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.

TCP has a new location!

After 15 years at our previous location, we have elected to move to a new office that can better accommodate our clients, staff and mission.

Our new home, which is less than a 5 minute walk from TCP’s previous space, is well-suited to the needs of the TCP community.

You can learn more about our new home at 215 South Broad Street 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

Kay Cohen, LCSW, MEd

Kay Cohen, LCSW, MEd

Psychotherapist, Intern Field Instructor
Kay's Bio

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.

Marquita Bolden, LCSW

Marquita Bolden, LCSW

Executive Director
Marquita's Bio
Marquita Bolden (she/her/hers) has extensive experience in clinical training and supervision, community engagement, and program development. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice and, while in graduate school, Marquita trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at the Penn Medicine’s Center for Cognitive Therapy. Post-graduation, Marquita honed her clinical skills at several agencies throughout Philadelphia before opening her private practice in 2013, where she offers mental health services to the Philadelphia community.

In 2017, Marquita joined the Continuing Education Committee of the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work (PSCSW). Also in 2017, Marquita completed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training with the EMDR Institute. In 2018, Marquita completed the Advanced Training Program in Transgender Mental Health at Widener University, where she continued to develop her skills around provision of trans affirming care. As the Philadelphia Coffee & Conversations Programs Coordinator for PSCSW, Marquita organizes continuing education presentations for PSCSW members and other interested mental health professionals.

Marquita joined the Therapy Center of Philadelphia (TCP) as a Clinical Supervisor to agency staff in 2016. Marquita has held the agency’s mission of providing affirming mental health care for transgender people, gender diverse people, and women. As a supervisor, Marquita consistently advocated for TCP’s mission by centering the “Self of the Therapist” framework, intersectional feminism, and social justice informed care. She developed and advanced innovative agency policies in collaboration with the previous Executive Director, Alison Gerig, the TCP leadership team, and TCP staff. Additionally, as a result of Marquita’s coordination with graduate school liaisons and relationship building with key staff at relevant universities and colleges, TCP’s Internship program has become a highly valued, competitive training site in the Philadelphia region.
Siam Job

Siam Job

Counseling Intern
Siam's Bio

Siam is a candidate of the Mental Health Counseling program at the Psychology Department of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Siam identifies as a queer, non-binary, AFAB immigrant. Acknowledging both the class and socioeconomic privileges they hold, Siam moves through spaces with openness, humour, and empathy, seeking always to understand others with grace and an appreciation of their own experiences.

Building from a foundation in cognitive-behavioural approaches to psychotherapy, Siam operates from a strengths-based, existential approach and works alongside clients to build their self-love, self-efficacy and distress tolerance as they create meaning of their life events. Valuing autonomy and appreciating clients as the experts of their own lives, Siam incorporates CBT techniques into narrative therapy work to help clients question unhelpful and inaccurate stories that have perpetuated across their lives, and supports them with rewriting and rehearsing narratives that paint a more accurate, less hurtful picture of their existence.

Recognising that people operate within and can be constrained by their social locations, Siam’s overall goal is to work with clients wherever they might be currently, helping them create safe spaces where they feel free to live, love and breathe.

Laurice Smith, Esq.

Laurice Smith, Esq.

Board President
Laurice's Bio
Laurice’s amazing bio is coming soon!
Elaine Dutton, MSW

Elaine Dutton, MSW

Board Member
Elaine's Bio
Elaine’s awesome bio goes here!
Psalm McDaniels, MSS, LSW

Psalm McDaniels, MSS, LSW

Psychotherapist
Psalm's Bio
Psalm’s amazing bio goes here!
Deidre Ashton, LCSW

Deidre Ashton, LCSW

Clinical Director
Deidre's Bio
Deidre’s amazing bio goes here!
Patricia Isakowitz, LCSW

Patricia Isakowitz, LCSW

Psychotherapist
Patricia's Bio

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.

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

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…

TCP Moves to 215 S. Broad St.

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…

Quarterly News – March 2019

You may have noticed some radio silence from us here at TCP recently… We recognize and appreciate that you, our community, have been incredibly generous to us over the years. While your donations have always provided essential funding to quality services to the clients that TCP serves, we feel that it is equally important that we…

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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.”