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Unfortunately, we are unable to effectively troubleshoot as we are out of the office due to COVID-19.
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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.
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
Patria Alvelo, PsyDPsychotherapist
Katherine Schwab, LSWPsychotherapist
Erin O’Brien, MA, LPCClinical Supervisor
Jennifer Dumin, Esq.Board Member
Jaymie Campbell, MD, MEdBoard Member
Kaleb AronsonBoard Member
Samantha Rucker, MA, NCC, LPC CandidatePsychotherapist
Rebecca Alvarez, LCSW, MEdPsychotherapist
Patria Alvelo, PsyD
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.
Erin O’Brien, MA, LPC
Jennifer Dumin, Esq.
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
Samantha Rucker, MA, NCC, LPC Candidate
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Rebecca Alvarez, LCSW, MEd
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
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