Christopher Deussing, LCSW, C-DBT

For 20+ years, Christopher has helped numerous individuals and families cope with a wide variety of psychological presentations including mood difficulties, psychotic illnesses, trauma, grief/loss, relationship challenges, addiction, and personality disorders.  He is a "technical integrationist", certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and highly proficient in Contemporary Psychoanalysis.  Christopher is a very creative clinician who utilizes a humanistic, action-oriented, and client-centered approach infused with compassionate lovingkindness.  He is an expert group therapy facilitator, and his practice also offers adjunctive social work and customized case management services to increase treatment effectiveness with complex cases.


Christopher is certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and worked as part of Belmont Center's DBT Team from 2010-2013.  He is one of the founding partners, and now the director of Philadelphia DBT Associates.  He is a proud member of Burning Man's Crisis Intervention Team, and is completing his certification in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies at the California Institute for Integral Studies. Chris serves as a field instructor for Thomas Jefferson University's graduate school of psychology.  In addition to private practice, Christopher is available for independent consultation, training, and supervision services for fellow colleagues and healthcare organizations.