being to damage and kill other people—and there is nothing comprehensible about such carnage. The many feelings you may feel at a time like this—shock, anger, sadness, horror, fear, hopelessness—can easily lead to… Read More

3 Oct

Processing Emotions and Connecting with Community After a Mass Shooting

I personally have never experienced trauma related to gun violence. But, the emotion I feel each time this happens is hopelessness. Our society has adopted a certain performance mechanism to these acts of terror—we awaken with shock and horror, but quickly bury these emotions. Instead,… Read More

3 Oct

Coping with the News of a Mass Shooting: Fighting Fear with Love

Waking up in the aftermath of a tragedy is jarring. This morning, I reached for my phone alarm, but before I could press snooze, I was startled by the number of texts from my friends and family. A CNN alert proclaimed a mass shooting. I… Read More

23 Aug

What an Eclipse and Therapy Have in Common

A commentator said of Monday’s eclipse, “Everyone was just a person with something in common at that moment.”  At Council for Relationships, we know that the need for therapy is something that everyone has in common – either at certain points in life or on… Read More