About Boyer Counseling Group

Our community is plagued with high level of unemployment, underemployment, gun violence, and women as the head of households. These factors are traumatic to the people in our community and those people rarely have a productive outlet to process this trauma. Therefore, Boyer Counseling Group chose to provide our community a quality, professional setting for all of the therapeutic needs. It is the vision and passion of the founder to meet people where they are and provide people with the help that they need. We have a professional staff with over 80 years of combined experience in mental and behavioral health. These culturally competent clinicians are sensitive to the needs of this unique population. 

Boyer Counseling Values

Boyer Counseling Group was created to be a vessel in the community. We are a small agency which provides quality mental health services while meeting the needs of our consumers.

Boyer Counseling Group provides an intimate, safe and comfortable atmosphere. We encourage you to establish a healthy, honest and respectful relationship between you and your therapist.

Our vision is to bring awareness to mental health disparities that plaque our community and inspire individuals to live their best life.
We promise to treat you with dignity and respect. We promise to provide fair treatment. We promise to listen. We promise to be honest. We promise to keep your information private.

Meet Our Team

Make an appointment with one of our skilled clinicians.

Farida E. Boyer

Approved Supervisor Candidate

Farida E. Boyer is a visionary and a lifelong Philadelphian who has worked over 20 years in the Philadelphia community advocating for individuals and families. Farida has served as a teacher, community and now a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Approved Supervisor Candidate and cofounder of The Black Brain Campaign. She is passionate about eradicating the stigma against mental health and believes the key component to a flourishing community is a healthy family unit. Although, Farida treats individuals and families, as a Muslim Marriage Educator and Prepare-Enrich Marital Facilitator, she specializes in working with couples. Farida currently serves as a member of the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) Advisory Council.

Kevana Nixon

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Kevana Nixon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who services the greater Philadelphia and Delaware area. Kevana currently serves as a full-time Clinical Coordinator at a non-profit agency in Delaware by supporting individual, couples, and families. Kevana also served as a staff therapist for Philly Youth Poetry movement where she facilitated group discussions around mental health, relationships, and healthy lifestyles. In addition, Kevana supports other parts of her community by serving as a co-founder of a non-profit called “Black Men Heal” to support men of color receiving services for their mental health. Kevana’s love and purpose is to transform the lives of people by providing healing in a safe and supportive environment.

Isabelle Gauthier

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Isabelle Gauthier, MS, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice with over 8 years of experience providing support and assistance to children, teens, adults, couples, and families struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, marital problems, truancy issues, and parent-child relationships.
Clients are drawn to Isabelle’s active, thoughtful participation in therapy and the way she both challenges and supports clients through their most difficult moments. She is also able to support families with children that are at risk of being removed from their homes or in crisis.

Isabelle is a trained therapist in the practice of Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT). This model focuses on treatment for children and families experiencing behavioral and/or relational challenges and is based on the theory that change in family structure contributes to change in the behavior of individual members. ESFT begins with the fundamental assumption that both the child and caregivers functioning are linked to their relational environments at home and in the community. Treating a child within this model means working simultaneously with the child and family, the home setting, and the family’s community network.

Isabelle holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology with focus on Marriage and Family Therapy from Chestnut Hill College and has a certification in Family-Based Mental Health Services (FBMHS).

Sahir Muhammad

Master’s Level Clinicians

Sahir Muhammad is a Master’s Level Clinicians and Philadelphia native with an extensive mental health background. Sahir holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of Sciences, and is currently undergoing study to obtain his MA and Licensure in Counseling Psychology at Alvernia University while simultaneously working with The Black Brain Campaign. Sahir Muhammad’s background is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as he is focused on his passion in the area of youth development, male involvement and skill building.



I have been a patient at Boyer Counseling Group for several months and I am very pleased with the outcome of services. I have received excellent care, strength, knowledge. wisdom, power and most important self healing.

My husband and I were going through a rough patch in our marriage as I’m sure most couples do. I began looking for a therapist who was Muslim so that he or she would be familiar with our beliefs. I happened upon Farida’s website, made a call and got an appointment immediately. Farida is very professional, thorough and neutral. She doesn’t take side, but rather helps each person understand the role that the may have played. If your are committed Farida provides the tools that are needed so that you can get your marriage back on track.

Attending therapy Is like cleaning a mirror full of finger prints. As you work through the experiences, people, places and things that have and are leaving an imprint on your life and identity, you can see yourself more clearly. Therapy with Farida has been thoroughly empowering and sustaining. It has increased my self-compassion and self-awareness, and given me a language to process versus push emotions away. I am forever grateful that I found Farida, and look forward to continuing to work with her.

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