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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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Staff Therapist Priscilla Singleton Featured on Parent to Parent Podcast

November 29, 2022

September 30, 2022 | What does it mean to “set a boundary”? How are boundaries different from rules? The word “boundary” has been thrown around a good bit lately and today we are doing a deep dive into this word and how to apply it to our lives with Priscilla Singleton MSW, LMFT, LCSW. Priscilla…

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CFR Receives Pennsylvania Veteran’s Trust Fund Grant

October 12, 2022

Council for Relationships (CFR) received a $38,500 grant from the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Trust Fund to support CFR’s Operation Home and Healing (OHH). This grant will secure emergency aid for therapy services for veterans and their families, regardless of their ability to pay. Based on demand, CFR is on track to double the service members and…

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Staff Therapist Dr. Sara Corse featured on WebMD: When You’re a Lot Older (or Younger) Than Your Partner

June 12, 2022

June 12, 2022 | Here’s what Sean Barry knew from the start about Sarah: She owned a house. She managed a bustling coffee shop. She was assertive; on their first date, she asked a stranger at a bar to move over so the two could nab seats next to each other. So he was startled to…

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