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Old 12-07-2013, 06:14 PM
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This might be a total long shot but I would love to be able to ask a Philadelphia-based Psychotherapist (Marriage Family Therapist, Psychoanalyst, etc) a few questions about their experience of building a private practice in Philadelphia. My degree is based in California and I am currently working towards MFT Licensure there (about 1/2 way through) but am considering moving back to the Philadelphia area to be closer to my family. I am curious about the Psychoanalytic culture in Philly and hope to run just a few-top level questions by a licensed therapist. Moving from one state to another as an MFT intern has major considerations (drawbacks) so I need to do due diligence before potentially taking the Philly plunge. Thank you!
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:59 PM
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Hi there.

For a psychoanalytic community, look into PSPP (Philadelphia society for psychoanalytic psychology). That should give you some good leads! The psychoanalytic community in Philadelphia is very active and there are several psychology doctoral programs in the area that are psychodynamically oriented. Also keep in mind that NYC is not far away, and there are lots of psychoanalysts in the area because of the high concentration of analytic schools in and around NYC. Relational psychoanalysis is pretty big in the northeast, and Philly and NYC both have postdoctoral relational analytic training centers.

Licensing requirements in PA are much more reasonable than in CA, FYI.

I'm not in private practice so I cannot help you with that. Btw, I'm actually looking to move to the west coast.

Good luck! if you have more questions feel free to MSG me.
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