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31 Mar

Loss, Acceptance and Action During COVID-19

As I’ve been talking with patients, family and friends online over the past 2 weeks, I’ve come to realize we are all experiencing loss of some kind, both individually and collectively.  We have a shared experience that as of March 2020, our world has changed.  This looks… Read More

20 Mar

Working from Home During COVID-19

While working from home is a luxury not everyone has, those who can work from home may have trouble transitioning to this modality. Here are some quick tips for staying sane and being productive while you work from your home office or coffee table during… Read More

17 Mar

Coping with COVID-19

The outbreak of the infectious disease COVID-19 is causing individuals and communities high levels of distress and anxiety. You are not alone if you feel some degree of anxiety as we cannot fully anticipate how the current pandemic will evolve and how it may affect… Read More

16 Mar

The Suit of Shame: How did I put it on?

Your sense of self, personal dignity, and relationship boundaries matter: how to transform social shame and reestablish your worth. One of the most beautiful qualities one has is the ability to communicate. Communication is self-revelation. It is self-leadership. It therefore has to do with the… Read More

10 Mar

How Would You Help a Friend, Family Member, or Loved One Who is Struggling?

We will be sharing stories over the next few weeks that resemble actual mental health struggles that people face every day.   Your co-worker confides in you about issues he's been dealing with at work. He is feeling substantial pressure, which is causing him a… Read More

9 Mar

Taking Care of Yourself or a Loved One After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can come with a range of emotions. You might feel surprise, fear, anxiety, and even relief after determining a course of treatment. Friends and family usually try to be supportive, but there is no “one size fits all” way to… Read More

2 Mar

Featured Therapist for March, Charles Muorah

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our Staff Therapists. This month's Featured Therapist is Charles Muorah, PhD, STL, LMFT who joined the staff in 2006. Learn about him in the interview below!  Tell us a little about what makes you unique as a… Read More

26 Feb

Ways to Limit and Control Overthinking

Do you consider yourself an over-thinker? While logical thinking and decision-making are necessary to progress through life, a fine balance between thoughts and action is required to prevent the excess analysis that keeps us mentally or physically stuck, also referred to as “analysis paralysis.” Overthinking prevents… Read More

10 Feb

Helping Our Brains Heal with EMDR

Emma Steiner, MSW, MFT, LCSW, works with individuals and couples at our University City office. Read on to learn about EMDR and Emma's experience with this form of therapy.  Recently, I joined 14 of my Council colleagues at the first weekend of EMDR training. EMDR… Read More

3 Feb

Featured Therapist for February, Alexa Baliski

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our Staff Therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is Alexa Baliski, MFT who joined our staff in 2019. Learn about Alexa in the interview below! What is something your clients would say about you? I think my clients… Read More

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