Welcome to Selden Psychotherapy

Hello, my name is Shay (they/she), and I welcome you to my private practice site. I’m a licensed Clinical Psychologist based in Philadelphia, PA, offering online individual therapy sessions, letters for accessing gender affirming surgery, and professional supervision and consultation.


About Me

My Approach to Therapy:
I believe that connection is a powerful source of growth and healing - connection to oneself, connection to others, and connection to one's community. In line with this, my approach is grounded in relational, attachment, psychodynamic, and systems theories. This means that we’ll talk about your early life, the relationships that laid the foundation for the relationships you have today, and get to know your whole story, inclusive of the communities and personal identities that have helped make you you.

I have specialized training in working with complex trauma, substance abuse, the LGBTQ+ community, and multicultural issues. I work from trauma-informed, anti-oppression, and harm reduction perspectives, and am affirming of the kink, polyamorous, and sex work communities.

My Education:
I earned a doctorate in clinical psychology as well as a master’s in human sexuality from Widener University in 2017. 

I am licensed in PA (PS018572), and authorized to practice telepsychology in the following states: Delaware, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Virginia (effective 1/1/21), and North Carolina (effective 3/1/21). 


Therapy and Consultation Services


Individual Therapy

Consultation for Gender Affirming Surgery Letters

Professional Supervision and Consultation

Fees & Insurance


Individual Therapy

45-50 minutes ($150)

Consultation for Gender Affirming Surgery Letter

45-50min ($175)

Professional Supervision and Consultation

45-50 minutes ($150)


I am currently in-network with Highmark, Optum, Cigna, and Magellan. For those with other insurances, or if you are unsure of coverage, I am able to assist with confirming your benefits. For those with out-of-network benefits, I am able to provide superbills for session reimbursement.


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