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Allyson Black-Foley, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, educator, and consultant practicing in Philadelphia. She has 15 years of experience working with college students at Swarthmore College, the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University, and with children and adolescents in K-8 schools. Her practice is informed by an appreciation of the ways in which structural and societal oppression contribute to mental health. She is an Adjunct Professor at Villanova University.

Allyson has a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of specialization include stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, gender identity, sexuality, and life transitions.

Allyson serves on the leadership team of Camp Aranu'tiq of Harbor Camps, a summer camp for transgender and gender expansive youth. She works as a consultant for school counselors and leaders and provides professional development trainings for educators. Reach out if you’d like to learn more.

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Allyson has a private practice in Center City, Philadelphia where she sees children, adolescents, and young adults. She works with many undergraduate and graduate students.

Clinical Supervision and Teaching

Allyson supervises therapists and graduate students and has worked with students from Villanova University, Temple University, Bryn Mawr College, and the University of Pennsylvania.

She holds an Adjunct Professor appointment in the Department of Education and Counseling at Villanova University.

Consultation and Training

Allyson consults with school counselors and leaders on how to build low-cost student support programs and on best practices to address the social and emotional needs of students.

She provides trainings for educators on fostering social and emotional learning and on working with students impacted by trauma or change. Her work is featured in the book Kid’s First from Day One: A Teacher’s Guide to Today’s Classrooms by Christine Hertz and Kristine Mraz.



1518 Walnut Street, Suite 502
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 792-3248 //

Allyson Black-Foley