Dr. George James, Chief Innovation Officer, featured on NBC News Now: Schools Use Covid Funding to Invest In Mental Health Programs

November 16, 2021

November 16, 2021 | Licensed marriage and family therapist, Dr. George James, joins News NOW to discuss a new push to bring more mental health resources to the classroom and the ways we should be treating ourselves and others as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch the full interview on NBC News Now George…

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Staff Therapist Dr. Kenneth Covelman featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Home DNA Tests Can Lead to Shock and Trauma, But Mental Health Resources Are Scarce

October 28, 2021

October 28, 2021 | 1 in 5 Americans has spit in a tube and learned that their ancestors hailed from Greece or they have a cousin in Texas. But DNA tests can also dig up family secrets, such as an affair or insemination. Gina Daniel took a MyHeritage DNA test in 2018 hoping to find out…

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Staff Therapist Tracey Tanenbaum featured in Princeton University Migration Reporting: Supporting the Mental Health of Afghan Migrants Requires Cultural Humility, Deliberate Pacing, and Willingness to Listen

October 28, 2021

October 28, 2021 | The Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center identifies three stages for the refugee experience: preflight, flight, and resettlement. Each stage can incur mental health conditions in refugee populations, with common diagnoses including PTSD, depression, and major anxiety. As Afghan evacuees rapidly move through these stages, supporting their mental health is crucial. According to…

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Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. George James, featured on NBC News Now: How to Prioritize Mental Health at Work, on Social Media

October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021 | Licensed marriage and family therapist Dr. George James joins News NOW to explain how to prioritize mental health through work burnout and potentially harmful social media trends. Watch the full interview on NBC News Now George James, Jr., PsyD, LMFT is a Senior Staff Therapist at our University City and Blue Bell Offices. He currently sees clients…

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Dr. George James, Chief Innovation Officer, featured on CNBC: Don’t Let Fear and Anxiety Ruin Your Financial Life. These Strategies Can Help You Stay on Track.

September 9, 2021

September 9, 2021 | Chassity Jackson is worried about her financial future. While the 42-year-old Air Force veteran is financially secure now, that wasn’t always the case. Two years ago, she was living in a car with her 11-year-old son, suffering from anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. “I didn’t know where my next meal was…

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A Time of Transition at Council for Relationships

September 2, 2021

Along with the seasonal changes we will be experiencing as fall rolls in, CFR is also undergoing a time of transition. Deb D’Arcangelo is leaving her role as Chief Executive Officer after more than six years with CFR to return to working in her hometown of Trenton, NJ. As a result of Deb’s leadership, CFR…

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Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. George James, featured on NBC News Now: Why Black Women Are Experiencing More Burnout During Pandemic and Racial Reckoning

August 26, 2021

August 26, 2021 | Following the decisions of high-profile athletes, like Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles, to step back from competition to prioritize their mental health, thousands of supporters took to social media to applaud those bold decisions. Marriage and family therapist at the Council for Relationships, Dr. George James, joins News NOW to explain…

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Dr. George James, Chief Innovation Officer, featured on CNBC: Money Disagreements Can Destroy Families. Here’s How to Prevent That from Happening.

August 25, 2021

August 25, 2021 | Arguments over money can ruin relationships. To be sure, families will not always agree on all financial matters. It is how you handle the situation that counts. “Money is emotional,” said licensed marriage and family therapist Dr. George James, chief innovation officer and senior staff therapist at the non-profit Council for Relationships….

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Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. George James, featured on FOX 29: How to Deal with End of Summer Anxiety as Season Nears End

August 23, 2021

August 23, 2021 | Dr. George James joins Good Day Philadelphia in discussing how to cope with end of summer anxiety. Watch the full interview on FOX 29 George James, Jr., PsyD, LMFT is a Senior Staff Therapist at our University City and Blue Bell Offices. He currently sees clients via online therapy. To set up an appointment, you can reach him at gjames@councilforrelationships.org or 215-382-6680…

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Dr. George James, Chief Innovation Officer, featured on FOX 29: 3 Things Parents and Teachers Should Be Doing to Prepare for The Upcoming School Year

August 20, 2021

August 20, 2021 | What should parents and teachers do if they feel overwhelmed? Therapist Dr. George James joins FOX 29 News at 5 to explain. Watch the full interview on FOX 29 George James, Jr., PsyD, LMFT is a Senior Staff Therapist at our University City and Blue Bell Offices. He currently sees clients via online therapy. To set up an appointment, you…

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CFR Board Updates

August 19, 2021

Council for Relationships welcomes new board members, Krystal Dillard & Emmy Miller. Krystal Dillard is Co-Director of Natural Creativity Center, Germantown’s Self-Directed Education Center. Bio from Natural Creativity Center website: Krystal grew up attending public school in Los Angeles, where her family chose to lie about their home address to give her access to a…

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Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. George James, featured on FOX 11 Los Angeles: Dr. George James Discusses Simone Biles

July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021 | Therapist Dr. George James has worked with a lot of elite athletes. He brings a special perspective to Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from two major events in the Olympics. Watch the full interview on FOX 11 George James, Jr., PsyD, LMFT is a Senior Staff Therapist at our University City and Blue Bell Offices. He currently sees…

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Dr. George James, Chief Innovation Officer, featured on The Odd Couple Podcast on Fox Sports Radio: Mental Health Expert Reacts to People Saying ‘Simone Biles is Using Mental Health as an Excuse’

July 28, 2021

July 28, 2021 | Chris Broussard & Rob Parker welcome therapist and mental health expert, Dr. George James, to speak on the discussions surrounding athletes like Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka who’ve recently pulled out of competition to take care of their mental health. Listen to the full podcast on Fox Sports Radio  George James, Jr.,…

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Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. George James, featured on CNBC: These 6 Psychological Biases May Be Holding You Back From Building Wealth

July 8, 2021

July 8, 2021 | You’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t let your emotions drive your financial decisions. Yet that may be harder than it sounds, especially when the market sells off. In fact, there may be a number of psychological biases holding you back from building wealth. That’s because the part of our brain that allows…

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Dr. Erica Wilkins Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer: Trauma, Grief, and Anxiety Complicate How Communities of Color View Philadelphia’s Reopening: ‘The Excitement Is Bittersweet’

June 9, 2021

June 9, 2021 | The stress of the COVID-19 pandemic is still weighing on Miraj Womack, a security employee at Temple University. There was the fear of the virus itself: Unable to work from home because of the nature of her job, she’s been at work in person for most of the last year and a…

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Dr. George James, Chief Innovation Officer, Featured on FOX 11 Los Angeles: Dr. George James Talks Sports and Mental Health

June 8, 2021

June 8, 2021 | Dr. George James Talks Sports and Mental Health Watch the full interview on FOX 11 George James, Jr., PsyD, LMFT is a Senior Staff Therapist at our University City and Blue Bell Offices. He currently sees clients via online therapy. To set up an appointment, you can reach him at gjames@councilforrelationships.org or 215-382-6680 ext. 4128.

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Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. George James, Featured on FOX 29: Mental Health Awareness: Know That Your Mental Health Matters

June 1, 2021

June 1, 2021 | Dr. George James joined Good Day Philadelphia to discuss the importance of mental health. Watch the full interview on FOX 29 George James, Jr., PsyD, LMFT is a Senior Staff Therapist at our University City and Blue Bell Offices. He currently sees clients via online therapy. To set up an appointment, you can reach him at gjames@councilforrelationships.org or 215-382-6680 ext. 4128.

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Dr. George James, Chief Innovation Officer, Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer: As Pa. Lifts Coronavirus Restrictions, How Will People Reconnect, With All Their Scars and Losses?

May 30, 2021

May 30, 2021 | Her grandmother died in the worst of the 1918 flu pandemic, among the thousands of losses that overwhelmed Philadelphia hospitals, morgues, and funeral homes. She left behind three children, all under 10. “They were pretty traumatized through their whole lives,” said granddaughter Karen Zeitz. Her mother seemed to live in mourning as…

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Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. George James, Featured on FOX 29: Tips to Fight Languishing

May 19, 2021

May 19, 2021 | Family therapist Dr. George James joined Alex, Mike, and Sue to talk about languishing and flourishing during the pandemic. Watch the full interview on FOX 29 George James, Jr., PsyD, LMFT is a Senior Staff Therapist at our University City and Blue Bell Offices. He currently sees clients via online therapy. To set up an appointment, you can reach him…

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Council for Relationships CEO, Deb D’Arcangelo, Featured in Phillips Exeter Academy Panel: Her Voice in Philanthropy

April 22, 2021

April 22, 2021 | Phillips Exeter Academy hosted “Her Voice in Philanthropy.” Panelists included: Council for Relationships CEO, Deb D’Arcangelo ’82, Jane Griffin Gruber ’96, Catarina Norman Schwab ’92; P’25 and Miriam Rivera ’82. The panel was moderated by Vivian Wesson ’89. Watch the full panel discussion

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Dr. George James, Chief Innovation Officer, Featured on WHYY: Anger, Anxiety, Stress, Relief: Therapists Say It’s OK for Black People to Feel It All

April 21, 2021

April 21, 2021 | How should Black people feel now that a jury has found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on three counts of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd? Is joy even possible when there’s no way of getting Floyd back and when Chauvin’s colleagues are expected to face trial…

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