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.

Partnership

Clients are active participants in shaping their own treatment.

Understanding

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.

Inclusiveness

We welcome adult women and transgender people of all races, classes, cultural backgrounds, and sexual orientations.

Community

A supportive, collaborative, and stimulating environment for our therapists underlies our ability to provide high-quality therapy services to our clients.

Accessibility

We utilize a sliding scale fee structure to make our services affordable to more people.

Accountability

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

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.

Kathleen Ross, LCSW

Kathleen Ross, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor
Kathleen's Bio
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Roger Li

Roger Li

Board Fellow
Roger's Bio
Roger Li is a J.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a visiting board member at TCP through the Wharton Nonprofit Board Fellows program. Before law school, Roger worked as a policy analyst and project manager for the City of New York. Roger is a graduate of Columbia University, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in political science and anthropology.
Katherine Schwab

Katherine Schwab

Psychotherapist
Kate's Bio
Kate is a licensed social worker who identifies as a white, queer, ciswoman. She aims to build creative and collaborative relationships with clients. Kate works to provide a feminist, social justice, and trauma-informed approach to the work. She received her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Social Policy and Practice.

Kate is interested in helping clients think about how past experiences and relationships may be affecting their lives today, and supporting clients to shift patterns that no longer serve them. Her clinical practice is informed by a range of modalities, primarily pulling from psychodynamic, feminist, relational, attachment, and trauma theories. She works to bring a somatic approach to her practice, meaning she is conscious of the mind/body connection and can help clients build internal awareness around that relationship, especially in relation to trauma. Many of us have complicated relationships to our bodies, or may feel disconnected from our bodies, and Kate is interested in exploring that relationship and working towards healing.

In addition to her work at The Therapy Center of Philadelphia, Kate also works for an intervention, treatment, training and education program working to stop harmful behavior and intimate partner violence.

Forogh Rahim, MA, MFT

Forogh Rahim, MA, MFT

Psychotherapist
Forogh's Bio

Forogh Rahim is an Afghan refugee and a queer identified Muslim woman. Forogh immigrated to the U.S. with her family as an adolescent and lived in California before relocating to Philadelphia for her studies. Forogh is currently a 3rd year doctoral candidate in Drexel University’s Couple and Family Therapy program. She joined TCP in February of 2019 to complete a clinical internship.

Forogh completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Davis, where she majored in Biopsychology. She earned her master’s degree from Palo Alto University in Marriage and Family Therapy. Forogh has 4+ years of clinical experience working individuals of all ages and families. In her work, Forogh has focused on serving ethnic minority and economically disadvantaged families and communities.

Forogh draws from her own experiences of being marginalized and from her education to understand the intersection between living on the margins and mental/relational health. She utilizes this understanding between social marginalization and health to build strong therapeutic relationships with her clients and implement a holistic framework to understand client concerns.

Patricia Isakowitz, LCSW

Patricia Isakowitz, LCSW

Psychotherapist
Patricia's Bio

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.

Elaine Dutton, MSW

Elaine Dutton, MSW

Board Member
Elaine's Bio
Elaine’s awesome bio goes here!
Eric Lu, MBA

Eric Lu, MBA

Board Member
Eric Lu's Bio
Eric Lu is an Engagement Manager with Oliver Wyman’s Health & Life Sciences practice, where he helps various healthcare businesses design and implement strategies for improving quality and lowering cost of healthcare. Eric became involved with TCP in Fall 2016, when he led a Wharton Community Consultants project with TCP to assess its financial situation and recommend options going forward. Eric holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. from Harvard University.

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

Coming soon to TCP...

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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

Quarterly News – March 2019

You may have noticed some radio silence from us here at TCP recently… We recognize and appreciate that you, our community, have been incredibly generous to us over the years. While your donations have always provided essential funding to quality services to the clients that TCP serves, we feel that it is equally important that we…

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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.”