Now More Than Ever, We Need to Empty Our Emotional Jugs

February 3, 2022

The past two years of the pandemic have flooded many of us with more feelings than we have capacity for, which has led to a lot of feelings spilling out. We have all experienced the spillage of those emotions. Maybe our fuses feel shorter, or we are crying more, or maybe we are drinking more…

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A White Therapist’s Thoughts on Change

Change. What leads to change? As therapists this is a question many of us have considered deeply in our professional development. Students at Council for Relationships write their final paper on their theory of change because we believe that it is so foundational to their growth as therapists. We all know that it is hard…

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Helping Our Brains Heal with EMDR

February 10, 2020

Emma Steiner, MSW, MFT, LCSW, works with individuals and couples at our University City office. Read on to learn about EMDR and Emma’s experience with this form of therapy.  Recently, I joined 14 of my Council colleagues at the first weekend of EMDR training. EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is an information processing…

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The Fidget Spinner Spin

Are you asking yourself, what is a fidget spinner? Don’t feel bad if you are, I had to google it too.  While that might mean that we both live under rocks, a fidget spinner is basically the newest iteration of a tool for doing something that most of us do already.  It is a plastic…

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Getting to know May’s Featured Therapist, Emma Steiner, MSW, LCSW

Every month, Council for Relationships highlights one of our staff therapists on the blog. May’s Featured Therapist Emma Steiner, MSW, LCSW wears many hats at Council for Relationships. Read more in our interview below.  What is your role at Council for Relationships? In addition to being a therapist, I am also the Associate Director of…

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Fall: A Season of Change and Transitioning

November 6, 2014

Fall is here. Although television commercials have been announcing the return of Fall since mid-summer, it is finally undeniable that the season is changing. This change can mean a lot of different things for different people. For those who love the summer, it may be sad to think of it coming to an end, while…

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