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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"Dear Michael": A Fictitious Letter Addressing Family Trust

A note to those who read my blog:  When one elects to become famous, the scrutiny of his or her life is intrusive and invasive.  But the events disclosed do provide Teachable Moments in what makes a family succeed and what choices, if continued, will erode trust and destroy family health. In my ...

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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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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