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 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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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 they gain insight, identify new ways to move forward and transform their relationship with self and others. Ms. Barry received her Master’s degree in Counseling...

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 also uses Internal Family Systems to help clients recognize their many Parts and to bring harmony to all Parts of Self. Carol is recognized for...

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, 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 and her effectiveness in helping clients resolve and heal troubling emotions and relationships. Her approach is integrative and includes the use of EMDR to help...

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 dealing with chronic illness, and families with child-focused problems. He uses a family systems orientation in his therapy. Fee: $$$$ More information about fees can...

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 of North Carolina in 2014 and Fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. He has remained in the Philadelphia area since...

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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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 has experience working with diverse populations, he has expertise working with first responders, police officers in particular, and military families. Mark’s calm demeanor and easy-going...

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 who are: challenged or stuck in familial or intimate relationships; exploring their relationship to work (especially academia); experiencing anxiety and/or depression; working through young adulthood;...

Specialty Areas: LGBTQ Competent, 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 conflict, sexual dysfunction, and infertility/adoption. Dr. Hollander-Goldfein’s therapy style is integrative, incorporating affective, cognitive, and behavioral approaches. Dr. Hollander-Goldfein is also the Director of the...

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, trauma, and bereavement. Much of her work with couples focuses on relationship intimacy and enhancement, as well as sexual health and improved communication. Bringing a...

Specialty Areas: Career Counseling, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ Competent, 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 athletes and entertainers (from high school and college to professional status through retirement). Dr. James also plays a significant role with media and provides media...

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. Issues that she is experienced helping people with include trauma, anxiety, depression, women’s psychological health, grief/loss, and individuals who have survived or are living with...

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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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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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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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 psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology. She is also skilled in treatment for couples, sex therapy, students, women’s mental health, and pregnancy and postpartum issues, as well as...

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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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 also an artist and enjoys using visual arts, creative writing, psychodrama, music and sound, movement and dance, inner child work, nature-based activities, etc. to help...

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 strengths-based integrative approaches to help clients explore insights and achieve their goals for therapy. Matthew also draws upon his extensive work in adult learning and...

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. 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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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 meaningful relationships. Tessa’s clients are often interested in breaking intergenerational patterns around gender roles, sexual attitudes, attachment styles, boundaries, and other dynamics. Folks who work...

Specialty Areas: Depression and Anxiety, Eating Disorders, LGBTQ Competent, 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 as a model of medicine to improve quality of life. Mr. Purinton is especially passionate about working with adults and children who are dealing with pain...

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, 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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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 in order to best guide them through the unique challenges they are facing. Ms Rose has her Masters degree in Biblical Counseling and has done...

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. Roth uses EMDR to help unlock and re-process any trauma, relieve anxiety, panic, phobia, and depression. She believes that most behaviors and feelings in the present...

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

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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 and to each other. Her approach is integrative and collaborative. She enjoys working with individuals and couples of all stripes, and her particular clinical interests...

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 in reprocessing difficult memories and emotions. Ms. Southworth is also the Director of CFR’s Post Graduate Certificate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy, which is...

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 is. Her main focus is on the therapeutic relationship, one that invites you to express your authentic self and be seen. Her collaborative approach will...

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 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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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. Clinical specialty areas include: anxiety and depression, including bi-polar disorder; trauma, including its resolution through the use of EMDR; chronic illness; grief/loss; gay/lesbian and bisexual...

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

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