Blog

7 Nov

Impact Spotlight: Community Partnerships Initiative

The Community Partnerships Initiative (CPI) aims to provide counseling services to underserved communities in the Greater Philadelphia Area. CPI increases access and eliminates barriers underserved communities face by offering free on-site counseling services in convenient locations throughout the community. Through CPI, Council for Relationships has… Read More

6 Nov

Featured Therapist for November, Christine Wamble

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our Staff Therapists. This month's Featured Therapist is Christine Wamble, MFT, who joined our staff in 2019. Learn about Christine in the interview below!  Tell us a little about what makes you unique as a therapist and… Read More

30 Oct

Maintaining Self-Love While Dealing With a Mental Illness

Erica Rand, LCSW, MEd, works with individuals and couples in our Center City and University City offices. Read on to learn her suggestions on maintaining self-love. Depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses can distort how we view ourselves and negatively affect our self-confidence, which in… Read More

9 Oct

Donor Spotlight: Patti Owens

Patti Owens is a gracious donor, Chair of Council for Relationships Board , and an active proponent for the importance of maintaining healthy relationships. Read on to learn more about Patricia’s experience with CFR and why she supports our mission. What makes you so passionate… Read More

2 Oct

Featured Therapist for October, Erica Rand

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our Staff Therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is Erica Rand, LCSW, MEd, who joined our staff in 2019. Learn about Erica in the interview below! What do you consider to be the goal of therapy? What do… Read More

19 Sep

Creating Intimacy: Ways to Reconnect with Your Partner

Brittany Kurdewan, LMFT, works with individuals, couples, and families in our Center City office. Read on to learn her suggestions for reconnecting with your partner.  September is usually a month filled with life transitions. The season is changing; you’re preparing for the Fall; you’re getting… Read More

9 Sep

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day 

Today we are reminded that we all have a role to play in suicide prevention. #BeThe1To make a difference; stepping forward and reaching out can help save lives.   If you think someone might be considering suicide, there are 5 steps that you can take:   1. Ask … Read More

3 Sep

Featured Therapist for September, Brittany Kurdewan

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our Staff Therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist, Brittany Kurdewan, LMFT, joined our staff in 2019. Learn about Brittany in the interview below! Why did you decide to become a therapist? I have always been interested in a… Read More

21 Aug

Back to School on the Right Foot

Lynne Raju, MS, LMFT works with parents and children in Exton, Pennsylvania. Read on to learn how to prepare your children for a prosperous school year.  Children will be back to school soon. This can be a stressful time for them because it means new… Read More

8 Aug

The Truth About Mental Health and Mass Shootings

Council for Relationships Staff Therapist Briana Bogue, LMFT is a therapist, teacher, and advocate. She also serves as Associate Director of Healthy Relationships and Wellness:  psycho-educational skill-building workshops at Council for Relationships. Like everyone else, I am struggling to digest the news of two mass… Read More