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Staff Therapist and Blog Author Chimere G. Holmes

Chimère G. Holmes, MA, MSEd...

Chimère G. Holmes, MA, MSEd, LPC

Chimère views the therapeutic process as sacred, creative, and collaborative interactions between therapist and client. She seeks to assure that her clients feel seen, heard, educated, and validated while actively working through life’s myriad challenges and transitions. Chimère compassionately supports and connects with individuals, couples, and families through empathy, warmth, empirically supported interventions, and lighthearted…

Specialty Areas: Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Women's Issues

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Sarafina Kietzman-Nicklin, MFT

Sarafina Kietzman-Nicklin, MFT

Sarafina has a Masters in Family Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University. There she focused on a systemic approach to therapy that allows her to examine the whole of people’s life experiences, including past and present relationships, and how they currently impact individual’s mental health. Sarafina combines a macro approach, identifying larger values and goals, with…

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Affairs and Infidelity, Depression and Anxiety, Divorce, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Sexual Difficulties, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues

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Sonja Spangler, LSW

Sonja Spangler, LSW

Sonja Spangler, LSW, provides a warm, nonjudgmental, and genuine presence for your self-exploration. She believes in creating a space in therapy that honors who you are and your story. Her main focus is on the therapeutic relationship that invites you to express your authentic self and be seen. Her collaborative approach will invite curiosity and…

Specialty Areas: Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Women's Issues

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Kathy Klein, M.S.Ed., MSW, ...

Kathy Klein, M.S.Ed., MSW, LCSW

Kathy Klein provides a warm, empathetic, and responsive environment for individuals working to understand themselves better and change their lives. Kathy believes that relationships with others and various communities create a complex foundation for understanding who we are. The work of taking care of ourselves is challenging, brave, and meaningful. She supports clients in this…

Specialty Areas: Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Trauma, Women's Issues

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Tessa Peoples Kinsey, LMFT

Tessa Peoples Kinsey, LMFT

As a systemically oriented clinician, Tessa is attentive to her client’s social and relational contexts. Tessa employs a non-pathologizing approach that validates your unique context while holding hope for the changes you want to implement in your life. She is experienced in working with women and couples who are navigating life transitions of their 20s…

Specialty Areas: Communication, Depression and Anxiety, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Sexual Difficulties, Trauma, Women's Issues

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Virginia Mittnacht, LCSW

Virginia Mittnacht, LCSW

Virginia Mittnacht is a licensed clinical 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 stems from genuine, positive, and sustained growth. She thoughtfully works to…

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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Jane Summers, MD

Jane Summers, MD

Dr. Jane Summers has specialized in women’s behavioral health throughout her career and provides medication evaluation and treatment for clients treated by Council for Relationships therapists in our Women’s Psychological Health Services. Dr. Summers’ approach prioritizes understanding the unique issues that affect the emotional health of women such as reproductive health and hormonal changes over…

Specialty Areas: Chronic Illness, Depression and Anxiety, Infertility, Insomnia, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Mood Disorders, OCD, Women's Issues

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Lisa Handler, PhD, LMFT

Lisa Handler, PhD, LMFT

Lisa works with individuals and couples of all ages who are experiencing challenges in their lives and/or relationships. She enjoys working with a diverse group of clients and welcomes those who are: challenged or stuck in familial or intimate relationships; exploring their relationship to work (especially academia); experiencing anxiety and/or depression; working through young adulthood;…

Specialty Areas: LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Amy Jones, MSW, MFT, LCSW

Amy Jones, MSW, MFT, LCSW

Amy’s strengths as a clinician are working with young adults, young couples, and women who have survived traumatic events, including ongoing interpersonal trauma, and who want support to process these experiences in order to show up more fully for their lives in the present. She also really enjoys supporting individuals and couples as they are…

Specialty Areas: Community Trauma Response, Depression and Anxiety, Disabled People/People with Disabilities, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Interpersonal Violence/Abuse, Life Transitions, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Laurel Roe, MS CHR, LMFT

Laurel Roe, MS CHR, LMFT

Laurel Roe understands we sometimes need help navigating life’s many challenges. Using a collaborative and relaxed style, she helps clients identify and utilize their strengths to move toward the goals they have for their lives. Whether working with individuals, couples, or families, she incorporates humor, mindfulness-based practices, and experiential techniques, as appropriate, to help clients better understand…

Specialty Areas: ADD and ADHD, Children with Special Needs, Chronic Illness, Depression and Anxiety, Learning Disorders, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Tracey Tanenbaum, M.Ed, LMF...

Tracey Tanenbaum, M.Ed, LMFT, AS

The decision to seek therapy is a difficult one, whether you are facing challenges that have been with you for years or have more recently emerged. Ms. Tanenbaum will help you find practical solutions to life’s obstacles and a deeper understanding of the emotional blocks that have held you back. She offers you focus, warmth,…

Specialty Areas: Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Community Partnerships Initiative, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, 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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Maura Dunfey, DO

Maura Dunfey, DO

Dr. Maura Dunfey is board certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and has an additional certification as a Child and Family Therapist.  Dr. Dunfey provides comprehensive evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults.  She works collaboratively with individuals, families, pediatricians, and other therapists.  She specializes in treating patients with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, eating…

Specialty Areas: ADD and ADHD, Depression and Anxiety, OCD

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Ingeborg K. Damstra, MD

Ingeborg K. Damstra, MD

Dr. Damstra is board certified in both Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and she sees child, adolescent, and adult patients. Much of her practice focus is on anxiety and mood disorders in both children and adults and on ADHD and development disorders in children. Dr. Damstra offers psychiatric evaluation of children and adults,…

Specialty Areas: ADD and ADHD, Children with Special Needs, Depression and Anxiety, Parenting

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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, Community Partnerships Initiative, Community Trauma Response, 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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Michele Southworth, JD, LMFT

Michele Southworth, JD, LMFT

Ms. Southworth is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a divorce mediator, with more than 30 years’ experience. She is trained in EMDR, a form of therapy that is helpful in reprocessing difficult memories and emotions. Ms. Southworth is also the Director of CFR’s Post Graduate Certificate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy, which is…

Specialty Areas: Artists and Athletes, Career Counseling, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Priscilla Singleton, MSW, L...

Priscilla Singleton, MSW, LMFT, LCSW

Priscilla Singleton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a summa cum laude graduate of the Temple University Masters in Social Work program, a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and an AAMFT approved supervisor.  Priscilla is also trained in EMDR, Sandtray Therapy, Co-Parent counseling, and Parent Coordination. Priscilla…

Specialty Areas: Adoption, Children with Special Needs, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Parenting, Remarried/Blended Issues, 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 30 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, and the use of EMDR, mindfulness-based and mind-body…

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

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Michele M. Marsh, PhD

Michele M. Marsh, PhD

Dr. Marsh is a licensed psychologist and an AASECT-Certified sex therapist and sex therapy supervisor. Dr. Marsh focuses treatment on the specific needs of each individual, giving special attention to balancing the needs of each member of a couple. She encourages her clients to be open and direct about what they want from their significant others and…

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Sex and Love Addiction, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Difficulties, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Bea Hollander-Goldfein, PhD...

Bea Hollander-Goldfein, PhD, LMFT, CCTP, APIT

Dr. Hollander-Goldfein is a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed marriage and family therapist. Dr. Hollander-Goldfein has provided individual and relationship therapy for more than 30 years and specializes in trauma, marital/relationship conflict, sexual dysfunction, and infertility/adoption. Dr. Hollander-Goldfein’s integrative therapy style incorporates affective, cognitive, and behavioral approaches. Dr. Hollander-Goldfein is also the Director of…

Specialty Areas: Adoption, Affairs and Infidelity, Communication, Infertility, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Sexual Difficulties, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Carol Blum, M.Ed., CAC, MFT...

Carol Blum, M.Ed., CAC, MFT, LPC

Carol is an Individual, Couple, and Family Therapist who works with an integrative approach. This includes quieting the mind and calming the body through deep relaxation and mindfulness training. Carol also uses Internal Family Systems to help clients recognize their many Parts and to bring harmony to all Parts of Self. Carol is recognized for…

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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