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Council for Relationships featured on Veterans Voice Program

March 19, 2019 | Dr. Nancy Isserman, Director of Operation Home and Healing and Dr. Sara Corse, Staff Therapist and Director of Community Partnership Initiative were invited to the Veterans Voice Radio Program on March 9.

Veterans Voice is a Montgomery-county based radio program that welcomes veterans and those who care about them. According to the website, “a variety of guests share memories, experiences, inspiring stories and relevant, timely information regarding and pertinent to those who serve, have served or have supported our veterans in various ways and capacities.”

The episode focused on veterans’ healthcare services and programs, with a focus on organizations which are outside of the VA. The host, Ralph Galati, also welcomed Bob Haley of the Visiting Nurse Association of Philadelphia, and Pete Freudenberger of the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic in Philadelphia. Each guest shared about their organization’s history and background, purpose, and scope of services.

Council for Relationships’ Operation Home and Healing helps veterans and their families heal the hidden wounds of war. CFR’s research focus on trauma is integrated into our counseling services. Our integrative care model incorporates CBT, psychodynamic, and trauma-informed therapies.

Dr. Sara Corse has a specialization in treating trauma. She is trained in EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, which helps clients work through traumatic memories. Many of CFR’s clinicians are trained in treating veterans and their families, and in the EMDR approach specifically.

Council for Relationships is the Philadelphia clinical partner of Headstrong Project, a national organization dedicated to cost-free, bureaucracy-free, and stigma-free mental health care. Post 9/11 veterans and veterans from any era who have experienced military sexual trauma (MST) qualify for free services through this CFR-Headstrong partnership.

Dr. Isserman stressed that anyone can come get services at CFR—you don’t have to wait until you think your symptoms are serious enough or diagnosable. No issue is too small; working with a therapist may help you find relief.

To listen to the whole episode, visit this link.