Founder, Kristina Furia is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and possesses a Master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. In addition to her role as CEO of Philadelphia LGBTQ Counseling she also maintains a full practice and acts as Chair of the Private Practice Committee for the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis. Identifying as a member of the LGBTQ community herself, Furia chose to begin Philadelphia LGBTQ Counseling after reflecting on her own therapeutic experiences over the years. She believes that beginning the process of therapy is brave enough and shouldn’t come with any additional concerns, such as worrying that your therapist won’t be accepting and/or knowledgeable about LGBT issues.