Christopher Wilson, PhD, LMFT, CST

I am originally from Oregon but I have lived in the beautiful city of Philadelphia for over a decade.  I have been working in social services and mental health for over twenty years.  I specialize in helping men (cis het and non cis het) and members of the LGBTQ community who are struggling with sex, intimacy, gender, and orientation concerns to better understand themselves and social inequalities they face, to improve the quality of their lives and relationships. While I often serve these populations, I have extensive work experience with clients of various backgrounds. I work with individuals and couples and am licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.  

Therapeutic Approach

I believe therapy is a collaborative process between client and therapist. As such, clients create goals, while therapists are present to assist in reaching them. I strive to create an environment which is affirming and comfortable. I often use humor and self disclosure, as a way to increase the therapeutic relationship when appropriate. Additionally, I regularly 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.

Specialities/Special Populations

  • LGBTQ+ Issues
    • Coming Out
    • Family Conflict
    • Co-parenting
  • Men (cis and non-cis) exploring sexuality and gender concerns
    • Compulsive Sexual Behaviors
    • Sex Addiction Concerns
    • Sexual Anxiety
    • Sexual Performance Concerns
    • Social and Dating Relationships Concerns
    • Gender Exploration
    • Sexual Orientation Exploration
    • Erectile Challenges
    • Premature Ejaculation
    • Body Image Concerns
  • Sexual Dysfunctions
    • Erectile Challenges
    • Performance Anxiety
    • Sexual Pain Disorders and Concerns
    • Orgasmic Disorders
  • Couples Relational & Intimacy Concerns
    • Exploring Non-Monogamy
    • Non-Monogamous and Poly Couples
    • Intimacy Concerns
    • Infidelity
    • Mixed Orientation Marriages and Relationships
  • HIV/AIDS

Certified Sex Therapist Speciality

I am one of a few male Certified Sex Therapist in the Philadelphia area. Additionally, I am Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor. I specialize in sexual exploration, gender affirmative care, sexual identities, couples intimacy concerns, and traditional sexual dysfunctions. I work with couples who are monogamous, those who practice consensual non-monogamy, and polyamory.

Modalities

I blend therapeutic theoretical orientations with public health behavioral change models rather than using one specific orientation or model. Therapeutic orientations and models which influence my work are:

  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Sex Therapy
  • The Crucible Model
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Health Belief Model
  • Transtheoretical Model (also known as Stages of Change Model)
  • Social Learning Theory
  • Social Psychology

Previous Organizations and Referral Networks

  • Emerge Wellness
  • Hornstein, Platt, and Associates
  • Child Guidance Resource Centers
  • Morris Home (Resources for Human Development)
  • The Attic Youth Center
  • Council for Relationships
  • Joseph J. Peters Institute

Fees:

  • Full Session Rate: Individuals: $200
  • Full Session Rate: Couples: $225
  • Sliding Scale: No availability at this time
  • Accepting New Clients: No

Hours:

  • Monday: 12:00 PM to 600 PM (Virtual only)
  • Tuesday: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (In-person or virtual)
  • Wednesday: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (In-person or virtual)
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Virtual only)

Contact:

  • Phone: 484-469-8705
  • Email: cwilson@centerforhealthierrelationships.com

Degrees & Certifications

  • Doctor of Human Sexuality with a focus in sex therapy
  • Master of Education with a focus on human sexuality
  • Master of Family Therapy with a focus in sex therapy
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor
  • AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST)
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • Certified Sexologist

Licensure

  • PA – MF000844
  • DE – FT-0010109
  • CT – 3088
  • NY – 002098
  • NJ – 37F1002218500

NPI

  • 1477923993