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

Deborah Seagull, PhD, LCSW

Deborah Seagull, PhD, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor
Deb's Bio
Deb’s amazing bio goes here!
Lane DiFlavis, LCSW

Lane DiFlavis, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor
Lane's Bio

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

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.
Chris Templeton

Chris Templeton

Operations Manager
Chris's Bio
Chris is a white, transman who has worked with TCP since May of 2018. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in business from Penn State University, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration at Marywood University.
Kaleb Aronson

Kaleb Aronson

Board Member
Kaleb's Bio
Kaleb works at Project HOME doing Psychiatric Rehabilitation, sells typewritten paper goods on Etsy, loves to read, enjoys exploring Philadelphia (and beyond) with their wife and hopes to publish a book someday.
Siam Job

Siam Job

Counseling Intern
Siam's Bio

Siam is a candidate of the Mental Health Counseling program at the Psychology Department of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Siam identifies as a queer, non-binary, AFAB immigrant. Acknowledging both the class and socioeconomic privileges they hold, Siam moves through spaces with openness, humour, and empathy, seeking always to understand others with grace and an appreciation of their own experiences.

Building from a foundation in cognitive-behavioural approaches to psychotherapy, Siam operates from a strengths-based, existential approach and works alongside clients to build their self-love, self-efficacy and distress tolerance as they create meaning of their life events. Valuing autonomy and appreciating clients as the experts of their own lives, Siam incorporates CBT techniques into narrative therapy work to help clients question unhelpful and inaccurate stories that have perpetuated across their lives, and supports them with rewriting and rehearsing narratives that paint a more accurate, less hurtful picture of their existence.

Recognising that people operate within and can be constrained by their social locations, Siam’s overall goal is to work with clients wherever they might be currently, helping them create safe spaces where they feel free to live, love and breathe.

Samantha Rucker, MA, NCC, LPC Candidate

Samantha Rucker, MA, NCC, LPC Candidate

Psychotherapist
Degrees & Licenses
EMDR, Certification
Professional Clinical Counseling, MA
Marriage and Family Therapy, Certification
Psychology, BA
Education
La Salle University, MA
Rutgers University – Camden, BA
Theoretical Orientation
Womanistic, Intersectional, Relational approach through Social Justice lens. Additionally, utilizes
Traditional African Spiritual practices.
Areas of Expertise
Rebirthing of self, Trauma informed, Empowerment based, EMDR, nurturing inner child, Gender
identity/transitions, Sexuality, Racial identity development, Understanding and Conceptualizing
experiences to assist toward growth and self exploration
Treatment Modality
Individual (Adult/Children)
Family
Groups
Speaking/Workshops
Other Relevant Work Experience
Group Facilitator – Enough is Enough: A Discussion for Women of Color living in the Patriarchy at
Uncle Bobbies Coffee and Books in Germantown
Panelist – Clinical Connections: Exploring Rupture and Repair
Workshop Facilitator – Racial Identity Development for Kids at Jubilee School
Outpatient Counselor
School-Based Counselor
Xihlovo Mabunda, MS, NCC

Xihlovo Mabunda, MS, NCC

Psychotherapist
Xihlovo's Bio
Xihlovo Mabunda is a master’s level psychotherapist whose practice is informed by her social location as a black, South African ciswoman. She relocated to the U.S. in 2014 for her studies and settled in Philadelphia in 2017. Her goal is to build relationships that foster growth and encourage self-exploration in one’s identities. She received a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Villanova University after attaining her BS in Psychology and Sociology at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Her approach is integrative, pulling from psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, feminist and relational theories. Areas of expertise include interpersonal relationships, life transitions, anxiety and LGBTQ communities.

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.”