Office

Philadelphia, PA – Center City

1800 JFK Blvd, Suite 888
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Office Director

Nina Fortuna, LMFT
215-382-6680 ext. 4209
nfortuna@councilforrelationships.org

Parking

Valet parking lots are located at the southwest corner of 18th and Market (Crowne Plaza Hotel), and near the intersection of 19th and JFK Blvd. Some street parking at meters is available intermittently on JFK Blvd.

Directions

From the North:
Follow I-95 South
Take the I-676/US-30 exit towards CENTRAL PHILA, exit #22
Merge on I-676 WEST
Take the Ben Franklin Parkway exit
Turn Right on N 22nd Street
Turn Right on Ben Franklin Parkway
At Logan Circle, take second exit onto Race Street
Bear Right onto Ben Franklin Parkway
Bear Right onto N 17th Street
Turn Right onto JFK Blvd

From the South:
Follow I-95 North
Take the PA-291/CENTRAL PHILADELPHIA(I-76 W) exit, exit #13
Continue on PENROSE AVE over the GEORGE C PLATT MEMORIAL BRIDGE
Turn Left on S 26TH ST
Continue on I-76 WEST
Take the MARKET ST/30TH ST. STATION exit, exit #345
Turn Right onto Chestnut St
Turn Left onto S 22nd Street
Turn Right onto Ludlow Street
Turn Right onto S 21st Street
Turn Left onto Ludlow Street
Turn Left onto S 18th Street
Turn Left onto JFK Blvd

Staff Therapists at this Location:

Ayo Akindumila, LMFT

Ayo Akindumila, LMFT

Ayo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based here in Philadelphia. She has extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families looking to cope with stressful transitions. Her approach to therapy is both warm and disarming; she understands and respects the bravery it takes to begin therapy, and is always mindful of how to...

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Artists and Athletes, Depression and Anxiety, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Stress

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Darrell J. Carson, LMFT

Darrell J. Carson, LMFT

Darrell Carson is a couple and family therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families to untangle an array of challenges. He works collaboratively with clients, meeting them where they are, while creating a warm, calm, and welcoming space to help facilitate positive change. He is deeply committed and intentional in helping clients towards accomplishing...

Specialty Areas: Anger Management, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Interpersonal Violence/Abuse, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Alexander Coleman, MFT

Alexander Coleman, MFT

Alexander takes an integrative approach to his work, combining ​behavioral, emotionally-focused, cognitive, and spiritual techniques to help his clients come to a place of greater peace and resolution. ​ With over twenty years experience working with adults and children, he brings hope and relief in a multitude of areas such as: Premarital and marital challenges...

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Anger Management, Career Counseling, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Parenting, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Sex and Love Addiction, Stress, Work/Life Balance

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Nina Fortuna, LMFT

Nina Fortuna, LMFT

Nina Fortuna, LMFT is a licensed relational therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families to support and deepen their emotional growth and development. Nina is skilled at working with adult individuals who have a background of adverse childhood experiences. Nina is trained in EMDR and is working towards certification in that modality. She uses...

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Children with Special Needs, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ Competent, Men's Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Robin Greenberg, LSW, LMFT

Robin Greenberg, LSW, LMFT

Robin Greenberg is a Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker, and Sex Therapist who uses a collaborative approach to help clients meet the individual and relational goals they bring to therapy. She sees each client as a unique individual who brings their own strengths and vulnerabilities to their life and their relationships. Robin works with teens, young...

Specialty Areas: Communication, Divorce, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Sexual Difficulties

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Maisy Hughes, LMFT

Maisy Hughes, LMFT

Maisy Hughes is out on a leave of absence. If you need assistance during this time, please contact: Nina Fortuna, LMFT at (215) 382-6680 ext. 4209 or nfortuna@councilforrelationships.org Maisy Hughes has experience working with individuals, couples and families to resolve a wide range of presenting challenges. She is committed to delivering collaborative, respectful, culturally competent, trauma-informed therapy...

Specialty Areas: Anger Management, Depression and Anxiety, Interpersonal Violence/Abuse, Life Transitions, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Trauma

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Alishia Kalos, Psy.D., CST

Alishia Kalos, Psy.D., CST

Therapy is an invaluable opportunity for individuals and couples to learn about themselves and the relationships that they want to cultivate. Whether you are thinking about working through a particular issue, hoping to gain clarity and focus in future decisions, or considering a short-term “check-up”, I will work with you in a safe, non-judgmental space...

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Chronic Illness, Communication, Divorce, LGBTQ Competent, Sexual Difficulties

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Alishia Kalos, Psy.D., CST ...

Alishia Kalos, Psy.D., CST (En Español)

La terapia es una oportunidad invaluable para que las personas y las parejas aprendan sobre ellos mismos y sobre las relaciones que desean cultivar. Ya sea que ud. esté pensando en trabajar en un tema en particular, con la esperanza de ganar claridad y enfocarse en decisiones futuras, o considerando un “chequeo” a corto plazo,...

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Chronic Illness, Communication, Divorce, LGBTQ Competent, Sexual Difficulties

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Kathy Klein, M.S.Ed., MSW, LSW

Kathy Klein, M.S.Ed., MSW, LSW

Kathy Klein provides a warm, empathetic, and responsive environment for individuals working to understand themselves better and change their lives. Kathy believes that relationships with others and various communities create a complex foundation for understanding who we are. The work of taking care of ourselves is challenging, brave, and meaningful. She supports clients in this...

Specialty Areas: Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Trauma, Women's Issues

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Carla Krash, LSW, MSS, MFA

Carla Krash, LSW, MSS, MFA

Carla Krash provides a warm, safe, and compassionate space in her work with individuals to explore difficult feelings and life situations. She works with clients who are experiencing a range of challenges including low self-esteem, feeling stuck in relationships or professional life, anxiety/fear, depression, loneliness, parenting difficulties, grief and loss, and life transitions. Ms. Krash...

Specialty Areas: Adoption, Affairs and Infidelity, Artists and Athletes, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Infertility, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Women's Issues

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Brittany Kurdewan, LMFT

Brittany Kurdewan, LMFT

The decision to enter therapy can be a challenging yet enlightening experience. Brittany seeks to create an atmosphere of safety allowing her clients to feel free to explore themselves and their relationships. Brittany specializes in empowering her clients and is collaborative in supporting them to develop and utilize their own introspective and self-reflective insights, allowing...

Specialty Areas: Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Difficulties, Trauma

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Allen-Michael Lewis, LMFT, AS

Allen-Michael Lewis, LMFT, AS

Allen-Michael Lewis, LMFT, AS is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pennsylvania & Delaware working with his clients toward the change they would like to see in themselves, their relationships, and their families. Allen received his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus on Marriage & Family Therapy from Chestnut Hill College and...

Specialty Areas: Adoption, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, LGBTQ Competent, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Sexual Abuse, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Work/Life Balance

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David MacFarlane, MEd

David MacFarlane, MEd

David MacFarlane, MEd is a Licensed Psychologist. Mr. MacFarlane graduated with a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Temple University and has been licensed in Pennsylvania since 1993. He studied Comprehensive Family Therapy with Sam and Diana Kirschner and is thoroughly familiar with systemic approaches to psychotherapy. Mr. MacFarlane began his career as a therapist in...

Specialty Areas: Communication, Depression and Anxiety, LGBTQ Competent, Men's Issues, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues

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Michele M. Marsh, PhD

Michele M. Marsh, PhD

Dr. Marsh is a licensed psychologist and an AASECT-Certified sex therapist. Dr. Marsh focuses treatment on the specific needs of each individual, giving special attention to balancing the needs of each member of a couple. She encourages her clients to be open and direct about what they want from their significant others and from her. She explores...

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ Competent, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Sex and Love Addiction, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Difficulties, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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John McWilliams, MSS, LCSW

John McWilliams, MSS, LCSW

John McWilliams is a licensed clinical social worker who works with couples, families, and individuals. He received extensive training in attachment-based therapy and trauma informed care while working with children, adolescents and families at the Warwick House, a residential treatment facility in Bucks County. John is also experienced in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) from his...

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, LGBTQ Competent, Relationship Issues, Sex and Love Addiction, Sexual Difficulties, Trauma

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Virginia Mittnacht, LSW

Virginia Mittnacht, LSW

Virginia Mittnacht is a licensed social worker living in Philadelphia. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults who are impacted by mental, emotional, and/or behavioral health challenges. Ms. Mittnacht believes that building a strong and honest relationship with her clients is the root from which genuine, positive, and sustained growth stems. She thoughtfully...

Specialty Areas: ADD and ADHD, Chronic Illness, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, OCD, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Courtney Ragin, MFT

Courtney Ragin, MFT

Courtney Ragin, MFT is a Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families to support them in healing and developing healthy relationships where they feel seen and understood. She is passionate about helping people understand their life story and empowering them to create the life they desire. Courtney utilizes strength-based interventions to...

Specialty Areas: Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Life Transitions, Parenting, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis

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Erica Rand, LCSW, MEd

Erica Rand, LCSW, MEd

Erica Rand is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s in Social Work and Human Sexuality Education from Widener University. She has extensive experience in working with adolescents, young adults and couples to address concerns around mental health and behavioral change. Erica strives to be an LGBTQ ally and a poly-affirming practitioner and...

Specialty Areas: Depression and Anxiety, LGBTQ Competent, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Sexual Difficulties, Women's Issues

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Priscilla Singleton, MSW, L...

Priscilla Singleton, MSW, LMFT, LCSW

Ms. Singleton is a licensed clinical social worker and a marriage and family therapist. Ms. Singleton has completed additional training and certifications in EMDR, Sandtray therapy, and co-parent counseling/parent coordination. Ms. Singleton’s areas of special interest are separating and divorcing families, adoption, promotion of child and adolescent connection in their families, children of divorce, and co-parent counseling....

Specialty Areas: Adoption, Children with Special Needs, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Parenting, Remarried/Blended Issues, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Emma Steiner, MSW, MFT, LCSW

Emma Steiner, MSW, MFT, LCSW

Ms. Steiner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years of experience working as a psychotherapist in Philadelphia. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences as well as the Graduate School of Social Policy and Practice, she returned to train at Council for Relationships in order to gain a...

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ Competent, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Premarital Issues, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Jane Summers, MD

Jane Summers, MD

Dr. Jane Summers has specialized in women’s behavioral health throughout her career and provides medication evaluation and treatment for clients treated by Council for Relationships therapists in our Women’s Psychological Health Services. Dr. Summers’ approach prioritizes understanding the unique issues that affect the emotional health of women such as reproductive health and hormonal changes over...

Specialty Areas: Chronic Illness, Depression and Anxiety, Infertility, Insomnia, LGBTQ Competent, Mood Disorders, OCD, Women's Issues

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Tracey Tanenbaum, M.Ed, LMFT

Tracey Tanenbaum, M.Ed, LMFT

The decision to seek therapy is a difficult one, whether you are facing challenges that have been with you for years or have more recently emerged. Ms. Tanenbaum will help you find practical solutions to life’s obstacles, as well as a deeper understanding of the emotional blocks that have held you back. She offers you focus,...

Specialty Areas: Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ Competent, Life Transitions, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Sarah Valdivieso, M.A., MFT

Sarah Valdivieso, M.A., MFT

Sarah Valdivieso is an empathetic Marriage and Family Therapist who respects each client’s unique and individual journey and capacity for resiliency. Ms. Valdivieso graduated from La Salle University with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and specializes in working with adults and families. Her approach is grounded in emotional healing within oneself and...

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Mood Disorders, OCD, Parenting, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Sexual Abuse, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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