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Last updated 5/Mar/2019 - (therapists that have "certain reviews" on the second sheet)
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|Organization||Resource||Service Type||Demographic||Sliding Scale for pay?||Zip Code||Insurance taken||Notes/Experiences||Contact||Link||Rating 1(not good) - 5(great)|
|Restorative Connection||Professional Services||Therapy||Queer and Trans||Yes||19147||Resource contact list in the link created by Phoenix Wood for Queer and Trans folx. Has a vast amount of various different providers||Examples: (see whole list in the link): Adriana Castro-Convers, PhD|
Transgender – Female - She/Her – Black/Latinx - language: English/Spanish -Poly: Affirming/Knowledgeable – works with: Individuals, Couples, Groups – specialties: Gender Spectrum (transitioning), Mood Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Interpersonal Relationships, Clinical Supervision
|Phoenix Wood, LCSW||Professional Services||Therapy|
Kink/Poly, Queer, Trans
|Yes||19147||Does not accept insurance|
Does offer a sliding scale for trans folx and POC.
|Queer - Trans / Non-binary: They/Them - White - language: English - Kink/Poly: Aware - works with: Individuals - specialties: Complex Trauma, Grief/Loss, Dissociation, Attachment, Anxiety/Depression||www.restorativeconnection.com|
|Adriana Castro-Convers, PhD||Professional Services||Therapy||POC, Trans, LGBTQ||Yes||19106||ACCEPTS --> Aetna|
Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield
Compsych EAP and Penn Behavioral Health EAP
PBH-administered health insurances.
The initial 60-min evaluation is a flat rate of $175 unless you are being covered by insurance.
Co-payments are based on your individual health insurance plan
|Transgender – Female - She/Her – Black/Latinx - language: English/Spanish -Poly: Affirming/Knowledgeable – works with: Individuals, Couples, Groups – specialties: Gender Spectrum (transitioning), Mood Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Interpersonal Relationships, Clinical Supervision * This note is taken from Pheonix Wood's restorative Connection List||www.castro-converscounseling.com|
|Allison Harris, LCSW||Professional Services||Therapy||LGBTQ, Poly||Yes||19103||Does NOT take insurance but offers a sliding scale||Queer - Female - GNC - White - language: English - Kink/Poly: Knowledgeable - works with: Individuals, Couples, Families - specialties: LGBTQIA+ Specific Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety/Depression, Sex/Sexuality, Phase of Life Changes * This note is taken from Pheonix Wood's restorative Connection List||http://www.allisonharristherapy.com/|
|Amanda Geraci, LCSW||Professional Services||Therapy||LGBTQ, Poly||Yes||19130||Does NOT take insurance but offers a sliding scale||Queer - Genderqueer/fluid: They/Them - White - Narrative, Racial/Social Justice, Anti-oppression Approach - language: English - Kink/Poly: Knowledgeable - works with: Individuals, Couples - specialties: Trauma/PTSD & EMDR, Gender ID & Sexuality, Substance Use, Current & Former Sex Work, Military Service * This note is taken from Pheonix Wood's restorative Connection List||http://eclectichealing.org/|
|Anastasia Fujii, LCSW||Professional Services||Therapy||POC, LGBTQ||NA||19125||Will follow up on.||Queer - Non-binary - POC (Mixed race East Asian, first generation) - language: English - Kink/Poly: Knowledgeable - works with: Individuals, Relationships, Families - specialties: Identity & transitions in young adulthood, (In)fertility (TTC -> postpartum) / Parenting, Trauma, Chronic Illness, & Death/Grief/Loss * This note is taken from Pheonix Wood's restorative Connection List||www.anastasiafujii.com|
|Aybala Warner Ozturk, LCSW||Professional Services||Therapy||LGBTQ||NA||Will follow up on.||Queer - Non-binary: They/Them - Biracial - Bicultural - languages: English, Turkish - Kink/Poly: Aware - works with: Individuals - specialties: Trauma, Gender Identity, Sexuality, Substance Use, Current and Former Sex Work * This note is taken from Pheonix Wood's restorative Connection List|
|Em Gormley||Professional Services||Therapy||LGBTQ, Trans||Yes||19102||None||I specialize in working with trans and queer folks around anxiety, depression, identity, and harm reduction. I don't currently accept insurance, but offer sliding scale based on need and availability. I can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org or (484)416-6122||https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/em-gormley-philadelphia-pa/388044|
|Center for Acceptance and Change||Professional Services||Therapy||LGBTQ||NA||19004||Amy Cunningham||http://www.centerforacceptanceandchange.com/|
|Galaei||Professional Services||Multiple Services||LGBTQ||NA||19122||https://www.galaei.org/|
|QtPoc Mental Health||Community Support||QTPOC||NA||Virtual||https://www.facebook.com/QTPOCsupport/|
|Code Switch||Podcasts||Community Support||POC and Women||NA||Virtual||https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/||5|
|Penn Family and Community Health||Professional Services||Primary Care Provider||LGBTQ, Trans Competent||19104||Katherine Margo, MD, Allison Myers, MD, Joseph Teel, MD, FAAFP, Meghan Fibbi, DO, MPH, Joshua Thompson, MD, Kevin Kline, MD, Rebecca Robinson, MD||https://www.pennmedicine.org/departments-and-centers/family-medicine-and-community-health/patient-care|
|Black Therapist||Podcasts||Community Support||POC||NA||Virtual||https://soundcloud.com/blacktherapistpodcast|
|Hornstein Platt||Professional Services||Therapy||LGBTQ, CBT Therapy||Yes||Several||June 1, 2018: "Unfortunately, our practice is not in-network with any Medicaid plan. Our private pay rates our $125 for the first session and $75 for any following sessions if scheduled with a PhD or PsyD or the rate of $75 for the first session and $65 for any following sessions if scheduled with a Master's level clinician."||Dorothy Gjurin: Great for BPD, sexual or domestic abuse and PTSD recovery (used to work for WOAR)|
Kathy Angell: Great for OCD, CBT-trained, structured therapy with goals and homework assignments
Rachel Popek: LGBTQ issues, smoking cessation, hypnosis, depression and anxiety
Colette Grosso: Great for relationships, sex therapy, anxiety
|The Trueheart||Multiple Services||LGBTQ, POC, Art Therapy||NA||Virtual||Jenni Graham; Art Therapist & Founder of The Truehart.||https://www.facebook.com/apathtohealingandfreedom/|
|Mazzoni Center||Professional Services||Multiple Services||LGBTQ||Yes||19147 & 19107||ACCEPTS --> Aetna, Amerihealth, Amerihealth, BlueCrossBlueShield – all policies that participate with the LocalBlue, Blue Shield, Bravo Health, Cigna & Cigna Healthspring, GEHA, Humana, Independence Blue Cross, Keystone First, Keystone Health Plan East, Keystone Connect, Medicaid (Pennsylvania ONLY), Medicaid Healthy Plus, Medicare Part B, Qualcare, United Health Care, United Health Care Community Plan, United Healthcare – Student Resources –(Only covers problem-focused visits) |
DOES NOT ACCEPT --> Health Partners, Qual Care, any out of state Medicaid, and Military/Armed Forces insurance plans such as Tricare and Champus.
|-First time looking for therapy, had asked for them to send all mail to my personal house instead of parents. They did not listen to my request and sent information to them. AKA potential for being outed. |
-4 for general health services, have not used mental health services.
|Morris Home||Professional Services||Multiple Services||Trans and GNC folks||NA||NAV||Morris Home provides a safe, recovery-oriented environment for individuals in transition from one gender to another, or those with other gender variants who may be coming from “the streets” and/or from shelter programs.||https://www.rhd.org/morrishome/|
|Therapy Center of Philadelphia||Professional Services||Multiple Services||LGBTQ, POC, Trans||Yes||19107||Sliding scale, does not accept insurance. |
$35-120 for Individual and Couples Psychotherapy
$20-$70 for Group Therapy
$60-$220 per hour for Psychological Testing
|Not currently taking clients for individual therapy||intake coordinator Ne'Sha at 215-567-1111||http://therapycenterofphila.org/|
|DAMON CONSTANTINIDES, PHD, LCSW||Professional Services||Therapy||LGBTQ, Trans||Yes||Sliding scale, does not accept insurance. |
$120-$150 for "out of network" for insurance
|I am a queer and trans therapist who works with both teens and adults and have been in practice for 10 years. I also provide supervision and training||DAMON CONSTANTINIDES, PHD, LCSW - Individual & Relationship Therapy for Adults & Teenagers||http://www.therapistdamon.com/|
|Healing for Activists||Professional Services||Multiple Services||LGBTQ||Several||Resource list of all different types of providers||http://www.healingforactivists.com/cities/therapy-for-activists-philadelphia/|
|Therapy for Black Girls||Multiple Services||POC||NA||Virtual||https://www.facebook.com/therapyforblackgirls/?fref=mentions|
|Dr. Pillai-Friedman, Ph.D., LCSW., CST||Professional Services||Therapy||South Asian, POC, LGBTQ||19103||Does not accept insurance||https://rittenhouserelationshiptherapy.com/about/|
|Refuge Midwifery||Professional Services||Multiple Services||Queer and Trans||Yes||19104||Refuge Midwifery- Professional Service: Fertility counseling, home intrauterine insemination, home birth, Queer and trans, offers low-income discount. Ray||Rachlin LM, CPM, CLC||https://www.refugemidwifery.com/|
|Shana WIlliams||Professional Services||Therapy||LGBTQ+||Yes||19107||Sliding scale (work to get close to what a copay would be), in the process of credentialing||I have worked with adults, adolescents as well as Individuals in recovery. My background includes LGBTQ individuals and families who experience anxiety, depression, loss, trauma, PTSD and family conflict.||Shana WIlliams||https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/shana-williams-philadelphia-pa/373554|
|PhIIRST||Professional Services||Multiple Services||LGBTQ+, Polyamory||NA||19103||DOES NOT ACCEPT --> Health Partners, Qual Care, any out of state Medicaid, and Military/Armed Forces insurance plans such as Tricare and Champus.||PhIIRST is a sex therapy and psychotherapy center that has several therapists who are and/or specialize in LGBTQ and polyamorous folx. Colby Agostinelli said on June 1st, 2018: "currently do not accept any insurance but right now I am offering a few sliding scale spots for $65"||Mary Chen||http://www.phiirst.com/|
|Department of Behaviorhal Health||Professional Services||Therapy||All||NA||19107 & Several||Not a direct service provider||http://www.dbhids.org/|
|Council for Relationships||Professional Services||Therapy||All||Several||https://councilforrelationships.org/|
|Trans Equity Project||Community Support||QTPOC, Trans||NA||Virtual||facebook.com/transequityproject|
|The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium||Professional Services||Therapy||LGBTQ||19102||http://tpaconline.org/behavioral-health|
|Addiction Medicine and Health Advocates||Professional Services||Multiple Services||LGBTQ||Yes||19107||ACCEPTS |
most forms of medicaid
bhsi (county insurance, will usually cover people with medicare if they don't have medicaid)
and private pay clients
|Folks seeking medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opiate addiction, AMHA, Inc. (https://amhainc.org) is working as an agency to be LGBTQ affirming||https://amhainc.org/|
|COMHAR||Professional Services||Multiple Services||All||NA||19133||Medicaid, Medicare||Pablo Salinas (director) said in an email they accept Medicaid/Medicare. That said, they have been slow to respond back re: scheduling.||https://www.comhar.org/mental-health-wellness|
|Walnut Psychotherapy Center||Professional Services||Therapy||All||Yes||19102||http://www.walnutpsychotherapycenter.com/|
|Rachel Simon||Professional Services||Therapy||All||Yes||19102||Does not take insurance||Offers therapy for lgbtq kids teens and young adults and families of folks too. Specifically therapy for trans folks (kids and adults)||Rachel Simon||https://rachelsimontherapy.com/|
|Dr. Tristan Guarini||Professional Services||Therapy||LGBTQ||No||Virtual||ACCEPTS|
Highmark Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Federal Employment Plan (FEP) BCBS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Any other Blue Cross / Blue Shield plan covered by BlueCard program
|Individual Therapy, Couples / Relationship Therapy, Consultation TESTIMONIAL: I see him for couples therapy along with my fiancee, who is a trans woman. He also does individual therapy. He openly identifies as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Also, in my opinion as a mental-health-professional-in-training, he's an incredibly competent therapist.|
|Einstein Network||Professional Services||Multiple Services||LGBTQ||NA||Several||ACCEPTS|
|I called and made an appointment with Mx. Libby Parker because a) I read some positive reviews about them and b) they are a they! It was pretty simple to get set up. The guy on the phone was really nice and you can call 215-420-0989. The office accepts Medicaid. (I have Keystone First!) If you call the main number listed on their website, you might get tossed around to a few different departments because it might be a new thing. I had to clarify "Pride" to two different people because they may have misheard me over the phone or aren't used to getting calls about it. So I recommend just calling the number I provided above.||Mx. Libby Parker||https://www.einstein.edu/services/providers.aspx?id=1553&provideforservice=165|
|Temple Health||Professional Services||Multiple Services||Psychologist/psychiatric services||NA||19125 & 19111||ACCEPTS --> Medicaid||I've been using their services for a few years. The doctors rotate because they are in residency, you may see a doctor for a year or 2 but usually not more. Not recommended for people who want a stable doctor, but i enjoy the fresh perspective for a rotating professional||https://episcopal.templehealth.org/content/behavioral_health.htm||5|
|Guillermo Petit, MFT.||Professional Services||Therapy||LGBTQ, Therapy, Grief Support. |
Individuals, couples, families.
|Yes||No insurance accepted.||I have been working for about 5 years in mental health. I dedicate my practice to grief support and to supporting queer families, which often go together. |
SUNDAY availability. Therapy, Grief Support.
Individuals, couples, families.
|Emerge Wellness||Professional Services||Therapy||All||Yes||19107||Varies, based on individual clinician||Emerge Wellness is a therapy practice, owned and operated by Kristina Furia, LPC||Phone: 267-225-3905||https://emergewellnessphilly.com/|
|Jacob Glickman, MA, NCC||Professional Services||Therapy||LGBTQIA+ (especially trans), individuals, couples, families||Yes||19107||All sliding scale (does not accept insurance)||Jacob Glickman, MA, NCC|
www.emergewellnessphilly.com/Jacob-glickman Gay/Queer - Trans Man (He/Him) - Ashkenazi - Relational-Feminist - language: English - Kink/Poly: Knowlegeable - works with: Individuals, Partners, Families - specialties: Transition Challenges, Relationships, Sex Challenges, Trauma, Depression
This note is taken from Phoenix Wood's Restorative Connection Resources list.
|Philly Fight||Professional Services||Multiple Services||19107, 19123||Free dental or free health care||https://fight.org/|
|Courtney Douds||Professional Services||Therapy||LGBTQ+ identified, kinky, nonmonogamous or polyamorous||NA||19102||http://courtneydouds.com/feesandinsurance.html||therapist (LCSW) in private practice in center city and especially enjoy providing a nonjudgmental space for therapeutic work with folks who are LGBTQ+ identified, kinky, nonmonogamous or polyamorous, and/or those involved in sex work, and have personal and professional experience to varying degrees with the aforementioned categories. I work with individuals and couples, but want to add that with individuals I use a psychoanalytic framework (Lacanian/Freudian) which can be a great fit for some and off-putting to others.||Courtney Douds||http://courtneydouds.com/index.html|
|Lane DiFlavis, LCSW||Professional Services||Therapy||LGBTQ+, gender, sexuality, trauma, and borderline personality disorder.||Yes||19107||No insurance right now||I am a queer, trans masculine, white, feminist therapist in private practice. I specialize in gender, sexuality, trauma, and borderline personality disorder.||DiFlavisMSS@gmail.com|
|DrugRehab.com||Professional Services||Community Support||LGBTQ||No||Virtual||Online service connecting to addiction treatmetn||LGBTQ Guide - https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/lgbtq/|
Rehab centers in Philadelphia - https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/lgbtq/
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community have rates of substance abuse higher than those of the general population. Their daily battles with discrimination and stigma cause high levels of stress that may push them toward drug and alcohol use. We work to spread awareness and to be an informational resource for those impacted by alcohol and drug dependence.
|Lola Georg, MS. LPC||Professional Services||Therapy||LGBTQ||Yes||19102||AmeriHealth
Highmark Blue Shield
Horizon Blue Cross
Independence Blue Cross
Keystone Health Plan East
Optum Behavioral Health
Premier Blue Shield
|Regular fees are $125 for the first session and $100 for each subsequent session. I do offer a sliding scale based upon income, so please contact me if needed.
Most clients use insurance for their counseling sessions, and co-payments typically range between $5 to $60 per counseling session.
If you do not have insurance, or have an insurance plan I do not take, please contact me so that we can set an appropriate fee for our sessions together. I am a member of the Open Path Collective, for discounted therapy fees between $30 and $50 per session.
I offer one free counseling session per year for activists with Healing for Activists, so please let me know if you are working for social justice and social change.
|484-324-8370 (voice mail or text) or |
|Julianna Pierre||Professional Services||Therapy||POC, LGBTQ+||No||19010||Aetna|
Highmark Premier Blue Shield
Penn Behavioral Health
Anthem Blue Cross
Horizon Blue Cross
Blue Cross/ Blue Shield
Aetna Student Health
Magellan Behavioral Health (Commercial Insurance Only)
Independence Blue Cross
Keystone Health Plan East
United Behavioral Health / Optum