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Allyson Black-Foley, LCSW is a psychotherapist practicing in Center City, Philadelphia. She works with children, adolescents, and adults. Allyson has over a decade of experience working with young adults and college students at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, in K-8 schools, and on a crisis intervention team. 

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

Allyson serves on the leadership team of Camp Aranu'tiq of Harbor Camps, a summer camp for transgender and gender diverse youth. She also serves as a consultant for school counselors and leaders and provides professional development services 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 adults.

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 their 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
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