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9 May

Our Message this Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s day, we’re reflecting on the women who do the hardest job in the world. With the announcement of the birth of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first baby this week, Prince Harry said: "It's been the most amazing experience that I… Read More

2 May

Meet Courtney Bradis, May’s Featured Therapist

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists on the blog. This month's Featured Therapist Courtney Bradis, MFT, joined our staff in 2018. Get to know more about Courtney in the interview below! Why did you decide to become a therapist/what drew… Read More

1 May

It’s time to talk about mental health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month Many people hesitate to talk about their mental health struggles openly. Because of the stigma attached to mental health, they may fear judgment or discrimination if they speak up. When people have to suffer in private, the isolation causes… Read More

24 Apr

Eustress: How to Use Stress to Your Advantage

Florda Priftanji, LMFT joined our staff in 2018 and is this month’s Featured Therapist. Read on to learn how stress can sometimes be a good thing.   We often view stress as a problem to avoid. However, when stress is used to our advantage, it… Read More

17 Apr

Spring: a time to be vigilant about suicide prevention

Many people believe that suicide rates peak during the winter months. Intuitively, this makes sense given the existence of seasonal affective disorder and the tendency to associate depression with winter. Some also believe that the holidays amplify loneliness in people who have lost loved ones. But suicide statistics suggest a different story. The… Read More

3 Apr

Workshop Review: Therapeutic Posture: Maximizing Treatment Success within the Attachment Based Alliance

Last month, Council for Relationships’ Professional Development Program offered a workshop to help behavioral health professionals enhance the therapeutic alliance, specifically the therapeutic bond. Attachment theory provides one of the most potent theoretical frameworks for the formation of an effective, real, attuned working alliance. Over… Read More

1 Apr

Meet Florda Priftanji, April’s Featured Therapist

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists on the blog. This month's Featured Therapist Florda Priftanji, LMFT, joined our staff in 2018. Get to know more about Florda in the interview below! What do you consider to be the goal of… Read More

27 Mar

Keeping College Admissions In Perspective

If you’re a senior in high school or the parent of a senior in high school, the end of March is more about college admissions than the beginning of spring. The recent college admissions scandal is just one example of how parents can become overwhelmed… Read More

20 Mar

Owning Your Narrative as a Biracial Person in America

Allen-Michael Lewis, M.S, LMFT joined our staff in 2018 and has been working as a couple and family therapist since 2012. He has a specific passion for working with children, teens, and young adults as they attempt to navigate life transitions.    In the United States,… Read More

7 Mar

Woman-founded in 1932

March 8th is International Women’s Day! Today we are honoring all the women (and trans and nonbinary folks) who show up as clients, practitioners, donors, students, board members, and administrators to make our work possible. Every year, thousands of women come to Council for Relationships… Read More