Council for Relationships Featured in Philadelphia Magazine: Where to Find Virtual Therapy and Mental Health Resources in the Philly Area
April 30, 2020 | A list of virtual mental health services and resources, including free, low cost and sliding-scale therapy options.
Though the first concern when it comes to the dangers of the pandemic has been physical health, consideration for mental health should also be of paramount importance. Many have lost loved ones, or seen their businesses and lived uprooted. A widely publicized suicide of a top New York E.R. doctor last week underscored the danger of this trauma for medical professionals and other frontline workers. And, while practicing social distancing is critical for our efforts to flatten the curve, we need to consider how isolation practices affect our mental and emotional health.
Telehealth therapy — individual and group therapy sessions conducted either online or over-the-phone — can make taking steps to manage the emotional toll of this crisis a more accessible option. To help make it easier to find a therapist or group that works for you, Philadelphia Magazine compiled a list of virtual mental health services and resources, including free, low cost and sliding-scale therapeutic options.
Council for Relationships
With more than 70 therapists and psychiatrists, this local nonprofit works to help people improve their wellbeing and manage grief, stress, anxiety, and depression. Currently, the Council for Relationships offers online therapy for new and current clients. They’re also providing recommendations for working from home, avoiding cabin fever, and coping with anxiety. Currently, they’re providing free or low-free counseling for those on the pandemic’s front lines.
Cost per Session: varies by therapist; low fees on a sliding scale $15 – $45 or free
Contact: 4025 Chestnut Street, First Floor; (267) 244-8404
By GINA TOMAINE and LILLIAN GERCZYK