Marquita Bolden

LCSW, Executive Director, Psychotherapist

Degrees & Licenses:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), PA
Master of Social Work (MSW) with a concentration in Clinical Practice
Bachelor of Arts (BA) with a dual degree in Psychology and English

Education & Training:

Advanced Training Program in Transgender Mental Health, Widener University  (Expected completion: January, 2019)
EMDR Basic Training, EMDR Institute
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Bryn Mawr College 
MSW, University of Pennsylvania (April 2006)
BA, University of Pittsburgh (May 2002)

Theoretical orientation:

Eclectic, including EMDR, cognitive-behavioral, narrative, play-based, attachment-focused, feminist, mindfulness, strengths-based, and client-centered

Areas of Expertise:

Recovery from complex trauma, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, emotional abuse, and traumatic loss; issues specific to women of color; depression; anxiety; grief and loss; coping skills building

Treatment modality:

Individual, family, and group therapy

Other relevant work and volunteer experience:

Coffee & Conversations Programs Coordinator for the Continuing Education Committee of the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work (PSCSW) 
Volunteer Therapist, A Home Within
Private Practice in Roxborough section of Philadelphia
Previous Clinical Supervisor, the Therapy Center of Philadelphia
Previous Trauma Clinician at the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, providing specialized therapy services for children and adolescents who experienced complex trauma
Previous Clinical Coordinator of a School Therapeutic Program


Marquita Bolden