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Amanda Colon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a queer non-binary Puerto Rican person and clinical social worker based in Philadelphia, PA. I am focused on the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle to increasing self-awareness and to healing through connection. As a trauma-informed clinician, I prioritize, safety, choice and collaboration in our work together. I approach therapy through an anti-oppressive and decolonial lens. I consider how a person’s larger context -their history, their community, their family, socio-political systems and culture- interact with a client’s multiple, intersecting identities.
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Anemone Schlotterbeck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I have a particular interest in working with transgender and non-binary people, teens and tweens, and LGBTQIA people generally, although I work with clients of many backgrounds.
As a therapist, I start from a space of curiosity for exploration and affirmation without judgement. I view therapy as a tool to support your growth, healing and self-awareness, founded on a unique relationship with each person I see in therapy. Many people I work with have experienced traumatic events and oppression from systems that target certain people for exclusion and violence. Despite the obstacles that can prevent us from experiencing connection, I believe that every person is worthy of love and community.
(215) 782-6103
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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John Moletress
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MFA
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with LGBTQ+ and gender diverse/ non-binary preteen, teen, and adult individual clients and couples facing various challenges including anxiety, depression, self-image, self-esteem, loneliness, family struggles, and relationships.
Are you an LGBTQ+ identified person struggling with trauma? Do your relationships feel complicated and not where you’d like them to be? Tired of educating therapists who don’t identify with or appreciate your identity? Or, maybe the current state of the world is just too much? As a queer-identified therapist, I understand the unique issues affecting our community. My clinician history is working with LGBTQ+ and QTBIPOC folx navigating life challenges, transitioning, and marginalization. Combining somatic and trauma-informed modalities, including EMDR, my approach to therapy is affirmation, respect, care, and compassion.
(267) 460-7266
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Kai Thigpen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you wanting a collaborative and affirming space to explore your sense of self, navigate strong feelings, anxiety, or depression? Would you benefit from a non-judgmental approach as you examine your relationships or process past trauma? I would be glad to support you with a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive stance. I am dedicated to working with queer, trans, non-binary , and gender expansive clients as well as to working with people who have experienced challenges in close relationships or trauma, including through broader systems and via marginalization. I want to center your experiences and desires to support your growth.
(484) 469-9287
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Nicollette Airhart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist practicing in the state of Pennsylvania. I am a white, non-binary , queer, able-bodied person who is a transplant to Philadelphia. I believe the therapeutic relationship can be an incredibly powerful resource for increasing self-awareness, self-love, and healing through connection. My aim as a therapist is to foster a safe, nonjudgmental space that honors individuals’ intersecting identities and aids clients in finding their own truths.
(215) 918-7986
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University City
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Nico Garcia Betancourt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LSW
Verified
Verified
I believe that growth happens when we are in connection with trusted others. I strive to build a strong, emotionally safe, affirming, and collaborative relationship with each of my clients. I also believe in the value of exploring earlier experiences and the importance of understanding yourself in terms of the socio-cultural and familial contexts you are embedded in.
(215) 273-3378
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19143
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Lulu Duffy-Tumasz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
My ten years of experience working with LGBTQ people and clients of various backgrounds in mental health settings has shown me that personal change occurs best through relationships based on trust, and a common purpose. Relationships where you are encouraged to say what’s on your mind, be challenged, take risks, and gain new insights. In our sessions, I will focus on honoring your autonomy as we work towards your goals for therapy. My intention is not to teach you a “correct way to live" but instead to learn what already works for you and help create a space to explore yourself further leading to new possibilities for your life.
(215) 999-3081
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19143
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Willa Mey Beckman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Our painful experiences and the conditions of our society often push us to disconnect from our authentic selves, relationships, communities, and the world around us. I view healing as a process of reconnection. In our work together, we will aim to make sense of your story, explore all the parts of you that make you who you are, and work through places where you feel stuck. Through this process, my hope is that you can live your life with more agency and authenticity, more skills and tools to manage the challenges, and more capacity to experience ease, connection, and the full range of human emotions.
(215) 515-8809
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19143
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Lori Zaspel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Grief sucks… But you don’t have to do it alone. If you're struggling to cope with grief, I can help you navigate these feelings and offer support and strategies to process and integrate your experience. Not to move on, but to move with. Grief is both universal AND incredibly difficult. You are not alone, there are people who understand, and while life will never be quite the same again, you can continue your relationship with your loved one and live a fulfilling life.
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19143
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Jenny Sandler Psychotherapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified
Verified
Even before the pandemic, our society created the conditions for a public health crisis in which anxiety, depression, loneliness, and lack of meaning were pervasive.  With the pandemic in year three, many of us are still facing difficult choices about how to go about every day life. Therapy is one of the supports you can choose to help tap into inner sources of strength so you can get through these difficult times.
(215) 608-1815
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19143
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Bea Mitchell-Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with people to help them explore, understand, and heal from the ways life has left its imprints upon them— be that from trauma, oppression, or simply the complexity of our messy and beautiful interconnectedness with each other. My approach is creative, humorous and relational. It is rooted in values of anti-oppression, abolitionism, and harm reduction.
(215) 584-4587
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19143
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Erika June Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BC-DMT
Verified
Verified
Have you been feeling discouraged because you repeat the same ADHD patterns and don’t know how to change? Do you feel embarrassed when you measure time wrong and miss deadlines, procrastinate, or falter on commitments to friends and family? You are NOT alone. I’ve been there myself and I know how these patterns can leave you feeling ashamed, self-critical, or hopeless. Having an ADHD brain in a capitalist society is hard, and you need specialized support. Through therapy that is designed with your brain in mind, you can learn to befriend instead of battle yourself.
(215) 398-6077
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19143
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SW@L LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSS, LSW
Verified
Verified
We move through institutions of power our entire lives. First, family, then we form friends at school, fall in love in college, maybe grow close to others in religious communities. Along the way, we encounter experiences that enable us to become more of our authentic selves. Sometimes, these experiences are less than ideal, other times, these experiences are more traumatizing than we originally thought. Depression, anxiety, insomnia, are a few things that manifest and these are the PTSD-related symptoms that I specialize in.
(215) 631-8780
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19139
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Billy Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Therapy is like any other relationships - it's important to find someone whose values and approach resonant with you. We may be a good fit if: + You're a story teller. I'd love to work with you, utilizing narrative therapy techniques, to explore where these stories come from and how they impact you. + You want to make changes on your own terms. My harm reduction approach to therapy is nonjudgemental and recognizes there is no "right way" of doing things. + You're neurodivergent, queer, and/or trans and want to work with a therapist who shares those identities.
(718) 747-9040
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Melissa Sziga Dessereau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CST
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sziga is a perceptive and nuanced therapist with a refreshingly frank style. For over 25 years, they have been working with individuals, couples, and families to foster personal growth and satisfying relationships. They have a way of making clients feel comfortable, understood, and at ease — like no matter what you say they get it and don’t judge you. And they're funny.
(267) 705-6288
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Sara Yassky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome. I believe therapy is an avenue of exploration that holds potential for individual and collective growth. I offer an integrated, holistic approach rooted in somatics and psychotherapy. As a healing centered therapist, I am committed to providing a space that values and honors the ways each of us have learned to survive while believing in each person’s right and ability to thrive. Whether you are interested in healing past wounds/trauma, working with your relationship to self and others, managing depression or anxiety, or increasing your capacity for aliveness, I will support your goals with curiosity and compassion.
(215) 392-6958
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19143
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Dr. Luis Ramírez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, (They, Them, Ellxs)
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I remember my own experience meeting my new therapist. I was anxious to talk to a new person. I did not know if I would make sense. I did not want to feel judged. I remember feeling lost and hopeless. The only thing I knew was that I wanted to change the bad feelings and I resisted to believe that there was something wrong with me. I wanted someone who could guide me to understand my world and myself. I wanted a safe space. I needed to find someone who could collaborate with me in changing and resisting. I did not want a therapist who treated me as a study object. I just wanted to feel fully human.
(215) 977-4165
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Shira Collings
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified
Verified
My name is Shira Collings (she/they). I specialize in working with clients with eating disorders, disordered eating, body image distress, and those wanting to break free from diet culture. As a diet culture dropout myself, I am passionate about supporting others in finding freedom with food and body acceptance. I am also passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent folx, as well as those with substance use and trauma histories. My therapeutic approach is rooted in the Health At Every Size paradigm and body liberation. It is also informed by feminism, disability justice, and queer and trans liberation.
(267) 435-3543
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Rebecca (Rowan) Levy
MA
It feels like you have tried everything to move past your struggles, but nothing helps, and you have exhausted all options. The coping mechanisms that once worked have lost their effectiveness. You have realized that you have a habit of overextending yourself in the hopes of finding a place where you belong. Or you are recognizing patterns in your relationships that you want to examine. Therapy is a non-judgmental space in which you can overcome familiar patterns by being witnessed and heard, and provided with resources skills to improve your mental health.
(267) 452-2244
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Miller Potoma
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a white, queer, trans, and small fat master’s level counselor and art therapist. I received my BA in Art Therapy at Converse College and MA in Counseling and Art Therapy from Drexel University. The majority of my clinical work has been with trans people in addiction and mental health recovery. Because of this experience, I specialize in working with individuals within the queer and trans community.
(215) 607-8487
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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What type of University City, Philadelphia mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in University City, Philadelphia?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.