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
Jennifer Dumin, Esq.Board Member
Roger LiBoard Fellow
Kimberly Ashby, MAPredoctoral Fellow
Kathleen Ross, LCSWPsychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor
Chris TempletonOperations Manager
Erika Evans-Weaver, PhD, LFMTBoard Member
Patria Alvelo, PsyDPsychotherapist
Marquita Bolden, LCSWExecutive Director
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.
Kimberly Ashby, MA
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Kimberly Ashby is a Black, queer, cis-woman psychotherapist, artist, activist, and doctoral candidate in counseling psychology at Boston College. She received her M.A. in counseling theories from Boston College and her B.A. in psychology and comparative ethnic studies from Columbia University. Kimberly has provided psychotherapy and social justice/inclusion outreach and facilitation at a number of college counseling centers, including those at Drexel University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Wellesley College, and Salem StateUniversity. Kimberly also has experience as a mental health case manager, working primarily with racial minorities and low-income populations with serious mental illness. Kimberly’s clinical interests include working with individuals and communities with marginalized racial, gender, and sexual identities. Kimberly has a number of clinical foci,including working with individuals processing identity development, individuals who have experienced various forms of trauma, particularly sexual violence, and individuals with mood disorders, anxiety, and relationship challenges. While Kimberly uses an integrative approach, drawing from psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral perspectives, she identifies as a feminist, relational/cultural therapist who aims to form healing relationships and who thinks critically about the impact of systems of power and oppression on people’s lives. Kimberly has a background in facilitating various forms of outreach centered on social justice, anti-racism, racial identity, and mindfulness meditation.
Kathleen Ross, LCSW
Erika Evans-Weaver, PhD, LFMT
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.
Patria Alvelo, PsyD
Marquita Bolden, LCSW
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