Edd Conboy channeled his experience as a licensed therapist and as Broad Street Ministry’s director of social services to help us better understand and cope with anxiety.

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After five years as a Staff Therapist at the Council for Relationships, and the Director of Counseling Services at Broad Street Ministry (BSM), Edd took on the role of Director of Social Services at BSM in November 2013. He accepted the task of continuing to work with the leadership team to expand the social service offerings at BSM.

Prior to this Edd consulted with and coached leaders from a wide range of organizations – hi-tech companies in Silicon Valley, international law firms, non-profit organizations, federal agencies and philanthropic foundations. He has worked on system-wide change initiatives, and individual coaching engagements. Edd has also designed and implemented leadership development programs, succession planning protocols, emotional intelligence training, and custom designed, continuous improvement learning circles.

In addition to developing his consulting practice, Edd worked in the performance psychology field helping elite athletes and their coaches prepare for major competitions. These athletes included world champion professionals, Olympians, All-American collegiate athletes, as well as younger competitors in a wide variety of athletic settings.

Before joining the Council for Relationships in 2008, Edd was a Clinical Supervisor in a foster care agency that serves abused and neglected children and their families throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. Over the course of his practice, he has worked with both teenagers and adults who have survived significant traumas in their lives.

Edd did his undergraduate studies in Philosophy at Loyola College in Baltimore, and completed his graduate work in Counseling and Family Therapy at San Francisco State University. He also did a year of post-master’s studies in Family Therapy at the California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley, California.

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When you're with somebody who's experiencing anxiety, the worst thing to say is "it's going to be okay." The best thing we can do is to be with them... not try to take anything away from them... to add to their lives. — Edd Conboy

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