Archive for the ‘Trauma’ Category

2 Jan

What We Can Learn From Bruce Springsteen

William Coffey is a staff therapist at Council for Relationships' Center City and Voorhees, NJ offices.  I first saw Bruce Springsteen, aka The Boss, in October 1974 in the gymnasium of West Chester College, now West Chester University. This was a full year before he… Read More

25 Jun

Hope and Healing After Loss by Suicide

Staff Therapist Sarah Bauer, MS, MFT specializes in helping clients who are experiencing domestic violence, trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Sarah uses a systemic approach to help people reach their goals and reconnect with the people in their lives. In this blog… Read More

15 Mar

A Therapist’s Guide to Speaking Your Truth in #MeToo

Briana Bogue, MFT is a Staff Therapist at our Center City office. She specializes in trauma-informed therapy work with couples, families, and young adults on a number of issues: depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship problems, and grief. Content warning: abuse and sexual assault   "What… Read More

27 Feb

Discovering Transformative Family Narratives

 Bea Hollander-Goldfein, PhD, LMFT is a clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist with over 30 years of experience. Her expertise includes trauma, marital/relationship conflict, sexual dysfunction, and infertility and adoption. Dr. Hollander-Goldfein is also the Director of the Transcending Trauma Project. "To thine own self… 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

27 Jan

Holding Life and the Reality of Death on this International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, is an international memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust that resulted in the annihilation of six million European Jews as well as millions of others by the Nazi Regime during WWII. The day was designated by the United… Read More

19 Dec

An Empty Seat at the Table: Grief at the Holidays

Dr. Michele Marsh is a licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist at our Center City location. Dr. Marsh’s specialty areas include trauma, sexuality throughout the life cycle, sexual abuse, affairs, depression and anxiety, parenting issues, and loss and grief.   Sparkling lights, candles in the… Read More

7 Dec

Dealing with Trauma in the Wake of #MeToo

Tracey Tanenbaum is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Staff Therapist at Council for Relationships. She also serves as the Clinical Specialist of the Community Partnerships Initiative.  In early October, numerous women came forward and accused Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Allegations ranged from… Read More

17 Nov

How to Talk to Your Children about Public Catastrophes

This post was written by Kenneth Covelman, Ph.D., Director of Masters in Family Therapy Program, Council for Relationships and Thomas Jefferson University. It was originally published on the TJU blog and re-posted here with the author's permission.  In the age of social media and the… Read More

9 Nov

A Clinical Perspective on Treatment of Vietnam Veterans

[caption id="attachment_6498" align="alignnone" width="800"] Image: National Park Service[/caption]   The Vietnam War, a documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick details the "epic story of one of the most controversial events in American history.” In a Washington Post podcast, Ken Burns stated:  “I do not… Read More