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
Varney GlassmanMSW Intern
Eric Lu, MBABoard Member
Lane DiFlavis, LCSWPsychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor
Jaymie Campbell, MD, MEdBoard Member
Chris TempletonOperations Manager
Kay Cohen, LCSW, MEdPsychotherapist, Intern Field Instructor
Deborah Seagull, PhD, LCSWClinical Supervisor
Jessara Bowenschulte, PsyD, MFTPost-Doctoral Fellow
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.
Eric Lu, MBA
Eric Lu's Bio
Lane DiFlavis, LCSW
Lane DiFlavis is a licensed clinical social worker who received his Master of Social Service from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. As a white, queer, transmasculine, and feminist clinician, Lane believes that healing is a radical act of social justice and maintains a strong commitment to working with those who have experienced gender and sexuality-based oppression. He has a holistic, strength-based, and client-centered approach to treatment and works from a trauma informed perspective and harm reduction model. Lane utilizes an integrated psychodynamic framework influenced strongly by relational and feminist principles and is also trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Lane’s clinical interests include gender and sexual diversity, trauma, attachment, and harm reduction. Lane believes in the strength of a mutually fostered therapeutic relationship and strives to co-create a safe and non-judgmental space with his clients that promotes curiosity, growth, and healing.
In addition to his work at The Therapy Center of Philadelphia, Lane maintains a local private practice and has experience working in college counseling and as a behavioral health consultant; providing integrated mental health services to folks living with HIV and those at highest risk of HIV acquisition. Lane has provided training and consultation both locally and nationally to a variety of audiences including medical providers, mental health professionals, social workers, foster care providers, sports coaches, boards of directors, and students on topics ranging from Tran*/ Non-binary and LGB competency to the neurological impact of trauma and the importance of trauma-informed care. Clinically, Lane has worked with adults, children, and groups with various intersecting marginalized identities, mental health challenges, and complex trauma histories.
Jaymie Campbell, MD, MEd
Kay Cohen, LCSW, MEd
My name is Kay and I am a white, trans, queer, licensed clinical social worker who is interested in the ways that authentic connection, collaboration, and accountability bring us closer to ourselves and each other and strengthen our communities. My approach to therapy is rooted in an ethic of social justice that emphasizes your right to claim and embody your purpose within a life that resonates with your definition of personal, social, and political empowerment. In our work together, my goal is to support you in moving through the world in whatever body, self, and community feel like home, in your ability to endure and resist the forces of power and oppression in society, and in your right to be safe. Whether it’s your aim to manage anxiety and stress, build a healthier relationship with your body and self, engage in healing around traumatic experiences, or develop more rewarding relationships, I provide a non-judgmental space in which we’ll work together to explore those things that feel hardest to manage alone.
I use a variety of therapeutic modalities, including relational, narrative, and feminist theories. In addition, I am trained in and excited about engaging EMDR and Somatic Experiencing as alternative ways to connect with, process, and heal from trauma using the inherent wisdom carried within our bodies.
Deborah Seagull, PhD, LCSW
Jessara Bowenschulte, PsyD, MFT
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