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Full Living: A Psychotherapy Practice

Psychotherapy located in Philadelphia, PA

Full Living: A Psychotherapy Practice, guided by founder/director Karen L. Smith, MSS, LCSW, lives up to the high standards and expectations that guide the Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based practice’s exceptional team of seasoned therapists.

Full Living specializes in making meaningful matches between clients and therapists. Besides the obvious considerations of clients' stated needs, Full Living also takes into consideration personality and style. As a team, Full Living offers psychotherapists who have a wide range of training, education, specialties, and approaches. With the additional consideration of personality, Full Living feels confident in its ability to find every client a great match.

In addition to providing quality psychotherapy, we at Full Living prioritize cultural competence. We additionally support gender and sexuality diversity and provide a safe environment for transgender, non-binary, kink, and polyamorous clients. LGBTQI sensitivities and cultural competencies can’t be taught. They’re built on an open mind and compassion for all people, a quality that defines every clinician at Full Living.

Full Living offers individual, couples, family, and group therapies for adults, teens, and children. The clinicians, who are conveniently located at various locations throughout Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia area, customize each client’s care, including helping them connect to other needed services such as psychiatry, psychological testing, and nutritional counseling.

There are a multitude of issues that bring people into psychotherapy. Sometimes it’s a mood or diagnostic issue, like depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, or eating disorders, but it can just as frequently be issues like low self-esteem, an existential crisis, or a life circumstance you need help thinking through. 

Below are examples of the types of issues you might bring to therapy which our therapists offer as specialties:

  • Challenges and opportunities of young adulthood
  • Cultural, religious, racial, economic, and ethnicity-based themes
  • Early intervention for the new family
  • Mood and behavior management
  • Parenting issues and education
  • Sexual and gender diversity
  • Emotional growth
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma, addictions, and recovering

Each prospective client receives a free initial consultation with Full Living’s director/founder, who leverages her decades in this field and intimate knowledge of each Full Living clinician to personally select a well-matched therapist. To schedule a free intake appointment, please email us, call the office or reserve a time using the online booking system.

Full Living: A Psychotherapy Practice has offices throughout Philadelphia and The Greater Philadelphia Area including multiple offices in Center City 19109, Chestnut Hill 19118, Northern Liberties 19123, Old City 19106, Rittenhouse Square 19146, Roxborough 19106, South Philly 19107, University City 19104, West Philly 19143, and surrounding neighborhoods including Glenside 19038, Haverford 19041, and Narberth 19072.

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  • Our Specialty

    We specialize in making thoughtful matches between clients and therapists based on clients stated needs but also on personality and style. Matches are made by our director after a free initial consultation with her.

    What we offer

    We offer relational psychotherapy clinical services for children, teens, adults, couples and families. We provide culturally competent clinical services, supporting gender and sexuality diversity, and are kink and polyamorous affirming. We work exclusively with seasoned clinicians with offices throughout the city.

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