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.

Jacob Glickman, PsyD, MA, LPC

Jacob Glickman, PsyD, MA, LPC

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Clinical Supervisor
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 psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor, Jacob holds his Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from La Salle University, his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University, and is currently completing a second Doctorate in Human Sexuality (sex therapy). 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.
Jessara Bowenschulte, PsyD, MFT

Jessara Bowenschulte, PsyD, MFT

Clinical Supervisor, Psychotherapist
Jessara's Bio
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Sara B. Milly, MFT

Sara B. Milly, MFT

Psychotherapist
Sara's Bio

I am a white, straight, cis woman whose work as a therapist (MFT 2020) draws from 20+ years of practice to support love, justice, and freedom in myself, my family, and my community.

I’m committed to therapy’s capacity to help humans transform suffering, numbness, and confusion into energy to live more fully, each as who we truly are, in meaningful relationship with others. Therapy can help us see choices where there seemed to be none, cultivate love we long for, and build the world we believe in.

 

I work with individuals, relationship partners, and families. I collaborate with clients to shape therapy to their strengths, their hopes, and where they might like to grow. Work is multi-dimensional and often includes exploring patterns of relating across systems and time; awareness of body, mind, and feelings in the present moment; and engaging clients’ chosen practices of wonder, connection, spirituality, and meaning.

 

I have a strong interest in multi-generational and collective trauma and healing justice. From 2017 to 2020, I was coached in multi-contextual family systems by Monica McGoldrick, and I have been studying and practicing mindfulness since 2005. Earlier in life, I have taught yoga, taught writing, and served as the board chair of a foundation supporting women and trans artists creating social change.

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.

Rebecca Levy, MA

Rebecca Levy, MA

Psychotherapist
Becca's Bio

(They/Them/He/Him)

 

I can help you by joining you in exploring your anxiety, your fear, your grief, and your relationships. Together, we will be able to look at your patterns which may be negatively impacting your ability to function, and unravel them for a more fulfilling and satisfying life.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Counseling from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, followed by a Master of the Arts in Counseling Psychology with a focus in Community Mental Health from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA.

 

I value humor, play, creativity, exploration, feminism, pragmatism, and chances to build a healthy relationship with emotions that we are usually told to squash. Although we are taught to separate our intellect from our emotions, it is important to remember that we can have physical manifestations of our emotions, and that our bodies can affect our thoughts.

 

The world is often unwelcoming of those who do not conform to the status quo. Therapy should be a space in which you can be validated and heard, without having to educate your therapist about the merits of your lifestyle or your social position.

 

As your therapist, I will collaborate with you to find the tools that best suit you and your needs. I welcome your weirdness.

Öykü Potuoğlu Cook, PhD, LSW

Öykü Potuoğlu Cook, PhD, LSW

Psychotherapist
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Chelsa Clofer, MA, R-DMT/Counselor

Chelsa Clofer, MA, R-DMT/Counselor

Psychotherapist
Chelsa's Bio

Chelsa’s practice is rooted in Person-Centered Theory, Dance/Movement Therapy, and Mindfulness.  Recognizing that everyone has the innate ability to be healthy and whole, Chelsa creates a nurturing space for growth.  She meets her clients in the here and now by working with their specific strengths to build confidence, self-worth, and self-reliance.  Rediscovering the skillful use of Movement and Intentional Breathing, the individual learns to ground, connect with their inner self, and tap into the healing knowledge of their mind-body wisdom.  Individually or in concert, these practices support growth and development by promoting self-awareness, safe exploration of difficult feelings and emotions, and expansion of self-esteem and a core sense of self.

In addition to DMT and Counseling, Chelsa offers support through an Earth-based spiritual approach to personal growth and development; Intuitive Guidance, internal wisdom through deep listening to guide and support choices and actions; and energy work using Reiki (Universal Life Force) and Candle Magic (element of fire) to facilitate transformation.

Chelsa trusts herself and her clients to always work toward health, healing, and wholeness, creating a strong mind, body, and spirit.

Sarah Grace Morrison, M.S.Ed., M.Phil.Ed

Sarah Grace Morrison, M.S.Ed., M.Phil.Ed

Intake Coordinator, Psychotherapist
Sarah Grace's Bio

Hi! I’m Sarah Grace, a Black queer healer and counseling intern at TCP. I’m a Master’s student at Penn in the counseling and mental health services program, with a background in Black liberation/healing justice organizing and nonprofit education work.

I see therapy as a space for us to work together to better understand and hold what hurts, and find a path forward to a more juicy and joyful life! I favor relational approaches, and lean into feminist therapy and psychologies of liberation to contextualize our experiences, what keeps us stuck, and wonder how we might get more free. I’m interested in how other modalities (yoga, breathwork, connecting to spirituality and ancestral magic, etc.) can support our growth and healing as well.

Jessica Dore, LSW

Jessica Dore, LSW

Psychotherapist
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Mariah Gormas, MAATC, ATR

Mariah Gormas, MAATC, ATR

Psychotherapist
Mariah's Bio

Mariah Gormas (she/her/hers) is a Registered Clinical Art Therapist. She earned a Master of Arts in Counseling and Art Therapy from Albertus Magnus College. For the past two years she supervised graduate art therapy students from New York University working with LGBT older adults. She has experience working with adults in substance use recovery, veterans with PTSD, and adolescents in eating disorder treatment.  Mariah has participated in trauma informed therapeutic training in South Africa and has served as a guest speaker for the US Health Justice Course at Yale School of Medicine.

Mariah combines traditional talk therapy with creative expression through visual art making. This form of art making can offer insight into unconscious emotional  experiences where talk therapy alone can sometimes be limited. She works from a queer feminist intersectional social justice framework. Her goal is to co-create a space where folx can access their own healing through a deeper insight into self and experiences.

 

Originally from Michigan, Mariah is a recent Philadelphia transplant who relocated from Brooklyn, NY with her wife.

Lucia Hermo

Lucia Hermo

Graduate Clinical Intern
Sarah Grace's Bio

Welcome! My name is Lucia, and I am Graduate Clinical Intern at TCP and a second-year Masters’ student in the Clinical Mental Health program at Villanova University. I am a cis, straight White woman and a child of Spanish immigrants. I’ve previously worked as a community organizer in the nonprofit sector, and I value providing quality, affirming, and empowering care. I am bilingual in Spanish and English. I see therapy as an equal partnership where we will work together to achieve your own personal definition of mental wellness. I am committed to providing therapy with a gender expansive and antiracist framework. I favor theoretical orientations that are relational and focus on building an equal, respectful, and affirming therapeutic relationship.

Amy DeSmidt, MFT

Amy DeSmidt, MFT

Psychotherapist
Amy's Bio

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Amber Howard, MA, MSW, LSW

Amber Howard, MA, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist
Amber's Bio

Amber’s previous experience as a direct service provider for chronically & formerly homeless individuals living with an array of disabling conditions including serious, persistent mental illness, substance abuse, & HIV/AIDS is largely responsible for her decision to pursue her MSW and transition into the role of therapist. During this time, she observed that each of her clients had a single commonality – a lengthy history of unresolved trauma dating back to their childhood; this was especially true for those Black & brown folx that also inhabited LGBTQ+ identities. Her professional observations coupled with her personal experience as a Black, mixed, bi/pan/queer woman resulted in a desire to work with and on behalf of this population to mitigate the negative impact early trauma can have on their lives rather than merely providing damage control after the fact.

Amber’s professional and academic experience reflect a passion for and dedication to supporting folx as they work to create lives in which they feel safe & empowered. She is deeply committed to racial, gender, and social justice and strives to create a space where folx feel seen, heard, understood, & valued.

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.

Jessara Bowenschulte, PsyD, MFT

Jessara Bowenschulte, PsyD, MFT

Clinical Supervisor, Psychotherapist
Jessara's Bio
Jessara’s amazing bio goes here!
Sarah Grace Morrison, M.S.Ed., M.Phil.Ed

Sarah Grace Morrison, M.S.Ed., M.Phil.Ed

Intake Coordinator, Psychotherapist
Sarah Grace's Bio

Hi! I’m Sarah Grace, a Black queer healer and counseling intern at TCP. I’m a Master’s student at Penn in the counseling and mental health services program, with a background in Black liberation/healing justice organizing and nonprofit education work.

I see therapy as a space for us to work together to better understand and hold what hurts, and find a path forward to a more juicy and joyful life! I favor relational approaches, and lean into feminist therapy and psychologies of liberation to contextualize our experiences, what keeps us stuck, and wonder how we might get more free. I’m interested in how other modalities (yoga, breathwork, connecting to spirituality and ancestral magic, etc.) can support our growth and healing as well.

Jacob Glickman, PsyD, MA, LPC

Jacob Glickman, PsyD, MA, LPC

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Clinical Supervisor
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 psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor, Jacob holds his Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from La Salle University, his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University, and is currently completing a second Doctorate in Human Sexuality (sex therapy). 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.
Jazmin Lewis, MS

Jazmin Lewis, MS

Clinical Supervisor
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Coming soon!

Chris Templeton, MBA

Chris Templeton, MBA

Director of Operations
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Bio coming soon!.
Phoenix Wood, LCSW, SEP

Phoenix Wood, LCSW, SEP

Clinical Supervisor
Phoenix's Bio

Phoenix is a white, queer, trans and non-binary psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner who has been practicing since 2014. They believe deeply in healing as a journey that is both personal and relational, contemporary and ancestral. They work to educate themselves on and incorporate anti-racism, body positivity & fat acceptance, body-based healing and trauma recovery into their practice. Phoenix’s work has focused on supporting queer, trans, and non-binary identified individuals; survivors of trauma and oppression; and folks navigating depression, anxiety, grief/loss and complexities in relationship to others. They utilize trauma-informed practice from a feminist & queer perspective, incorporating Attachment and Psychodynamic theories. They work relationally with clients and use Mindfulness and Somatic Experiencing techniques with informed & active consent.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.