Archive for the ‘Therapeutic Relationship’ Category

1 Mar

Introducing Featured Staff Therapist Allen-Michael Lewis

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists on the blog. This month's Featured Therapist Allen-Michael Lewis joined our staff in 2018. Get to know more about Allen in the interview below! What do you consider to be the goal of therapy? For… Read More

1 Aug

Meet August’s Featured Staff Therapist, Elyse Stein Batoff

Every month, Council for Relationships highlights one of our Staff Therapists on the Expert Voices blog. Elyse Stein Batoff, MA, LMFT was named this month's featured Staff Therapist. Learn more about Elyse in the quick introduction below. If you are interested in therapy with Elyse, request an appointment today.… 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

16 May

Why I recommend “puzzle piece dating” to my single clients

  Akilah J. Pierre, MFT is a Staff Therapist at our University City office and this month's Featured Therapist. Ms. Pierre is particularly skilled at working with clients to improve their self-esteem and self-worth, heal from trauma, and cultivate intimacy in their relationships. Read on for the dating… Read More

12 Feb

What is Racial Trauma and How to Practice Radical Self-Care

Dr. Charles Muorah has successfully helped clients resolve sexual abuse trauma, cultural, racial and other kinds of trauma. He uses narrative approach to process with the client coping strategies, adaptation and resiliency before, during and after the experience. Racism generates a lot of tension, stress,… 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

19 Mar

National Social Work Month: The Work That We Do

For the past 12 years, I have been a social worker. I started out working in North Philly at an alternative school for students who were expelled from public schools. It remains one of the best jobs I have had since graduating. I truly loved… Read More

4 Jun

The Power of the Personal

The New York Times recently published a short but hopeful essay, "Transference? I'll Take It", by Michelle Huneven about a successful  round of therapy that eventually led her to falling in love and getting married. As a relationship therapist, I often think about the relationships… Read More

23 Apr

What Therapists Wish Their Clients Knew

Before clients commit to therapy, they may want to talk to the clinician prior to coming in to ask a few questions. They may ask, "What kind of therapy do you do?", "Have you dealt with this problem before?", or "Can I reach you in… Read More

28 Feb

True Courage: Coming to Therapy

I often say to my patients, particularly to those who feel embarrassed seeking help, "Only the strong people come to therapy." And I mean that. These people are brave enough to look at themselves and their roles in relationships. This kind of introspection, coupled with… Read More