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COVID Grief Support Group

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Dates: January 2024 – April 2024 Time: TBD – based on participants needs Frequency: Biweekly Location: Virtual  Fee: $15/session NOTAFLOF ​ Group Description: Grief is ongoing, as is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID Grief and Loss Support Group seeks to hold and honor the myriad griefs that we are experiencing as a result. As the globe continues to turn and adamantly attempts to move forward, some of us are stuck in a holding pattern; many of us are gradually losing space to share our ongoing grief and have it be witnessed and held with care and understanding. This space is for any person experiencing any form of pandemic-related grief and seeking acknowledgement, understanding, and support. This includes– but is not limited to– grieving [mass] loss, changes in health and ability, changes in relationships, loss of time, and more.  ​ Group Facilitators: “As someone who is intimately conscious of the continued effects of the pandemic—both individual and systemic— I am deeply invested in community care and the ways we can  continue to show up for each other, especially through perpetual grief. I don’t believe any of us simply “get over” something of this magnitude; this space exists for folks to express in a place that affirms this sustained grief in all forms and seeks to both carefully hold and wade through it together.” – Nnenna Ezem (she/her) Read more about Nnenna here.  “As a disabled and immunocompromised person, I know intimately what it feels like to be abandoned by both government policy and community in this pandemic as precautions have been removed and the vulnerable have been left to fend for ourselves. As we enter year five of COVID, many of us are struggling with this isolation and abandonment, and the disconnect we feel from our neighbors, coworkers, and friends. The pandemic continues to impact us all, and whether you are grieving the death of a loved one, the loss of relationships with community members, lost time and opportunities, new disability or long COVID, or any other form of COVID grief, this is a space to share and hold the grief together.”  – Thunder X (they/them) Read more about Thunder here.  ​ To register, please complete this interest form! 

As a Black-led organization, TCP stands in solidarity with the Black community during this time of deep racial trauma…

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We are enraged and grief-stricken by the murders of Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Tony McDade. We unapologetically support justice for our Black community members, who are only the latest casualties in a lengthy line of Black folx and Black institutions that have been terrorized by white supremacist violence for hundreds of years. Black folx, we see you and we love you. At TCP, we are proud to reaffirm that we hold anti-racism and Black liberation as core values. We understand that for an organization to strive to disrupt anti-blackness and white supremacy, we need to look inward at our own belief systems, policies and practices, and identities. TCP will continue to challenge ourselves to engage in ongoing racial identity work. We will continue to center Black and Brown voices in cross-racial conversations about race, and create an environment for healing through racial trauma. We hold our white community members accountable in their commitment to creating a more socially just organization through action and cultural humility. We will continue to hold ourselves out as imperfect vessels of racial equity work, with a deep understanding that it starts and ends with us. We encourage you to do racial equity work from where you are, however you can. 

COVID-19 Update

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Dear TCP Community, Given the spread of COVID-19, this is a time of heightened concern for our collective and individual health and wellbeing. The safety of our community is our highest priority, so TCP has decided to temporarily close our physical office. Our intention is follow recommended guidelines around social distancing to help reduce and slow the spread of COVID-19. The closure will begin Monday, March 16th, and continue for as long as the School District of Philadelphia remains closed. We came to this decision after deep consideration, and we concluded that it is our responsibility to act in the interest of the most vulnerable of our community. We are dedicated to the continuity of therapy, particularly during this time of stress, while also upholding public safety standards. We are offering therapy services by video and/or phone while our physical office is closed. As soon as it is safe to do so, we will resume face-to-face work in our office. We know that this is a particularly stressful time, and many of us are feeling helpless and overwhelmed. Anxiety and fear are legitimate and expected responses to the spread of COVID-19. We want our community to know that we are dedicated to safely working with you through this crisis and supporting emotional wellness. Our intention is to get through this together. In Solidarity, Marquita Bolden, LCSWExecutive Director

TCP Moves to 215 S. Broad St.

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Therapy Center of Philadelphia (TCP) is pleased to announce that we will be relocating to a new office space at 215 S. Broad St., on March 1, 2020. Our new home, which is less than a 5 minute walk from TCP’s current space at 1315 Walnut St., is well-suited to the needs of the TCP community. After 15 years at our current location, we have elected to move to a new office that can better accommodate our clients, staff and mission. The new building manager, who has proven responsive and attentive, is collaborating with us to provide all-gender bathrooms and more spacious therapy rooms. “As our staff and mission have expanded, we have outgrown our current facilities. We were fortunate to find a new space that will minimize the impact of relocation on our client community,” said Marquita Bolden, Executive Director. “The new building is more aligned with our mission and will provide a reliably well-kept space that will allow us flexibility to be more creative and innovative in our work.” TCP asks our valued community to join us in helping to fund the costs of this much-needed move. To help pay for movers, new furniture, and technological needs, we are setting a goal to raise $10,000 by March 13th, 2020. To contribute please visit: http://www.therapycenterofphila.org/donate/ TCP remains committed to providing financially accessible, racially equitable, and trans-affirming therapy services, and we look forward to leveraging the new space in service to more than 350 people each year.

Quarterly News – March 2019

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You may have noticed some radio silence from us here at TCP recently… We recognize and appreciate that you, our community, have been incredibly generous to us over the years. While your donations have always provided essential funding to quality services to the clients that TCP serves, we feel that it is equally important that we give back to YOU in ways that are meaningful.  We have been working to develop ways to keep you informed of our work, and to begin giving back to a community who has given so much to us… What’s New @ TCP? The staff at TCP has been busy over the past few months! Here’s what we’ve been up to… New Therapist – Forogh Rahim Forogh is an Afghan refugee and a queer identified Muslim woman who 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 is really excited to be a part of the TCP team and looks forward to continue to learn and grow! PLAY Psychodrama Group Psychodrama is an experiential form of therapy that allows for healing through guided re-experiencing, expression, and role rehearsal. PLAY, at TCP, is a weekly group for queer, trans, nonbinary and gender nonconforming folks facilitated by Ellie Taylor, MSW, LSW. What’s Next for TCP? We’re excited to continuing growing and expanding our services! Here’s what you can expect in the coming months and beyond… Website Makeover We are in the process of redesigning our website to make it more modern, accessible, and mobile-friendly. You can expect to see the new TCP website live this spring at therapycenterofphila.org! Electronic Health Records We are also in the process of moving over to electronic record keeping! This will allow us to better preserve confidentiality for our clients, and to optimize the workflow in our office so that we can serve more folks. A note from the Executive Director… We are so excited about the ways in which we will continue deepen relationship with you, our community! For clinicians, therapists, and healers who would like to become an extended member of our team from the comfort of your private practice, I’d invite you to join our Community Partner’s Program! Community Partners is a group of like-minded therapists who take on a client referred by TCP and then donate the client’s sliding scale fee back to TCP. In return, you are invited to TCP trainings, our annual reception, and upcoming peer supervision groups! If you are interested in becoming a Community Partner, please contact Ne’Sha Anthony at intake@therapycenterofphila.org