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Fishtown Wellness Center helps individuals and families create, cultivate, and sustain the life they want to live.

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Flexible appointments, offering day/evening/weekend sessions based on clinician availability
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430 Belgrade St. Philadelphia, PA 19125


Kierson Romero

Who We Are And What We Do
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Kierson Romero

M.Ed., M.S.Ed., M.Phil.Ed.

Hello! My name is Kierson Romero (she/her). I hold master’s degrees in both counseling and education from the University of Pennsylvania and Widener University. Currently I am pursuing a doctorate in Human Sexuality Studies at Widener. I have been working in the fields of community mental health, addiction and recovery, and harm reduction since 2016. I am a pre-licensed clinician working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

As a therapist I work with adults and adolescents, individually and in small groups. I utilize a humanistic approach and draw from cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and positive psychology to process a variety of topics. Some areas of specialty include, substance use, gender and sexuality, co-dependency, depression, anxiety, trauma, and communication. My mission as a therapist is to support clients in understanding their current condition, to foster autonomy and control of their futures, and to advocate for them across the many systems in their lives. I am committed to creating an anti-oppressive therapy space and apply a social justice lens to all of my work.

Credentials, Training, Specialties


  • B.A. Psychology Minor: Gender & Women’s Studies, Widener University
  • M.S.Ed. Counseling & Mental Health Services, UPenn
  • M.Phil.Ed. Professional Counseling, UPenn
  • M.Ed. Human Sexuality Education, Widener University
  • PhD candidate in Human Sexuality Studies, Widener University


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Motivational Interviewing Certificate
  • PA Family Support Alliance, Certified Mandated Reporter


  • Facilitation of individual and group treatment modalities in drug and alcohol use treatment programs
  • Facilitation of group trainings, workshops, and lectures on human sexuality topics
Commitment to Social Justice

I am committed to conducting my service with social justice at the forefront of all that I do.

I acknowledge the systemic racism present within our society. I am committed to taking meaningful action to prevent and respond to incidents of racism and social injustice. I want clients of all marginalized backgrounds to feel safe from harm, discrimination, and aggression.

I am committed to protecting gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation and will continue to be a supportive force for LGBTQIA+ members of the community.

I am invested in creating mutual respect, understanding and openness, challenging my own biases and engaging in dialogues for growth. I take responsibility to educate myself and others about the impact of mental health issues on our diverse community.

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