Marquita Bolden,MSW, LCSW

Marquita Bolden,MSW, LCSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - CW016920
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: The full cost of a session is $150. I offer reduced session fees on a very limited basis.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


8302 Old York Road
Suite B1
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 19027

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My Approach to Helping

I am dedicated to providing therapeutic support for adults navigating the complexities of healing from childhood trauma, as well as those experiencing trauma related to racial and gender-based issues.

If you have experienced a trauma, then something extremely stressful has caused a deep physical, emotional, or spiritual wound. No two people will experience trauma exactly in the same way, but your body will tell you something traumatic has happened. Trauma can wake you up at night and high-jack our thoughts. Trauma can keep you stuck in a state of fear or anger. Trauma can rob you of your sense of safety, even with people you love. Trauma therapy focuses on healing emotional wounds left behind by the terrible experience in your life. Together, we will explore methods for grounding your body, reconnect with a sense of safety, and reduce the emotional charge of the trauma memory in your memories and body.

I offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is a trauma-focused therapy designed to help process painful memories. I also work through a feminist lens, which understands the traumatic impact of institutional and interpersonal racism, sexism, heterosexism, and cissexism. I take a relational approach, which means that I prioritize the connection between us as the most important piece of the healing journey.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I support adults who have experienced radicalized trauma, gender-based trauma, and childhood trauma.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

As a feminist therapist, I believe that the your relationship with me is the most important factor in the overall success of therapy. My hope is that through time, we can build a trusting connection where you have a sense of safety, as well as feel my respect for you. I also trust that you will know in your gut what makes for the most supportive therapeutic relationship for you, and I hope that you trust that instinct.

I believe that therapy is intended to be a partnership, which means that I take an active role in our work. In support of a meaningful relationship, I acknowledge my personhood, how my personhood informss my work as a therapist, and how my personhood connects with your personhood. I am open about how my identity as a Black, able-bodied, straight, cisgender woman informs my view of the world and of therapy.

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Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I strive to create an affirming space for Black, Brown and Indigenous people; Transgender, Non-binary, and Gender Non-Conforming people; and Queer people across the larger LGBTQIA community.

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

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