Kristina Furia is the founding owner of Emerge Wellness and its counseling branch, Philadelphia LGBTQ Counseling. As a licensed counselor and psychotherapist, Kristina specializes in helping individuals to thrive in interpersonal relationships, both personally and professionally. She uses techniques that focus on utilizing the past to gain mastery of the present and to promote increased strength, confidence, and relational skills. Kristina has expertise in working with anxiety, depression, and their related negative impacts. As the owner of Emerge Wellness, she creates a safe and comfortable environment conducive to helping people heal and grow in their physical, mental, and emotional experiences.
Julie Jacobson is a licensed professional counselor with more than ten years of experience. She has special interest and expertise working with individuals who are struggling with sexually compulsive and self-destructive behaviors. She has extensive experience helping individuals heal and recover from substance abuse issues and other self-sabotaging behaviors. Julie is also comfortable working with couples wishing to manage compulsivity, addiction, and/or infidelity issues. Additionally, Julie enjoys working with emerging adults who are in the midst of various life transitions. By using warmth and humor, she strives to provide a safe environment for her clients to explore and understand themselves on a deeper level.
Elizabeth Kingfield, PsyD (she/her/hers) is a licensed psychologist who specializes in feminist/multicultural therapy. She hopes that through the therapy relationship, her clients can form more authentic relationships with themselves and others, challenge their unhelpful interpersonal patterns, and nurture their existing strengths. She has extensive experience working with LGBTQ young adults, and also enjoys work related to trauma, sexual health, racial/ethnic identity, and religion/spirituality. She integrates techniques from several modalities, including Interpersonal Process Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and mindfulness. Dr. Kingfield has also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia and can treat sleep disorders. She has worked with individuals, couples, and groups. As a therapist, you can expect that she will be kind, direct, and genuine. Dr. Kingfield got her MA in Professional Psychology and her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from William James College.
Claire completed training at the Philadelphia School of Massage and Bodywork and is a Licensed Massage Therapist. Her practice focuses on working with clients to find long-term relief from chronic conditions like anxiety, stress, joint and body pain and migraines. She is committed to intensive, hands on continuing education to ensure clients receive the most up to date care and treatment.
Jacob Glickman, MA, NCC holds his Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from La Salle University and is currently a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology and Human Sexuality at Widener University. He specializes in providing mental healthcare for the transgender and larger LGBTQIA+ communities and particularly enjoys working with kids, teens, and young adults. Jacob has experience working with individuals, couples, and families and has a sex positive, kink positive, and poly-aware practice. As a psychotherapist, Jacob believes in using an integrative approach to create a safe atmosphere where his clients can talk about difficult topics including depression, trauma, self-image, relationships, and an array of other topics.
Chimère brings a diverse array of experience and skillsets to the realm of psychotherapy. An ordained Reverend as well as licensed counselor, Chimère likes to consider herself a theologian first and social scientist second. She obtained her first Master’s degree in Theology and Pastoral Ministry from Villanova University before obtaining a secondary Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania.
Chimère enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families, and has a heart for millennials, whom she believes are all too often misunderstood. An ally of the LGBTQ community, a significant portion of Chimère’s work is dedicated to helping young men and women improve their self-esteem, live a life of social justice, and reconcile previous religious hurts. A session with Chimère is a personalized hour that she considers sacred—it’s all about you!
TJ Walsh is licensed counselor and psychotherapist as well as visual artist. Prior to receiving his M.A. in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Eastern University, TJ received his BFA in Graphic Design from the University of the Arts. TJ writes and speaks about art, culture, faith, and mental health. His work has been exhibited and published internationally. TJ is also on faculty at Eastern University in the Graduate School’s Counseling Psychology department where he teaches Personality and Psychosocial Assessment and Psychopathology. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and the Philadelphia Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy.
In practice, TJ takes a whole-person approach by encouraging individuals to explore their emotions, character, thoughts, and behaviors. He practices primarily from a psychodynamic perspective, meaning that the focus will be on present concerns while also seeking to gain understanding by reflecting on the past; however, TJ takes a more integrative approach as needed. TJ enjoys working with emerging adults, artists/creatives, couples and families, life transitions sexuality and gender identity, faith-based issues and spirituality.
Jenn DiBartolomeo, MA is a therapist who specializes in LGBTQ+ mental health care and sexuality-related counseling. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Temple University and is currently a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology and Human Sexuality at Widener University. Jenn has experience working in a variety of mental health settings, including schools, psychiatric hospitals, residential eating disorder treatment facilities and outpatient addiction treatments. Her feminist values lead to a socially-aware, integrative approach to therapy that considers not just the mental health of the person in front of her, but also the world that the person lives in. She also likes to integrate mindfulness and acceptance practices in therapy in order to help clients live in the present moment as opposed to ruminating on the past or worrying about the future. Jenn works from a sex positive, kink positive, and poly-aware lens and welcomes discussion of these topics in therapy. In creating a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship, Jenn aims to help clients with challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, self-image, relationships, eating disorders, addictions, and many other topics.
Lucas has experience working with adults, adolescents, and children who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma-related disorders, life transitions, substance use issues, and a range of issues related to interpersonal relationships, personality styles, and identity development. Lucas believes that language creates and shapes experience and, therefore, the conversations that take place in therapy draw on the client and therapist’s respective expertise and knowledge to co-create new narratives and experience that help to re-organize the client’s thinking, behavior, and resources in a way that best serves the client in both healing from past wounds and facilitating progress towards life goals, self-awareness, and self-actualization. Primarily utilizing client-centered and mindfulness-based approaches in therapy, Lucas also integrates elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy in his work to help his clients increase awareness of the parts of ourselves that vie for control or relief at different times and how these parts affect our feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.
Before receiving his M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from University of Massachusetts Boston, Lucas received his B.A.&Sc. in Cognitive Science with concentrations in Neuroscience and Linguistics from McGill University. Lucas is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in California and is pre-licensed in Pennsylvania, where he is supervised by Dr. Christopher Wilson, PhD, LMFT.