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Deborah Asper, LCSW

My Locations

WellSpan Philhaven
40 V-Twin Dr., Suite 202
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 339-2710
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

Pursuing a career in social work was a natural calling for me. I was very intuitive as a young child and was aware that suffering existed. I wanted to help people and make the world a better place. The social work core values of service are directly in line with my world view. "Everyone" deserves to be respected and heard. Being a social worker allows me the opportunity to advocate, empower, motivate and encourage resilience in others and to help them cultivate their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.


What I want my patients to know about me:

I have been practicing in the social work field since 1992. I have worked in a variety of settings. I have provided direct clinical services to individuals, couples, families and groups. I have worked within community organizations and advocacy groups. I have been in my current position with WellSpan Philhaven for 20 years. In my work with clients, I strive to create a space that is safe, warm and nonjudgmental so clients may feel comfortable in exploring their issues. I implement a variety of therapeutic modalities that are person-centered, collaborative, motivational, and integrative.


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

When I am not in the office seeing clients, I enjoy being outdoors experiencing nature. I enjoy biking, hiking, kayaking, running, waterskiing, rappelling, camping, and traveling. I also enjoy yoga and participating in mindfulness practices.


Clinical Interests

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Health
  • Depression
  • Family & Couples Care
  • Grief Counseling
  • Parent Child Conflicts
  • Sports Psychology
  • Women's Issues

Education & Credentials

  • Graduate School: University of Pittsburgh
  • Undergraduate Education: Lock Haven University

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Beacon (Value Options)
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Gateway Medicare Assured all Areas
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Vibra Health Plan



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