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 psychotherapist with more than ten years of experience. She has special interest and expertise working with individuals who are struggling with sexual addiction and/or trauma, as well as emerging adults who are in the midst of various life transitions. She has extensive experience helping individuals heal and recover from substance abuse issues and other self-sabotaging and compulsive behaviors. By using warmth and humor, she strives to provide a safe environment for her clients to explore and understand themselves on a deeper level.
Dr. Christopher Wilson, PhD, LMFT, CHES, ACS is a licensed psychotherapist and certified sex therapist. His areas of specialty include working with individuals seeking to understand their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, gay and lesbian couples who are navigating both traditional couple dynamics as well as issues specific to being a part of a same-sex couple. He has worked with clients in traditional and non-traditional relationship dynamics, including open and polyamorous relationships. Dr. Wilson also has experience working with individuals attempting to manage sexual dysfunction and related concerns. He enjoys working with male identified clients, finding that men are not generally given the latitude to be emotionally expressive and believes doing so with another male can be very affirming. Dr. Wilson uses a combination of clinical models including: Structural Family Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Internal Family Systems model. He believes that therapy is a collaborative process between therapist and client in which client determines desired goals and the therapist helps the client to reach those goals. Dr. Wilson often uses humor, vignettes, and education on psychological and relational matters as part of the treatment process. *NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME
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.