July 31, 2024, is the deadline to apply for CFR’s Fall 2024 Postgraduate Certificate Program cohort in Marriage & Family Therapy and Clergy track. Apply here.

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CFR Staff Therapist Chimère G. Holmes was a Guest on Her Story with Kathy Romano

June 12, 2024

June 12, 2024 | CFR Staff Therapist Chimère G. Holmes, MA, MSEd, LPC, was featured on 93.3 WMMR. Chimère was a guest on the show, Her Story with Kathy Romano. We encourage you to listen and share the show. To request an appointment with Chimère G. Holmes, contact her via the form on her biography….

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CFR Staff Therapist Meghan Rydzewski Featured in The Wildest

June 7, 2024

June 7, 2024 | CFR Staff Therapist Meghan Rydzewski, MFT, was featured in The Wildest. Meghan spoke with journalist Maggie Langer for Maggie’s article, “Are You Guilty of Using Your Dog as an Excuse to Stay Home?” We encourage you to read and share the article. To request an appointment with Meghan Rydzewski, visit her…

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CFR Staff Therapist Meghan Rydzewski Featured in The Wildest

April 17, 2024

April 17, 2024 | CFR Staff Therapist Meghan Rydzewski, MFT, was featured in The Wildest. Meghan spoke with journalist Maggie Langer for Maggie’s article, “So, You and Your Partner Want to Live Together—But Your Pets Don’t.” We encourage you to read and share the article. To request an appointment with Meghan Rydzewski, visit her biography….

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CFR Staff Therapist Allen-Michael Lewis Featured on Heal Your Roots Podcast

January 17, 2024

January 17, 2024 | CFR Staff Therapist and Director of Clinical Internships Allen-Michael Lewis was a guest on the Heal Your Roots podcast episode, Unveiling Patterns: Understanding Family Dynamics. You can listen to the podcast episode below or on YouTube or Vimeo. Remember to like, rate, and subscribe to the Heal Your Roots podcast. Attention…

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CFR Awarded $20,000 to Expand Access to MFT Training Program

January 9, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CFR Awarded $20,000 to expand access to its Postgraduate Certificate Program in Marriage & Family Therapy for members of the clergy.  January 4, 2024 | The Council for Relationships (CFR) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $20,000 grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. This generous funding…

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CFR Statement on the Terrorist Attacks and Ongoing Violence in Israel

October 11, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CFR condemns the violence taking place in Israel, calls for the promotion of peace, and urges support for those impacted by trauma now and in the future. October 12, 2023 | In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks and ongoing violent events in Israel, Council for Relationships (CFR) extends our heartfelt…

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Council for Relationships Announces the Appointment of Four New Board Members

October 5, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New board members bring a diverse set of expertise and experiences and a common passion for increasing access to the highest quality mental health services.  October 6, 2023 | Philadelphia-based mental health non-profit organization, Council for Relationships (CFR), is proud to welcome the following four new members to its Board of Directors:…

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Statement on the Shooting Death of Eddie Irizarry

September 29, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement on the Shooting Death of Eddie Irizarry September 29, 2023 | Earlier this week, charges were dismissed in municipal court against a former Philadelphia Police Officer who shot and killed Eddie Irizarry. Mr. Irizarry was sitting in his car at the time of the shooting. We see the pain of the…

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CFR Named “Best Couples Therapy” by Discussing Psychology

August 15, 2023

August 16, 2023 | Council for Relationships is honored to have been named a “Best for Couples Therapy” by Discussing Psychology. Discussing Psychology had the following to say CFR: This innovative platform provides quality therapy focused on fostering healthy relationships. To learn more about this honor, and to review the winners of their other therapy…

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CFR Staff Therapist Mike Butera Featured in Fatherly

August 10, 2023

August 11, 2023 | CFR Staff Therapist Mike Butera, MFT, was featured in the recent Fatherly article, “The ‘Criticize-Defend’ Cycle Can Ruin Relationships. Here’s How To Escape” by Jeremy Brown. Give it a read. Mike sees clients in person and online. To request an appointment, you can reach him at mbutera@councilforrelationships.org or (215) 382-6680 ext. 4346….

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CFR Staff Therapist Dr. Sara J. Corse Featured in Glam

August 9, 2023

August 9, 2023 | CFR’s Director of Community Partnerships Initiative (CPI) and Staff Therapist Dr. Sara J. Corse, was featured in the recent Glam article titled, “Myths About Power Imbalances In Age-Gap Relationships, Debunked” by Brie Schmidt. Give it a read. Kristine sees clients in person and online. To set up an appointment, you can…

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CFR Staff Therapist Kristine Seitz Featured in AskMen

August 4, 2023

August 4, 2023 | CFR’s Staff Therapist Kristine Seitz, MEd, MSW, LSW, was featured in the recent AskMen article titled, “Common Dating Mistakes Men Make in the First Few Dates” by Maddie Simone. Give it a read. Kristine sees clients in person and online. To set up an appointment, you can reach her at kseitz@councilforrelationships.org…

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CFR Awarded $39,600 to Expand Emergency Aid & Access to Mental Health Resources for Veterans & Their Families

August 1, 2023

For immediate release.  August 1, 2023 | Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro has awarded Council for Relationships (CFR) a $39,600 grant through the Veterans’ Trust Fund to expand emergency aid and access to mental health resources for Veterans and their families through CFR’s program, Operation Home & Healing (OHH).   CFR’s therapists aim to help service members, veterans,…

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CFR Named a “Top Nonprofit” by Open Counseling

July 20, 2023

July 27, 2023 | Council for Relationships is honored to have been named a “Top Nonprofit” by Open Counseling. Open Counseling had the following to say about organizations being named a “Top Nonprofit”: Each year we grant Top Non-Profit Badges to agencies based on these criteria: Consistently accepting clients Offering a wide range of services…

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CFR Named “Best for Culturally Inclusive Sex Therapy” by Verywell Mind

July 12, 2023

July 12, 2023 | Council for Relationships is honored to have been named “Best for Culturally Inclusive Sex Therapy” by Verywell Mind. Verywell Mind described CFR as, “a nonprofit mental health provider offering sex and relationship therapy to culturally diverse individuals and couples, the Council for Relationships has clinicians working across 45 treatment areas as well as…

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Statement on the SCOTUS Decision on Affirmative Action

July 6, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement on the SCOTUS Decision on Affirmative Action Philadelphia, PA, July 6, 2023 | In light of the last week’s United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina to end the right to consider race in…

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CFR Awarded $15,000 Grant from The Austelle Foundation

June 26, 2023

For immediate release.  June 26, 2023 | The Austelle Foundation has awarded Council for Relationships (CFR) a $15,000 grant to provide counseling to Veterans and their families through CFR’s program, Operation Home & Healing (OHH).   “The support from the Austelle Foundation allows OHH to actively participate in the Delaware Valley Veterans Consortium and reach out…

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CFR Staff Therapist Kathy Klein Featured in Philadelphia Magazine

June 13, 2023

June 3, 2023 | CFR’s Staff Therapist Kathy Klein, MSEd, MSW, LSW was featured in the recent Philadelphia Magazine article titled, “Thank You for Sharing: How a New Crop of Social Media Sleuthing Groups Aims to Combat the Liars, Cheaters, and Abusers of the Dating World” by Shaunice Ajiwe. Give it a read. Kathy sees clients…

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CFR Director of Clinical Internships Allen-Michael Lewis Joined The Business-y Podcast

June 5, 2023

June 1, 2023 | CFR’s Director of Clinical Internships and Staff Therapist Allen-Michael Lewis, LMFT, AS, was a guest on The Business-y Podcast with Tatiana Ryann. Allen-Michael sees clients in person and online. To set up an appointment, you can reach him at alewis@councilforrelationships.org or (215) 382-6680 ext. 4206. Attention members of the media: To…

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CFR Chief Clinical Officer Emma Steiner in The Philadelphia Inquirer

February 14, 2023

February 9, 2023 | CFR’s Chief Clinical Officer and Staff Therapist Emma Steiner was interviewed by Henry Savage for his Philadelphia Inquirer article, “The Best Way to Break Up with Someone, According to Philly Relationship Experts.” Emma Steiner, MSW, MFT, LCSW, is Council for Relationships’ Chief Clinical Officer and a Staff Therapist. She currently sees clients…

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Staff Therapist Chimère Holmes Joined Marc Lamont Hill on The Grio

December 21, 2022

December 20, 2022| CFR Staff Therapist Chimère G. Holmes joined Marc Lamont Hill on The Grio to speak on mental health and suicide as people are still processing the tragic passing of Stephen “tWitch” Boss. Chimère G. Holmes, MA, MSEd, LPC, is a CFR Staff Therapist. She currently sees clients via online therapy.. To set…

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