SaraKay Smullens , Author

SaraKay  Smullens - Author, Counselor/Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker, Speaker/Presenter - Philadelphia, PA
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Working with clients to improve their lives is an important part of my life. Through the years I have worked with every possible kind of relationship challenge and have watched my clients ...

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The Decline Of Robin Williams And The Dangers Of Burnout

"(Comedy is) a brutal field, man. They burn out. It takes its toll." —Robin Williams Prior to his suicide it had been reported that Robin Williams had begun sleeping in his darkened bedroom for up to 18 hours. Those who love Robin Williams have suggested that his withdrawal from family and ...

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Understanding Three Types of Marital Relationships

In the years that I have been working with couples, I have seen that there are three basic kinds of marriages.  There can be some overlap in the types; but it helps to understand all three, and their uniqueness.  I share this categorization because it can help individuals to understand some of the ...

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Why Some People Are Cruel And How To Deal With Them

Here are a few examples of the different kinds of cruel people that exist in our world and a solution on how to deal with them.  The Supposed Friend & The Cheating Boyfriend My 20-year-old client, a college senior, was both sobbing with pain and shaking with rage. She had learned just a few ...

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How To End Your Relationships With Negative 'Friends'

Communication gurus usually advise folks to honestly talk out problems and share intimacies as the most useful means to solve discord and enhance relationships. But here's the catch to this counsel: It only works with those who are determined to develop the capacity for this kind of communication, if they do ...

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Ted Cruz Resigns as "Manchurian Candidate In Training": A Satire

Have you heard?  An American spy working in the Texas home of Senator Ted Cruz  and and his wife, Goldman Sachs's Heidi Nelson Cruz, has passed on a hot off the press secret e-mail written from her "boss" to Russian President, Vladimir Putin.  ("I cannot say who placed me," ...

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MY RECENT COMMENTS
CredentialsBCD, MSW
Time in Practice25 years +
I practice inMy state/province only
Additional ExpertiseCounselor/Therapist
Marriage and Family Therapist
Social Worker
Speaker/Presenter
I offer my servicesAt my office
Willing To Meet in Public Locations like Starbucks (please inquire)
Other, please inquire
I am fluent inEnglish
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CredentialsBCD, MSW
Time in Practice25 years +
I practice inMy state/province only
Additional ExpertiseCounselor/Therapist
Marriage and Family Therapist
Social Worker
Speaker/Presenter
I offer my servicesAt my office
Willing To Meet in Public Locations like Starbucks (please inquire)
Other, please inquire
I am fluent inEnglish
Latest Expert Videos