Welcome to Selden Psychotherapy

Selden Psychotherapy is Growing! We will soon transition into Collage Therapy Collective, which will include additional clinicians to increase our capacity. This page will be updated as we move through this period of transition

Hello, my name is Shay (they/them) and I welcome you to my private practice site. I’m a licensed Clinical Psychologist based in Philadelphia, PA, offering online individual, relationship, and sex therapy, 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, and North Carolina (effective 3/1/21). 


Therapy and Consultation Services


Individual Therapy

Consultation for Gender Affirming Surgery Letters

Professional Supervision and Consultation

Relationship Therapy

Fees & Insurance



Individual Therapy: $150 - $175   Relationship Therapy (2+ partners): $175-$200

Gender Affirming Surgery Letter

45min Consultation and Letter: $175


Supervision and Consultation$150


I am currently in-network with Highmark and Optum/United. 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.


Contact Me


©2021 by Shay Selden, PsyD, MEd, LLC