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We’re a group of psychotherapists and holistic healers who believe that true mental, emotional, and spiritual health can only be attained with purposeful attention to the body as well as the mind.
1221 Locust Street, 2nd Floor
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info@emergewellnessphilly.com
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JULIE JACOBSON

Julie Jacobson (she/her) is a licensed professional counselor with fifteen years of experience. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches including Internal Family Systems, EMDR, and mindfulness for anxiety-reduction and trauma. She has special interest and expertise working with individuals who are struggling with sexually compulsive and self-destructive behaviors, and 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 in an effort to access more self-compassion and acceptance.

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NAKIA ANDERSON

Nakia has more than 15 years of experience working in various mental health settings with a wide array of clients, including those with anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, and trauma-related disorders. Nakia uses a person-centered approach that is based on the concept that the desire to heal and become one’s best self is universal regardless of background, income, or personal identity. Nakia works predominantly with individuals and couples in the LGBTQIA community. The primary modalities she utilizes are mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and the Gottman method. As a woman of color, and an ally to the LGBTQIA community, Nakia prides herself on providing a welcoming, safe space where one will be listened to with empathy but challenged to move forward.

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ELIZABETH KINGFIELD

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.

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JACOB GLICKMAN

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.

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CHIMÈRE HOLMES

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!

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PETER DANZIG

Peter Andrew Danzig, (he/they) M.S.S., M.A., CPT is a Therapist, Creativity and Career Coach, and Diversity and Inclusion Consultant. Peter’s clinical approach is rooted in holistic, relational and humanistic theory. He believes in a strengths-based perspective, recognizing the resiliency in his clients. He hopes to always create a supportive and safe space to help clients navigate trauma, conflict, and difficult life transitions with clear and focused goals. Peter passionately believes in the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client and strives to support his clients in a myriad of ways. His focus is to help LGBTQ+ people find strength amongst a marginalized environment, empowering them to appreciate their strongest instrument, their selves. Peter’s practice focuses on the ways in which our minds and bodies are often separated through trauma and looks for healing approaches in which to strengthen our fragmented selves. His work primarily integrates person-centered and somatic based approaches to mental health while also utilizing elements of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma-informed expressive arts therapy. Peter hopes to support clients in addressing challenges with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, disordered eating, relationship dissonance, transition support, gender dysphoria, addiction and trauma history.

Peter’s research and Op-Eds have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Gay News, The Mighty, and others. Prior to his work in mental health and organizational dynamics, Peter worked in administration at the University of the Arts, University of Pennsylvania, and Moore College of Art. Peter received his MA as their Acting Scholar from Villanova University and his undergraduate degree from Temple University. Peter received his M.S.S. degree from Bryn Mawr College and was the L. Diane Bernard Fund for LGBTQ and Human Sexuality Scholar recipient. Peter has experience providing case management and counseling in a variety of settings including hospitals, higher education, and non-profit arts agencies. 

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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 a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania.

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NIKKI COHEN

Nikki works with people who may be struggling with their identity, unwanted feelings, or unwanted patterns of behavior. Nikki accompanies her clients on a journey of self-growth, helping them better understand and accept themselves along the way. She especially enjoys helping folks learn how to better connect with their significant others. Nikki’s experience is that therapy can help people improve their ability to identify and cope with their emotions, which may result in feeling more at ease in their body and mind. One way this happens is through talking, examining the obstacles to talking, and using what happens in sessions as a way to understand what goes on in the outside world.Nikki welcomes folks of all identities and social statuses. She believes unconditional support helps people grow, and she offers that to every person who is in therapy with her. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages as well as couples and polycules. Nikki likes to collaborate with her clients, building a trusting relationship. Most of all, Nikki provides an understanding, nonjudgmental space where clients can feel safe and comfortable exploring anything about themselves and their experiences.

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SARAH DU

Sarah has extensive community mental health and outpatient experience working with adults, adolescents, and their loved ones.  She has special interest and practice in substance abuse, survivors of domestic and intimate partner abuse, PTSD, and men’s issues.  While she uses ideas and techniques from emotion-focused, narrative, and cognitive-behavioral therapy, she individualizes care to each client’s needs and challenges.  She believes that change is not just an inside job, and while we are responsible for our action to change, feeling unhappy or dissatisfied are greatly influenced by the cultural, social, and political contexts in which we live.  She helps her clients to explore this impact, organize their emotions, enhance their voice, form healthier bonds, heal, and rebuild.