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
Deborah Seagull, PhD, LCSWClinical Supervisor
Lane DiFlavis, LCSWPsychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor
Eric Lu, MBABoard Member
Chris TempletonOperations Manager
Kaleb AronsonBoard Member
Siam JobCounseling Intern
Samantha Rucker, MA, NCC, LPC CandidatePsychotherapist
Xihlovo Mabunda, MS, NCCPsychotherapist
Deborah Seagull, PhD, LCSW
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.
Eric Lu, MBA
Eric Lu'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.
Samantha Rucker, MA, NCC, LPC Candidate
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Xihlovo Mabunda, MS, NCC
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