Mental Health Services

Our Therapy Services

We are currently accepting new clients for virtual and in-person sessions!

We offer low-fee therapeutic services for children, adults, and families which are trauma-informed, gender-affirming, queer-affirming, poly-affirming, fat positive,
and operate from a social justice framework.

We offer therapy in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language (ASL)

Meet Our Therapists!

Insurance and Fees

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Our Therapy Fund

Our mission is to make affirming therapy affordable for everyone who needs it.

We offer affordable, sliding scale therapy services. The average rate clients pay for sessions in our therapy program is $75. About 60% of that amount goes directly to the therapist as a modest living wage. The next 20% or so covers  building costs and utilities for our therapy space, as well as clinical supervision for our team. The remaining 20% is split between administrative costs, website fees, software, taxes, office supplies, education and training, professional fees, and credit card processing charges.

While the fees we charge are just enough to keep us running,
they are often far beyond what our clients can afford.

This is where you come in.

You can give the gift of mental wellness.

Every $75 we raise is one more hour of pro bono therapy for an LGBTQIA+ person living below the poverty line. Each $10 or $20 we raise can help us provide a subsidized session for someone who can contribute something toward a session, but not the full rate. 

Each hour of therapy provided by you is one step closer to wellness, stability, and self-actualization for a vulnerable community member. When you support our work with a donation, you’re making an immediate difference in the lives of our clients. Every hour of therapy can help to turn someone’s life around.

All donations to The Welcome Project PA Therapy Program are tax-deductible, and go directly to our client’s mental health care costs, helping them get the help they urgently need.
Please consider donating to our Therapy Fund to help us continue offering low-cost
services for marginalized communities!

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What We Stand For

Our approach is to meet each client where they are, both financially and personally. We have done our best to create a welcoming and accessible environment for all to have access to therapy. We utilize grant programs to supplement the costs of pro-bono and low-cost therapy. 

Our mental health program is connected to our other nonprofit programs so that our clients can gain further support and connections. We lean into intersectional identities and embrace a wide spectrum of human expression, sexuality, perspectives, lived experiences, etc. 

As a nonprofit, mental health program is part of our mission. It is not just therapy as part of a business model, but it is how we live out our mission and help community members develop more resiliency and find healing.

 

Insurance and Fees

We do not accept insurance, but offer a fee tier based on financial need ranging from $20 – $180, with some pro-bono slots available.

Who We Serve

LGBTQIA+ / Queer Community
Trans and Nonbinary Individuals
BIPOC Individuals
Recent Immigrants, Spanish speakers
Deaf Community, ASL speakers
Youth and Families

Our Therapists

Daniela Figueroa, MFT, LPC

Licensed Therapist

(she/her/hers)

Daniela is an individual, couple, and family therapist. She received her Master’s degree in Philadelphia in Couple and Family Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University (2018) with a concentration in sex therapy. She is a Ph.D. Candidate in Counselor Education and Supervision at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

She has experience working with immigrant and refugee adults and children. She also has experience working with LGBTQIA+ individuals, adults in open relationships/polyamory, and individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, and substance use recovery. She offers bilingual sessions (Spanish/English) and works from a collaborative, systemic, trauma-informed, strength-based perspective. Therapeutic sessions incorporate a contextual perspective that considers socio-cultural factors such as power/oppression, privilege, racism, sexism, classism, ageism, etc.

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LaTanya E. Jones, M.S.M., NI

LaTanya E. Jones, MSM, NIC, MSW, MEd, C-PST

Prelicensed Therapist

(she/her/hers)

LaTanya is a pre-licensed professional with a Master of Social Work and Master of Education in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University. She also holds a Trauma Practice Certificate from Widener University. She provides LGBT+ knowledgeable, trauma-focused psychotherapy and Brainspotting services to individuals over 18. She is a problem gambling counselor and a nationally certified sign language interpreter. LaTanya is currently receiving clinical supervision from Niki Kulp, MSS, LCSW.

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La-Keya Williams, MA

Prelicensed Therapist

(she/her/hers)

Welcome! I am La-Keya Williams and I currently possess a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Rosemont College and two years of clinical psychology education from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Instilling hope and resilience through treatment is a hallmark of my work.For almost 15 years, I’ve had the awesome privilege of providing therapy and case management to diverse individuals. Particularly, within intensive outpatient and outpatient settings, I have assisted individuals in compassionate care coordination and in creating and executing individualized plans to heal.As a cis-gender woman of color, I have both lived experience and clinical experience that attest to the importance of using culturally-centered and trauma informed interventions/clinical skills to dismantle barriers to treatment and healing for communities of color. Providing equitable and compassionate services for underserved and underrepresented populations within various therapeutic settings is a consistent and urgent priority for me. I am a constant and persistent advocate for integrated PERSONHOOD meaning that my presence in therapy is solidified through interactions that empower individuals as they are, providing resources that affirm and protect their experiences and uniqueness so they can reach their full potential.

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Kyrsten Kennedy, MS

Prelicensed Therapist

(she/her/hers)

Hi, my name is Kyrsten (she/her/hers) and I obtained my Masters program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grand Canyon University. I graduated from Montgomery County Community College in 2016 with my Associate’s degree in liberal studies, Temple University with my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2020 and fingers crossed I will be completing my Masters degree in 2024. Prior to joining WPPA, I was a volunteer advocate for survivors of sexual violence. LGBT+ mental health and support has been something close to my heart for many years. Something I have always been and always will be outspoken about is the issues the community continues to face, especially our younger community members. I want to provide a safe and open space for LGBT+ adolescents and adults where they can be their most authentic selves and get the support we all deserve. In my downtime I enjoy reading, writing, and going to the local thrift stores. I look forward to working with you!

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Alex Lilly, MSW

Prelicensed Therapist

(they/them/theirs)

Alex received their Master of Social Work degree from La Salle University in 2024. Alex completed field practicums with the LADDER Family Center and CONCERN Professional Services for Children, Youth, and Families. Alex has worked at Pathways to Housing PA since 2017, currently serving as Executive Assistant for the CEO and COO.

Alex is excited to be working with WPPA and is passionate about supporting teens and young adults who are exploring their sexuality and gender identities.

In their free time, Alex enjoys spending time with their cats, watching TV and movies, reading, and spending time with their family and friends.

Alex is currently receiving clinical supervision from Niki Kulp, MSS, LCSW.

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Levi Bentley

Intern Therapist

(they/them/theirs)

Choosing therapy is a bold step towards positive change. My goal as a therapist is to work with you towards your relational and personal goals and provide empathetic connection, structure and support for staying present with difficult emotions that can arise on the journey towards healing and self-realization.

My name is Levi (they/them), I am a person-centered therapist-in-training, working from a trauma-informed lens. I believe that you make sense and that you are the expert on your own experience. I enjoy working with trans and LGBTQ clients, those who experience class oppression, as well others who experience cultural oppressions. I am poly-, kink-, and body- positive. I have a special interest in supporting clients struggling with trauma, loneliness, intimacy, major life changes, and transitional times.

Past traumas can sometimes show up in daily life as patterns of ambivalence, intense emotion, limiting beliefs, and coping strategies. If you are struggling with intense emotional responses, we can get to know your triggers, and provide care for past wounds while acknowledging cultural factors and systems. I work from a relational, social justice framework. I am interested in IFS, EMDR and Somatic Experiencing modalities, and am pursuing education and training in these areas.

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Clinical Supervisors

Amber Lynn Connell, MA, LPC

Amber Lynn Connell, MA, LPC

Clinical Supervisor, Co-Director of Mental Health Program

(she/her/hers)

Amber is an LGBTQIA+ knowledgeable therapist with 15+ years of experience working with children, adults, and families.

Niki Kulp, MSS, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor, Co-Director of Mental Health Program

(she/her/hers or they/them/theirs)

Niki is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 8 years of post-graduate experience providing therapy for LGBTQIA+ adults and teens.

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