Welcome to Fishtown Wellness Center

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

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


Our Team

Who We Are And What We Do

All of our services are offered by our wonderful team:



Founder & Clinical Director

Katherine Glick is a Licensed Professional Counselor (PA, NJ) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (NJ), as well as a Certified and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS, CCS). (To see all of Kat's licensures and certifications, please click the ``read more`` button blelow). Her professional background includes 10 years of clinical experience working in addiction treatment and psychiatric rehabilitation. She opened her private practice in 2013, specializing in the holistic and integrative treatment of clinical mental health and behavioral disorders, as well as health counseling, coaching, and psychotherapy. Kat expanded on her business and opened Fishtown Wellness Center in 2017. In addition, she has taught in undergraduate, graduate, and professional development educational programs since 2010. Kat I am committed to creating mental health and community spaces that prioritize the person, above all else.


Rachael Harkins

LPC, Clinical Coordinator

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) that is nationally certified (NCC) by the National Board of Certified Counselors. I also act as the Clinical Coordinator at Fishtown Wellness Center. I currently hold licensure in the states of Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Colorado. I am also registered to practice teletherapy in the state of Florida. I hold a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling / Psychotherapy from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. I have experience working with adults of diverse backgrounds. Specifically, with codependency, trauma, systematic oppression, life transitions, neurodivergence, recovery, grief & loss, anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. My current passion is working with creatives and neurodivergent individuals. I also enjoy working with other therapists and those with occupations within the mental health field. I work within a psychodynamic modality to help clients uncover patterns of thinking and behavior that no longer serve them. Overall, I am passionate about working with individuals that want to foster a stronger and healthier relationship with themselves and their personal goals. Empathy, empowerment, and self-expression are at the core of my clinical practice. I am exceptionally motivated and committed to the wellness and healing of those that I have the opportunity to work and connect with.


Katherine Wendler


Katherine Wendler, MFT, MEd is a pre-licensed professional providing individual, relational and group therapy under the supervision of Alphonse Pignataro, LMFT, CSA (LMFT Lic# MF000080). After relocating from Wisconsin to Philadelphia, Katherine completed an MFT at Thomas Jefferson University in their Couples and Family Therapy program with a specialization in sex therapy. She continued into a MEd/PhD program studying Human Sexuality at Widener University.</p> <p>Katherine’s therapeutic approach emphasizes compassion, empowerment and transparency. She welcomes anyone who Is seeking therapy. She has a history of working regularly with folx struggling with substance use, disordered eating, body image, relationships, communication, and sex and sexuality. More specifically, gender identity, sexual orientation, and pain with sexual activities. Katherine has experiencing working with the LGBTQIA+ community, people experiencing homelessness, non-monogamous relationships, and various harm-reduction treatment programs.


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. My main priority is to support my clients through their journey of self-awareness as they work towards self-actualization. Often I encourage each client to engage in activities outside of the therapeutic sessions in order to promote further growth and knowledge of self and ones needs. I continue to remain committed to helping each client that I have the privilege of working with.


Ryan Cocron, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Ryan Cocron attended Thomas Jefferson University where he earned his Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy with a focus on sex therapy. He spent 3 years working in community mental health and drug and alcohol facilities providing individual, family, and group therapy. Ryan’s approach to therapy is caring, calm, personal, and empathetic. Ryan strives to create a safe and comfortable space that allows individuals to be authentic. Areas of focus include: LGBTQ+, sexuality, intimacy, addiction, anxiety, depression, and unresolved trauma. Ryan has experience working with individuals with substance use disorders, the LGBTQ+ Community, parents, and teens.</p> <p>Ryan’s theoretical framework is based on the idea that we are programmed and shaped by the people and environments in which we grow up. Therefore, much of Ryan’s work involves exploring relationships, memories, and messages from family. In addition, Ryan uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Bowen Family Systems Theory, and Gottman Method in his practice.


Nakia Anderson


As a woman of color, and an ally to the LGBTQIA community, I pride myself on providing a welcoming, safe space where I will listen to you with compassion and non-judgment while challenging you to move forward. I work with adult-aged individuals and couples who are facing the desire to improve the quality of their lives.</p> <p>I have worked with an array of people coping with communication issues, interpersonal challenges, anxiety, and depression. I use multicultural perspectives, along with CBT, DBT, and mindfulness techniques to promote change in how you view yourself and, the Gottman method to assist couples in reducing conflict.<br /> My role is to aid you in exploring the symptoms or behaviors that are no longer useful to you and then to assess what changes may be possible. And, change is often possible.


Grace Stagliano


Hi! My name is Grace (they/them) and I am a licensed social worker (License # SW140533) providing individual psychotherapy under the supervision of Ryan Cocron (License # MF001130). I earned my Master of Social Work from Rutgers University in May 2023 with a specialization in clinical social work. With experience in psychotherapy as well as case management, I aim to take a wholistic approach with clients, addressing psychological concerns as well as the social and political. I believe you are the expert on your experience and encourage you to offer feedback throughout the therapeutic process so that we can work together to address your concerns. I would be honored to accompany you on your mental health journey.


Ari Peck


My name is Ari Peck and I received my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2021. I’ve previously worked in an intensive outpatient unit with clients with depression and other mood disorders.</p> <p>I use a multi-modal approach, working collaboratively with clients and using a diverse set of techniques to help manage mood, self-esteem, and life adjustments. These methods include creating strategies to manage difficult relationships, exploring one’s under-met needs, and challenging unhelpful beliefs about oneself. I am particularly interested in working with clients who are neurodiverse, LGBTQ+, disabled, or otherwise facing obstacles to self-actualization.</p> <p>I believe that people deserve a safe and supportive space within which to learn about themselves. My goal is to help clients deepen their self-knowledge, empowering them to make choices that reflect their values and create healthier relationships within their communities.


Jesse Braff

Licensed Professional Counselor

Jesse (he/him) recently graduated from McDaniel College where he pursued a master’s degree in Clinical Counseling. He is committed to working with individuals within the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. Jesse has a special interest in working with individuals dealing with substance use as well as those who have ADD/ADHD. Additionally, as a transracial adoptee, he also hopes to support other adoptees as they explore their unique identities and sense of belonging.


Riley Fortier

M.Ed., Community Educator, Social Media Manager

Riley Fortier, M.Ed. (they/he) is a sexuality educator in the greater Philadelphia area, focusing on holistic wellness and LGBTQ+ diversity in higher education. Previously, Riley earned their Masters of Education in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University and their undergraduate degrees focusing on biology, psychology, and gender and sexuality studies from Roger Williams University. Riley seeks to provide sexuality and wellness workshops geared towards adults as well as LGBTQ+ trainings to professors and staff in higher education facilities. He currently provides community-based lesson plans and workshops for the greater Philadelphia area, as well as content creation and social media management for Fishtown Wellness Center. Riley is driven to foster inclusive educational environments and to provide medically accurate, pleasure-guided, and socially conscious sexuality education workshops with their audience.



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