Our Team

Philadelphia Institute for Individual Relational & Sex Therapy is a practice of highly trained and specialized therapists dedicated to helping people gain greater insight and create greater joy in their lives. We provide services for individuals, families and all types of relationships.

Media, PA Office

Chris F. Fariello
Chris F. FarielloPhD, MA, CST, CSE, LMFT
Founder and Director of PhIIRST, Chris Fariello, PhD, MA, CST, LMFT has over 25 years of experience as an educator, trainer, public speaker, writer, and therapist. Dr. Fariello specializes in working with individuals and couples on issues such as communication, anger, affairs, sexuality, separation and divorce.
Erica Thomke
Erica ThomkeLSW, MEd
Erica is a licensed social worker and also holds a Masters of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University.
Seneka LaBonde
Seneka LaBondeMEd, LMFT
Seneka is a licensed marriage and family therapist, holding degrees from Widener University and Chestnut Hill College.  Being a direct and authentic clinician, she believes that relationships thrive on shared intimacy and open, honest communication.
Samantha Morris
Samantha MorrisLSW, MEd
I am a therapist who completed a dual degree program and achieved a Master of Social Work and a Master of Education in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University. During that program, I also earned a Specialization Certificate in Social Work and Trauma Practice, which allows me to use a trauma-focused lens in working with clients.
Carly Chodosh
Carly ChodoshLSW
Carly Chodosh, LSW, is a relational therapist who utilizes an eclectic approach to help her clients improve their relationships, communication skills, and increase pleasure. She is culturally curious and knowledgeable about a wide range of sexuality topics and presentations.