Christopher Deussing

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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Christopher Deussing, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia
(215) 478-6815 Website

Christopher Deussing

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW


Location

Philadelphia DBT Associates
1845 Walnut Street
Suite 2323
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
(215) 478-6815

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For 20+ years, Christopher has successfully treated individuals & families coping with personality disorders, mood difficulties, psychotic illnesses, trauma, grief / loss, relationship challenges, & addiction. He is proficient in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) & Modern Psychoanalysis. Christopher proudly serves as a clinician on Burning Man's Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) & is a founding partner of Philadelphia DBT Associates. He has functioned as a field instructor for the University of Pennsylvania & was a member of Belmont Center's DBT Team from 2010-2013.
In addition to private practice, Christopher provides supervision, consultation, & training to organizations & fellow clinicians.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of Pennsylvania
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License No. and State: CW015799 Pennsylvania

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $300
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Highmark
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Christopher Deussing's Groups

DBT SKILLS Group (Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a powerful form of therapy for individuals who have trouble regulating emotions & behaviors. These groups help replace problematic thought / behavior patterns with more adaptive ways of coping to create a "life worth living." We focus on 4 skills modules: 1) Mindfulness, 2) Distress Tolerance, 3) Emotion Regulation, & 4) Interpersonal Effectiveness. Our Intermediate & Advanced groups integrate didactic skills training with a psychodynamic group process, helping clients utilize existing skill-based knowledge in current life situations. Our next group launches August 2018.

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OPEN CIRCLE PROCESS Group

Emotional resilience -- the capacity to feel disappointment, hurt, ambivalence, frustration, failure / success, intense feelings / impulses, etc...& still effectively work, love, & play -- is vital for personal & social maturation. This experiential workshop catalyzes the development of psychological flexibility, courage, & strength through the therapeutic assignment of healthily "saying everything." Our next rotation reincarnates August 2018.

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MIND & EMOTIONS (CBT/ACT/DBT) Group

By integrating elements of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), & Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), this seminar teaches practical techniques needed to effectively manage distressing psychological presentations & intense emotional states. Emphasis is placed on the exploration of seven dysfunctional defense mechanisms that keep clients trapped in painful repetition cycles. In addition to addressing traditional symptoms of anxiety/anger/shame/depression, etc., participants strive to holistically understand the root causes of their suffering. This group is currently active with rolling admissions.

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Location

Philadelphia DBT Associates
1845 Walnut Street
Suite 2323
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
(215) 478-6815

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Professional Connections

Perri Borish, MSS, LCSW, BCD
Perri Borish, MSS, LCSW, BCD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Classmate, known for 13 years
Dr. Andre Watson, PsyD
Dr. Andre Watson, PsyD
Psychologist Classmate, known for 11 years
Dr. Stewart Hockenberry, PhD
Dr. Stewart Hockenberry, PhD
Psychologist Colleague, known for 3 years
Melanie Eddy, LCSW, Coach
Melanie Eddy, LCSW, Coach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 10 years
Ms. Jennifer Houk, MS, LPC
Ms. Jennifer Houk, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor Classmate, known for 10 years
Ms. Miriam Rosario, MS, LPC, ACS
Ms. Miriam Rosario, MS, LPC, ACS
Licensed Professional Counselor Classmate, known for 11 years
Janet Castellini, MSS, LCSW, LCADC, CGP, NCPsyA
Janet Castellini, MSS, LCSW, LCADC, CGP, NCPsyA
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Classmate, known for 11 years
Mr. Jim Basilio, MS, LPC
Mr. Jim Basilio, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor Classmate, known for 9 years
Dr. Karen Zelaya-Kendall, PhD
Dr. Karen Zelaya-Kendall, PhD
Psychologist Colleague, known for 6 years
Dr. Brad Bernstein, PsyD
Dr. Brad Bernstein, PsyD
Psychologist Colleague, known for 10 years
Ms. Marquita Bolden, MSW, LCSW
Ms. Marquita Bolden, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 5 years
Mr. Joshua Snyder, LPC, MA
Mr. Joshua Snyder, LPC, MA
Licensed Professional Counselor Colleague, known for 3 years
Deena Goldstein, MSW, LCSW
Deena Goldstein, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 4 years
Sarah Ellis, LCSW
Sarah Ellis, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 4 years
Laura Hawley, LCSW, Lic, Ac
Laura Hawley, LCSW, Lic, Ac
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 2 years

Links

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Last Modified: 09 Jul 2018
Christopher Deussing, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia

Christopher Deussing

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW