Archive for the ‘Therapy’ Category

28 Nov

Introducing December’s Featured Therapist, Alishia Kalos, PsyD

Every month, Council for Relationships highlights one of our staff therapists on the blog. December’s Featured Therapist Alishia Kalos is a licensed psychologist experienced in addressing couples' sexual and relational concerns as well as helping clients manage major health-related changes like chronic illness. Check out the interview… Read More

7 Nov

The End of an Era in Family Therapy – Remembering Dr. Salvadore Minuchin

[caption id="attachment_6541" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo Credit: Susan Farley for The New York Times[/caption] With the passing of Salvadore Minuchin, M.D. last week, the field of family therapy lost a giant who helped define the field. Dr. Minuchin was a pioneer who pushed the boundaries and… Read More

2 Nov

When is it Time to See a Therapist?

Tracey Tanenbaum is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Staff Therapist at Council for Relationships. She also serves as the Community Partnership Initiative Clinical Specialist.  When is it time to start seeing a therapist? The answer to that question will vary for each individual. In this… Read More

1 Nov

Introducing November’s Featured Therapist: Adam Goodman, JD, MFT

Every month, Council for Relationships highlights one of our staff therapists on the blog. November's Featured Therapist Adam Goodman is a therapist and a licensed attorney. In addition to depression and anxiety, his expertise includes helping professionals in high-pressure careers, career counseling and couples counseling. Check out… Read More

25 Oct

How to Deal with Halloween Anxiety

Halloween is a time of frights, horror, and of course, candy.  Although goblins and ghouls can entice some, for many it can be a time of terror - not the good kind. For some, it can heighten anxiety that was present before the trick or… Read More

24 Oct

What to Expect When Meeting a Therapist for the First Time

The idea of starting therapy can incite all kinds of different emotions--fear, excitement, trepidation, or relief. Perhaps you are in the midst of a significant life change; a breakup, a job loss, or a location change. Such transitions may evoke stress but can also be… 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

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

1 Oct

Getting to know October’s Featured Therapist Cassie Stiffler, MFT

Every month, Council for Relationships highlights one of our staff therapists on the blog. Read our interview below with October's Featured Therapist Cassie Stiffler, MFT. Tell us a little about what makes you unique as a therapist and person: First and foremost, I am a… Read More