Christopher Deussing

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-DBT

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Christopher Deussing

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-DBT


Location

Offers online therapy

Philadelphia DBT Therapy & Wellness LLC
1515 Market Street
Suite 1200
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 478-6815

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Announcement icon Due to COVID, services are delivered via telehealth for the foreseeable future. I am currently accepting new patients on a limited basis.
For 20+ years, Chris has helped many people cope with a wide variety of psychological presentations including mood difficulties, psychosis, trauma, grief/loss, relationship challenges, addiction, and personality disorders. He is a "technical integrationist" fluent in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) & Contemporary Psychoanalysis.  Chris is a creative clinician utilizing a humanistic, action-oriented, & client-centered approach compassionately infused with lovingkindness.
He is an expert group facilitator, & his practice offers customized case management to increase treatment efficacy with complex cases. Chris was intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy as part of Belmont Center's DBT Team from 2010-2013. He is a founding partner & now directs Philadelphia DBT Therapy & Wellness LLC.
Chris is a proud member of Burning Man's Crisis Intervention Team, is completing his certification in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies at the California Institute for Integral Studies, & is a field instructor for Thomas Jefferson University's graduate school of psychology.  He is available for independent consultation, training, & supervision services.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $250+
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Pennsylvania / CW015799
  • School: University of Pennsylvania
  • Year Graduated: 2001

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Evergreen Certifications / C-DBT (157463)
  • Certificate Date: 2021

Christopher Deussing's Groups

DBT Skills Group (Beginners through Advanced)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a powerful 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 Summer/Autumn 2021.

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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." This group is on hiatus.

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Mind & Emotions 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 on hiatus.

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Location

Philadelphia DBT Therapy & Wellness LLC
1515 Market Street
Suite 1200
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 478-6815
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Borderline Personality
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

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Last Modified: 23 Jun 2021
Christopher Deussing, LCSW, C-DBT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia

Christopher Deussing

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-DBT