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13 Nov

What We Learned at CFR’s On the Table Philly Conversation: “Relating in a Divided World”

What do a white male UCC pastor, a black female sex educator, and a white female cultural consultant have in common? Though this sounds like the beginning of a tasteless joke, it is actually the setup for Council For Relationships’ On The Table Philly event… Read More

11 Nov

How to Honor Veterans this Veterans Day

Dr. Will G Barnes, CFMFT is a Military Clinical Consultant for Operation Home and Healing and the Post-Graduate Certificate Program. He is also a Former Chaplain, Colonel, US Army.  In 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced… Read More

1 Nov

November Featured Therapist, Lisa Handler

Lisa Handler, PhD, MFT joined Council for Relationships in 2018 after completing the Post-Graduate Certificate Program. Learn more about Lisa's background and approach in the intro below.  Tell us a little about what makes you unique as a therapist and person. I grew up in Southern… Read More

30 Oct

Survivors of Sexual Violence, We Believe You.

Kristine Seitz, MEd, MSW, LSW is a staff therapist at Council for Relationships Voorhees. She is a sexuality educator and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University.  CW: descriptions of sexual violence I believe survivors.  Period. End of Sentence.  End… Read More

30 Oct

What is the Intersystem Approach to Therapy?

Dr. Rita DeMaria is a staff therapist, office director, and director of Healthy Relationships and Wellness Programs at Council for Relationships.  The Intersystem Approach is an integrative and dialectical meta-framework, which explores how individuals, couples, family systems and communities are functioning in their relationships with… Read More

22 Oct

Enoughness: How will you know when you are enough?

Sarah Epstein, MFT is a staff therapist at Council for Relationships Center City. This blog was originally posted on her website and is republished here with her permission. Pick a metric. Academic success, thinness, dating prowess, job prestige, marriageability, fertility, athleticism… the list goes on… Read More

1 Oct

Introducing Featured Therapist Sarah Epstein, MFT

Sarah Epstein, MFT is a graduate of our Master's in Family Therapy Program in partnership with Thomas Jefferson University, and a part time staff therapist at Council for Relationships Center City. Learn more about Sarah in our brief interview below.   What do you consider… Read More

19 Sep

The Daily Temperature Reading – A Skill for Committed Relationships

Dr. Rita DeMaria, LMFT, CST is a Staff Therapist and Director of Healthy Relationships and Wellness Programs at Council for Relationships. Yes, you can love someone for a lifetime--but you need the knowledge and skills to maintain and grow the relationship.  It's not how much… Read More

4 Sep

Dr. Rita DeMaria, September’s Featured Therapist

Every month, Council for Relationships highlights one of our Staff Therapists on the Expert Voices blog. Rita DeMaria, PhD, LMFT, CST was named this month's featured Staff Therapist. Learn more about Dr. DeMaria in the quick introduction below. If you are interested in therapy with her, request… Read More

30 Aug

WHYY Radio Times Addresses Mental Health in African American Communities

August 30, 2018 | WHYY Radio Times ran a program on Mental Health and Black Communities on Monday, August 27.  Marty Moss-Coane’s guests were Philadelphia psychiatrists Delane Casiano and Karriem Salaam, who are co-authors of the book, Mind Matters: A Resource Guide to Psychiatry for… Read More