Archive for the ‘Women’s Issues’ Category

7 Mar

Woman-founded in 1932

March 8th is International Women’s Day! Today we are honoring all the women (and trans and nonbinary folks) who show up as clients, practitioners, donors, students, board members, and administrators to make our work possible. Every year, thousands of women come to Council for Relationships… Read More

30 Oct

Survivors of Sexual Violence, We Believe You.

Kristine Seitz, MEd, MSW, LSW is a staff therapist at Council for Relationships Voorhees. She is a sexuality educator and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University.  CW: descriptions of sexual violence I believe survivors.  Period. End of Sentence.  End… Read More

13 Aug

My Message to Women: You do not have to suffer in silence

Elyse Stein Batoff, Psychologist, LMFT has years of experience working in the area of Women’s Psychological Health Services. She has offered the emotional support that has been needed by many women as they go through physical changes and issues ranging from infertility, pregnancy, postpartum depression,… Read More

12 May

Why I joined a group of clinicians devoted to Women’s Psychological Health Services

Staff Therapist Laurel Roe, MS CHR, MFT is one of over 20 clinicians in the Women's Psychological Health Services program at Council for Relationships. Read on to find out more about the services offered and why CFR staff members are honored to be a part of… Read More

20 Mar

Seeking: Balance in Relationships

Deb D’Arcangelo is CEO of Council for Relationships which provides therapy on a sliding fee scale and trains current and future therapists.   This Women’s History Month, we at Council for Relationships applaud the success of former Philadelphia activist Tarana Burke and her launching of… 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

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

9 May

An Open Letter From One Mother to Another

Dear Mother, I want to wish you a happy day.  No I’m not your child but I am so grateful for you and all that you do.  You see, I too am a mother.  I am a mother just like you.  But, what I want… Read More

2 Oct

For Anyone Who Loves Someone Struggling with Breast Cancer (or any illness)

It’s now officially October! Which means we’ll be seeing a flurry of pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. I’d like to take this opportunity to speak about the less visible fighters in the battle against this devastating disease, and really any major illness.… Read More

24 Jun

Thoughts on Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that can affect women after childbirth. Mothers who experience postpartum depression may have feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety, or exhaustion, and for up to 1 in 7 new moms, it may interfere with daily activities that include caring for… Read More