About Us

Therapy Center of Philadelphia (TCP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit that has offered a space for healing and the transformation since 1972. We are 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. They are Masters and Ph.D. level psychologists, social workers, and counselors and offer a wide range of treatment approaches including psychodynamic/psychoanalytic therapy, gestalt therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment-based therapy, contextual family therapy, mindfulness, EMDR/trauma therapy, as well as others. 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.

Our Philosophy

The following values are what connect the therapists at TCP. They guide our work with clients and support our various theoretical orientations and clinical training:

  1. Personal Growth: Individuals have the inner resources and the capacity to grow and thrive to their full potential.
  2. Partnership: Clients are active participants in shaping their own treatment.
  3. 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.
  4. Accessibility: We utilize a sliding scale fee structure to make our services affordable to more people.
  5. Inclusiveness: We welcome adult women, transgender people, and their families without regard to race, class, cultural background, or sexual orientation.
  6. Community: A supportive, collaborative, and stimulating environment for our therapists underlies our ability to provide high-quality therapy services to our clients.
  7. 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.
  8. Accountability: TCP is committed being accountable to the ways in which feminism has been and can still be divisive within communities of color, lesbian/queer communities, and within transgender communities and work towards offering a mental health space that strives to attend to these experiences intentionally and directly.