Christopher Deussing, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania

Christopher Deussing, LCSW

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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) and Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Chris is a creative clinician utilizing a humanistic, action-oriented and client-centered approach. In addition to Pennsylvania and New Jersey, he is licensed to practice in Delaware (LCSW #Q1-0011978), Colorado (CSW #09927866), Florida (SW #19264) and Hawaii (LCSW #4779).

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) and Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Chris is a creative clinician utilizing a humanistic, action-oriented and client-centered approach. In addition to Pennsylvania and New Jersey, he is licensed to practice in Delaware (LCSW #Q1-0011978), Colorado (CSW #09927866), Florida (SW #19264) and Hawaii (LCSW #4779).

Chris is an expert group facilitator and his practice offers customized case management to increase treatment efficacy with complex cases. He was intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy as part of Belmont Center's DBT Team from 2010-2013. He is a founding partner of and now directs Philadelphia DBT Associates.

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 and is a field instructor for Thomas Jefferson University's graduate school of psychology. He is available for independent consultation, training and supervision services.

Christopher's Practice Philadelphia DBT Associates offers individual and group therapy to those struggling with symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and other mood-related concerns.

Do you have a tough time controlling your emotions? Does it ever feel like you're stuck on autopilot, reacting and not knowing how to control your reactions? Are you struggling with relationships with yourself and others? Then DBT may be right for you.

DBT is a skills-based therapy that can teach individuals tools to act more effectively and in line with their goals and values. DBT teaches four modules 1)Mindfulness 2)Interpersonal Effectiveness 3) Distress Tolerance 4)Emotional Regulation.

New DBT Skills group launching April 2022

We have clinicians who are able to accept clients in, PA, NJ, DE, GA, HI

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Career
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pet Loss
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Identity
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalysis

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$150.00 - $400.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
CW015799
Pennsylvania
Professional Certification(s)
Organization
Date
C-DBT
Evergreen Certifications
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
University of Pennsylvania
Master's in Social Work
2001