21 Mar

The benefits of “faking calm” when you feel angry

March Featured Therapist Ellen Mishel, MSS, LSW, MFT specializes in helping parents improve their parenting skills and relationships with their children. Her tips for channeling angry energy into productive communication are great for couple or co-worker relationships, too.  We all get angry. Anger is a natural… Read More

20 Mar

How to help your daughter find her voice

  “Strong Voice, Full Heart” is a mother-daughter empowerment workshop organized through Council for Relationships’ Community Partnership Initiative (CPI). Dr. Sara Corse, Director of CPI, reflects on how mothers can empower their daughters to find their voice and embrace their power. Empowerment. It is the process… Read More

20 Mar

Seeking: Balance in Relationships

Deb D’Arcangelo is CEO of Council for Relationships which provides therapy on a sliding fee scale and trains current and future therapists.   This Women’s History Month, we at Council for Relationships applaud the success of former Philadelphia activist Tarana Burke and her launching of… Read More

15 Mar

A Therapist’s Guide to Speaking Your Truth in #MeToo

Briana Bogue, MFT is a Staff Therapist at our Center City office. She specializes in trauma-informed therapy work with couples, families, and young adults on a number of issues: depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship problems, and grief. Content warning: abuse and sexual assault   "What… Read More

2 Mar

Introducing March’s Featured Therapist, Ellen Mishel!

Every month, Council for Relationships highlights one of our Staff Therapists on the Expert Voices blog. This month's featured therapist is couple and family therapist Ellen Mishel, MSS, LSW, MFT. Learn more about Ellen in the quick introduction below. If you are interested in therapy… Read More

28 Feb

How to Move on After Being “Ghosted”

Ben King, MFT is a Couple and Family therapist with a focus in Sex Therapy. He specializes in working with couples experiencing difficulties with communication, emotional/physical intimacy, and sexual difficulties. Mr. King also works with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and sexual difficulties including erectile dysfunction.  … Read More

27 Feb

Discovering Transformative Family Narratives

 Bea Hollander-Goldfein, PhD, LMFT is a clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist with over 30 years of experience. Her expertise includes trauma, marital/relationship conflict, sexual dysfunction, and infertility and adoption. Dr. Hollander-Goldfein is also the Director of the Transcending Trauma Project. "To thine own self… Read More

21 Feb

Enhancing Relationships through Therapy

Every month, Council for Relationships highlights one of our staff therapists on the blog. February’s Featured Therapist Nicki Nathan, MFT, has a background in psychiatry and is a graduate of our Post Graduate Certificate Training Program. As humans, we crave and need connection. Much of the current… Read More

20 Feb

Yes, Your Teenager Wants to Talk to You About Porn

Kristine Seitz, M.Ed, MSW, LSW is a sexuality educator and Licensed Social Worker who specializes in providing therapy to adolescents, adults, and young adults experiencing anxiety, communication and intimacy issues, depression, grief and loss, infidelity, relationship issues, sexual abuse, sexuality concerns, and trauma.  [caption id="attachment_7415" align="alignnone"… Read More

13 Feb

How to Recognize Anxiety in Children

Sarah Bauer, MS, MFT is a couple and family therapist, specializing in domestic violence, trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Many children and adults experience anxiety at one time or another. Adults may attribute such feelings of nervousness (“butterflies”), worry, or sleep issues.… Read More