Counseling & Recovery Services

Mazzoni Center's Open Door Counseling Program

Open Door counseling programWe are a licensed outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment provider, offering quality professional, accessible and culturally-affirming psychotherapy and psychiatric services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals, couples and families who are seeking to enjoy healthy and fulfilling lives.

Our Services

  • Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy
  • Dynamic Support and Therapy Groups
  • Expressive and Creative Therapies
  • Psychiatric Care and Medication Management
  • Recovery Services
  • Resources and Referrals to Community-based Adjunct Services

Getting Started

Intake Coordinator Rebecca Wood

If you are interested in counseling services, the first step is to contact our Intake Specialist, Beck Wood, at 215-563-0663 ext. 248 to schedule an intake appointment, which will take approximately one hour. 

If you are insured, please bring your insurance card with you when you come in for your intake appointment.  If you are not insured and you’d like to apply for a reduced sliding scale fee, please bring the following documents, as applicable: proof of income, last tax return, pay stub, bank statement.  (If you have any questions about the process, please don’t hesitate to call Beck).

Nina Carr-Holland

Payment options

We believe therapy should be an affordable option for everyone.  Most commercial insurance is accepted. However, as insurance plans vary greatly, we will look into your benefit allowances.  A sliding scale is available for clients without insurance coverage.  We also participate in the PA Medicaid program (CBH).  You may qualify for funding available through our community partnerships.  Our behavioral health registrar, Nina Carr-Holland, can answer any questions about these options.  Nina can also assist with appointment check-ins and scheduling follow-up appointments. Han can be reached at: or by phone at 215-563-0663 ext. 511.

Note: If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, the Philadelphia-area crisis hotline number is 215-686-4420, and they are on the line 24/7. (If you are out of the area, the National Crisis Hotline is 1-800-273-8255).  For additional mental health resources in the 5-county Philadelphia area, visit:  Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Staff of Open Door


Meet our staff








Open Door Internship Program

Open Door welcomes second-year Master's level student applications in the areas of Social Work, Psychology, Counseling Psychology (or other closely related fields) for our Internship program.  To be considered for internship, interested students must complete the application and forward it, along with resume/CV, to Judy Morrissey, LCSW at  Advanced year students, with previous counseling experience, and a commitment to clinical work are preferred.  Applications may be submitted starting December 1 and will be accepted through mid-January to be considered for Fall placement.  Selected candidates will be contacted for interview.  We encourage interested candidates to apply early.

Download the application.

Program Services

Have you ever wanted to try Art Therapy to see what it’s all about?  Art Therapist John Lutz and co-facilitator Clint Steib will hold an open studio group on Wednesday evenings through the month of June.

A drop-in support group for anyone identifying along the transgender spectrum. Please join us for support and psycho-education surrounding issues of gender, such as gender identity, gender presentation, and coming out to friends and family.

A drop-in support group for LGBTQ persons living with HIV/AIDS. All HIV positive individuals are welcome to attend regardless of age, gender, or history of your HIV diagnosis. If you're newly diagnosed or a longer-term survivor, we are here to help.

A workshop that occurs in 10 week long periods that aims to be educational and interactive in nature.Managing Strong Emotions is led by two of our highly experienced therapists - Webb Haymaker, LCSW and Amy Tarr, LCSW.

A drop-in support group for LGBTQ persons in the early stages of recovery. New Beginnings serves to support each individual's unique recovery goals and strategies, while increasing insight and self-awareness, along with an educational component.

A drop-in support and resource group for anyone along the transmasculine spectrum.  This group provides a safe and supportive environment for FTM’s, Trans* men and bois, and individuals assigned female at birth who are exploring masculinity.  Join us for discussion, resource sharing, and psycho-education on topics such as coming into masculine identities, navigating within communities, sexuality, dating, coming out, medical transition, legal transition, aging, and developing/starting families.  

Mazzoni Center has served the LGBT community’s health and wellness needs since 1979.  Serving trans* and gender expansive minors has been woven into the fabric of Mazzoni services for many years, and the challenges our youth face fuels the P.A.C.T.S. team to create inventive, holistic and comprehensive supports.  We recognize that trans* youth and their families have specific needs and questions, and we have developed a comprehensive approach to addressing them. 

Interested in working on how you relate to others?  This weekly support group aims to help you develop comfort and ease in social interactions, and improve your communication skills.

The group is focused on helping LGBTQ persons gain the insight and self-awareness necessary to start the process of recovering from alcohol or other substance abuse. This group helps serve to support, as well as to educate, and acts as a "stepping stone" in the recovery process.

Wellness Counseling is life skills building one-on-one counseling for HIV positive gay men, bisexual men, and trans individuals that helps people reach their personal goals.