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As a Black-led organization, TCP stands in solidarity with the Black community during this time of deep racial trauma.
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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.

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.


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.

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, Clinical Supervisor
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.

Kaleb Aronson

Kaleb Aronson

Board Member
Kaleb's Bio
Kaleb works at Project HOME doing Psychiatric Rehabilitation, sells typewritten paper goods on Etsy, loves to read, enjoys exploring Philadelphia (and beyond) with their wife and hopes to publish a book someday.
Shawnese Givens, LMFT

Shawnese Givens, LMFT

Clinical Coordinator & Supervisor
Shawnese's Bio
Shawnese Givens, LMFT is the Clinical Coordinator and a Clinical Supervisor at TCP. She comes to the organization with a BA in Psychology from Adelphi University and a MA in Marriage & Family Therapy from Syracuse University. She has also received post graduate training at the Psychotherapy Center for Gender & Sexuality at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. As someone who identifies as a QWOC, feminist, and social justice advocate, Shawnese is particularly passionate about working to restore wholeness and health within black, brown, and queer communities. Shawnese also maintains a private practice and serves on the Board of Directors for the Attic Youth Center.
Jessara Bowenschulte, PsyD, MFT

Jessara Bowenschulte, PsyD, MFT

Jessara's Bio
Jessara’s amazing bio goes here!
Jaymie Campbell, MD, MEd

Jaymie Campbell, MD, MEd

Board Member
Jaymie's Bio
Jaymie Campbell has been working in HIV/AIDS services and sexuality education for 10 years. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Feminist Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, he began his non-profit career working with marginalized populations in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. He achieved a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, emphasis in Community Mental Health, from the California Institute of Integral Studies and focused his clinical internship on working with homeless queer and transgender youth of color. Jaymie is currently the Director of Training and Capacity Building at AccessMatters, a sexual and reproductive health organization. He has obtained a Master of Education in Human Sexuality Studies and is a doctoral candidate in Human Sexuality Studies.
Varney Glassman, LSW

Varney Glassman, LSW

Varney's Bio

Varney is 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 gently 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.

Erika Evans-Weaver, PhD, LFMT

Erika Evans-Weaver, PhD, LFMT

Board Member
Erika's Bio
Dr. Erika Evans-Weaver was Director of the Masters Program and Director of Field Experience at the Center for Human Sexuality Studies along with being Assistant Clinical Professor. She is currently the Director of the CHSS Sex Therapy Clinic

Dr. Evans-Weaver received her undergraduate degree from West Chester University in French and Spanish, her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from La Salle University and her PhD in Human Sexuality from Widener University.

Dr. Evans-Weaver maintains a boutique private practice in Flourtown, PA. Prior to her private practice she founded an organization called Healthiher, that was dedicated to providing health education to women of color. Dr. Evans-Weaver has also been employed as the Quality Assurance Director and Clinician at the Center for Families and Relationships. She worked as a Marriage and Family Therapist with organizations like Northern Homes for Children as well as a number of other agencies in the Tri-State area. She began teaching as an adjunct for Philadelphia University and La Salle University’s Graduate Psychology Department in 2008 and joined the faculty full time at Widener University’s Center for Human Sexuality Studies in 2012.

Dr. Evans-Weaver’s research is focused on best practices for the training of clinical practitioners. Her work interests is related to ethics, intercultural competence in clinical settings, counseling implications for victims of trafficking and media influences on the identity development for women of color. Dedicated to providing assistance to victims of trafficking, she formed a network with other clinicians in PA who are invested in providing clinical assistance to victims in need.

Dr. Evans-Weaver has served on the State Board for the Pennsylvania Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (PAMFT) as a Regional Director since 2009.

Samantha Rucker, MA, NCC, LPC Candidate

Samantha Rucker, MA, NCC, LPC Candidate

Degrees & Licenses
EMDR, Certification
Professional Clinical Counseling, MA
Marriage and Family Therapy, Certification
Psychology, BA
La Salle University, MA
Rutgers University – Camden, BA
Theoretical Orientation
Womanistic, Intersectional, Relational approach through Social Justice lens. Additionally, utilizes
Traditional African Spiritual practices.
Areas of Expertise
Rebirthing of self, Trauma informed, Empowerment based, EMDR, nurturing inner child, Gender
identity/transitions, Sexuality, Racial identity development, Understanding and Conceptualizing
experiences to assist toward growth and self exploration
Treatment Modality
Individual (Adult/Children)
Other Relevant Work Experience
Group Facilitator – Enough is Enough: A Discussion for Women of Color living in the Patriarchy at
Uncle Bobbies Coffee and Books in Germantown
Panelist – Clinical Connections: Exploring Rupture and Repair
Workshop Facilitator – Racial Identity Development for Kids at Jubilee School
Outpatient Counselor
School-Based Counselor

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

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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

Having Trouble Reaching Us?

We are currently having some trouble with our phone system. Unfortunately, we are unable to effectively troubleshoot due to being out of the office due to COVID-19. If you are unable to reach us by phone, please use the following e-mails as a secondary means of reaching us: intake@therapycenterofphila.org Folks seeking services with TCP Existing…

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…

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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.”