Blog

14 Feb

Psychology and Spirituality Can Go Hand-in-Hand When Addressing Mental Health

Ryan McMillian is a Staff Therapist and alum of our Post Graduate Certificate Program for members of the clergy. Here, Ryan responds to the philly.com article "Her religion made her mental illness worse. Then it saved her." [caption id="attachment_9531" align="alignnone" width="766"] iStock[/caption] The stigma surrounding… Read More

1 Feb

Introducing Featured Therapist Alexander Coleman

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists on the blog. This month's Featured Therapist Alexander Coleman is a graduate of our Post-Graduate Certificate Program. Get to know more about Alexander in the interview below!   What makes you unique as a… Read More

24 Jan

New Year, New Me? Tips for Maintaining New Year’s Resolutions

This is the week of Blue Monday – supposedly the most depressing day of the year, and the day when many people give up on their New Year’s resolutions. Read on for Sara Samuels’ guide to making and maintaining resolutions, any time of year. As… Read More

2 Jan

What We Can Learn From Bruce Springsteen

William Coffey is a staff therapist at Council for Relationships' Center City and Voorhees, NJ offices.  I first saw Bruce Springsteen, aka The Boss, in October 1974 in the gymnasium of West Chester College, now West Chester University. This was a full year before he… Read More

1 Jan

January’s Featured Therapist Sara Samuels

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our staff therapists on the blog. This month's Featured Therapist Sara Samuels, MFT joined our staff in the fall of 2018. Get to know more about Sara in the interview below! Could you introduce yourself and tell… Read More

13 Dec

Why it’s Important to Listen to Our Emotions

Amy Jones is a certified couples and family therapist and a licensed social worker with over 10 years of experience working with individuals, families, and communities in the Philadelphia area.  “I have been feeling really irritable and angry lately,” I admitted to a clinical supervisor a… Read More

1 Dec

Introducing December’s Featured Therapist, Amy Jones

Amy Jones is a certified couples and family therapist and a licensed social worker with over 10 years of experience working with individuals, families, and communities in the Philadelphia area. After completing Council for Relationships' Post Graduate Certificate Program in 2018, she joined our clinical staff.… Read More

27 Nov

What They Don’t Tell You About Growing Up

Lisa Handler, PhD, MFT joined Council for Relationships in 2018 after completing the Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Read on for her reflections on what they don't tell you about growing up. What they don’t understand about birthdays and what they never tell… Read More

21 Nov

Michelle and Barack: The Perfect Imperfect Love Story

Dr. Michele Marsh is a licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist at Council for Relationships' Center City Office. Dr. Marsh is also the Director of the Sex Therapy Track in the Master's in Family Therapy Program in partnership with Thomas Jefferson University. Pictures of President… Read More

13 Nov

What We Learned at CFR’s On the Table Philly Conversation: “Relating in a Divided World”

What do a white male UCC pastor, a black female sex educator, and a white female cultural consultant have in common? Though this sounds like the beginning of a tasteless joke, it is actually the setup for Council For Relationships’ On The Table Philly event… Read More