LPA believes that all individuals have the right to seek and work on emotional grounding to improve their overall functioning and to instill healing and hope for themselves and their significant relationships. In partnership with over 50 different providers in the Delaware Valley, LPA receives referrals for individuals and families who face barriers to emotional healing due to language, legal and economic constraints.
Bilingual volunteer clinicians, graduate interns and LPA’s small team of project coordinators and supervisors participate in regular team meetings and trainings to discuss holistically-focused clinical work with individuals and families from a “relational (systemic)” model that is evidence-informed and through a trauma and cultural lens. Many community members who seek support from LPA come with complicated stories and challenges that often reflect both pre and post-migration experiences. While appreciating the struggles brought into counseling, focus is also placed on the strength and resource that each individual brings into counseling as the process of healing begins.
LPA’s work is accessible, flexible and deeply appreciative of the complex lived experiences of our community members. It is through the hard work of volunteers, interns-in-training, staff and our community partnerships that we are able and committed to providing this support at no cost to our community members.