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Meet Our Team

Psychotherapists

TCP is 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.  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.

Available Therapists

Azaria Crayton, MFT

Psychotherapist
Meet Azaria
acrayton@therapycenterofphila.org

Azaria’s bio is coming soon!

Eva Chen, M.Ed., LAC

Psychotherapist
Meet Eva
echen@therapycenterofphila.org

Eva (she/her) is a Chinese woman who identifies as cisgender and heterosexual. As an expatriate who deeply values diversity, multiculturalism, and being an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community, she is committed to incorporating cultural humility and awareness into the therapeutic space. She offers therapy in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

Eva earned her Master’s degree in Counseling and currently works as a pre-licensed clinician under supervision. She has supported clients navigating challenges such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship challenges, grief, childhood trauma, and intersectional identity issues related to race, gender, and sexuality. Eva’s primary therapeutic approach is Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT), rooted in feminist principles, into which she incorporates evidence-based techniques from psychodynamic therapy, CBT, DBT, and mindfulness.

Eva is dedicated to building a safe and nurturing space where clients feel comfortable expressing their authentic, creative, and vulnerable selves. She aims to facilitate a collaborative partnership with self-exploration, healing, and personal growth through the power of connection and mutuality.

“Love on the left, compassion on the right, walking on both sides of life, sowing seeds at any time, blooming at any time, decorating this long journey with flowers, so that pedestrians treading through thorns do not feel pain, tears may fall, but it is not sorrowful.” – Bing Xin

Eva她是一位顺性别和异性恋的华人女性。作为不同文化的包容者,她深知文化多元性,以及对LGBTQIA+性少数群体的支持的重要性,因此她致力于在咨询空间中融入尊重文化、保持谦卑的意识。Eva能够提供英语和普通话两种语言的心理咨询服务。

拥有心理咨询硕士学位的她,目前是一名在督导下工作的准执照临床心理咨询师。她曾协助来访者应对焦虑、抑郁、生活转变、人际关系挑战、丧亲之痛、童年创伤,以及种族、性别、性取向相关的交叉身份认同问题等挑战。Eva主要采用关系文化疗法(RCT),该疗法根植于女性主义原则,她还结合了来自心理动力学疗法、认知行为疗法、辩证行为疗法和正念的基于科学实证的技术。

Eva致力于打造一个安全而有温度的空间,让来访者感到自在,可以表达他们真实、富有创造力和脆弱的自我。她旨在用人与人相互连接的力量,与来访者形成一种协作关系,帮助来访者实现自我探索、疗愈和成长。

爱在左,同情在右,走在生命的两旁,随时撒种,随时开花,将这一径长途,点缀得鲜花弥漫,使穿枝拂叶的行人踏着荆棘,不觉得痛苦,有泪可落,却不是悲凉。” —— 冰心

Nicole Bañales, MSW

Psychotherapist
Meet Nicole
nbanales@therapycenterofphila.org

Hi! My name is Nicole Banales (she/her): I am a Mexican-American, queer, temporarily able-bodied, cisgender woman. I am a graduate of Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.

Through growing up in a bordertown between Mexico and the US, I embrace questions of identity and belonging, especially around culture and sexuality. I provide therapy in English, Spanish, and Spanglish. Prior to TCP, I have worked with survivors of domestic violence and within the immigrant community in Philadelphia in case management and organizing work. I believe that the personal is political and that there is much work to be done to provide access to therapy that is affordable, honoring a person’s culture, and in a person’s preferred language.

My work as a therapist and social worker focuses on a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic lens. I incorporate harm-reduction, trauma-informed care, and relationship-building into my practice. I also embrace dream work as a form of understanding our unconscious and ancestral parts.

Unavailable Therapists

Lucia Hermo, MA

Psychotherapist
Meet Lucia
lhermo@therapycenterofphila.org

Welcome! My name is Lucia, and I am a graduate from the Clinical Mental Health master’s program at Villanova University. I am a cis, straight White woman and a child of Spanish immigrants. I’ve previously worked as a community organizer in the nonprofit sector, and I value providing quality, affirming, and empowering care. I am bilingual in Spanish and English. I see therapy as an equal partnership where we will work together to achieve your own personal definition of mental wellness. I am committed to providing therapy with a gender expansive and antiracist framework. I favor theoretical orientations that are relational and focus on building an equal, respectful, and affirming therapeutic relationship.

Sarah Pallivalapil-Karerat, LSW

Psychotherapist
Meet Sarah
spallivalapilkarerat@therapycenterofphila.org

My identities as a queer, genderfluid, South Asian (Indian Muslim) immigrant are inextricable from my therapeutic approach, rooted in decolonization and anti-oppressive practice. I believe that our experiences are shaped by more than just the interpersonal; they are produced by larger sociopolitical and historical contexts. My background lies in working with survivors of partner abuse who have experienced a non-consensual pattern of power and control. This framework of power and control shapes how I understand each of us navigating colonialism, capitalism, patriarchy, and white supremacy, particularly when we hold marginalized identities.

Just as harm occurs in the context of relationships, I believe that healing too can only happen in relationships. I strive for genuine connection in my work, having divested from the notion that the therapist is the expert. I’m interested in exploring with you what care looks like in community with one another, prioritizing collaboration and non-judgment.

Therapeutically, I believe that it is equally important to understand how we came to experience the world as we do (insight) as it is to address the impacts on our body through the mind-body connection (experiential/somatic). My practice engages:

  • Psychodynamic theory, an approach that explores the impact of our personal and cultural histories.
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a technique that addresses traumatic memories and their effects.
  • Attachment theory, a focus on how our relationships from early childhood influence our relationships today.

I also pull from Internal Family Systems (IFS) or parts work, and somatic therapy which engages our bodies.

I center survivors of partner violence, queer and trans people, people of color, and immigrants in my work, and look forward to creating a therapeutic space together with abundant room for vulnerability, healing, and joy.

Thunder X, M.Phil.Ed, M.S.Ed

Psychotherapist
Meet Thunder
thunderx@therapycenterofphila.org

My name is Thunder (they/them), and I’m a biracial Black fat queer, trans, COVID-conscious, neurodivergent, chronically ill and disabled therapist with my M.Phil.Ed in Professional Counseling. I received a B.S in Psychology and a B.A in Sociology from the University of Florida in 2016, and my M.S.Ed in Counseling and Mental Health Services from the University of Pennsylvania in 2021. I have clinical experience working one-on-one with clients at the Attic LGBTQ+ Youth Center and as a community crisis response counselor, as well as in facilitating communal healing spaces and creative workshops.

I’m a facilitator, a healer, a writer, a partner, and a friend who loves rain, working with clay, sunflowers, and exploring what living liberation now looks like. I’ve lately been learning how to be with these waves of apocalypse grief, relearning my body and pace, and having deeper conversations with sick and disabled loved ones about the crip spirit and honoring the sacredness of disability. As a community member and as a therapist, I am committed to the collective work of unhooking from the frenzied pace and individualism of white supremacy culture and embracing slowness and non-linear healing. As someone who is impacted by intersecting systems of oppression, I understand how hard it can be to heal in the context of an unsafe world. My goal as a therapist is to be your partner in our time together and to support you in processing and grieving the impact of these systems, exploring and moving towards alignment with your core values, developing grounding rituals and relationships with ancestors, and connecting with and offering gentleness to your inner self. I center Black and brown, LGBTQ+, and disabled clients, and am interested in Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing approaches.

Maddi McKay, LSW

Psychotherapist
Meet Maddi
mmckay@therapycenterofphila.org

As a therapist I am interested in the ways therapy can be used as a tool for transformative change for individuals and communities. I view talk therapy as one of many tools people can use to pursue healing and connectedness, and am interested in other such tools, including: music, movement, plants and nature, ritual, art, food, community, connection to ancestors, spirituality, magic, and justice work. I hold a Master of Social Work, and have a background in gender and sexuality studies and visual art.

My approach to therapy is largely relational and psychodynamic. I center the relationship between therapist and client, and bring warmth, thoughtfulness, curiosity, humility, and laughter. I work to offer insights about patterns in your life and to join you in exploring the roots these patterns stem from. It is my aim for us to collaboratively create a space where you feel seen and held as we work toward a vision of wholeness you have for yourself.

I am a white, queer, non-binary person (they/them) who thinks a lot about the pervasive effects that the systems we live under have on our own internal worlds and relational structures. I am attendant to the powerful ways in which our identities shape our life experiences and dictate how we move through the world, and I am interested in exploring how power dynamics connected to our identities show up in the therapeutic space and inform the work.

Olivia Campbell

Psychotherapist
Meet Olivia
ocampbell@therapycenterofphila.org

Olivia (she/they) is a graduate from the Counseling Psychology master’s program at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Olivia is a white queer person who grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs. She has an undergraduate background in Women’s and Gender Studies. In the therapeutic relationship, Olivia values consent, fluidity, respect, and the resistance of historically harmful structures of hierarchy. She believes the systems we live in impact us deeply and are relevant to our work together. Olivia is invested in the formation of affirming therapeutic alliances that can help clients move toward what is next in their own exploration and healing.

Chelsa Clofer, MA, R-DMT/Counselor

Intake Coordinator, Psychotherapist
Meet Chelsa
cclofer@therapycenterofphila.org

Chelsa’s practice is rooted in Person-Centered Theory, Dance/Movement Therapy, and Mindfulness.  Recognizing that everyone has the innate ability to be healthy and whole, Chelsa creates a nurturing space for growth.  She meets her clients in the here and now by working with their specific strengths to build confidence, self-worth, and self-reliance.  Rediscovering the skillful use of Movement and Intentional Breathing, the individual learns to ground, connect with their inner self, and tap into the healing knowledge of their mind-body wisdom.  Individually or in concert, these practices support growth and development by promoting self-awareness, safe exploration of difficult feelings and emotions, and expansion of self-esteem and a core sense of self.

In addition to DMT and Counseling, Chelsa offers support through an Earth-based spiritual approach to personal growth and development; Intuitive Guidance, internal wisdom through deep listening to guide and support choices and actions; and energy work using Reiki (Universal Life Force) and Candle Magic (element of fire) to facilitate transformation.

Chelsa trusts herself and her clients to always work toward health, healing, and wholeness, creating a strong mind, body, and spirit.

Change Team

TCP’s change team is at the heart of our social justice work and helps establish the overall frame and direction of TCP. Its members come from all levels of the organization as a way to balance power and make sure that everyone is represented as best as possible in our deep desire to move according to our values, grounded in anti-racism and queer/trans liberation.

Jacob Glickman, PsyD, MA, LPC

Clinical Director
Meet Jacob
Jacob is queer, Middle Eastern, trans man whose identities inform his work as a feminist therapist with an interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). A psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor, Jacob holds his Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from La Salle University, his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University, and is currently completing a second Doctorate in Human Sexuality (sex therapy). He specializes in providing mental healthcare for people who identify as transgender/non-binary/gender expansive, as well as the larger LGBTQIA+ communities and their families; additionally, Jacob maintains a sex positive, kink positive, and poly-aware practice. As a psychotherapist, Jacob uses an integrative approach to create an atmosphere in which people can share their stories, expand their relationships, and build their self-image in a way that aligns with their values. Jacob also believes in the power of art, music, magic, gaming, fandom, pets, humor, and questioning everything, all of which he considers an important part of therapy.

Kristin Baglieri, MSS, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor
Meet Kristin
kbaglieri@therapycenterofphila.org

I welcome you to ask me about pronouns. I am gender-creative, queer, neurodivergent, and mixed race Filipina-Armenian-Sicilian. In my clinical supervisory capacity at Therapy Center of Philadelphia, I supervise student and pre-licensed psychotherapists. This means that I guide newcomer clinicians to radicalize, explore, and settle into their own stable footing in their emerging practice with clients. I uphold values of conscientiousness, creativity, interconnectedness, and transparency in rapport with my supervisees, and true to the concept of parallel process, these forms of care transfer vis a vis supervisees’ relationships with their clients. Additionally, I serve on a horizontally-oriented governing body within TCP that seeks to imagine and actualize intentional organizational culture.

I passionately strive to offer solid supervision to newcomer clinicians who are mixed race, hapa, Asian, API, Asian-American, queer, and neurodivergent, and who enjoy co-creating healing work within our own communities. Our communities deserve emotional-cultural security and wellness. And our communities’ careworkers and healers deserve the same. My eldest anti-violence politics are informed by locality within my family of immigrants and survivors of war, genocide, and intergenerational trauma.

I earned a masters of social services/ social work (MSS) and a PA license in clinical social work (LCSW). From my roots in women’s studies, gender studies, queer theory, as well as in children’s education, adolescent education, and higher education, I synthesize principles of these fields into my roles today as a psychotherapist and supervisor.

I grew up playing in bodies of water on two continents. I am the birth parent to a beloved tiny human-creature, which has immeasurably expanded me, family to my family including two regal elder-cats. I find serenity in Julie Flett’s children’s book illustrations and strength in Ruby Ibarra’s music. I ask the salt of the sea to hold me and the salt of tears to wash over my face.

Maddi McKay, LSW

Psychotherapist
Meet Maddi
mmckay@therapycenterofphila.org

As a therapist I am interested in the ways therapy can be used as a tool for transformative change for individuals and communities. I view talk therapy as one of many tools people can use to pursue healing and connectedness, and am interested in other such tools, including: music, movement, plants and nature, ritual, art, food, community, connection to ancestors, spirituality, magic, and justice work. I hold a Master of Social Work, and have a background in gender and sexuality studies and visual art.

My approach to therapy is largely relational and psychodynamic. I center the relationship between therapist and client, and bring warmth, thoughtfulness, curiosity, humility, and laughter. I work to offer insights about patterns in your life and to join you in exploring the roots these patterns stem from. It is my aim for us to collaboratively create a space where you feel seen and held as we work toward a vision of wholeness you have for yourself.

I am a white, queer, non-binary person (they/them) who thinks a lot about the pervasive effects that the systems we live under have on our own internal worlds and relational structures. I am attendant to the powerful ways in which our identities shape our life experiences and dictate how we move through the world, and I am interested in exploring how power dynamics connected to our identities show up in the therapeutic space and inform the work.

Jaymie Campbell, PhD, MEd

President
Meet Jaymie
Jaymie Campbell has been working in HIV/AIDS services and sexuality education for 10 years. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Feminist Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, he began his non-profit career working with marginalized populations in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. He achieved a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, emphasis in Community Mental Health, from the California Institute of Integral Studies and focused his clinical internship on working with homeless queer and transgender youth of color. Jaymie is currently the Director of Training and Capacity Building at AccessMatters, a sexual and reproductive health organization. He has obtained a Master of Education in Human Sexuality Studies and doctorate in Human Sexuality Studies.

Marquita Bolden, LCSW, RSW

Executive Director
Meet Marquita

mbolden@therapycenterofphila.org

Marquita Bolden (she/her) is the Executive Director of the Therapy Center of Philadelphia (TCP), bringing a wealth of experience in clinical training, community engagement, and program development. As a Black, straight, cisgender woman, she provides a unique and valuable perspective in her professional and personal life. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice, Marquita specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at Penn Medicine’s Center for Cognitive Therapy during her graduate studies. After graduation, she refined her clinical skills over more than 10 years by providing trauma-focused therapy to children, teenagers, and adults at various Philadelphia agencies.

 

Marquita launched her private practice in 2013, now named Mosaic Bloom Counseling, to create a healing space for trauma recovery. The practice symbolizes weaving together fragmented experiences into a cohesive whole, reflecting her commitment to helping clients embrace their identities and flourish.

 

In 2016, Marquita joined TCP as a  Clinical Supervisor, advocating for the agency’s mission of providing affirming mental health care for transgender people, gender-diverse individuals, and women. She has been instrumental in centering the “Self of the Therapist” framework, intersectional feminism, and social justice-informed care, collaborating with former Executive Director Alison Gerig and TCP leadership to develop innovative policies. Her efforts have also elevated TCP’s Internship program into a highly regarded training site in the Philadelphia region.

 

Marquita joined the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work (PSCSW) in 2017, serving on the Continuing Education Committee.  As the Philadelphia Coffee & Conversations Programs Coordinator for PSCSW, she organized continuing education presentations for mental health professionals. That same year, she completed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training with the EMDR Institute and a certificate program in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Bryn Mawr College. In 2018, she furthered her expertise with the Advanced Training Program in Transgender Mental Health at Widener University, enhancing her skills in providing trans-affirming care.  Most recently, Marquita earned certification in EMDR therapy through EMDR International Institute (EMDRIA).

 

With 18 years of experience as a dedicated therapist committed to a feminist approach, Marquita emphasizes the importance of authenticity in therapeutic relationships. Her feminist lens honors the unique identities of each client, understanding them within broader social and political contexts.

 

Beyond her professional achievements, Marquita values her roles as a wife, mother to a teen and tween, and pet owner. She enjoys family game nights, TV lounging, and supporting her children’s sports activities. These personal experiences shape her empathetic and compassionate approach to therapy, grounding her work in equality and understanding. Marquita looks forward to guiding clients on their journeys of growth and healing at TCP.

Leadership Team

All clinical supervisors are licensed and have extensive clinical experience and advanced training. They work as a team to oversee all clinical work that occurs at TCP and support the executive director around policy and programming decisions.

Katherine Quintero, LMFT

Clinical Supervisor
Meet Katherine
kquintero@therapycenterofphila.org

Katherine (she/her) is a highly skilled therapist who brings a unique perspective to her practice as a first-generation bilingual Latinx therapist. Her proficiency in both Spanish and English allows her to effectively communicate and connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds. This linguistic ability enables her to bridge potential language barriers and establish a sense of trust and understanding with her clients.

Katherine’s main areas of interest lie in exploring issues related to attachment, race, ethnicity, and culture, and how these factors can contribute to anxiety or depression. She recognizes that these aspects of a person’s identity can have a significant impact on their mental health and overall well-being. By addressing these issues, Katherine aims to help her clients gain insight into the ways in which their cultural background and experiences may shape their emotional struggles.

Katherine understands that individuals are not isolated beings but are part of multiple interconnected systems. These systems include family, relationships, and communities, which can profoundly influence a person’s well-being. To account for this interconnectedness, Katherine integrates various family therapy frameworks into her therapeutic approach. By considering the impact of these systems on her clients, she can better understand the challenges they may be facing and provide appropriate support.

Amy DeSmidt, LMFT

Clinical Supervisor
Meet Amy
adesmidt@therapycenterofphila.org

Amy DeSmidt, (she/her) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who takes a relational, collaborative, trauma-informed approach. She views therapy as a place of co-healing where clients can bring their authentic, vulnerable selves and be seen in their full humanity. She also believes that therapy is inherently socio-political, as our experiences and struggles are shaped by our cultural contexts, systems of oppression, and dominant narratives of our society. She centers this in her work with clients and holds space for the intense, messy, joyful, challenging, vulnerable, and transformative nature of the therapeutic process.

Amy is trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Emotionally Focused Therapy. She attends to the impact of trauma, childhood attachment, systemic marginalization/inequity, and intergenerational family dynamics in her work. She partners with her clients to develop deeper insight into how their past informs their present, change old patterns that keep them confined, and ultimately, gain more access to their healthy, grounded Selves.

Amy identifies as white, cisgender, queer, and currently non-disabled. She finds joy in strong coffee, bodies of water, and small moments of profound connection with others. She currently works and lives in Philadelphia.

Chelsa Clofer, MA, R-DMT/Counselor

Intake Coordinator, Psychotherapist
Meet Chelsa
cclofer@therapycenterofphila.org

Chelsa’s practice is rooted in Person-Centered Theory, Dance/Movement Therapy, and Mindfulness.  Recognizing that everyone has the innate ability to be healthy and whole, Chelsa creates a nurturing space for growth.  She meets her clients in the here and now by working with their specific strengths to build confidence, self-worth, and self-reliance.  Rediscovering the skillful use of Movement and Intentional Breathing, the individual learns to ground, connect with their inner self, and tap into the healing knowledge of their mind-body wisdom.  Individually or in concert, these practices support growth and development by promoting self-awareness, safe exploration of difficult feelings and emotions, and expansion of self-esteem and a core sense of self.

In addition to DMT and Counseling, Chelsa offers support through an Earth-based spiritual approach to personal growth and development; Intuitive Guidance, internal wisdom through deep listening to guide and support choices and actions; and energy work using Reiki (Universal Life Force) and Candle Magic (element of fire) to facilitate transformation.

Chelsa trusts herself and her clients to always work toward health, healing, and wholeness, creating a strong mind, body, and spirit.

Kristin Baglieri, MSS, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor
Meet Kristin
kbaglieri@therapycenterofphila.org

I welcome you to ask me about pronouns. I am gender-creative, queer, neurodivergent, and mixed race Filipina-Armenian-Sicilian. In my clinical supervisory capacity at Therapy Center of Philadelphia, I supervise student and pre-licensed psychotherapists. This means that I guide newcomer clinicians to radicalize, explore, and settle into their own stable footing in their emerging practice with clients. I uphold values of conscientiousness, creativity, interconnectedness, and transparency in rapport with my supervisees, and true to the concept of parallel process, these forms of care transfer vis a vis supervisees’ relationships with their clients. Additionally, I serve on a horizontally-oriented governing body within TCP that seeks to imagine and actualize intentional organizational culture.

I passionately strive to offer solid supervision to newcomer clinicians who are mixed race, hapa, Asian, API, Asian-American, queer, and neurodivergent, and who enjoy co-creating healing work within our own communities. Our communities deserve emotional-cultural security and wellness. And our communities’ careworkers and healers deserve the same. My eldest anti-violence politics are informed by locality within my family of immigrants and survivors of war, genocide, and intergenerational trauma.

I earned a masters of social services/ social work (MSS) and a PA license in clinical social work (LCSW). From my roots in women’s studies, gender studies, queer theory, as well as in children’s education, adolescent education, and higher education, I synthesize principles of these fields into my roles today as a psychotherapist and supervisor.

I grew up playing in bodies of water on two continents. I am the birth parent to a beloved tiny human-creature, which has immeasurably expanded me, family to my family including two regal elder-cats. I find serenity in Julie Flett’s children’s book illustrations and strength in Ruby Ibarra’s music. I ask the salt of the sea to hold me and the salt of tears to wash over my face.

Jacob Glickman, PsyD, MA, LPC

Clinical Director
Meet Jacob
Jacob is queer, Middle Eastern, trans man whose identities inform his work as a feminist therapist with an interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). A psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor, Jacob holds his Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from La Salle University, his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University, and is currently completing a second Doctorate in Human Sexuality (sex therapy). He specializes in providing mental healthcare for people who identify as transgender/non-binary/gender expansive, as well as the larger LGBTQIA+ communities and their families; additionally, Jacob maintains a sex positive, kink positive, and poly-aware practice. As a psychotherapist, Jacob uses an integrative approach to create an atmosphere in which people can share their stories, expand their relationships, and build their self-image in a way that aligns with their values. Jacob also believes in the power of art, music, magic, gaming, fandom, pets, humor, and questioning everything, all of which he considers an important part of therapy.

Marquita Bolden, LCSW, RSW

Executive Director
Meet Marquita

mbolden@therapycenterofphila.org

Marquita Bolden (she/her) is the Executive Director of the Therapy Center of Philadelphia (TCP), bringing a wealth of experience in clinical training, community engagement, and program development. As a Black, straight, cisgender woman, she provides a unique and valuable perspective in her professional and personal life. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice, Marquita specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at Penn Medicine’s Center for Cognitive Therapy during her graduate studies. After graduation, she refined her clinical skills over more than 10 years by providing trauma-focused therapy to children, teenagers, and adults at various Philadelphia agencies.

 

Marquita launched her private practice in 2013, now named Mosaic Bloom Counseling, to create a healing space for trauma recovery. The practice symbolizes weaving together fragmented experiences into a cohesive whole, reflecting her commitment to helping clients embrace their identities and flourish.

 

In 2016, Marquita joined TCP as a  Clinical Supervisor, advocating for the agency’s mission of providing affirming mental health care for transgender people, gender-diverse individuals, and women. She has been instrumental in centering the “Self of the Therapist” framework, intersectional feminism, and social justice-informed care, collaborating with former Executive Director Alison Gerig and TCP leadership to develop innovative policies. Her efforts have also elevated TCP’s Internship program into a highly regarded training site in the Philadelphia region.

 

Marquita joined the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work (PSCSW) in 2017, serving on the Continuing Education Committee.  As the Philadelphia Coffee & Conversations Programs Coordinator for PSCSW, she organized continuing education presentations for mental health professionals. That same year, she completed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training with the EMDR Institute and a certificate program in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Bryn Mawr College. In 2018, she furthered her expertise with the Advanced Training Program in Transgender Mental Health at Widener University, enhancing her skills in providing trans-affirming care.  Most recently, Marquita earned certification in EMDR therapy through EMDR International Institute (EMDRIA).

 

With 18 years of experience as a dedicated therapist committed to a feminist approach, Marquita emphasizes the importance of authenticity in therapeutic relationships. Her feminist lens honors the unique identities of each client, understanding them within broader social and political contexts.

 

Beyond her professional achievements, Marquita values her roles as a wife, mother to a teen and tween, and pet owner. She enjoys family game nights, TV lounging, and supporting her children’s sports activities. These personal experiences shape her empathetic and compassionate approach to therapy, grounding her work in equality and understanding. Marquita looks forward to guiding clients on their journeys of growth and healing at TCP.

The members of the Board of Directors of the Therapy Center of Philadelphia serve on a volunteer basis.

The Board is representative of a cross-section of successful professionals from the Philadelphia area and TCP benefits from the diverse backgrounds of the Board members. All serve out of recognition of the importance of the TCP mission to the community.

Jaymie Campbell, PhD, MEd

President
Meet Jaymie
Jaymie Campbell has been working in HIV/AIDS services and sexuality education for 10 years. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Feminist Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, he began his non-profit career working with marginalized populations in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. He achieved a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, emphasis in Community Mental Health, from the California Institute of Integral Studies and focused his clinical internship on working with homeless queer and transgender youth of color. Jaymie is currently the Director of Training and Capacity Building at AccessMatters, a sexual and reproductive health organization. He has obtained a Master of Education in Human Sexuality Studies and doctorate in Human Sexuality Studies.

Chris Templeton, MBA

Treasurer
Meet Chris

Chris’ bio is coming soon!

Kaleb Aronson

Secretary
Meet Kaleb

Kaleb works at Project HOME doing Psychiatric Rehabilitation, sells typewritten paper goods on Etsy, loves to read, enjoys exploring Philadelphia (and beyond) with their wife and hopes to publish a book someday.

Marisha Marsh

Board Member
Meet Marisha

Born and raised in Maryland, Marsh saw her life change after experiencing loss and joining the Peace Corps at 21 years old. After being voted Moldova’s Most Active International Volunteer in 2017, she came to Philadelphia and dedicated her career to helping visionaries bring their ideas to life. Marsh believes in centering healing, building community, and divesting from the harmful ideas we have about work and productivity. She’s held leadership positions at small and large nonprofits, raised millions of dollars for grassroots organizations, and continues growing and learning alongside young people as a mentor and educator.

Marquita Bolden, LCSW, RSW

Executive Director
Meet Marquita

mbolden@therapycenterofphila.org

Marquita Bolden (she/her) is the Executive Director of the Therapy Center of Philadelphia (TCP), bringing a wealth of experience in clinical training, community engagement, and program development. As a Black, straight, cisgender woman, she provides a unique and valuable perspective in her professional and personal life. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice, Marquita specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at Penn Medicine’s Center for Cognitive Therapy during her graduate studies. After graduation, she refined her clinical skills over more than 10 years by providing trauma-focused therapy to children, teenagers, and adults at various Philadelphia agencies.

 

Marquita launched her private practice in 2013, now named Mosaic Bloom Counseling, to create a healing space for trauma recovery. The practice symbolizes weaving together fragmented experiences into a cohesive whole, reflecting her commitment to helping clients embrace their identities and flourish.

 

In 2016, Marquita joined TCP as a  Clinical Supervisor, advocating for the agency’s mission of providing affirming mental health care for transgender people, gender-diverse individuals, and women. She has been instrumental in centering the “Self of the Therapist” framework, intersectional feminism, and social justice-informed care, collaborating with former Executive Director Alison Gerig and TCP leadership to develop innovative policies. Her efforts have also elevated TCP’s Internship program into a highly regarded training site in the Philadelphia region.

 

Marquita joined the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work (PSCSW) in 2017, serving on the Continuing Education Committee.  As the Philadelphia Coffee & Conversations Programs Coordinator for PSCSW, she organized continuing education presentations for mental health professionals. That same year, she completed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training with the EMDR Institute and a certificate program in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Bryn Mawr College. In 2018, she furthered her expertise with the Advanced Training Program in Transgender Mental Health at Widener University, enhancing her skills in providing trans-affirming care.  Most recently, Marquita earned certification in EMDR therapy through EMDR International Institute (EMDRIA).

 

With 18 years of experience as a dedicated therapist committed to a feminist approach, Marquita emphasizes the importance of authenticity in therapeutic relationships. Her feminist lens honors the unique identities of each client, understanding them within broader social and political contexts.

 

Beyond her professional achievements, Marquita values her roles as a wife, mother to a teen and tween, and pet owner. She enjoys family game nights, TV lounging, and supporting her children’s sports activities. These personal experiences shape her empathetic and compassionate approach to therapy, grounding her work in equality and understanding. Marquita looks forward to guiding clients on their journeys of growth and healing at TCP.