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Anneliese Sorrentino, MSS, LMFT

August 28, 2018

Life is both beautiful and hard, and our relationships (past and present) shape how we experience and navigate its many challenges, for better and for worse. Therapy offers a unique relationship, the central purpose of which is to support your growth and help you form more secure and satisfying connections – to yourself and others. My…

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Caitlin Rice, MSS, LCSW

June 21, 2018

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…

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Laurel Roe, MS CHR, LMFT

September 22, 2017

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…

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Alishia Kalos, PsyD, CST

September 13, 2017

Therapy is an invaluable opportunity for individuals and couples to learn about themselves and the relationships that they want to cultivate. Whether you are thinking about working through a particular issue, hoping to gain clarity and focus in future decisions, or considering a short-term “check-up”, I will work with you in a safe, non-judgmental space…

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John McWilliams, MSS, LCSW

February 10, 2017

John McWilliams is a licensed clinical social worker who works with couples, families, and individuals. He received extensive training in attachment-based therapy and trauma informed care while working with children, adolescents and families at the Warwick House, a residential treatment facility in Bucks County. John is also experienced in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) from his…

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Veronica Haggerty, MA, RN, MFT

November 18, 2015

Veronica Haggerty is a Professional Counselor, Registered Nurse and Marriage and Family Therapist trained in many of the ‘best practice’ marriage and relationship education programs in the country. She knows the stages and pitfalls of marital intimacy in relationships and how, sometimes, this culminates into being stuck in doing the same things over and over…

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Jane (Jen) Fox, MDiv, LMFT

August 6, 2015

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…

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Tracey Tanenbaum, M.Ed, LMFT, AS

July 14, 2015

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,…

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Kristine Seitz, MEd, MSW, LSW

July 14, 2015

Looking for a therapist can be a vulnerable time. Thank you for taking the first step. I believe that our relationships are the cornerstone of our lives. This includes our relationship with our self, our family, our partner(s), our friends, and our community. I am an empathetic, collaborative, and strengths-based therapist. Through a systemic approach,…

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Susan Neumann Gordon, LSW, MBA, LMFT

May 27, 2014

The therapist’s role is to create a safe and supportive environment in which clients can face and work on life’s challenges, which often occur at times of transition. Ms. Neumann Gordon integrates various therapeutic modalities to help clients more openly and creatively explore self-esteem issues, communication, conflict resolution, relationship building, and couple and family dynamics….

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April Westfall, PhD

April 29, 2014

April Westfall, PhD, (she/her/hers) is a licensed psychologist in PA and maintains and active and full clinical practice of adult individuals and couples at both our University City and Wynnewood Offices. Clinical specialty areas include: anxiety and depression, including bi-polar disorder; trauma, including its resolution through the use of EMDR; chronic illness; grief/loss; gay/lesbian and…

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Emma Steiner, MSW, MFT, LCSW

April 28, 2014

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…

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Michele Southworth, JD, LMFT

April 28, 2014

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…

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Priscilla Singleton, MSW, LMFT, LCSW

April 28, 2014

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…

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Wanda Sevey, MDiv, LMFT

April 28, 2014

Wanda (she/her/hers) affirms that counseling is most effective when you ‘come as you are’ with all your strengths, challenges, life stories, and personality parts to explore, discover and heal. She collaborates with you to identify the approaches to counseling that will feel most helpful and comfortable for you. Her training in several trauma-focused approaches (EMDR,…

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Esther Schlessinger-Mita, PhD

April 17, 2014

Dr. Schlessinger-Mita is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania who has been a therapist for over 30 years. Her areas of special clinical expertise include working with individuals to cope with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and life transitions and adjusting to change. She helps adolescents and young adults with self-esteem issues, difficulties with peers, post-parental divorce…

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Peggy Roth, MSEd, LMFT

April 17, 2014

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…

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Dr. Martha S. Rinehart, MA, LMFT

April 17, 2014

Dr. Rinehart strives to help individuals, couples and families undergoing life transitions: those struggling with issues of identity, marriage, parenting, promotion, aging, retirement, and loss. Her goal is to empower clients to find increased meaning and purpose in their lives by helping them make sense of their past, strengthen their meaningful relationships, and improve their ability…

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

April 17, 2014

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…

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Matthew CP Purinton, LCSW

April 17, 2014

Mr. Purinton practices individual, couple and family therapy as a social worker. His experience and areas of interest include depression, anxiety, children who have lost a loved one, and palliative care as a model of medicine to improve quality of life. Mr. Purinton is especially passionate about working with adults and children who are dealing with pain…

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Patty Peach, LMFT

April 17, 2014

Ms. Peach has been practicing as a therapist for more than 30 years, working with individuals, couples, families, and children. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, life cycle/developmental issues, relational distress/conflict, child and adolescent behavior problems, personal/spiritual growth, and gender issues. Patty believes that life is about exploring, building, and…

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