Blog

1 Dec

Introducing December’s Featured Therapist, Amy Jones

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. After completing Council for Relationships' Post Graduate Certificate Program in 2018, she joined our clinical staff.… Read More

27 Nov

What they don’t tell you about growing up

Lisa Handler, PhD, MFT joined Council for Relationships in 2018 after completing the Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Read on for her reflections on what they don't tell you about growing up. What they don’t understand about birthdays and what they never tell… Read More

21 Nov

Michelle and Barack: The Perfect Imperfect Love Story

Dr. Michele Marsh is a licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist at Council for Relationships' Center City Office. Dr. Marsh is also the Director of the Sex Therapy Track in the Master's in Family Therapy Program in partnership with Thomas Jefferson University. [caption id="attachment_8971" align="alignnone"… Read More

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