Therapist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Cristhian Dantagnan, Therapist

License: LPC

Provider Gender: Male

Ages Served: 0-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Cristhian Dantagnan, LPC

Cristhian Dantagnan, LPC

Cristhian is a Licensed Professional Counselor that has served adults, children, youth, and their families for over 15 years. A native of Chile, he obtained his Masters in Counseling Psychology at Temple University and is fluent in both English and Spanish. Early in his career in urban youth ministry and later as a Clinical Supervisor in school based mental health, Cristhian developed a deep understanding of what motivates people to learn and grow. His understanding of human development and attachment theories serves as the underpinning for his work with children, youth and adults. I

n addition to having a general practice focusing on developmental disorders, depression, anxiety, existential angst, intimacy challenges and managing stress, Cristhian can guide individuals and families through parenting education, attachment disruption (adoption-foster care-blended families etc.), as well as immigration and acculturation challenges. Lately he has trained and is pursuing certification as an IFS therapist which is a non-pathologizing approach to understanding, relating and healing controlling, angry, over-reactive, impulsive, compulsive, hypervigilant, critical, ashamed and shaming internal parts among many others. Even though Trauma and Attachment Injury can leave scars in all of us, Cristhian believes that we also have the power to heal and no longer suffer once we reconnect with our own intact core self.

Cristhian grew up in the desert in a small mining town in the north of Chile. His father was a preacher and his mother a teacher: “I did compromise,” says Cristhian, so he became a therapist. He also is a music aficionado and enjoys singing and playing the flute. To decompress, Cristhian likes to play tennis, mountain biking, and fixing all sorts of stuff.

En español: Cristhian tiene una maestría en consejería de Temple University. El tiene 15 años de experiencia trabajando con niños, adolescentes y sus familias que enfrentan frustración, desaliento o hasta vergüenza por problemas de atención e hiperactividad, conducta oposicional desafiante, autismo, trastornos del aprendizaje, ansiedad y depresión etc. Cristhian también tiene experiencia en las áreas de trastornos del apego, parentalidad responsable y el impacto que el abuso y descuido puede causar en los niños y en las relaciones y familias que esos niños después formarán. Por experiencia personal, Cristhian también entiende los desafíos de la familia inmigrante y las dificultades derivadas de la aculturación multi-generacional.

Cristhian cree firmemente que el cambio se produce cuando la persona tiene la voluntad y el valor de reconocer y aceptar sus necesidades y desafíos, pero por sobretodo, re-conectarse con su Yo-Esencial. Últimamente se está especializando en terapia IFS (Internal Family Systems) que es una mirada no-patologizante de ver y sanar partes compulsivas, impulsivas, adictivas, reactivas, hyper vigilantes, controladoras, ansiosas, depresivas, criticonas, avergonzantes etc. especialmente partes que han sido profundamente heridas por Trauma, Malos Tratos y Desapego.

Cristhian cuenta de sus raíces: “Yo nací en el norte de Chile, en el desierto de Atacama. Mi padre era pastor y mi madre profesora, así que terminé siendo terapeuta, que es como en el medio. Primero estudié teología y trabaje en ministerio juvenil por muchos años en Chile, Colombia y aquí en Philadelphia. También estudié música y me gusta cantar y tocar la flauta.” Para relajarse le gusta jugar tenis, la bicicleta de montaña y hacer trabajos en la casa, arreglando y armando cosas. También le gusta pasar el tiempo con la familia; su esposa, su hijo e hija y, por supuesto, sus dos perros.

Expertise

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Allied Trades Assistance Program
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • ComPsych
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Magellan
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Quest Behavioral Health
  • Total Care Network

Interventions

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Parenting Skills

Populations

  • Developmental Disabilities
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Women

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Locations

FAQs

Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Cristhian Dantagnan. You can also call 267-507-1310 to have someone assist you.

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