DeLisa Deutsch, MS, LPC-S (19904), CEDS
DeLisa is the director of the Frisco and Farmers Branch offices. She oversees the clinical and day-to-day functioning both offices. She is also in charge of all training and development for Apple.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals-IAEDP). I have over 10 years of experience working with eating disorders and related issues (including body acceptance, exercise addiction, and co-occurring conditions such as anxiety and depression). Additionally, I am a trained marriage and family therapist who enjoys working on communication, intimacy, relationship and parenting issues. I work with ages 10 through adulthood and conceptualize issues from both the individual and systems perspectives. I support individuals and families to work through challenges brought on by transitions across the life span. I have worked with many families navigating the transitional stage known as “launching”. During this stage, I join with teens/ young adults and families to work toward independence. I take a collaborative approach to treatment and consult with physicians or school/ work personnel, as appropriate, to facilitate full benefits.
My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space to develop insight and alternative coping skills and behaviors. I honor patient experiences and value perspectives as integral to the treatment process. I use evidence based therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), as well as systems approaches, and other appropriate interventions.
I graduated from Stephen F Austin State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1995. I completed my Master of Science in Counseling Psychology in 1999 at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas with a focus on Marriage and Family Counseling.