Blog

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

30 Jan

The Thief in the Night

Chronic pain is the thief in the night; it robs from one's relationships and it steals one's strength. Few things are as strongly correlated with the decline in quality of life as chronic pain. It is associated with an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular… Read More

28 Jan

The World Mourns

On Sunday afternoon Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna along with seven others were killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles. They were on their way to Gianna’s basketball game for a team that Kobe coached. The basketball world lost a legend, one… Read More

28 Jan

How to Become an LGBTQ Competent Therapist

Being LGBTQ competent is more than just understanding the mechanics of sex or the use of pronouns. Often, potential clients contact me and tell me that they have had extreme difficulty finding a therapist who is LGBTQ competent. In the interest of developing inclusive therapists,… Read More

23 Jan

Mental Health Issues Experienced By College Students

Every year, over two million high school graduates embark on their journey to become college students. Armed with their newfound freedom, students are exposed to the stressors associated with higher education: rigorous coursework, new relationships, autonomy, financial pressures, balancing family responsibilities, etc. This stage in… Read More

6 Jan

Featured Therapist for January, Matthew Purinton

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our Staff Therapists. This month's Featured Therapist is Matthew Purinton, MSW, who joined our staff in 2007. Learn about Matthew in the interview below!  Tell us a little about what makes you unique as a therapist and… Read More

24 Dec

To All the Ones We’ve Loved Before

Anneliese Sorrentino, MSS, MFT, works with individuals and couples at our University City office. Read how Anneliese’s holiday traditions inspire constructive moments of reflection.  It’s late December, just a few days past the longest night of the year.  For people around the world, this is… Read More

19 Dec

Impact Spotlight: Operation Home and Healing

Council for Relationships' Operation Home and Healing provides counseling and services for veterans, active service members, and their families. CFR's specially trained therapists help veterans and their families to heal and become better partners, parents, and family members. CFR has been involved in training and… Read More

11 Dec

Featured Therapist for December, Anneliese Sorrentino

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our Staff Therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is Anneliese Sorrentino, MSS, MFT, who joined our staff in 2018. Learn about Anneliese in the interview below!  Tell us a little about what makes you unique as a therapist… Read More