Office

Philadelphia, PA – University City

4025 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Parking + Exact Location

Parking:
Metered parking is available on Chestnut and surrounding streets. Parking garage at Fresh Grocer supermarket on 40th and Walnut.

Exact Location: 
The University City Office of Council for Relationships is located at 4025 Chestnut Street. Chestnut Street is a one-way street going east. The building is directly opposite the University of Pennsylvania police station. After 7:00 pm, you can park underneath the building

Directions

From Center City:
Follow Market Street west to 42nd Street and turn left at the light (Pep Boys on the right and Midas on the left). From 42nd, turn left onto Chestnut (first traffic light) and proceed 1 1/2 blocks to 4025 Chestnut Street, directly across the street from the Penn police station.

From the Northeast:
Take 95 South to the Center City exit. Take the Vine Street Expressway (676W) to exit for International Airport and 30th Street. Proceed around 30th Street Station, following the signs to Market Street. Make a right onto Market Street. Follow Market Street west to 42nd Street and turn left at the light (Pep Boys on the right and Midas on the left). From 42nd, turn left onto Chestnut (first traffic light) and proceed 1 1/2 blocks to 4025 Chestnut Street, directly across the street from the Penn police station.

From New Jersey:
Cross the Ben Franklin Bridge to the Vine Street Expressway (676W). Take 676 West to the the 30th Street exit. Follow 30th Street around the train station up to Market Street. Turn right on Market Street. Follow Market Street west to 42nd Street and turn left at the light (Pep Boys on the right and Midas on the left). From 42nd, turn left onto Chestnut (first traffic light) and proceed 1 1/2 blocks to 4025 Chestnut Street, directly across the street from the Penn police station.

From Wilmington:
Take 95 North to Philadelphia 76 West exit. Take 76 West to the South Street exit. Turn left at the light and proceed west on Spruce Street to 42nd Street. Turn right on 42nd Street and proceed to Chestnut Street, where you must turn right. 4025 Chestnut Street is approximately 1 1/2 blocks up on the left, directly across the street from the Penn police station.

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...

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

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Barbara Barry, MEd, MFT

Barbara Barry, MEd, MFT

Barbara Barry is a sensitive, and caring therapist, affirming each person’s capacity for change and growth. Her approach is grounded in compassion, non-judgmental presence and collaboration. She supports clients as...

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Communication, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Carol Blum, M.Ed., CAC, MFT...

Carol Blum, M.Ed., CAC, MFT, LPC

Carol is an Individual, Couple, and Family Therapist who works with an integrative approach. This includes quieting the mind and calming the body through deep relaxation and mindfulness training. Carol...

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Daniella Bonhomme, MFT

Daniella Bonhomme, MFT

Daniella is an individual, couples, and family therapist who graduated from Thomas Jefferson University and interned at CFR. Her areas of interest are communication, depression, anxiety, and helping individuals identify...

Specialty Areas: Anger Management, Children with Special Needs, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Infertility, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Mike Butera, MFT

Mike Butera, MFT

Mike is a master’s level therapist who helps individuals, couples, and families navigate the challenges of their relational lives. He provides a creative and collaborative therapeutic experience that is uniquely...

Specialty Areas: Artists and Athletes, Depression and Anxiety, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Sara J. Corse, PhD

Sara J. Corse, PhD

Dr. Corse is a dynamic clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. Clients are drawn to Dr. Corse for her engaging style, her deep caring...

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Chronic Illness, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Parenting, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Stress, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Kenneth W. Covelman, PhD

Kenneth W. Covelman, PhD

Dr. Covelman is a licensed clinical psychologist who maintains a diverse practice in individual, couples and family therapy.  He has special interest and training in working with stepfamilies, families and couples...

Specialty Areas: ADD and ADHD, Children with Special Needs, Chronic Illness, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Eric Devon, MD

Eric Devon, MD

Dr. Eric Devon attended medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, graduating in 2010. He went on to complete his General Psychiatry Residency at the University...

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Chronic Illness, Depression and Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Rachel Dillinger, MD, PMH-C

Rachel Dillinger, MD, PMH-C

Dr. Dillinger (she/her) partners with patients to work towards their goals with a combination of therapy, lifestyle modifications, and medication. Her treatment philosophy is flexible and prioritizes that a person...

Specialty Areas: Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Infertility, Parenting, Trauma, Women's Issues

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Mark Goodson, DA

Mark Goodson, DA

Mark Goodson is a psychotherapist based in Philadelphia. He loves working with individuals, couples, and families looking to address relationship difficulties, as well as the challenges of life. Although Mark...

Specialty Areas: Communication, Men's Issues, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Lisa Handler, PhD, MFT

Lisa Handler, PhD, MFT

Lisa works with individuals and couples of all ages who are experiencing challenges in their lives and/or relationships. She enjoys working with a diverse group of clients and welcomes those...

Specialty Areas: LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Bea Hollander-Goldfein, PhD...

Bea Hollander-Goldfein, PhD, LMFT

Dr. Hollander-Goldfein is a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed marriage and family therapist. Dr. Hollander-Goldfein has provided individual and relationship therapy for more than 30 years, and specializes in trauma, marital/relationship...

Specialty Areas: Adoption, Affairs and Infidelity, Communication, Infertility, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Sexual Difficulties, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Michelle Jackson, MSS, LCSW

Michelle Jackson, MSS, LCSW

Ms. Jackson is a licensed clinical social worker treating individual clients working on personal growth, increasing self-esteem, managing transitions, as well as those dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorders,...

Specialty Areas: Career Counseling, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Premarital Issues, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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George James, Jr., PsyD, LMFT

George James, Jr., PsyD, LMFT

In his role as Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. James assists in developing innovative programs and services for Council for Relationships including launching a new mental wellness and therapy initiative for...

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Affairs and Infidelity, Anger Management, Artists and Athletes, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Interpersonal Violence/Abuse, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Sexual Difficulties, Stress, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Amy Jones, MSW, MFT, LCSW

Amy Jones, MSW, MFT, LCSW

Amy’s background is in both Social Work and Couples and Family Therapy. Her strengths as a clinician are working with adolescents, young adults, women, couples, veterans, and military family members....

Specialty Areas: Interpersonal Violence/Abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Sarafina Kietzman-Nicklin, MFT

Sarafina Kietzman-Nicklin, MFT

Sarafina has a Masters in Family Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University. There she focused on a systemic approach to therapy that allows her to examine the whole of people’s life...

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Affairs and Infidelity, Depression and Anxiety, Divorce, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Sexual Difficulties, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues

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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...

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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Marissa Kos, MSW, RN

Marissa Kos, MSW, RN

Marissa works with individuals as they navigate challenging emotional experiences or life circumstances by offering a safe environment to explore contributing dynamics and factors. She believes that her clients know...

Specialty Areas: Chronic Illness, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Women's Issues

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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...

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

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Alexandra S. Macy, MD, MA

Alexandra S. Macy, MD, MA

Dr. Alexandra Sarah Macy is a licensed board-certified psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, reproductive psychiatry, intensive short-term psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, psychodynamic...

Specialty Areas: ADD and ADHD, Anger Management, Chronic Illness, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Infertility, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, OCD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues

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Daniel Martinez, MFT

Daniel Martinez, MFT

Daniel Martinez is a marriage and family therapist (MFT) who believes in a transparent and non-judgmental approach to help clients achieve a more authentic and fulfilling life. He prioritizes a...

Specialty Areas: ADD and ADHD, Depression and Anxiety, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Work/Life Balance

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Bebe Martinez, MA, MSW, LSW

Bebe Martinez, MA, MSW, LSW

Bebe Martinez, MA, MSW, LSW specializes in experiential therapy. She integrates a combined approach of psychodynamic, EFT, EMDR, and Expressive Arts therapeutic modalities. Along with being a therapist, Bebe is...

Specialty Areas: Depression and Anxiety, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Matthew McCrickard, Ed.D.

Matthew McCrickard, Ed.D.

Matthew McCrickard, Ed.D. is experienced in working with individuals, couples, and families to improve relationships, deepen communication, and navigate life challenges. He is a warm and caring therapist who uses...

Specialty Areas: Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Work/Life Balance

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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....

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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Tessa Peoples, MFT

Tessa Peoples, MFT

Tessa is experienced in working with women and couples who are navigating the life transitions of their 20s and 30s including stepping into adulthood, exploring identity and purpose, and building...

Specialty Areas: Depression and Anxiety, Eating Disorders, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Relationship Issues, Sexual Difficulties, Trauma, Women's Issues

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Matthew CP Purinton, LCSW

Matthew CP Purinton, LCSW

Mr. Purinton practices individual, couple and family therapy as a social worker. His experience and areas of interest include depression, anxiety, children who have lost a loved one, and palliative care...

Specialty Areas: Children with Special Needs, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Sex and Love Addiction, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Courtney Ragin, LMFT

Courtney Ragin, LMFT

Courtney Ragin, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families to support them in healing and developing healthy relationships where they feel seen...

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,...

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

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Jamie Rose, MAC, MFT

Jamie Rose, MAC, MFT

Jamie Rose seeks to create a safe and inviting space for children, teens, adults, couples and families to be heard. She loves to collaborate with clients to utilize their strengths...

Specialty Areas: Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Infertility, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Margaret Roth, MSEd, LMFT

Margaret Roth, MSEd, LMFT

Ms. Roth is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She works with individuals and couples and focuses on problems of anxiety, trauma, depression, parenting issues, loss, and uses EMDR extensively. Ms....

Specialty Areas: Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Mood Disorders, Parenting, Stress, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Jenny Sandler, LCSW

Jenny Sandler, LCSW

Jenny Sandler (they/them) is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in working with queer and trans clients who want to heal from trauma. They use an integrative approach to...

Specialty Areas: Chronic Illness, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Interpersonal Violence/Abuse, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Mood Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Sex and Love Addiction, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Difficulties, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Anneliese E. Sorrentino, MS...

Anneliese E. Sorrentino, MSS, LMFT

Anneliese Sorrentino is a warm, curious, engaging, and caring therapist with a deep commitment to fostering growth and helping her clients form more secure and satisfying relationships – to themselves...

Specialty Areas: Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Interpersonal Violence/Abuse, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Michele Southworth, JD, LMFT

Michele Southworth, JD, LMFT

Ms. Southworth is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a divorce mediator, with more than 30 years’ experience. She is trained in EMDR, a form of therapy that is helpful...

Specialty Areas: Artists and Athletes, Career Counseling, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Sonja Spangler, LSW

Sonja Spangler, LSW

Sonja Spangler, LSW provides a warm, nonjudgmental, and genuine presence for your self-exploration. She believes in creating a space in therapy that honors who you are and what your story...

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

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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...

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ+ Affirming, 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...

Specialty Areas: Chronic Illness, Depression and Anxiety, Infertility, Insomnia, LGBTQ+ Affirming, 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...

Specialty Areas: Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ+ Affirming, 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...

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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April Westfall, PhD

April Westfall, PhD

April Westfall, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in PA and maintains and active and full clinical practice of adult individuals and couples at both our University City and Wynnewood Offices....

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Chronic Illness, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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