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22 Nov

Maintaining Recovery During the Holidays: Tips to Prevent a Relapse

For many people the holiday season is a joyous and festive time of year. Family gatherings, parties, and other seasonal activities call for us to eat, drink, and be merry. However, for people in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction, the holidays aren’t always so… Read More

20 Nov

How Do Caregivers Talk to a Child About an Absent Parent?

Christine Wamble, MFT, works with individuals, couples, and families in our University City office. Read on to learn her advice to caretakers on how to talk with a child about an absent parent.  Ideally, a caretaker’s response should be emotionally regulated and delivered in a… Read More

7 Nov

Impact Spotlight: Community Partnerships Initiative

The Community Partnerships Initiative (CPI) aims to provide counseling services to underserved communities in the Greater Philadelphia Area. CPI increases access and eliminates barriers underserved communities face by offering free on-site counseling services in convenient locations throughout the community. Through CPI, Council for Relationships has… Read More

6 Nov

Featured Therapist for November, Christine Wamble

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our Staff Therapists. This month's Featured Therapist is Christine Wamble, MFT, who joined our staff in 2019. Learn about Christine in the interview below!  Tell us a little about what makes you unique as a therapist and… Read More

30 Oct

Maintaining Self-Love While Dealing With a Mental Illness

Erica Rand, LCSW, MEd, works with individuals and couples in our Center City and University City offices. Read on to learn her suggestions on maintaining self-love. Depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses can distort how we view ourselves and negatively affect our self-confidence, which in… Read More

9 Oct

Donor Spotlight: Patti Owens

Patti Owens is a gracious donor, Chair of Council for Relationships Board , and an active proponent for the importance of maintaining healthy relationships. Read on to learn more about Patricia’s experience with CFR and why she supports our mission. What makes you so passionate… Read More

2 Oct

Featured Therapist for October, Erica Rand

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our Staff Therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is Erica Rand, LCSW, MEd, who joined our staff in 2019. Learn about Erica in the interview below! What do you consider to be the goal of therapy? What do… Read More

19 Sep

Creating Intimacy: Ways to Reconnect with Your Partner

Brittany Kurdewan, LMFT, works with individuals, couples, and families in our Center City office. Read on to learn her suggestions for reconnecting with your partner.  September is usually a month filled with life transitions. The season is changing; you’re preparing for the Fall; you’re getting… Read More

9 Sep

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day 

Today we are reminded that we all have a role to play in suicide prevention. #BeThe1To make a difference; stepping forward and reaching out can help save lives.   If you think someone might be considering suicide, there are 5 steps that you can take:   1. Ask … Read More

3 Sep

Featured Therapist for September, Brittany Kurdewan

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our Staff Therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist, Brittany Kurdewan, LMFT, joined our staff in 2019. Learn about Brittany in the interview below! Why did you decide to become a therapist? I have always been interested in a… Read More