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An infographic featuring Kent Matthies, a Marriage & Family Therapist and Minister. The background is a vibrant purple with the text "mindfulness" in bold, turquoise letters. Below, there is a black and white image of Matthies in profile, manipulating a pendulum with a pair of scissors, symbolizing precision and balance. Text above him reads "TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE WITH MINDFULNESS-BASED THERAPY SERVICES: A JOURNEY FROM MINISTER TO MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST." The Council for Relationships logo is placed at the bottom right.

Transform Your Life with Mindfulness-Based Therapy Services

April 10, 2024

Embarking on the path to healing and self-discovery requires courage, understanding, and guidance. Mindfulness-based therapy services offer a unique approach, combining traditional therapeutic practices with mindfulness techniques to support individuals, couples, and families in finding a way to meet life’s challenges. In this blog, we delve into the story of Kent Matthies, a seasoned Unitarian…

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The image is a visually striking title graphic for a blog titled "Philadelphia Psychiatrist and Therapist Embracing Diverse Emotions" by Dr. Jennifer Trinh, associated with the Council for Relationships. It features abstract, wave-like patterns in shades of purple, blue, and white, flowing around and converging into the silhouettes of two human profiles facing in opposite directions. The design conveys a sense of fluidity and interconnectedness, symbolizing the complexity and range of human emotions. The text is clearly legible and arranged thoughtfully to balance the artwork, with the title in a larger, bold font and the author's name along with the organization's name in smaller text, anchoring the bottom of the image. This graphic is likely intended to capture the essence of the blog's theme, which is the exploration and acceptance of the wide array of human emotions.

Philadelphia Psychiatrist and Therapist Encourages Embracing Diverse Emotions

March 7, 2024

CFR is happy to have Dr. Jennifer Trinh, a psychiatrist and therapist from Philadelphia, as a valuable team member.  In this blog, Dr. Trinh discusses her medical and psychiatric training journey, emphasizing the role of cultural empathy in effective therapy. With a background from Temple University and the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Trinh’s…

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The image is a promotional graphic for a blog post, with a background photograph of a row of traditional brick townhouses that could be found in Philadelphia. In the foreground, there is a translucent overlay with text that reads "Philadelphia Therapist Embraces Spirituality in Counseling" in bold white letters. Below the headline, it states "A NEW BLOG" followed by the author's name "By L. Stewart Barbera Jr., PsyD, MSW" in smaller font. The text is arranged on a bright cyan-colored rectangle which contrasts with the background. The graphic is designed to be eye-catching and informative, likely intended for sharing on social media or a website to attract readers to the blog article.

Philadelphia Therapist Embraces Spirituality in Counseling

CFR is thrilled to have L. Stewart Barbera Jr., a Philadelphia therapist, as a valued member of our team. Read more about Stewart’s therapeutic approaches, goals, and training. Being a Therapist in the Philadelphia Area is a Tremendous Privilege I have used my social work and psychology background to work with kids, teens, and adults…

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Council for Relationships Marriage and Family Therapist in Philadelphia Gabrielle Hoang, MFT. She sees individuals, couples, and families. Gabrielle specializes in affair & infidelity, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, lgbtq+ issues, trauma, and women's issues. request an appointment today. www.councilforrelationships.org

Marriage and Family Therapist in Philadelphia Aspires to Empower

January 8, 2024

Finding a marriage and family therapist in Philadelphia or Wynnewood, Pennslyvania, who accepts new clients can be difficult. CFR is proud to have Staff Therapist Gabrielle Hoang, MFT, as a Council for Relationships (CFR) staff member. Gabrielle sees individuals, couples, and families virtually or in person. Read more about Gabrielle’s therapeutic approaches, goals, and training….

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Art Therapist Bethanne Frazer: An Invitation to Collaborate

Finding a Philadelphia art therapist who accepts new clients can be difficult. CFR is proud to have Staff Therapist Bethanne Frazer, MS, LPC, NCC, ATR-P, as a member of Council for Relationships (CFR). Bethanne sees individuals, couples, and families virtually or in person, offering both traditional talk therapy and art therapy. Read more about Bethanne’s…

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Pennsylvania Therapist Accepting New Clients: Jagkirpal Channa

November 9, 2023

Finding a Pennslyvania therapist who accepts new clients can be difficult. CFR is proud to have Staff Therapist Jagkirpal Channa, MFT, MS, as a member of our organization. Jagkirpal sees individuals, couples, and families virtually or in person. He is currently accepting new clients. Continue reading to learn more about Jagkirpal’s therapeutic approaches, goals, and training. Jagkirpal’s…

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Therapy That Can Teach You Forgiveness

September 25, 2023

We all know that the ability to forgive someone is a valued human trait. But dang is it hard to do. If you’re a human, then you’ve experienced a situation where you’ve been wronged by someone else (and vice versa). Most people want to be known as “forgiving,” but there are few manuals on how…

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A quote from CFR Staff Therapist Joanne Gonzales, MFT, stating, "“The goal of therapy is to help you feel comfortable in your skin and to gain control over your emotions, especially during times of high stress. Life is easy when your brain is firing on all cylinders, but if you are stuck in a cycle of distress or dysregulation, it can sometimes be overwhelming to just exist in this world. I want to bring you back to you.”

Philadelphia Therapist Accepting New Clients: Joanne Gonzales, MFT

September 13, 2023

Finding a Philadelphia therapist accepting new clients can be difficult. CFR is proud to have Staff Therapist Joanne Gonzales, MFT, as a member of our organization. Joanne sees patients virtually or in person and is currently accepting new clients. Continue reading to learn more about Joanne’s therapeutic approaches, goals, and training. Joanne’s journey to becoming…

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Philadelphia Therapist Accepting New Clients: Amy Leonard, MSW

July 5, 2023

Finding a Philadelphia therapist accepting new clients can be difficult. CFR is proud to have Staff Therapist Amy Leonard, MSW, as a member of our organization. Amy sees patients virtually or in person and is currently accepting new clients. Continue reading to learn more about Amy’s therapeutic approaches, goals, and training. Amy’s journey to becoming…

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

COVID-19 remains, for me, a unique experience. When the pandemic struck, it was a sudden, global, isolating, traumatic, and life-changing experience. We went into lockdown mode and the loss was huge. It disproportionately affected people of color. The grief and the recovery work are far from being over. I accepted the pandemic for what it…

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Philadelphia Therapist Accepting New Clients: Chimère G. Holmes

Finding a Philadelphia therapist accepting new clients can be difficult. CFR is proud to have Staff Therapist Chimère G. Holmes, MA, MSEd, LPC as a member of our organization. Chimère sees patients virtually and is currently accepting new clients. Continue reading to learn more about Chimère, her therapeutic approaches, goals, and training. Chimère’s journey to…

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The Case for Supporting Mental Health Nonprofits

April 28, 2023

Mental health care is essential, and we need all the advocates we can get. Now, you might be thinking, “But I’m not a therapist, a doctor, or even someone who knows a lot about mental health. How can I be an advocate?” Well, fear not, because being a mental health advocate does not require any…

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Portrait of Staff Therapist Sarafina Kietzman-Nicklin, MFT

Philadelphia Therapist Accepting New Patients: Sarafina Kietzman-Nicklin

Finding a Philadelphia therapist or Paoli, PA, therapist accepting new patients can be difficult. CFR is proud to have Staff Therapist Sarafina Kietzman-Nicklin, MFT, as a member of our organization. Sarafina sees patients virtually and at CFR’s University City Philadelphia office and Paoli, PA, office. She is currently accepting new patients. Continue reading to learn…

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CFR psychiatrist Doctor Michael Antzis profile picture

Philadelphia Psychiatrist Accepting New Patients: Dr. Michael Antzis

January 4, 2023

Finding a Philadelphia psychiatrist accepting new patients can be difficult. CFR is proud to welcome staff psychiatrist, Dr. Michael Antzis, to our organization. Dr. Antzis sees patients virtually and at CFR’s Center City Philadelphia office. He is currently accepting new patients. Continue reading to learn more about Dr. Antzis, his therapeutic approaches, goals, and training….

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Council for Relationships staff therapist Marissa Kos professional headshot

Therapist Near Me: Philadelphia’s Marissa Kos

December 6, 2022

Have you been wondering, “are there therapists near me”?  This month’s featured CFR therapist is Marissa Kos, MSW, RN. Marissa provides therapy at CFR’s Philadelphia’s Center City and University City offices, Bryn Mawr and Wynnewood, PA, offices, and also provides online therapy. Continue reading to learn more about Marissa, her therapeutic approaches, goals, and contact…

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Featured Therapist for August, Mike Butera

August 4, 2022

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is Mike Butera, MFT. Learn more about him in the below interview! What makes you unique as a therapist and as a person? I have a never-ending lust for learning about human nature that exists both inside and outside the…

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Featured Therapist for July, Courtney Ragin

July 7, 2022

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is Courtney Ragin, MFT. Learn more about her in the below interview! What do you consider to be the goal of therapy? How do you help your clients achieve their goals?  I believe that the goal of therapy is to…

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Featured Therapist for June, Danielle Silverman

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is Danielle Silverman, LCSW, MEd. Learn more about her in the below interview! What do you consider to be the goal of therapy? How do you help your clients achieve their goals? I think the goal of therapy is to…

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Featured Therapist for May, Remy Kurland

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is Remy Kurland, MEd, EdS, LAC. Learn more about her in the below interview! How would your clients describe you? I think my clients would describe me as someone who is compassionate and understanding, someone who makes sure that my…

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Portrait of Sonja Spanger, author of blogs such as "Navigating Self-Care in the Age of Social Media."

Featured Therapist for April, Sonja Spangler

April 7, 2022

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is Sonja Spangler, LSW. Learn more about her in the below interview! What makes you unique as a therapist and as a person? A quality of mine that I find unique is my sense of wonder. I have always been…

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Featured Therapist for February, Kimberly Holt

February 3, 2022

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is Kimberly Holt, MS, MFT. Learn more about her in the below interview! Why did you become a therapist? I have always loved people and enjoyed working in a helping role. I believe that we are created to be in…

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