Provider type: Psychotherapist
Patient Age: Adult, Child & Adolescent
Services Provided: Consultation, Clinical Evaluation, and Psychotherapy
Dr. Welch utilizes a curious, empathetic, encouraging and pragmatic style to therapy with pre-teens, adolescents and adults who are experiencing challenges related to depression/anger, mood, anxiety and trauma, family conflict, and emotional regulation/behavioral control. He has a particular interest and specializes in assisting individuals who are in the process of negotiating the myriad changes associated with transitions that occur during adolescence through early adulthood, such as individuation, perceived inadequacy/”impostor syndrome,” identity confusion and relationship concerns. He often employs stress reduction and relaxation techniques, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness approaches, notably Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to foster the development and application of skills that help clients to realize the changes they desire.
Dr. Welch graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor's degree and received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology in Atlanta. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Crestwood Children’s Center in Rochester, NY where he provided individual, group and family therapy to children and adolescents in the Specialized Day Treatment Program. He also provided clinic and school-based individual and group therapy as well as consultation to staff at Somerville Public Schools, including the therapeutic educational elementary, middle and high school programs, while completing his post-doctoral fellowship at the Somerville Community Mental Health Center in Somerville, MA. Prior to joining PCA, Dr. Welch was an outpatient therapist at Azimuth Psychological in Boston for five years working primarily with adults, many of them young adults who were international college and graduate students at local universities.