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
Kathleen Ross, LCSWPsychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor
Kaleb AronsonBoard Member
Rebecca Alvarez, LCSW, MEdPsychotherapist
Kay Cohen, LCSW, MEdPsychotherapist
Psalm McDaniels, MSS, LSWPsychotherapist
Marquita Bolden, LCSWExecutive Director
Lane DiFlavis, LCSWPsychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor
Eric Lu, MBABoard Member
Kathleen Ross, LCSW
Rebecca Alvarez, LCSW, MEd
Guiding values for her work include:
- Social Justice Every person has the same right to justice; the lack of this effects individual and community mental health
- Multicultural Effective therapy integrates an expectation of and curiosity around a person’s multiple cultural influences
- Feminist Power and privilege is shared as much as possible; you are the expert of your experience
- Personhood Love, belonging, and worthiness are a birthright, not something to earn
- Trauma-Informed People who have experienced trauma have a greater need for emotional and physical safety in therapy- this is done through a number of active techniques shared when appropriate
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.
Psalm McDaniels, MSS, LSW
Marquita Bolden, 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
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