Are My Parents Disappointed in Me?

Even as adults, we can worry if our parents are disappointed in us. We all seek basic parental approval which can be tough to get if our parents had a very specific image of who they hoped we would be. Sometimes the things we are most proud of in our...
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Do I Need to Hate My Parents to Get Better?

Some folks fear they are going to be asked to hate their parents by their therapist. In a world where we agree it is good to move on, let go of the past, and live in the present, it can seem contradictory that therapists as interested in our childhoo...

Philadelphia Psychotherapy Practice Will Match Your with a Therapist

Philadelphia psychotherapy practice Full Living specializes in making thoughtful matches between clients and skilled experienced therapists in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Finding a therapist is a daunting task. Besides identifying a therapist w...
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Therapist Client Relationship

Therapist client relationship begins best with a good match. A skilled clinician can find ways to connect to all of their clients. But a therapist client match based on personality and style can greatly improve both the early work of therapy and the ...
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Finding a Therapist

  Finding a therapist can be daunting. Unless you are a therapist yourself it is hard to know what to look for in a therapist, in terms of their training, education and approach. Even if you know the kind of therapy you are interested in, how...
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Therapist Credentials, Education, Training and Approach

Therapist credentials, education, training and approach to the work of psychotherapy vary widely in the field. Full Living director Karen L Smith offers information about her background and approach to therapy. Her work is analytically oriented psych...
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In Defense of Long Term Psychotherapy

Long term psychotherapy gets a bad rap in the age of managed care and evidenced based concrete treatments. But long term therapy offers transformation, of the way we see ourselves, our relationships and our world. In the video, eating disorders ar...
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Up-selling Psychotherapy: Are Therapists Even Allowed To Do That?

Up-selling is a term borrowed from the business world. While the concept seems counter-intuitive to a therapist salary, many of us are additionally small business owners. The fact that we are in a helping profession, doesn’t mean our psychotherapist ...
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Does My Therapist Care About Me? Is That What I Pay Them For?

It is a reasonable question. "Does my therapist like me"? In the bizarre, boundaried, prescribed therapist/client relationship, where clients can come to have such potent feelings about their therapists, it is fair for the client to wonder where they...
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Liam Neeson’s Comments and Racist Impulses is all of Us

Liam Neeson recently revealed that some 40 years ago, after a friend was raped, he found himself entering predominantly black neighborhoods, seeking out black men, hoping for an altercation in order to channel his rage. In the original interview wher...