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
Kathleen Ross, LCSWPsychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor
Roger LiBoard Fellow
Forogh Rahim, MA, MFTPsychotherapist
Patricia Isakowitz, LCSWPsychotherapist
Elaine Dutton, MSWBoard Member
Eric Lu, MBABoard Member
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.
Kathleen Ross, LCSW
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.
Forogh Rahim, MA, MFT
Forogh Rahim is an Afghan refugee and a queer identified Muslim woman. Forogh immigrated to the U.S. with her family as an adolescent and lived in California before relocating to Philadelphia for her studies. Forogh is currently a 3rd year doctoral candidate in Drexel University’s Couple and Family Therapy program. She joined TCP in February of 2019 to complete a clinical internship.
Forogh completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Davis, where she majored in Biopsychology. She earned her master’s degree from Palo Alto University in Marriage and Family Therapy. Forogh has 4+ years of clinical experience working individuals of all ages and families. In her work, Forogh has focused on serving ethnic minority and economically disadvantaged families and communities.
Forogh draws from her own experiences of being marginalized and from her education to understand the intersection between living on the margins and mental/relational health. She utilizes this understanding between social marginalization and health to build strong therapeutic relationships with her clients and implement a holistic framework to understand client concerns.
Patricia Isakowitz, LCSW
Patricia graduated with a Masters in Social Work from Temple University and is licensed to practice in the state of Pennsylvania.
Previously, at the University of Pennsylvania, Patricia was involved in researching the impact of violence in children and young adults. At the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia she was also involved in research focusing on the effects of trauma, specifically depression and ASD (Acute Stress Disorder), in children and their families.
Patricia’s approach is interactive and challenging. She provides a warm and nurturing space where you can feel safe to open up and explore the barriers that are preventing you from achieving your goals.
Patricia’s areas of expertise include trauma, depression, life transitions, and relationships issues. She is EMDR trained.
Patricia provides bi-lingual English/Spanish therapy.
Elaine Dutton, MSW
Eric Lu, MBA
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