Our Services: Group Therapy
Therapy Center of Philadelphia offers therapy and support groups addressing a variety of topics. You may find that group therapy is a more effective way to feel positive changes in your life. Group members have reported that they reduced dysfunctional acting out behaviors, their depression and isolation lowered, and they gained a heightened understanding of how to build healthy relationships. Support groups can normalize your experience, reduce feelings of shame, and connect you with others beyond the life of the group. Groups are also an affordable alternative to individual therapy.
GROUPS OFFERED BY TCP:
Maybe Baby & Beyond: Exploring Pathways to LGBTQ Parenthood
A Support Group Program for Prospective LGBTQ Parents
New Groups Forming
To reserve space, call 215-567-1111 Ext 422
Starting a family as a queer, trans, or non-binary person can be overwhelming and scary. Therapy Center of Philadelphia in partnership with Walnut Psychotherapy Center and Philadelphia Family Pride, offers an information and support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, and non-binary communities considering parenthood.
MaybeBaby & Beyond: Exploring LGBTQ Pathways to Parenthood offers an 8-week support group experience that will provide information from legal, financial, and medical experts, as well as emotional, social and community support. Members will come out with a sense of their options, how to navigate the process as a queer or transgender person, and connection with others on a similar journey.
The groups will include guests such as doctors, endocrinologists, adoption experts, natural fertility experts, sperm banks, surrogacy information, and parents who took different journeys to get to parenthood.
Current 2018 Groups Running:
Group for Reproductive and Adoption/Foster Options
(lesbian, queer, bi women, trans, non-binary folks)
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 1004 (TCP)
February 28 through April 25, 2018 (taking March 28th off)
Facilitator: Samantha Rucker, LPC Candidate,
Professional Clinical Counseling, MA Marriage and Family Therapy-Certification, BA Psychology
Facilitator: Rebecca Alvarez, LCSW, MEd.
Group for Surrogacy, Adoption/Foster, and Reproductive Options
(for gay, queer, bi, trans, non-binary, and cis men)
1500 Walnut St Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
To Register call 215-563-7863 or email
Cost for full 8 week cycle:
$250 for couples/ $125 individual for Philadelphia Family Pride (PFP) members or
$330 for couples/ $165 individual for non PFP members
$50 for intake fee
PFP is a non-profit membership organization for LGBT parents, prospective parents and their children in the greater Philadelphia region. Those not already members may join for $25/yr on their website at http://www.phillyfamilypride.org/
(Group is currently on hiatus)
Do you feel disconnected from your body?
Do you have difficulty being present in your daily life?
Do you f eel out of control of your physical and emotional reactions?
Trauma-sensitive yoga is an evidence-based approach to trauma treatment that promote s empowerment and connection with the body . It has been shown to reduce symptoms of PTSD and improve individuals’ capacity to tolerate and regulate their physiological and emotional states.
This group provides a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for individuals healing from trauma. You will be invited to notice sensation in your body and to experiment with movement and breath , which may enhance your capacity to be present, grounded, and centered . You will be in control of whether and how you move your body at all times , and by practicing making choices that feel right for you, you may experience increased confidence and safety in your body.
Tuesdays 9:45am -11:15am (currently on hiatus)
- Yoga practice followed by discussion
- 2-month weekly commitment, with option to continue
- Mats, blocks, and blankets provided
- No previous yoga experience necessary
- Sliding fee scale offered
For registration or information, please call 215.567.1111, ext. 409.
Facilitator: Lauren Cornew, Ph.D., LSW, RYT-500, E-RYT 200
Yoga has been a constant in Lauren’s life since she began practicing in 2001, offering a safe space for self-inquiry, personal growth, and profound healing. Inspired to share the transformative power of yoga with others, Lauren completed her 200-hour certification at Dhyana Yoga in 2010 and has been teaching ever since. In 2013, she received her certification at the 500-hour level in yoga therapy at the YogaLife Institute. Lauren’s teaching is guided by her dedicated personal practice, and she is known for her gentle presence and compassionate, empowering approach.