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
Samantha Rucker, MA, NCC, LPC CandidatePsychotherapist
Psalm McDaniels, MSS, LSWPsychotherapist
Marquita Bolden, LCSWExecutive Director
Deborah Seagull, PhD, LCSWClinical Supervisor
Patricia Isakowitz, LCSWPsychotherapist
Purvi Parikh-Shah, PhD, MScPsychotherapist
Ellie Taylor, LSWPsychotherapist
Kathleen Ross, LCSW
Samantha Rucker, MA, NCC, LPC Candidate
Degrees & Licenses
Areas of Expertise
Other Relevant Work Experience
Psalm McDaniels, MSS, LSW
Marquita Bolden, LCSW
Deborah Seagull, PhD, 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.
Purvi Parikh-Shah, PhD, MSc
As a therapist, I bring to the therapeutic relationship my education, my professional experience and my lived experience of being an Indian, cis-gendered, heterosexual therapist who uses she/her/hers pronouns. My areas of work involve depression, anxiety, complex trauma, complicated grief, unresolved anger, shame, loneliness, relational conflict and/or intimacy issues. I work with individuals as well as with couples at TCP and in my private practice. I value building a therapeutic alliance that is safe, secure and transparent in which we explore where you are stuck and help you grow with intention.
My approach to therapy is collaborative and informed by feminist, relational, and trauma-aware principles. It is guided by understanding your interactions with the relational systems of which you are a part as well as your social location in it. In therapy we work with parts of you that feel oppressed and help you empower them, and utilize your strengths in working with parts of you that feel stronger. As a therapist, I hope to facilitate self and relational empowerment, compassion and authentic connection in a style that is active and direct. I draw from attachment-based therapy, emotion focused therapy, and brief psychodynamic therapy. I believe that our formative relational experiences inform our current relational dynamics. In exploring and processing emotional experiences, internalized messages, and unmet needs, fundamental positive changes can occur. These changes can allow us to reshape our narratives in ways that feel healthier and more effective.
Degree: PhD (Psychology), Master of Science (Marriage and Family Therapy)
License: Licensed Psychologist
Ellie Taylor, LSW
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