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​We are currently having some trouble with our phone system.

Unfortunately, we are unable to effectively troubleshoot as we are out of the office due to COVID-19.

If you are unable to reach us by phone, please use the following emails as a secondary means of reaching us:

  •  Folks seeking services with TCP
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  • Administrative inquiries
  • Job inquiries
  • Professional partnerships
  • Funding/program inquiries

 

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.

Read more about this closure here.

Wholeness. Transformation. Connection.

Our Mission

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:

Personal Growth

Individuals have the inner resources and the capacity to grow and thrive to their full potential.

Partnership

Clients are active participants in shaping their own treatment.

Understanding

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.

Inclusiveness

We welcome adult women and transgender people of all races, classes, cultural backgrounds, and sexual orientations.

Community

A supportive, collaborative, and stimulating environment for our therapists underlies our ability to provide high-quality therapy services to our clients.

Accessibility

We utilize a sliding scale fee structure to make our services affordable to more people.

Accountability

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.

Holistic Approach

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

Patria Alvelo, PsyD

Patria Alvelo, PsyD

Psychotherapist
Patria's Bio
Patria’s amazing bio is coming soon!
Katherine Schwab, LSW

Katherine Schwab, LSW

Psychotherapist
Kate's Bio
Kate is a licensed social worker who identifies as a white, queer, ciswoman. She aims to build creative and collaborative relationships with clients. Kate works to provide a feminist, social justice, and trauma-informed approach to the work. She received her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Social Policy and Practice.

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.

Erin O’Brien, MA, LPC

Erin O’Brien, MA, LPC

Clinical Supervisor
Erin's Bio
Erin’s amazing bio goes here!
Jennifer Dumin, Esq.

Jennifer Dumin, Esq.

Board Member
Jennifer's Bio
Jennifer Dumin is a family law attorney with Berner Klaw & Watson LLP; she is admitted in Pennsylvania, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University, a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law. She represents clients in divorce, support, custody, and adoption matters.

Jennifer is a member of The Nicholas Cipriani American Inn of Court and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She is also a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, where she serves as Co-Chair of The Legal Rights of Contemporary Families Committee. She serves on the Board of the Therapy Center of Philadelphia as Secretary. Jennifer has received recognition as a Rising Star by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers since 2016 and as a Best Lawyer in America for family law by Best Lawyers since 2018.

Jaymie Campbell, MD, MEd

Jaymie Campbell, MD, MEd

Board Member
Jaymie's Bio
Jaymie Campbell has been working in HIV/AIDS services and sexuality education for 10 years. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Feminist Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, he began his non-profit career working with marginalized populations in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. He achieved a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, emphasis in Community Mental Health, from the California Institute of Integral Studies and focused his clinical internship on working with homeless queer and transgender youth of color. Jaymie is currently the Director of Training and Capacity Building at AccessMatters, a sexual and reproductive health organization. He has obtained a Master of Education in Human Sexuality Studies and is a doctoral candidate in Human Sexuality Studies.
Kaleb Aronson

Kaleb Aronson

Board Member
Kaleb's Bio
Kaleb works at Project HOME doing Psychiatric Rehabilitation, sells typewritten paper goods on Etsy, loves to read, enjoys exploring Philadelphia (and beyond) with their wife and hopes to publish a book someday.
Samantha Rucker, MA, NCC, LPC Candidate

Samantha Rucker, MA, NCC, LPC Candidate

Psychotherapist
Degrees & Licenses
EMDR, Certification
Professional Clinical Counseling, MA
Marriage and Family Therapy, Certification
Psychology, BA
Education
La Salle University, MA
Rutgers University – Camden, BA
Theoretical Orientation
Womanistic, Intersectional, Relational approach through Social Justice lens. Additionally, utilizes
Traditional African Spiritual practices.
Areas of Expertise
Rebirthing of self, Trauma informed, Empowerment based, EMDR, nurturing inner child, Gender
identity/transitions, Sexuality, Racial identity development, Understanding and Conceptualizing
experiences to assist toward growth and self exploration
Treatment Modality
Individual (Adult/Children)
Family
Groups
Speaking/Workshops
Other Relevant Work Experience
Group Facilitator – Enough is Enough: A Discussion for Women of Color living in the Patriarchy at
Uncle Bobbies Coffee and Books in Germantown
Panelist – Clinical Connections: Exploring Rupture and Repair
Workshop Facilitator – Racial Identity Development for Kids at Jubilee School
Outpatient Counselor
School-Based Counselor
Rebecca Alvarez, LCSW, MEd

Rebecca Alvarez, LCSW, MEd

Psychotherapist
Rebecca's Bio
Rebecca is a Clinical Social Worker whose practice is informed by her social location as a queer, mixed-race ciswoman. Her goal is to build relationships that foster growth and heal trauma and harm. She received a dual degree in Social Work and the education of Human Sexuality at Widener University after attaining her BA in Museum Education at the New School University.  Her approach draws from many modalities, and most heavily from Relational Therapy. Relational psychotherapy is a meaningful and active therapy model for working with individuals who suffer with emotional, psychological, and relational distress. It is built from the belief that as people, we make meaning from our connections with our inner self, other people, and our environment and are able to use the relationship built in therapy to investigate relationships with others and the self.  Other modalities that are drawn upon may include Feminist, Psychodynamic, Transpersonal, Narrative, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Internal Family Systems, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Areas of expertise include working with gender, sexuality, and trauma after extensive work with gender non-conforming/transgender individuals, LGBTQ communities, those with HIV, non-traditional/kinky relationships, those engaged in sex work, and medical communities.

Guiding values for her work include:

  • Social Justice Every person has the same right to justice; the lack of this effects individual and community mental health
  • Multicultural Effective therapy integrates an expectation of and curiosity around a person’s multiple cultural influences
  • Feminist Power and privilege is shared as much as possible; you are the expert of your experience
  • Personhood Love, belonging, and worthiness are a birthright, not something to earn
  •  Trauma-Informed People who have experienced trauma have a greater need for emotional and physical safety in therapy- this is done through a number of active techniques shared when appropriate

Our Services

Here are some of the many services we offer...

Individual Psychotherapy

Individual Psychotherapy is a unique relationship in which you and your therapist meet one on one...

Couples Psychotherapy

When you are struggling in a relationship, often it can be helpful to talk with a therapist about where you are getting stuck...

Professional Trainings

Coming soon to TCP...

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Group Psychotherapy

You may find that group therapy is a more effective way to feel positive changes in your life..

Internship Opportunities

Therapy Center of Philadelphia offers a robust clinical internship program to students in their final year of Masters level training...

Comprehensive Intake Process

Multi-layered process that carefully considers the needs of each individual...

Latest Posts

Having Trouble Reaching Us?

We are currently having some trouble with our phone system. Unfortunately, we are unable to effectively troubleshoot due to being out of the office due to COVID-19. If you are unable to reach us by phone, please use the following e-mails as a secondary means of reaching us: intake@therapycenterofphila.org Folks seeking services with TCP Existing…

COVID-19 Update

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…

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What Folks Are Saying

"TCP has been an anchor in my life. When I first came here I was unemployed and wouldn’t have been able to access counseling if not for their sliding scale. My therapist helped me overcome bad experiences that were haunting me. I now am in school, in a relationship, and trust the future. I never thought I would say that."
"Working at TCP I have been able to grow and find my voice as a therapist. It is so important to have community support in a field that can be isolating at times, and I have found this at TCP through excellent group supervision and programming for staff members. The feminist nature of the organization also makes TCP a workplace where I actually feel that my voice is heard, which is something quite unique."
“Participating in the Community Partners Program has allowed me to give back to the community and see clients that I otherwise wouldn’t. I appreciate the opportunity Therapy Center of Philadelphia has given me to work with low-income women and trans people in need.”