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19 Nov

Experiencing the Holidays: COVID-19 Edition

Is it just me or do other people also feel a bit of tension during the holiday season? The food and festivities are great, but at different times between November 1st and January 2nd there are some stressful, not-so-fun times. Between work, family, and friends… Read More

12 Nov

Featured Therapist for November, Ayo Akindumila

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists. This month's Featured Therapist is Ayo Akindumila, LMFT. Learn more about her in the below interview! What makes you unique as a therapist and as a person? You can think of me as “the therapist next… Read More

5 Nov

Honoring Our Veterans in 2020

Veterans Day is observed annually on November 11th. It is a day set aside to honor all those who have served our country in any of its wars. Unlike Memorial Day, which is a time to remember those who gave their lives for our country,… Read More

30 Oct

Honoring Visibility During Disability History Month & Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is Disability History Month, but it is now more widely celebrated as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This month marks a celebration of the contributions of Disabled People throughout history. This year marks not only the 75th observance of NDEAM, but also the… Read More

22 Oct

How to Talk to Loved Ones with Differing Political Opinions

As the 2020 presidential election draws near, and during a time when the world seems more divided than ever, families may experience an uptick in challenging and stressful conversations. Often, when families gather together, politics become a topic many shy away from. This, in part,… Read More

1 Oct

Featured Therapist for October, Asia McNeil

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists. This month's Featured Therapist is Asia McNeil, MFT. Learn more about her in the below interview! What would your clients say about you? Many of my clients would say that I am a bubbly, kind,… Read More

17 Sep

Helping Couples Thrive During COVID-19: How Affection and Desire Eases Fear

The pandemic is creating unique challenges for couples, even those with happy relationships. What does it mean to thrive during difficult and fearful times? With so much uncertainty as we watch and hear about the numbers of people whose lives are at stake, and many… Read More

10 Sep

The Transition Back to School

September brings with it the realization that we are still living within the confines of COVID-19 restrictions. As families transition into this new school year, it’s a reminder of how challenging this “new normal” can be for children and parents. It’s a parent’s role to… Read More

3 Sep

Featured Therapist for September, Abby Bronstein

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is Abby Bronstein, LSW, MFT. Learn more about her in the below interview! What makes you unique as a therapist and as a person? I have lived in Philadelphia for almost… Read More

27 Aug

The Family – And Now the Nation – That Howls Together

On April 23, while watching the PBS News Hour’s coverage of – what else – our nation’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis, I received a delightful surprise at the close of the program. The scene moved to Missoula, Montana, where they filmed local residents on… Read More

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