As a Black-led organization, TCP stands in solidarity with the Black community during this time of deep racial trauma.
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Given the spread of COVID-19 and local and statewide closures, we are temporarily closing our physical office.
We are offering therapy services by video and/or phone while our physical office is closed. As soon as it is safe to do so, we will resume face-to-face work in our office.
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Wholeness. Transformation. Connection.
Therapy Center of Philadelphia (TCP) nurtures individual well-being and personal growth by providing high-quality, affordable psychotherapeutic services to women, transgender, and gender non-conforming communities.
We work from an intersectional framework that attends to aspects of social location and oppression as integral to the therapy relationship and work.
TCP strives to be racially equitable and trans-affirming in all of its services and operations through centering the following principles:
Individuals have the inner resources and the capacity to grow and thrive to their full potential.
Clients are active participants in shaping their own treatment.
With a commitment to social justice, we approach therapy with the understanding that relationships, social context and oppression affect one’s sense of self and well-being.
We welcome adult women and transgender people of all races, classes, cultural backgrounds, and sexual orientations.
A supportive, collaborative, and stimulating environment for our therapists underlies our ability to provide high-quality therapy services to our clients.
We utilize a sliding scale fee structure to make our services affordable to more people.
TCP is committed to being accountable to the ways in which feminism has been, and still can be, divisive within communities of color, lesbian/queer communities, and within transgender communities. We work toward offering a mental health space that strives to attend to these experiences intentionally and directly.
Psychotherapy is not a cure-all; we encourage our clients to pursue other avenues to self-realization through the arts, athletics, body work, and other modes for healing.
Featured Team Members
Erika Evans-Weaver, PhD, LFMTBoard Member
Eric Lu, MBABoard Member
Kaleb AronsonBoard Member
Katherine Schwab, LSWPsychotherapist
Laurice Smith, Esq.Board President
Elaine Dutton, MSWBoard Member
Xihlovo Mabunda, MS, NCCPsychotherapist
Varney GlassmanMSW Intern
Erika Evans-Weaver, PhD, LFMT
Dr. Evans-Weaver received her undergraduate degree from West Chester University in French and Spanish, her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from La Salle University and her PhD in Human Sexuality from Widener University.
Dr. Evans-Weaver maintains a boutique private practice in Flourtown, PA. Prior to her private practice she founded an organization called Healthiher, that was dedicated to providing health education to women of color. Dr. Evans-Weaver has also been employed as the Quality Assurance Director and Clinician at the Center for Families and Relationships. She worked as a Marriage and Family Therapist with organizations like Northern Homes for Children as well as a number of other agencies in the Tri-State area. She began teaching as an adjunct for Philadelphia University and La Salle University’s Graduate Psychology Department in 2008 and joined the faculty full time at Widener University’s Center for Human Sexuality Studies in 2012.
Dr. Evans-Weaver’s research is focused on best practices for the training of clinical practitioners. Her work interests is related to ethics, intercultural competence in clinical settings, counseling implications for victims of trafficking and media influences on the identity development for women of color. Dedicated to providing assistance to victims of trafficking, she formed a network with other clinicians in PA who are invested in providing clinical assistance to victims in need.
Dr. Evans-Weaver has served on the State Board for the Pennsylvania Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (PAMFT) as a Regional Director since 2009.
Eric Lu, MBA
Eric Lu's Bio
Katherine Schwab, LSW
Kate is interested in helping clients think about how past experiences and relationships may be affecting their lives today, and supporting clients to shift patterns that no longer serve them. Her clinical practice is informed by a range of modalities, primarily pulling from psychodynamic, feminist, relational, attachment, and trauma theories. She works to bring a somatic approach to her practice, meaning she is conscious of the mind/body connection and can help clients build internal awareness around that relationship, especially in relation to trauma. Many of us have complicated relationships to our bodies, or may feel disconnected from our bodies, and Kate is interested in exploring that relationship and working towards healing.
In addition to her work at The Therapy Center of Philadelphia, Kate also works for an intervention, treatment, training and education program working to stop harmful behavior and intimate partner violence.
Laurice Smith, Esq.
Elaine Dutton, MSW
Xihlovo Mabunda, MS, NCC
Varney is a clinical social work candidate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. She identifies as a white, queer, ciswoman and uses she/her pronouns. Varney sees the therapeutic relationship as a space to begin healing and seeks to foster a collaborative, affirming and challenging environment. Varney’s approach to therapy is client-centered, trauma-informed, and relational. She draws from psychodynamic, feminist, and attachment theories. Varney recognizes how systems of oppression affect our lives in conscious and unconscious ways and seeks to incorporate a social justice lens to all her work.
Varney is interested in working with clients to identify and process past experiences that may be affecting their lives in the present. She also strives to help clients recognize and reflect on how current relationships and patterns of behavior are playing out in their lives. She is particularly interested in identity formation, life transitions, relationship issues, and family systems. Varney believes that clients are the experts on their own experiences and seeks to support clients in forming their own narratives.
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Dear TCP Community, Given the spread of COVID-19, this is a time of heightened concern for our collective and individual health and wellbeing. The safety of our community is our highest priority, so TCP has decided to temporarily close our physical office. Our intention is follow recommended guidelines around social distancing to help reduce and…
Therapy Center of Philadelphia (TCP) is pleased to announce that we will be relocating to a new office space at 215 S. Broad St., on March 1, 2020. Our new home, which is less than a 5 minute walk from TCP’s current space at 1315 Walnut St., is well-suited to the needs of the TCP…
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