17 Nov

How to Talk to Your Children about Public Catastrophes

This post was written by Kenneth Covelman, Ph.D., Director of Masters in Family Therapy Program, Council for Relationships and Thomas Jefferson University. It was originally published on the TJU blog and re-posted here with the author's permission.  In the age of social media and the… Read More

16 Nov

Ways to Practice Gratitude Without a Gratitude Journal

Are you feeling more worried lately? Have you experienced a drop in the number of pleasurable experiences you have? Are you feeling all around less positive tlast year? You’re not alone. A recent Gallup Poll indicates that in the past year many Americans have experienced… Read More

9 Nov

A Clinical Perspective on Treatment of Vietnam Veterans

[caption id="attachment_6498" align="alignnone" width="800"] Image: National Park Service[/caption]   The Vietnam War, a documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick details the "epic story of one of the most controversial events in American history.” In a Washington Post podcast, Ken Burns stated:  “I do not… Read More

9 Nov

When to See a Couples Therapist

This blog post was originally published on Counsel Philadelphia and is shared here with the author's permission. Your relationship may seem like its been in trouble for a while.  It may be that you are not communicating anymore or there is a lack of sex… Read More

7 Nov

The End of an Era in Family Therapy – Remembering Dr. Salvadore Minuchin

[caption id="attachment_6541" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo Credit: Susan Farley for The New York Times[/caption] With the passing of Salvadore Minuchin, M.D. last week, the field of family therapy lost a giant who helped define the field. Dr. Minuchin was a pioneer who pushed the boundaries and… Read More

2 Nov

When is it Time to See a Therapist?

Tracey Tanenbaum is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Staff Therapist at Council for Relationships. She also serves as the Community Partnership Initiative Clinical Specialist.  When is it time to start seeing a therapist? The answer to that question will vary for each individual. In this… Read More

1 Nov

Introducing November’s Featured Therapist: Adam Goodman, JD, MFT

Every month, Council for Relationships highlights one of our staff therapists on the blog. November's Featured Therapist Adam Goodman is a therapist and a licensed attorney. In addition to depression and anxiety, his expertise includes helping professionals in high-pressure careers, career counseling and couples counseling. Check out… Read More

25 Oct

How to Deal with Halloween Anxiety

Halloween is a time of frights, horror, and of course, candy.  Although goblins and ghouls can entice some, for many it can be a time of terror - not the good kind. For some, it can heighten anxiety that was present before the trick or… Read More

24 Oct

What to Expect When Meeting a Therapist for the First Time

The idea of starting therapy can incite all kinds of different emotions--fear, excitement, trepidation, or relief. Perhaps you are in the midst of a significant life change; a breakup, a job loss, or a location change. Such transitions may evoke stress but can also be… Read More

17 Oct

#MeToo: Why We Need This Now

Trigger warning: sexual harassment, sexual violence, and trauma "To hold traumatic reality in consciousness requires a social context that affirms and protects the victim and that joins victim and witness in a common alliance." (Trauma & Recovery -- Herman, 1992, p. 9) #MeToo is the… Read More