Mental Health Services

Our Therapy Program

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, fat positive, queer-affirming, poly-affirming,
and operate from a social justice framework.

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

Meet Our Therapists!

 

 

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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Our Therapists

Daniela Figueroa, MFT, LPC

Licensed Therapist

(she/her/hers)

Daniela is an individual, couple, and family therapist. She has an undergraduate degree in Public Health Promotion from West Chester University and a graduate degree in Couple and Family Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University (2018). Professional experience includes working with those in early recovery and immigrant families.

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

LaTanya E. Jones, MSM, NIC, MSW, MEd

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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Alex Lilly, BSW

Intern Therapist

(they/them/theirs)

Alex received their Bachelor of Social Work degree from La Salle University in 2022 and is pursuing a Master of Social Work at La Salle. 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.

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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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Alexis Stolberg

Intern Therapist

(she/her/hers)

Hi, I’m Lexi. I’m a graduate of Temple University and a current student in the College of New Jersey’s M.A. Clinical Mental Health and Student Assistance programs. I’m interning with The Welcome Project PA under the supervision of Amber Lynn Connell and am so excited to be here.

I aim to provide counseling that recognizes and welcomes all persons and the various identities they assume. I believe in the power of the counselor-client relationship to heal and use a wide variety of therapeutic techniques and tools to assist clients in reaching their goals.

When I’m not at the office or in class, you will often find me at home, reading a fantasy book, cuddling my cats, or planning my next Disney trip with my fiancé, Liam.

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Kyrsten Kennedy

Intern Therapist

(she/her/hers)

Hi, my name is Kyrsten (she/her/hers) and I am an intern here at WPPA as I finish 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 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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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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