FAQs

How do I make an appointment?

Call Client Care at 215-382-6680 ext. 1 or submit an online intake form here. We’ll return your confidential call or online submission within two business days.

How will I find the right therapist for me?

We’ll ask you to answer a few brief questions, and then we’ll determine which office and clinician will be best for you.

What is the cost?

We offer a sliding fee scale and no one is ever turned away due to financial limitations. You can read more about fees here.

Are there certain problems that you don’t treat?

While we do not treat individuals in active addiction or couples with active violence/abuse, we can refer you to other resources or assist you in conjunction with or after addiction/abuse treatment.

What should I expect when working with an intern?

CFR interns are enrolled in one of two programs:

  1. The Post Graduate Certificate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy is one of the nation’s premier training programs for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). Three tracks are offered: Clinical, Clergy, and Sex Therapy. The majority of students in this program have many years of prior experience as social workers, case managers, or other mental health professionals.
  2. The Master’s Degree in Family Therapy program, which is a partnership between CFR and Thomas Jefferson University. These students have Bachelor’s degrees in related fields and many already have professional experience prior to enrolling in the program.

Both of these programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

Interns are closely supervised by senior level CFR therapists. They meet with supervisors for several hours a week to discuss their work and also to review recordings of their sessions.  CFR believes that clients receive the best treatment from their interns when their sessions are recorded and viewed in supervision.  Interns discuss this option with all of their clients, who can then opt in if they choose to.  Recordings are treated with the utmost care, protected as required by law, and deleted following review in supervision.

CFR takes a systemic approach to counseling, meaning that we understand the issues that people bring to therapy in the context of their relationships with significant people in their lives. Often the success of therapy for individuals includes engaging a member of the family or the client’s support network. If appropriate, interns will talk with their clients about inviting others with whom they have important relationships in to therapy with them.

CFR interns provide therapy on a sliding fee scale. Fees are set based on income and no one is turned away due to financial limitations. You can read more about the sliding fee scale here.