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Couples Corner

Rules of Engagement: Strike When the Iron is Cold

Thinking about Divorce or Suicide? Stop it! At Least for 6 Months

5 Reasons to Treat Dating Like and Internship

8 Things You Have to Remember When you Fight with a Partner

Love is Lovely but Hate Gives Love its Teeth

Coupledom is Great but Singlehood Ain’t Too Shabby Either

Who is Going to Win? You or Your Relationship?

Communication Skills for Couples: Headline Your Needs ( a video blog)

Protect You Relationship: Quarantine Your Business

No Arguing in Bed!

 

Anxiety and Depression

Feeling Depressed isn’t Depression and Other Reasons Your Advise is Stupid

Anxiety Now Qualifying for Medical Marijuana Matters

Anthony Bourdain and Why I Talk to My 10 Year Old About Suicide

5 Reasons People Don’t Want to Try Medication

Anxiety Medication and Lost Decades

 

Childhood, Parents and Parenting

Psychoanalytic Mother Lovers: 3 Theories for Mom’s Day

Are My Parents Disappointed in Me? (a video blog)

Do I Need to Hate My Parents to Get Better? (a video blog)

6 Openings for Talking to Kids about Sex and Gender

Its Not the Glass that is Half Full or Empty: It is the Breast

Three Key Fathers parenting Jobs, Analytically Speaking

Want to Raise a Diversity Savvy Kid: 3 Traps and 2 Solutions

Sometimes I give in to My Kid and I am OK with That

Anger Matters

 

Thoughts on Therapy

Psychotherapists are like Dance Archeologists

Attending to the Unconscious in a Psychotherapy Session

Myths about Psychotherapy (a video blog)

Its Not the Glass that is Half Full or Empty: It is the Breast

How Can Therapy Help When the World is the Problem?

Psychotherapy is a Great Tool

Should I Go to Psychotherapy?

What Should I Talk about in Therapy Today?

Therapist Share Why a Good Therapist/Client Match Really Matter ( Philadelphia psychotherapy practice video)

Run, Don’t Walk into Therapy

Philadelphia Psychotherapy Practice will Match you with a Therapist (Philadelphia psychotherapy practice video)

3 Components to a Good Therapy Relationship (Philadelphia psychotherapy practice video)

Full Living Director’s Credentials, Education, Training and Approach ( a video blog)

In Defense of Long Term Psychotherapy ( a video blog)

Up-Selling Psychotherapy: Are Therapists Even Allowed to Do That?

Does My Therapist Care About Me: Is That What I Pay Them For?

Counseling isn’t Psychotherapy

How Does Psychotherapy Help?

Listen to Your Unconscious (a video blog)

 

Zit Popping, Perfectionism, Higher Powers and More

Are you a Narcissist of Just have Good Self-Esteem

What is Wrong with Me? My Life Isn’t that Bad

Perfectionism Ruins the Good for You and Everyone Around you

Life Isn’t Easy or Fair: Idealization Tortures us Thinking it Should Be

An Impactful Change You Can Successfully Make

Confessions of a Popaholic: An Erotic Fetish

Why Would I do Something So Stupid: 3 Tools for Answers

Made Your New Year’s Resolution? Read This

Why are Young Feminists So Angry?

Catch the New School Year Wave and Get Back to Work

Time is my Higher Power

 

Analytic Takes of Stories in the News

Liam Neeson’s Comments and Racist Impulses is All of Us

Defending Lena Dunham Kind of Being Messed Up

The Epitome of Psychological Health: Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Kavanaugh Believes Himself: He has Disavowed His Shadow Twin

Kavanaugh and Defending Sexual Assault

Anthony Bourdain and Why I Talk to My 10 Year Old About Suicide

Perversity and Power in Sex isn’t a Problem in Fantasy or With Consent

Treating Nazis (and other Racists): Analytic Considerations on Racism

Why I absolutely Adore the Gruesome TV Show Hannibal

Colin Kaepernick, Beyonce, Chappelle and the protest of Black Lives Matter

Let’s Profile Brock Turner More Accurately Than His Father

A Snarky Size Activist and 3 Benefits of My Stupid Fitbit

 

Creating Change

Its Not the Glass that is Half Full or Empty: It is the Breast

Anger Matters

Catch the New School Year Wave and Get Back to Work

Success in our 50’s

Add, Dont Subtract, Foods for Your Weight Loss Resolutions for the New Year

Are you Blue/Lost/Sad/Uncertain?: Read this Book for a Quick Pick Me Up

Suffering is and isn’t Relative

Time is My Higher Power

Building Resolve for the New Year

Managing X-mas Expectations

Listen to Your Unconscious (a video blog)

Thanksgiving Gluttony, Gratitude and Black Friday Greed

 

Isms

6 Openings for Talking to Kids about Sex and Gender

Why are Young Feminists So Angry?

What To Do When Your Client is Racist: In 3 Not Too Easy Steps

Treating Nazis (and other Racists): Analytic Considerations on Racism

Liam Neeson’s Comments and Racist Impulses is All of Us

Kavanaugh and Defending Sexual Assault

Colin Kaepernick, Beyonce, Chappelle and the protest of Black Lives Matter

Let’s Profile Brock Turner More Accurately Than His Father

Want to Raise a Diversity Savvy Kid?: 3 Traps and 2 Solutions

 

For Therapists

Full Living Director’s Credentials, Education, Training and Approach

Up-Selling Psychotherapy: Are Therapists Even Allowed to Do That?

Does My Therapist Care About Me: Is That What I Pay Them For?

What To Do When Your Client is Racist: In 3 Not Too Easy Steps

Treating Nazis (and other Racists): Analytic Considerations on Racism

Is Your Client Irritating You or Boring You? It is Useful Counter-Transference

Your Client Wishes You Were Friends: It is Oedipal

Counseling isn’t Psychotherapy

Its Not the Glass that is Half Full or Empty: It is the Breast

In Defense of Long Term Psychotherapy ( a video blog)

 

The Trump Effect

How Can Therapy Help When the World is the Problem?

I Feel Crazy and it is Trump’s Fault

Calling Republicans of Conscience to Speak Up Now if You Exist

Surviving Trump’s America as it Turns Towards Hate: Chop Wood, Carry Water, and Laugh with Friends

Eye Rolls, Shrugs and Why Trump is So Provocative

What “Make America Great Again, aka MAGA, Really Means

 

Full Living: A Psychotherapy Practice based in Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Psychotherapy Practice will Match you with a Therapist (Philadelphia psychotherapy practice video)

Therapists Share Why a Good Therapist/Client Match Really Matter ( Philadelphia psychotherapy practice video)

3 Components to a Good Therapy Relationship (Philadelphia psychotherapy practice video)

Full Living Director’s Credentials, Education, Training and Approach

 

Video Blogs

Listen to Your Unconscious (a video blog)

In Defense of Long Term Psychotherapy ( a video blog)

Are My Parents Disappointed in Me? (a video blog)

Do I Need to Hate My Parents to Get Better? (a video blog)

Myths about Psychotherapy (a video blog)

Communication Skills for Couples: Headline Your Needs ( a video blog)

 

 

Author
Full Living Founder and Director Karen L. Smith MSS, LCSW Karen L. Smith MSS LCSW Karen is the founder and director of Full Living: A Psychotherapy Practice, which provides thoughtful matches for clients seeking therapists in the Philadelphia Area. She provides analytically oriented psychotherapy, and offers education for other therapists seeking to deepen and enriching their work with object relation concepts.

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