Sarah Valdivieso, M.A., MFT

Sarah Valdivieso, M.A., MFT

Sarah Valdivieso is an empathetic Marriage and Family Therapist who respects each client’s unique and individual journey and capacity for resiliency. Ms. Valdivieso graduated from La Salle University with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and specializes in working with adults and families. Her approach is grounded in emotional healing within oneself and…

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Mood Disorders, OCD, Parenting, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Sexual Abuse, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Virginia Mittnacht, LSW

Virginia Mittnacht, LSW

Virginia Mittnacht is a licensed social worker living in Philadelphia. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults who are impacted by mental, emotional, and/or behavioral health challenges. Ms. Mittnacht believes that building a strong and honest relationship with her clients is the root from which genuine, positive, and sustained growth stems. She thoughtfully…

Specialty Areas: ADD and ADHD, Chronic Illness, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, OCD, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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April Piercy, PhD, MFT

April Piercy, PhD, MFT

Dr. April Piercy is a Marriage & Family Therapist who has experience working with individuals, couples, and families, as well as psychoeducational groups. Dr. Piercy has over 15 years of experience in Human Services where she worked as a domestic violence educator, mental health counselor, social worker, and adjunct faculty member. Dr. Piercy’s goal is…

Specialty Areas: Anger Management, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Interpersonal Violence/Abuse, Relationship Issues, Sexual Abuse, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues

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Ayo Akindumila, LMFT

Ayo Akindumila, LMFT

Ayo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based here in Philadelphia. She has extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families looking to cope with stressful transitions. Her approach to therapy is both warm and disarming; she understands and respects the bravery it takes to begin therapy, and is always mindful of how to…

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Artists and Athletes, Depression and Anxiety, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Stress

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Florda Priftanji, LMFT

Florda Priftanji, LMFT

Whether you are working to smooth life transitions or build emotional stability, therapy is a resource that can offer guidance. Florda is an integrative therapist that empowers individuals to gain self-acceptance, independence, and courage to overcome challenges. Florda emphasizes the importance of learning effective communication skills to create and maintain healthy relationships. She aims to…

Specialty Areas: Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Alexander Coleman, MFT

Alexander Coleman, MFT

Alexander takes an integrative approach to his work, combining ​behavioral, emotionally-focused, cognitive, and spiritual techniques to help his clients come to a place of greater peace and resolution. ​ With over twenty years experience working with adults and children, he brings hope and relief in a multitude of areas such as: Premarital and marital challenges…

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Anger Management, Career Counseling, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Parenting, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Sex and Love Addiction, Stress, Work/Life Balance

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Anneliese E. Sorrentino, MS...

Anneliese E. Sorrentino, MSS, LMFT

Anneliese Sorrentino is a warm, curious, engaging, and caring therapist with a deep commitment to fostering growth and helping her clients form more secure and satisfying relationships – to themselves and to each other. Her approach is integrative and collaborative. She enjoys working with individuals and couples of all stripes, and her particular clinical interests…

Specialty Areas: Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Interpersonal Violence/Abuse, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Caitlin Rice, MSS, LCSW

Caitlin Rice, MSS, LCSW

Caitlin believes it is an honor and a privilege to be a therapist and create a safe space for people to get to know themselves and work to enrich their relationships with others. Caitlin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduate of the Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work and Social Research. She…

Specialty Areas: Children with Special Needs, Chronic Illness, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, LGBTQ Affirming, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Stress

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Maisy Hughes, LMFT

Maisy Hughes, LMFT

Maisy Hughes is out on a leave of absence. If you need assistance during this time, please contact: Nina Fortuna, LMFT at (215) 382-6680 ext. 4209 or nfortuna@councilforrelationships.org Maisy Hughes has experience working with individuals, couples and families to resolve a wide range of presenting challenges. She is committed to delivering collaborative, respectful, culturally competent, trauma-informed therapy…

Specialty Areas: Anger Management, Depression and Anxiety, Interpersonal Violence/Abuse, Life Transitions, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Trauma

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Jane (Jen) Fox, MDiv, LMFT

Jane (Jen) Fox, MDiv, LMFT

Jane Fox earned her post-graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy at Council for Relationships and is an ordained pastor through the Presbyterian Church (USA). In the therapeutic setting, whether seeing an individual, couple or family, she focuses on helping her clients understand their role in their family and work systems. Through narrative, emotional focus…

Specialty Areas: Anger Management, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ Affirming, Premarital Issues, Relationship Issues, Stress, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Alexandra S. Macy, MD, MA

Alexandra S. Macy, MD, MA

Dr. Alexandra Sarah Macy is a licensed board-certified psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, reproductive psychiatry, intensive short-term psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology. She is also skilled in treatment for couples, sex therapy, students, women’s mental health, and pregnancy and postpartum issues, as well as…

Specialty Areas: ADD and ADHD, Anger Management, Chronic Illness, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Infertility, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, OCD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues

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Emma Steiner, MSW, MFT, LCSW

Emma Steiner, MSW, MFT, LCSW

Ms. Steiner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years of experience working as a psychotherapist in Philadelphia. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences as well as the Graduate School of Social Policy and Practice, she returned to train at Council for Relationships in order to gain a…

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ Affirming, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Premarital Issues, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Wanda Sevey, MDiv, LMFT

Wanda Sevey, MDiv, LMFT

Ms. Sevey’s emphasis is on helping her clients care for themselves and build relationships in which they can flourish. She is skilled at helping individuals, couples and families with communication and relationship skill building; LGBT issues; reducing and coping with stress; sex issues for couples and individuals; recovery from affairs; and anxiety and depression. Ms. Sevey is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy,…

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Anger Management, Chronic Pain, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, LGBTQ Affirming, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Sexual Difficulties, Stress, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Margaret Roth, MSEd, LMFT

Margaret Roth, MSEd, LMFT

Ms. Roth is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She works with individuals and couples and focuses on problems of anxiety, trauma, depression, parenting issues, loss, and uses EMDR extensively. Ms. Roth uses EMDR to help unlock and re-process any trauma, relieve anxiety, panic, phobia, and depression. She believes that most behaviors and feelings in the present…

Specialty Areas: Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Mood Disorders, Parenting, Stress, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Lucy S. Raizman, MSW, LCSW,...

Lucy S. Raizman, MSW, LCSW, LMFT, CST

Ms. Raizman has over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families as a licensed clinical social worker, licensed marriage and family therapist, and sex therapist. Her areas of special interest and experience include couple and sex therapy, separation/divorce and life transitions, infidelity/affairs, stress reduction/anger management, and the use of EMDR, mindfulness-based and mind-body oriented approaches to…

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Anger Management, Divorce, Life Transitions, Sex and Love Addiction, Sexual Difficulties, Stress, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Charles C. Muorah, PhD, STL...

Charles C. Muorah, PhD, STL, LMFT

Therapy is where healing begins and caring never stops. If you’re willing to share, I’ve got a compassionate heart and emotional ears to listen. My therapy goal is to walk the walk with you and empower you to be a leader in your life story, revealing a new meaning and context out of your experiences…

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Anger Management, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Sexual Abuse, Stress, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Kerstin Miller, MDiv, LMFT

Kerstin Miller, MDiv, LMFT

Ms. Miller is a licensed marriage and family therapist and AASECT certified sex therapist with a Master’s Degree in Theology/Pastoral Counseling. Ms. Miller is a certified EMDR therapist. EMDR is a trauma treatment method that Ms. Miller uses to explore the connection of mind and body with clients, and to assist clients manage stress and enhance performance. For nearly…

Specialty Areas: Chronic Pain, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Sexual Difficulties, Stress, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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George James, Jr., PsyD, LMFT

George James, Jr., PsyD, LMFT

In his role as Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. James assists in developing innovative programs and services for Council for Relationships including launching a new mental wellness and therapy initiative for athletes and entertainers (from high school and college to professional status through retirement). Dr. James also plays a significant role with media and provides media…

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Affairs and Infidelity, Anger Management, Artists and Athletes, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Interpersonal Violence/Abuse, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Sexual Difficulties, Stress, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Stephanie Jacobs, Ed.S., Ph...

Stephanie Jacobs, Ed.S., Ph.D., LMFT

Dr. Jacobs is a licensed marriage and family therapist (NJ/PA) and encourages healthy, systemic relationships with God, self, and others.  Assuming that people and relationships have the capacity to cope, grow, and change, Dr. Jacobs works with clients to elicit strength-based responses to life challenges, to make meaningful conclusions of life experiences, and to build upon those…

Specialty Areas: Communication, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Premarital Issues, Relationship Issues, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Michelle Jackson, MSS, LCSW

Michelle Jackson, MSS, LCSW

Ms. Jackson is a licensed clinical social worker treating individual clients working on personal growth, increasing self-esteem, managing transitions, as well as those dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorders, trauma, and bereavement. Much of her work with couples focuses on relationship intimacy and enhancement, as well as sexual health and improved communication. Bringing a…

Specialty Areas: Career Counseling, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ Affirming, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Premarital Issues, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Sara J. Corse, PhD

Sara J. Corse, PhD

Dr. Corse is a dynamic clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. Clients are drawn to Dr. Corse for her engaging style, her deep caring and her effectiveness in helping clients resolve and heal troubling emotions and relationships. Her approach is integrative and includes the use of EMDR to help…

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Chronic Illness, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Parenting, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Stress, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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