SaraKay  Smullens - Author, Counselor/Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker, Speaker/Presenter - Philadelphia, PA
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SaraKay Smullens (BCD,MSW)

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Phone 215 732 1539

Fax: 215 732 4603

Articles

Embracing Sadness: A Love Letter to Real Life and Coping

It happens weekly. Clients consult me about sadness, ranging in intensity from fleeting to overwhelming. They say that they are sick, and they tell me they want meds "to take the sadness away..."   Will someone please tell me how and when sadness, even when it is overwhelming, means you ...

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A Horrific Murder In Philadelphia: Read To Insure Safety

A few days ago in a gentrified area of downtown Philadelphia a brilliant 35 year old pediatrician, Melissa Ketunuti, who worked at our distinguished University of Pennsylvania Children's Hospital, specializing in infectious diseases of children, was murdered in her own home.    When the ...

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See the Philadelphia Theatre Company's"The Mountaintop"

    We really had no idea!  Very close to curtain time on the brutally cold evening of January 24th the door at Philadelphia's Suzanne Roberts (located on our proud Avenue of the Arts) closest to the coat-check was opened for us my husband, me, and others.  Because of this we were ...

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When Mean Girls & Boys Become Mean Adults

My client found it unbelievable.  "Here I am 37 years old,  a wife, a mom, a nurse valued by patients and staff, and I am hurt -- no, correct that, devastated -- by a supposed friend and her group of friends."   My client went on to explain that after an extended illness she was ...

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Help! My Boyfriend's Anger Is Over The Top

    During over 30 years as a marriage and family therapist, I seen many clients who are really upset about the “over the top” anger expressions of one they love.  Again and again I have heard: “He screams and curses, even throws things, when ...

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SaraKay Smullens

Quick Stats

Credentials:

BCD, MSW

Time in Practice:

25 years +

I practice in:

My state/province only

Additional Expertise:

Counselor/Therapist

Marriage and Family Therapist

Social Worker

Speaker/Presenter

I offer my services:

At my office

Willing To Meet in Public Locations like Starbucks (please inquire)

Other, please inquire

I am fluent in:

English

Articles by SaraKay Smullens
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Embracing Sadness: A Love Letter to Real Life and Coping

When facing loss and disappointment, many first turn to meds. It is wiser to embrace your feelings.

Gaggle

A Horrific Murder In Philadelphia: Read To Insure Safety

A young doctor in Philly was brutally murdered by one hired to do work in her home. Please read!

See the Philadelphia Theatre Company's"The Mountaintop"

In this riveting play, Martin Luther King, the man, is revealed. A WOW of a production!

Brain

When Mean Girls & Boys Become Mean Adults

All can be confronted by Adults who are thoughtless, exclusive and cruel

Liquor

Help! My Boyfriend's Anger Is Over The Top

Anger management is an essential part of successful marriage and family life.

SaraKay Smullens

All Specialties

Anxiety Issues, Career, Communication Problems, Couples/Marital Issues, Dating/Being Single Support, Depression, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Domestic Abuse, Empowering Women, Family Support, Grief, Loss, & Bereavement, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, Life Management, Life Transitions, Matchmaking, Parenting, Sexuality, Stepfamilies, Stress Management, Other