Blog

20 Mar

Owning Your Narrative as a Biracial Person in America

Allen-Michael Lewis, M.S, LMFT joined our staff in 2018 and has been working as a couple and family therapist since 2012. He has a specific passion for working with children, teens, and young adults as they attempt to navigate life transitions.    In the United States,… Read More

7 Mar

Woman-founded in 1932

March 8th is International Women’s Day! Today we are honoring all the women (and trans and nonbinary folks) who show up as clients, practitioners, donors, students, board members, and administrators to make our work possible. Every year, thousands of women come to Council for Relationships… Read More

1 Mar

Introducing Featured Staff Therapist Allen-Michael Lewis

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists on the blog. This month's Featured Therapist Allen-Michael Lewis joined our staff in 2018. Get to know more about Allen in the interview below! What do you consider to be the goal of therapy? For… Read More

22 Feb

Responding to Insult with Wisdom

Click here to watch a short video synopsis of the following post.  Does a week go by when we don’t experience some sort of insult, snide comment, or disapproving glare from family members, friends, or coworkers? The question is: how do we stand up tall and… Read More

14 Feb

Psychology and Spirituality Can Go Hand-in-Hand When Addressing Mental Health

Ryan McMillian is a Staff Therapist and alum of our Post Graduate Certificate Program for members of the clergy. Here, Ryan responds to the philly.com article "Her religion made her mental illness worse. Then it saved her." [caption id="attachment_9531" align="alignnone" width="766"] iStock[/caption] The stigma surrounding… Read More

1 Feb

Introducing Featured Therapist Alexander Coleman

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists on the blog. This month's Featured Therapist Alexander Coleman is a graduate of our Post-Graduate Certificate Program. Get to know more about Alexander in the interview below!   What makes you unique as a… Read More

24 Jan

New Year, New Me? Tips for Maintaining New Year’s Resolutions

This is the week of Blue Monday – supposedly the most depressing day of the year, and the day when many people give up on their New Year’s resolutions. Read on for Sara Samuels’ guide to making and maintaining resolutions, any time of year. As… Read More

2 Jan

What We Can Learn From Bruce Springsteen

William Coffey is a staff therapist at Council for Relationships' Center City and Voorhees, NJ offices.  I first saw Bruce Springsteen, aka The Boss, in October 1974 in the gymnasium of West Chester College, now West Chester University. This was a full year before he… Read More

1 Jan

January’s Featured Therapist Sara Samuels

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists on the blog. This month's Featured Therapist Sara Samuels, MFT joined our staff in the fall of 2018. Get to know more about Sara in the interview below! Could you introduce yourself and tell… Read More

13 Dec

Why it’s Important to Listen to Our Emotions

Amy Jones is a certified couples and family therapist and a licensed social worker with over 10 years of experience working with individuals, families, and communities in the Philadelphia area.  “I have been feeling really irritable and angry lately,” I admitted to a clinical supervisor a… Read More