Archive for the ‘Relationships’ Category

22 Oct

How to Talk to Loved Ones with Differing Political Opinions

As the 2020 presidential election draws near, and during a time when the world seems more divided than ever, families may experience an uptick in challenging and stressful conversations. Often, when families gather together, politics become a topic many shy away from. This, in part,… Read More

17 Sep

Helping Couples Thrive During COVID-19: How Affection and Desire Eases Fear

The pandemic is creating unique challenges for couples, even those with happy relationships. What does it mean to thrive during difficult and fearful times? With so much uncertainty as we watch and hear about the numbers of people whose lives are at stake, and many… Read More

16 Mar

The Suit of Shame: How did I put it on?

Your sense of self, personal dignity, and relationship boundaries matter: how to transform social shame and reestablish your worth. One of the most beautiful qualities one has is the ability to communicate. Communication is self-revelation. It is self-leadership. It therefore has to do with the… Read More

14 May

What Is Sex Therapy?

This blog was originally posted at YourTango and is reposted here with permissions. Here's how to tell if sex therapy is right for you. How many people have you known who confided in you that they went to a sex therapist or were considering sex… Read More

1 May

It’s time to talk about mental health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month Many people hesitate to talk about their mental health struggles openly. Because of the stigma attached to mental health, they may fear judgment or discrimination if they speak up. When people have to suffer in private, the isolation causes… Read More

22 Feb

Responding to Insult with Wisdom

Click here to watch a short video synopsis of the following post.  Does a week go by when we don’t experience some sort of insult, snide comment, or disapproving glare from family members, friends, or coworkers? The question is: how do we stand up tall and… Read More

30 Oct

What is the Intersystem Approach to Therapy?

Dr. Rita DeMaria is a staff therapist, office director, and director of Healthy Relationships and Wellness Programs at Council for Relationships.  The Intersystem Approach is an integrative and dialectical meta-framework, which explores how individuals, couples, family systems and communities are functioning in their relationships with… Read More

4 Sep

Dr. Rita DeMaria, September’s Featured Therapist

Every month, Council for Relationships highlights one of our Staff Therapists on the Expert Voices blog. Rita DeMaria, PhD, LMFT, CST was named this month's featured Staff Therapist. Learn more about Dr. DeMaria in the quick introduction below. If you are interested in therapy with her, request… Read More

17 Jul

The Power of Connection and Community

Caitlin Rice, MSS, LCSW has years of experience supporting families coping with stress and chronic illness and working with parents of children with special needs. She has facilitated groups for individuals in these trying situations and has seen their immense healing power. Read on to learn… Read More

20 Mar

How to help your daughter find her voice

“Strong Voice, Full Heart” is a mother-daughter empowerment workshop organized through Council for Relationships’ Community Partnership Initiative (CPI). Dr. Sara Corse, Director of CPI, reflects on how mothers can empower their daughters to find their voice and embrace their power. Empowerment. It is the process of… Read More