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13 Aug

How Do Couples Navigate Their Safety When One Partner Returns to Work?

As we move into the fifth month of dealing with COVID-19, some are still not feeling ready to venture out. Alternatively, others have had it with the restrictions, and since they are feeling healthy, they are more than ready to head out to work, shop,… Read More

3 Aug

Featured Therapist for August, Nicole Maldonado

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is Nicole Maldonado, LMFT, who joined the staff in 2019. Learn more about her in the below interview! What do you help your clients work towards? I have always considered myself to… Read More

28 Jul

When Your Loved One is a First Responder

As the daughter of an emergency room nurse, I write this with an empathic heart to all families and individuals dealing with the current COVID-19 epidemic. It’s especially stressful for those who have family members who are first responders; medical personnel, police officers, rescuers, military… Read More

23 Jul

Why Start Therapy Now?

A recent poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 45% of adults in the United States say the pandemic has negatively impacted their mental health. As a therapist, public mental health concerns influence my professional work and my personal life. I’ve heard many friends… Read More

16 Jul

Honoring Disability Pride Month

July is Disability Pride Month. As a Therapist at Council for Relationships, and a lifelong Person with a Disability, I’d like to share with you what I feel pride about, as a Person with a Disability, and why terms matter. Disability does not discriminate, which… Read More

15 Jul

Featured Therapist for July, Caitlin Dunbar

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is, Caitlin Dunbar, LMFT who joined the staff in 2019. Learn more about her in the interview below! What do you help your clients work towards?  I work from a… Read More

13 Jul

Zoom-In and Zoom-Out: Choices on the COVID Roller Coaster

People speak of the “emotional roller coaster” which now seems to mean “the world’s turned upside down.” As a therapist, I validate that nothing seems the same, and many things are not. The list stretches long: medical conditions, food insecurity, financial disasters, serious illness, death,… Read More

7 Jul

Why Become a Sex Therapist? And How?

As the field of mental and relational health evolves to become more specialized, this may be the best of times to become a sex therapist. As people live longer and have a greater interest in and freedom to explore their sexual expression, the role of… Read More

3 Jul

A White Therapist’s Thoughts on Change

Change. What leads to change? As therapists this is a question many of us have considered deeply in our professional development. Students at Council for Relationships write their final paper on their theory of change because we believe that it is so foundational to their… Read More

29 Jun

Co-Parenting 101: Raising Kids, Together and Apart

So, you have recently decided to separate. Perhaps you have been divorced for years or maybe you were never married. In any case, raising a child with someone you aren’t partnered with or living with anymore changes the situation. There is no single exhaustive list… Read More