Low Fee Therapy

Council for Relationships is committed to offering high-quality therapy services for all, regardless of ability to pay. We offer a sliding fee scale based on income and no one is turned away due to financial limitations.


CFR interns provide therapy for $15 to $45 per hour. Low fee sessions are intended to provide access to counseling for those who aren’t able to otherwise afford it. If there is a waiting list for services, verification of income may be required.

Fees to see an intern are generally lower than co-pays, therefore CFR does not provide statements for reimbursement to insurance companies for Low Fee Therapy. Payment for low fee therapy can be made by cash or check.

Therapy Services

Low fee therapy clients work with CFR interns who 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 each week to discuss their work and 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 out if they choose. Recordings are treated with the utmost care, protected as required by law, and deleted following review in supervision.

Systemic Therapy

At Council for Relationships we have provided treatment to thousands of individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds and facing a wide variety of challenges. Our extensive experience and research shows that often the therapy process can be helped when other family members or loved ones are involved.

Our therapy process begins with developing a customized treatment plan and goals. When we think it is clinically appropriate, we may ask you to invite a family member or loved one into your therapy in order to facilitate your care. Because this a collaborative model you are always free to say yes or no. We will be checking in with you as your therapy proceeds to make sure we are working effectively to reach your goals.


To request an appointment, please visit this page. To discuss our services, please contact our Client Care team at 215-382-6680 ext. 1.