Online Therapy

About Council for Relationships

Council for Relationships has a long history of improving relationships through high-quality individual, couple, and family therapy.

More than 60 therapists and psychiatrists and 50 interns work across 10 offices and 13 community partner sites in the Greater Philadelphia area to provide high-quality counseling, workshops, and training. Our therapists represent more than 40 specialties, including: families in life transitions, divorce, co-parenting, sex therapy, relationship education, anxiety, anger management, self-discovery, trauma, Veterans, and more. CFR provides therapy services to more than 5,000 individuals each year.

Find an Online Therapy Clinician here. Questions? Connect with our Client Care Team or call (215) 382-6680 ext. 1. 


About Council for Relationships Online Therapy

We offer Online Therapy for clients who may face barriers to traditional in-person therapy. Online Therapy allows us to expand our high-quality therapy services to people outside of the greater Philadelphia area and those who cannot get to one of our offices. If you are able to attend in-person sessions, please explore our 10 office locations.


It’s just as effective as face-to-face therapy

Our Online Therapy is delivered via video conferencing software, not instant messaging or voice calls. Research has shown that this method is just as effective as in-person therapy.


It’s professional

CFR Online Therapy allows you to connect with your therapist in a safe and private online environment. Our Staff Therapists are some of the best in the Philadelphia area, and now you can meet with them online from anywhere in the state of Pennsylvania.

Council for Relationships is committed to ensuring the highest quality of care, so our Staff Therapists have undergone extensive Online Therapy training. We want to make sure that you are just as satisfied with your Online Therapy experience as our clients have been with our face-to-face therapy services for over 85 years.


It’s convenient

Online Therapy lets you talk with your therapist in the comfort of your own home. This also means that you’ll save time that you would have spent traveling to the office.


It connects you to qualified clinicians

You are no longer limited to local therapists. Council for Relationships Online Therapy makes it possible to see one of our specialized Staff Therapists out of Philadelphia as long as you’re located in the state of Pennsylvania.


Who may be a good candidate for Online Therapy

At Council for Relationships, we believe that everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives. Every year, our therapists help thousands of clients live their best lives by improving their important relationships.

Council for Relationships therapists represent more than 40 specialties, including: families in life transitions, divorce, co-parenting, sex therapy, relationship education, anxiety, anger management, self-discovery, trauma, Veterans, and more.

Because Council for Relationships is committed to providing high-quality care and ensuring each prospective client receives the appropriate level of care, it is important that we conduct an assessment to determine if Online Therapy is appropriate for your situation. In some circumstances, the therapist may determine face-to-face therapy or other levels of care are better than Online Therapy for your situation.

While we do not treat individuals in active addiction or couples with active violence/abuse, we can refer you to other resources or assist you in finding addiction/abuse treatment. For Online Therapy, we will ask you a series of assessment questions. For example, if you have suicidal ideation, a history of physical altercations, an active addiction or other specific risk factors, Online Therapy may not be advised.

If you are in an emergency situation, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. You can also consult this list of resources.

Online Therapy is not beneficial if:

  • You have thoughts of hurting yourself or others or you are in a crisis or emergency situation
  • You are in active addiction
  • You and your partner are experiencing active violence
  • You have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness requiring a higher level of care



Confidentiality is extremely important to us. Information that you reveal during treatment will be kept strictly confidential. The laws that protect the confidentiality of your personal information, such as HIPAA, also apply to Online Therapy. As such, information disclosed during the course of therapy or consultation is generally confidential. There are exceptions to this, however, that include the following:

  • If you disclose your intention to inflict physical harm to yourself or another person;
  • If you disclose that physical or sexual abuse or serious neglect of a minor child has occurred;
  • If we receive a signed, valid court order requesting records; and
  • In addition CFR clinicians (therapists, psychiatrists, counselors, or clinical supervisors) directly involved in your care may communicate with each other about your treatment. If you were seen previously in therapy at CFR, your new therapist may review your prior file in order to ensure continuity of your treatment.


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