Mental Health Counseling

The Counseling department of The Attic Youth Center provides individual, couples, and family therapy to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth and young adults, up to the age of 23, and their families/caregivers (biological or by choice).
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The Counseling Department uses an LGBTQ affirmative and strength based approach that it is contextual, developmental and culturally sensitive. The Attic’s clinical team is skilled in addressing a variety of challenges including trauma, PTSD, sexual abuse, substance abuse, violence, domestic violence, anger management, immigration transitions, developmental delays, behavioral and family dynamics as related to the LGBTQ experience. All Attic counselors and therapists are trained at the Masters level and have significant experience working with LGBTQ youth. Counselors are also certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). They can assist with:

  • Coming out
  • Problems at school
  • Gender questions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Conflicts with friends or family

In order to increase accessibility, counseling sessions are now also available virtually.

Therapeutic support groups – Lead by a staff facilitator, youth meet to discuss their experiences and provide advice, feedback, and support to one another. Various groups are available throughout the year and are available for all youth, not just counseling clients. Please see the schedule for current groups.

To inquire about counseling or to make an appointment, please call The Attic’s counseling line at (215) 545-4331 and press 2 to leave a confidential voicemail message. Please include your name, the best way to reach you (phone or email), and your phone number or email address. 

You can also email the counseling department through this form.