Community Partners Program of TCP

  • Are you a therapist looking to give back?
  • Do you want to be connected to more like-minded therapists?
  • Do you believe in our mission that removes barriers to quality therapy for women and transgender communities?

Community Partners Program

[formally Sisters of TCP – We changed our name to be more gender-inclusive and less binary oriented.]

The Community Partners Program of TCP is a group of like-minded psychotherapists who support the TCP mission and client community.  They offer their time, pro-bono, to take on a low-income client when TCP is at capacity, and the sliding scale fee gets donated back to TCP.  We are deeply grateful and touched by these clinician’s generosity and support of TCP’s mission.  It has raised almost $12,000 to date in support of TCP’s mission and services.

The Community Partners Program of Therapy Center of Philadelphia began in 2012 when we noticed how we were continuously closing our intake of new clients due to being at capacity.  Clients were calling in desperate need and we had few options for them. We decided to create a network of like-minded clinicians who were willing to see these clients in their practices on a pro-bono basis and the reduced fee would be donated back to TCP.

This initiative comes out of TCP’s goal to enable low-income women and transgender communities to access affordable, high-quality feminist psychotherapy services.

We have 10 community partners seeing clients at any given time.

If you are interested in applying to become a Community Partner, contact our Intake Coordinator: 215.567.1111 ext 400 or at

What is a Community Partner?

  • Join a unique and talented group of clinicians invested in helping low-income women and transgender people heal and transform their lives.
  • Be prioritized as a referral source for other callers when TCP is at capacity, including high-functioning and high-fee clients.
  • Fulfill your Code of Ethics expectation of providing therapy to someone in need.
  • Receive discounts on all of TCP’s events and trainings (CEUs provided at times).
  • Be a part of a network of professionals who share the same values and ethics as yourself.

How the Program Works:

  1. TCP is at capacity and receives a call from a client.
  2. TCP screens the client for free, appropriateness, and ability to commit to weekly individual psychotherapy.
  3. TCP refers the client to you, based on fit, location, and availability.
  4. TCP coordinates the matching and recommended donation.
  5. You see them in your office like any client.
  6. You are sent envelopes to facilitate sending payment to TCP.
  7. This client is under your care and malpractice insurance.
    (TCP does not assume any legal responsibility)


We Thank our Current TCP Community Partners:

  • Elaine Axelrod, PhD
  • Eleonara Baroli, PhD
  • Diane Frankel, LCSW
  • Sari Fleischman, PhD
  • Anastasia Fujii, LCSW
  • Elise Gaul, LCSW
  • Arlene Goldman, PhD
  • Teresa Harrington, LCSW
  • Hornstein, Platt & Associates
  • Jennifer Lyke, PhD
  • Lysa-Monique Jenkins-Hayden, BBA, MA, CH, LPC
  • Heather Kilroy, MA, LPC
  • Barbara Salkin, LMFT, Ed.D.
  • Kathryn Snyder, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
  • Gay Tate, Phd, MLSP, MSS, LCSW
  • Patti Ventura, LCSW
  • Amy Wallwork, LMFT

If you are interested in applying to become a Community Partner, contact our Intake Coordinator: 215.567.1111 ext 400 or at



“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.”
– LCSW Community Partners Program, Center City.