Chris Wilson, PhD, LMFT, CST

Chris Wilson, PhD, LMFT, MEd, CHES, ACS, CST

I believe therapy is meant to be a collaborative process between client and therapist.  As such, clients create goals for themselves while therapist are present to assist them in reaching their goals.  I strive to create an environment which is affirming and comfortable yet also expect I will challenge clients in their assumptions regarding thoughts, behaviors, and interpersonal interactions.  I use a variety of therapeutic modalities in my practice, tailoring therapy to the individual client(s) I am serving.  I regularly use humor and self disclosure, as a way to increase therapeutic relationship, when appropriate.

I have worked in social services and mental health for over 15 years.  I began my career as a Resident Advisor and by volunteering on hotlines while in college.  I then transitioned to working as a milieu therapist with children.  Following completion of my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, I worked with families struggling with transitions, relationship conflict, and child behavioral/mental health concerns as a mobile family therapist.  While working as a mobile therapist, I received additionally training in Eco-Systemic Family Therapy through the Philadelphia Child and Family Training Therapy program.

I am one of a few male Certified Sex Therapist, certified through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, with offices in Philadelphia and Media.  I work with couples and individuals.  I specialize in working with LGBTQ inidividuals.  My areas of speciality include, people seeking to understand their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.  I work with gay and lesbian couples who are navigating both traditional couple dynamics as well as issues specific to being a part of a same-sex couple.  I have worked with clients in traditional and non-traditional relationship dynamics, including open and polyamorous relationships.  Additionally, I often work with people attempting to work through sexual dysfunctions or concerns.  I enjoy working with male identified clients as I often find they are not generally given the latitude to be emotionally expressive and doing so with another male can be very affirming.

Hours

  • Appointments: Media: Mon 1-10; Philly:  Thu 1-10 & Fri 1-8

Rates

  • Fee: $120-$140