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
Ne’Sha Anthony, MSIntake Coordinator
Erin O’Brien, MA, LPCClinical Supervisor
Marquita Bolden, LCSWExecutive Director
Roger LiBoard Fellow
Patricia Isakowitz, LCSWPsychotherapist
Julie Spalding, MHAVice President
Rebecca Alvarez, LCSW, MEdPsychotherapist
Deidre Ashton, LCSWClinical Director
Ne’Sha Anthony, MS
Ne’Sha Anthony is a graduate of Chestnut Hill College’s Masters Program in Clinical Counseling Psychology, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, LaSalle University with a Master’s Certificate in Addictions Counseling and Temple University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She is passionate about individual, couples and family therapy. She is trained in Trauma Focused CBT, and specializes in treating people with workplace stress, workplace dynamics issues, blended family issues, navigating young adulthood, sobriety maintenance, depression, anxiety, sexuality & gender issues, parenting, and relationship issues. Ne’Sha follows an eclectic, humanistic approach which involves meeting individuals where they are and gently coaching them into being their true selves. Since 2005, Ne’Sha has worked in Philadelphia with a variety of agencies servicing individuals in recovery for mental health and substance abuse issues, chronically homeless individuals, survivors of domestic violence, individuals living with chronic medical conditions, children and families by providing clinical and supportive services.
Erin O’Brien, MA, LPC
Marquita Bolden, 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.
Julie Spalding, MHA
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
Deidre Ashton, LCSW
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