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.
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
Kay Cohen, LCSW, MEdPsychotherapist, Intern Field Instructor
Marquita Bolden, LCSWExecutive Director
Siam JobCounseling Intern
Laurice Smith, Esq.Board President
Elaine Dutton, MSWBoard Member
Psalm McDaniels, MSS, LSWPsychotherapist
Deidre Ashton, LCSWClinical Director
Patricia Isakowitz, LCSWPsychotherapist
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.
Marquita Bolden, LCSW
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.
Elaine Dutton, MSW
Psalm McDaniels, MSS, LSW
Deidre Ashton, LCSW
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.
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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…
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…
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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