Blog

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

10 Dec

The Economy’s Psychological Impact on Millennials

William Coffey, LCSW, is a Staff Therapist at our Center City and Voorhees, NJ offices.  At the conclusion of World War II, the U.S. economy took off like a rocket. After the Greatest Generation defeated Nazi Germany, they came home, found new jobs, bought homes,… Read More

26 Nov

How to Handle Thanksgiving Among Family Members with Different Political Views

Amy Jones, MSW, MFT, LSW, works with individuals, couples, and families at our University City and Paoli offices. Read on to learn her approach and tips for dealing with family members with different political views during Thanksgiving. Amy Jones also provided her professional opinion on… Read More

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