My name is Thunder (they/them), and I’m a biracial Black fat queer, trans, COVID-conscious, neurodivergent, chronically ill and disabled student therapist currently working towards my M.Phil.Ed in Professional Counseling. I received a B.S in Psychology and a B.A in Sociology from the University of Florida in 2016, and my M.S.Ed in Counseling and Mental Health Services from the University of Pennsylvania in 2021. I have clinical experience working one-on-one with clients at the Attic LGBTQ+ Youth Center and as a community crisis response counselor, as well as in facilitating communal healing spaces and creative workshops.
I’m a facilitator, a healer, a writer, a partner, and a friend who loves rain, working with clay, sunflowers, and exploring what living liberation now looks like. I’ve lately been learning how to be with these waves of apocalypse grief, relearning my body and pace, and having deeper conversations with sick and disabled loved ones about the crip spirit and honoring the sacredness of disability. As a community member and as a therapist, I am committed to the collective work of unhooking from the frenzied pace and individualism of white supremacy culture and embracing slowness and non-linear healing. As someone who is impacted by intersecting systems of oppression, I understand how hard it can be to heal in the context of an unsafe world. My goal as a therapist is to be your partner in our time together and to support you in processing and grieving the impact of these systems, exploring and moving towards alignment with your core values, developing grounding rituals and relationships with ancestors, and connecting with and offering gentleness to your inner self. I center Black and brown, LGBTQ+, and disabled clients, and am interested in Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing approaches.
Thunder X (they/them)
Thunder is currently an intern therapist at Therapy Center of Philadelphia, under supervision of Jacob Glickman, and is collaborating with Philly Couples & Sex Therapy to co-facilitate the COVID Grief Support Group.
To register for the group, please complete this interest form!