Psychotherapists

TCP is committed to maintaining diversity of experience and identities in our staff across clinical orientations as well as race, age, class, gender identity, culture, immigration status, and sexual orientation.

Our psychotherapists are deeply committed to the work and mission of TCP.  We approach the therapy work with the understanding that how we experience our lives is influenced and shaped by our multiple identities and social locations (race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc.).

Using a collaborative therapeutic relationship, our therapists can offer you a counseling experience that is safe, healing, and transforming of your life.

Katherine Schwab, LSW

Katherine Schwab, LSW

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.

Varney Glassman, LSW

Varney Glassman, LSW

Psychotherapist
Varney's Bio

Varney is a white, queer, ciswoman and uses she/her pronouns. Varney sees the therapeutic relationship as a space to begin healing and seeks to foster a collaborative, affirming and gently challenging environment. Varney’s approach to therapy is client-centered, trauma-informed, and relational. She draws from psychodynamic, feminist, and attachment theories. Varney recognizes how systems of oppression affect our lives in conscious and unconscious ways and seeks to incorporate a social justice lens to all her work.

 

Varney is interested in working with clients to identify and process past experiences that may be affecting their lives in the present. She also strives to help clients recognize and reflect on how current relationships and patterns of behavior are playing out in their lives. She is particularly interested in identity formation, life transitions, relationship issues, and family systems. Varney believes that clients are the experts on their own experiences and seeks to support clients in forming their own narratives.

Kay Cohen, LCSW, MEd

Kay Cohen, LCSW, MEd

Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor
Kay's Bio

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.

Ellie Taylor, LSW

Ellie Taylor, LSW

Psychotherapist, Intern Field Instructor
Ellie's Bio
​Ellie Taylor is a queer comic artist, arts educator, and licensed social worker who received their Master’s degree in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work.  Ellie’s work has focused on harm reduction, creative expression and self-determination through psychodynamic therapy. She is attentive to the roles that individuals, institutions and systems play in our lives and healing.  Ellie is currently working at Inner Rhythms on Friday evenings through their position as Associate Therapist with Therapy Center of Philadelphia.  Ellie’s pronouns are she and they.
Jessara Bowenschulte, PsyD, MFT

Jessara Bowenschulte, PsyD, MFT

Psychotherapist
Jessara's Bio
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Siam Job, MS, LPC Candidate

Siam Job, MS, LPC Candidate

Psychotherapist
Siam's Bio

Siam is a black, queer, non-binary, AFAB immigrant. Acknowledging both class and socioeconomic privileges held, Siam navigates spaces with openness, humor, and empathy, seeking always to understand others with grace and an appreciation of their autonomy. People often operate within and can sometimes be constrained by their social locations. Siam works with clients wherever they might currently be, helping them to create safe spaces to feel free to live, love, and breathe.

Siam graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Masters in Mental Health Counselling, and is trained in cognitive-behavioral approaches to psychotherapy (CBT). Siam incorporates these CBT approaches into a narrative therapy framework to help clients question unhelpful and inaccurate stories perpetuated across their lives. This approach supports clients in rewriting and rehearsing narratives that paint a more accurate, less hurtful picture of their existence. Guided by strengths-based and existential philosophies, Siam works alongside clients to build their self-love, self-efficacy, and distress tolerance as they create meaning of their life events.

Kathleen Ross, LCSW

Kathleen Ross, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor
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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.
Patria Alvelo, PsyD

Patria Alvelo, PsyD

Psychotherapist
Patria's Bio
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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.

Harim Jung, MSW

Harim Jung, MSW

Psychotherapist
Harim's Bio
Harim is a Korean American non-binary, trans, bisexual and queer licensed social worker. They aim to co-construct a therapeutic space that fosters safety, acceptance, growth, and healing with clients. Harim’s queer-affirming, trans-affirming, and anti-oppressive clinical practice is grounded in a client centered, trauma-informed approach that is informed by Postcolonial and Intersectional-Feminist theories.
Harim received their Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy &  practice after receiving their B.A. in Music and Psychology from Wesleyan University.
Drawing from relational-cultural, and mindfulness-based practices, they aim to empower clients in exploring narratives and experiences and tools in navigating systems of oppression, relationships, and trauma.
Jacob Glickman, MA, LPC

Jacob Glickman, MA, LPC

Doctoral Intern
Jacob'sBio
Pronouns: he/him
Jacob is queer, Middle Eastern, trans man whose identities inform his work as a feminist therapist with an interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). A Licensed Professional Counselor and doctoral candidate, Jacob holds his Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from La Salle University and is currently completing his doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Human Sexuality at Widener University. He specializes in providing mental healthcare for people who identify as transgender/non-binary/gender expansive, as well as the larger LGBTQIA+ communities and their families; additionally, Jacob maintains a sex positive, kink positive, and poly-aware practice. As a psychotherapist, Jacob uses an integrative approach to create an atmosphere in which people can share their stories, expand their relationships, and build their self-image in a way that aligns with their values. Jacob also believes in the power of art, music, magic, gaming, fandom, pets, humor, and questioning everything, all of which he considers an important part of therapy.

Leadership Team

All clinical supervisors are licensed and have extensive clinical experience and advanced training. They work as a team to oversee all clinical work that occurs at TCP and support the executive director around policy and programming decisions.

Deborah Seagull, PhD, LCSW

Deborah Seagull, PhD, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor
Deb's Bio
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Michelle Matthews, MS

Michelle Matthews, MS

Intake Coordinator
Michlle'sBio

Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Michelle is a white, queer, non-binary therapist that holds a Master’s degree in Community & Trauma Counseling.  As the Intake Coordinator at TCP, they believe that therapy can be a vital space for growth and healing, and value building a relationship based on acceptance, trust and empathetic understanding. They provide trauma-informed care where individuals feel safe, heard, valued and empowered to make the changes they desire, as they believe you are the expert in your own life.  Their work is centered in anti-racism, social justice and harm reduction, and offers space to those who hold marginalized identities – queer or trans*, non-monogamous or poly relationships, sex workers, and kink/bdsm relationships.

Outside of their role at TCP, they work in gender and sexuality research, manage a group practice, and maintain their own private practice of clients in West Philly.  When they’re not working they can almost always be found outside with their dog and a book.

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.
Marquita Bolden, LCSW

Marquita Bolden, LCSW

Executive Director
Marquita's Bio
Marquita Bolden (she/her/hers) has extensive experience in clinical training and supervision, community engagement, and program development. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice and, while in graduate school, Marquita trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at the Penn Medicine’s Center for Cognitive Therapy. Post-graduation, Marquita honed her clinical skills at several agencies throughout Philadelphia before opening her private practice in 2013, where she offers mental health services to the Philadelphia community.

In 2017, Marquita joined the Continuing Education Committee of the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work (PSCSW). Also in 2017, Marquita completed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training with the EMDR Institute. In 2018, Marquita completed the Advanced Training Program in Transgender Mental Health at Widener University, where she continued to develop her skills around provision of trans affirming care. As the Philadelphia Coffee & Conversations Programs Coordinator for PSCSW, Marquita organizes continuing education presentations for PSCSW members and other interested mental health professionals.

Marquita joined the Therapy Center of Philadelphia (TCP) as a Clinical Supervisor to agency staff in 2016. Marquita has held the agency’s mission of providing affirming mental health care for transgender people, gender diverse people, and women. As a supervisor, Marquita consistently advocated for TCP’s mission by centering the “Self of the Therapist” framework, intersectional feminism, and social justice informed care. She developed and advanced innovative agency policies in collaboration with the previous Executive Director, Alison Gerig, the TCP leadership team, and TCP staff. Additionally, as a result of Marquita’s coordination with graduate school liaisons and relationship building with key staff at relevant universities and colleges, TCP’s Internship program has become a highly valued, competitive training site in the Philadelphia region.
Kathleen Ross, LCSW

Kathleen Ross, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor
Kathleen's Bio
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Ellie Taylor, LSW

Ellie Taylor, LSW

Psychotherapist, Intern Field Instructor
Ellie's Bio
​Ellie Taylor is a queer comic artist, arts educator, and licensed social worker who received their Master’s degree in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work.  Ellie’s work has focused on harm reduction, creative expression and self-determination through psychodynamic therapy. She is attentive to the roles that individuals, institutions and systems play in our lives and healing.  Ellie is currently working at Inner Rhythms on Friday evenings through their position as Associate Therapist with Therapy Center of Philadelphia.  Ellie’s pronouns are she and they.
Erin O’Brien, MA, LPC

Erin O’Brien, MA, LPC

Clinical Supervisor
Erin's Bio
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Kay Cohen, LCSW, MEd

Kay Cohen, LCSW, MEd

Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor
Kay's Bio

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.

The members of the Board of Directors of the Therapy Center of Philadelphia serve on a volunteer basis.

The Board is representative of a cross-section of successful professionals from the Philadelphia area and TCP benefits from the diverse backgrounds of the Board members. All serve out of recognition of the importance of the TCP mission to the community.

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.
Ariele LeGrand, LSW

Ariele LeGrand, LSW

Board Member
Ariele's Bio

Ariele Le Grand is an educator, writer and psychotherapist with a depth of experience in community engagement, facilitation and program development. She joined the TCP board in September of 2019. She was previously a TCP staff therapist. Ms. Le Grand recently worked with the Policing Project at NYU Law School on reforming policing policy and developing trauma informed models of community engagement. Prior to the Policing Project, Ms. Le Grand worked at the Clinton Foundation, where she coached university leadership teams on strategic planning and managed a national program to promote behavioral health and opioid abuse prevention on college campuses and surrounding communities. She is a past fellow of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine, where she worked under former US Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher, and partnered with local organizations to build their capacity around sexual health programming.

Ms. Le Grand is an alumna of Spelman College where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She holds Master’s degrees in Social Anthropology and Social Work from the University of Oxford and the University of Pennsylvania respectively. She is currently pursuing an MFA in fiction and teaching creative writing at Temple University.

Eric Lu, MBA

Eric Lu, MBA

Treasurer
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.
Elaine Dutton, MSW

Elaine Dutton, MSW

Vice President
Elaine's Bio

Elaine Dutton (they/them/she/her) is a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor in Philadelphia, PA. They are a white able bodied US citizen with southern roots situated in the middle class. Elaine is gender non-conforming, non-binary, and queer. She has served on the Board of Directors at TCP since March 2018. Elaine’s approach to clinical practice is informed by relational, narrative, attachment, feminist, and psychodynamic theoretical frameworks. Elaine practices from a social justice oriented and anti-racist framework, while understanding that de-centering whiteness and undoing white supremacy is a life-long process. They work primarily with individuals and couples, along with adolescents and their caretakers.

Prior to graduate school, Elaine worked in the field of sexual violence prevention as a crisis intervention counselor, educator, and community organizer. They moved to Philadelphia in September 2011 after receiving an MSW from Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, Massachusetts. Elaine began her career at Mazzoni Center where she worked to develop the Gender Affirming Services program, the only program at the agency exclusively serving transgender individuals. Elaine was the sole social worker in this program prior to becoming Manager in 2015. Under their leadership, the number of staff on this team grew from one to five, the P.A.C.T.S. ‘Pediatric & Adolescent Comprehensive Transgender Services’ program was created, and an MSW intern training program was established.

Elaine’s relationship with Therapy Center of Philadelphia began in 2013 when she was hired as a Staff Therapist. They have since been practicing as a psychotherapist for six years, two of those years being at Therapy Center of Philadelphia and the remaining in private practice. They view psychotherapy as a collaborative experience between therapist and patient and practice from a diverse perspective that allows for flexibility based on individual need. Elaine has considerable experience working with people who identify as transgender, non-binary, gender nonconforming, LGBQ, asexual, etc. She has worked with folk who are in non-traditional, polyamorous, and non-monogamous relationships, and with those who engage in kink/BDSM practices. Elaine has particular interest in trauma, identity discernment and development, and relationship concerns.

Elaine is a parent to a precious tiny human, a kitty and a pup, and is a dedicated community member. They also thoroughly enjoy spending time with the ocean, at queer dance parties, and cooking casseroles.

Jennifer Dumin, Esq.

Jennifer Dumin, Esq.

Secretary
Jennifer's Bio
Jennifer Dumin is a family law attorney with Berner Klaw & Watson LLP; she is admitted in Pennsylvania, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University, a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law. She represents clients in divorce, support, custody, and adoption matters.

Jennifer is a member of The Nicholas Cipriani American Inn of Court and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She is also a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, where she serves as Co-Chair of The Legal Rights of Contemporary Families Committee. She serves on the Board of the Therapy Center of Philadelphia as Secretary. Jennifer has received recognition as a Rising Star by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers since 2016 and as a Best Lawyer in America for family law by Best Lawyers since 2018.

Jaymie Campbell, MD, MEd

Jaymie Campbell, MD, MEd

President
Jaymie's Bio
Jaymie Campbell has been working in HIV/AIDS services and sexuality education for 10 years. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Feminist Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, he began his non-profit career working with marginalized populations in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. He achieved a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, emphasis in Community Mental Health, from the California Institute of Integral Studies and focused his clinical internship on working with homeless queer and transgender youth of color. Jaymie is currently the Director of Training and Capacity Building at AccessMatters, a sexual and reproductive health organization. He has obtained a Master of Education in Human Sexuality Studies and is a doctoral candidate in Human Sexuality Studies.
Laura Hinds, MSW, LCSW

Laura Hinds, MSW, LCSW

Compliance Officer
Laura'sBio
An alumna of and Instructor at The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice, Laura began her career as a direct practitioner with children, adolescents, and families at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. For over ten years, she developed her skills in HIV/AIDS specific care needs, case management, and high acuity hospital-based social work practice, as well as psychotherapy.

Throughout her career, Laura has been engaged in practicing with diverse populations, providing both general therapeutic and trauma-specific services for children and adolescents, members of the LGBT community, for grieving parents who have lost their infants, and individuals facing homelessness. Ms. Hinds has taught at The University of Pennsylvania at the graduate School of Social Policy and Practice since 2007. Laura has also authored and curated Bryn Mawr’s School of Social Work and Social Policy’s Post-Graduate Trauma Certificate. She is the Pipal Partner of Hindsigh Consulting Group, LLS – a company she founded in 2013 to support the learning and development needs of social service organizations.

Marquita Bolden, LCSW

Marquita Bolden, LCSW

Executive Director
Marquita's Bio
Marquita Bolden (she/her/hers) has extensive experience in clinical training and supervision, community engagement, and program development. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice and, while in graduate school, Marquita trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at the Penn Medicine’s Center for Cognitive Therapy. Post-graduation, Marquita honed her clinical skills at several agencies throughout Philadelphia before opening her private practice in 2013, where she offers mental health services to the Philadelphia community.

In 2017, Marquita joined the Continuing Education Committee of the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work (PSCSW). Also in 2017, Marquita completed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training with the EMDR Institute. In 2018, Marquita completed the Advanced Training Program in Transgender Mental Health at Widener University, where she continued to develop her skills around provision of trans affirming care. As the Philadelphia Coffee & Conversations Programs Coordinator for PSCSW, Marquita organizes continuing education presentations for PSCSW members and other interested mental health professionals.

Marquita joined the Therapy Center of Philadelphia (TCP) as a Clinical Supervisor to agency staff in 2016. Marquita has held the agency’s mission of providing affirming mental health care for transgender people, gender diverse people, and women. As a supervisor, Marquita consistently advocated for TCP’s mission by centering the “Self of the Therapist” framework, intersectional feminism, and social justice informed care. She developed and advanced innovative agency policies in collaboration with the previous Executive Director, Alison Gerig, the TCP leadership team, and TCP staff. Additionally, as a result of Marquita’s coordination with graduate school liaisons and relationship building with key staff at relevant universities and colleges, TCP’s Internship program has become a highly valued, competitive training site in the Philadelphia region.
Rida Haq

Rida Haq

Board Member
Rida's Bio

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