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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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TTP Co-Director, Dr. Nancy Isserman, featured on Apartment Therapy: Why Holocaust Descendants Fill Their Homes with Things That Are Hard to Look At

April 28, 2022

April 28, 2022 | Every spring around Yom Hashoah — a day of remembrance for the estimated 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust — Israeli art entrepreneur Sarah Peguine turns to social media to share a photograph from her late grandfather’s childhood in Belgium that hangs prominently on her wall year-round. It’s a portrait of…

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Staff Therapist Allen-Michael Lewis featured in Philadelphia Magazine: How to Mentally, Emotionally and Financially Survive the Holidays, According to the Pros

December 6, 2021

December 6, 2021 | Local nutritionists, therapists, and financial advisors share how to best navigate your relationship with food and family, manage money, and cope with loss this time of year. Though it may seem like everything is full of cheer this time of year, it’s no secret that stress levels go up during the…

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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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Staff Therapist Dr. Sara Corse Featured on LIKeIT IS: Covid Affect

April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021 | It has been a year since Covid has forced the world to shut down. But with unpaid bills, empty cupboards, and rising death and infection rates for those affected the hardest there are still more questions than answers. With the help of Dr. Sara Corse, Therapist with The Council for Relationships;…

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Staff Therapist Ayo Akindumila Featured on Saturday Mornings with Joy Keys: How to Create A Healthy Marriage

February 13, 2021

February 13, 2021 | Staff Therapist Ayo Akindumila, LMFT and Dr. Adam Edmunds discussed how to create a healthy marriage on “Saturday Mornings with Joy Keys.” Listen to the full show on BlogTalkRadio Ayo Akindumila, LMFT is a Staff Therapist at our Center City and University City Offices. She currently sees clients via online therapy. To set up an appointment,…

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Staff Therapist Margot Stein’s Online Support Group Featured on Patch.com: Support for Parents of Special Needs Teens

January 13, 2021

Does your teen have atypical needs that require more effective parenting strategies? Has pandemic life made discipline more challenging? Join us for a confidential monthly conversation exploring teen issues including household rules, internet use, socialization skills, sibling rivalry, and more. Under the guidance of family therapist Margot Stein, MFT, we will share our challenges and…

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Priscilla Singleton Recipient of 2020 Thomas Jefferson University Award for Outstanding Adjunct Teaching

December 17, 2020

Priscilla Singleton, MSW, LMFT, LCSW, Associate Program Director of the Master’s in Couple and Family Therapy Program in the Department of Counseling and Behavioral Health, is recipient of the 2020 Thomas Jefferson University Award for Outstanding Adjunct Teaching! This award recognizes Thomas Jefferson University part-time, adjunct, or affiliate faculty members who have contributed significantly to enhance…

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Director of Clinical Services, Emma Steiner, Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer: ‘I Feel Stuck’: Philadelphians Struggle with The Effects of Unemployment on Mental Health

December 1, 2020

December 1, 2020 | When Joe Ronca locked the doors of Kawaii Kitty Cafe in Queen Village on March 15, he thought the popular spot, which he co-owned with his partner Kristin Eissler, would be open again after a few months. The couple quarantined at home and prepared to ride out the pandemic, like hundreds of…

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Staff Therapist Ayo Akindumila Featured on Instagram Live: Mental Health, Quarantine, and Racial Justice

August 4, 2020

August 4, 2020 | Staff Therapist Ayo Akindumila, LMFT participated in an Instagram Live with former CFR marketing intern and current social media influencer, Christe Konopitski (@classicallychriste), to discuss mental health, quarantine, and racial justice. Watch the full Instagram Live Recommended start time: 05:30. Please excuse any technical difficulties. Ayo Akindumila, LMFT is a Staff Therapist…

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Staff Therapist Dr. Alishia Kalos Featured on TELEMUNDO 62 (En Español): Salud Emocional Durante la Pandemia

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020 | Dr. Alishia Kalos, psicóloca clínica, explica en TELEMUNDO 62 los efectos de la crisis de salud a nivel emocional. Watch the full interview on TELEMUNDO 62 Alishia Kalos, Psy.D. is a Staff Therapist at our Paoli, PA and Center City Offices. She currently sees clients via online therapy. To set up an appointment, you can reach…

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Staff Therapist Dr. Sara Corse Featured on KYW NewsRadio: Mother’s Day May Be More Difficult Than Usual for Some This Year, Experts Say

May 10, 2020

May 10, 2020 | For many people, this Mother’s Day can be a difficult one, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic. Licensed marriage and family therapist Dr. Jeanne Mayo said moms who don’t live with their children might have a hard time with Mother’s Day this year. “With COVID-19, you have mothers and their children who are…

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Staff Therapist Kristine Seitz Featured on NorthJersey.com: Sex in the Age of Coronavirus

April 4, 2020

April 4, 2020 | This is not a good time to be having an affair. Nor, for that matter, is it an ideal time to find a lover. Heck, it isn’t even a good time to greet your partner with a kiss. The coronavirus pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives: How and where we work,…

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Staff Therapist Allen-Michael Lewis Featured on KYW NewsRadio: Black History Month A Good Time to Talk to Kids About Race

February 17, 2020

February 17, 2020 | February is Black History Month, and Staff Therapist Allen-Michael Lewis, MS, LMFT suggests it’s also a good time to open up a conversation about race with your children, especially in families that are not ethnically diverse. Listen to the full interview on KYW NewsRadio Allen-Michael Lewis, MS, LMFT is a Staff Therapist…

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Staff Therapist, Sara Corse, Ph.D., Interviewed on CBS 3 Philly

December 4, 2019

December 4, 2019 | Staff Therapist, Sara Corse, Ph.D., provides her insight on determining if a family member needs help or is suffering from a mental illness. While the vast majority of people coping with a mental illness are not violent, and in fact more likely to be victims of violence than perpetrators of it,…

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CFR Staff Therapist, Alexis Bové, Guest Speaker on PHL 17

October 16, 2019

October 16, 2019 | Recently, Alexis Bové, was a guest speaker on PHL 17 where she provided her professional opinion on discussing vaping with children. E-cigarettes and vape pens have exploded in popularity over the past few years. Initially introduced as a safer and healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes, these devices have recently been found…

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CFR Staff Therapist Ryan McMillian Spoke on Veterans’ Voice Radio

September 30, 2019

September 30, 2019 | Recently, Ryan McMillian, MDiv, LMFT, shared his expertise in a panel discussion about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on Veterans’ Voice Radio – WFYL. PTSD is a condition that affects individuals who have experienced, or witnessed, a traumatic event. Symptoms can vary in severity and are separated into four distinct clusters: Intrusive…

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