I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist. My primary specialties are treating general and specific anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem, "imposter syndrome," anxiety which has led to depression, and confidence issues. I am also well versed in coaching, relationship dynamics, parenting, and family history complications. I am a very solution focused therapist with the notion of helping you achieve emotional wellness and happiness in your life as soon as possible. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice at Shippensburg University where I graduated Magna Cum Laude and as the Distinguished Military Graduate. I served six years as a Commissioned Officer in the US Army and later spent eleven years in the private sector employed by behavioral health companies. I earned a Masters in Social Work from Temple University, entered private practice and practiced traditional talk therapy including cognitive behavioral interventions, marriage and relationship counseling, family counseling, group therapy, and EMDR therapy.
I later spent two years working as a therapist and administrator for an International Mission agency based in the UK. While living, traveling and working in fourteen countries on five continents, I gained experience with mental health interventions across cultures in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and PTSD. During this time I evolved my practice into specializing in EMDR Therapy which I have practiced now for 22 years and virtually since 2016.
In 2018 I became a Senior Executive Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. I am honored to serve our all clients including Veterans as I am also a Veteran myself and enjoy serving people from all walks of life. I continue my clinical practice virtually from Pennsylvania and Delaware serving clients all over the United States and around the world, having treated clients on every continent so far except Antarctica!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Abandonment, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Expats, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Keith is a very intelligent and understanding individual. As well as very responsive. I would definitely recommend him to anyone I talk to.
Written on Sep 29, 2023 after therapy with Keith for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd
Keith is the first therapist I have had that has actually laid out a plan to help me. He has been extremely helpful and has helped me more in just a few sessions than other therapists have in months of sessions/calls.
Written on Sep 27, 2023 after therapy with Keith for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Keith creates a virtual space of safety and support during sessions. He is prompt in answering any messages and displays understanding and guidance. I truly appreciate his patience, understanding, wisdom and humor!
Written on Sep 13, 2023 after therapy with Keith for 3 years and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
In just a few short weeks, I've noticed a difference in my attitudes and life coping skills. Keith has a way of asking questions, and responding to comments that encourages and pushes you to dig a little deeper.
Written on Sep 06, 2023 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Keith makes me feel heard and comfortable, he has offered many ways for me to walk through the struggles I face and we had an Emdr session that I find was both eye opening and helpful.
Written on Aug 07, 2023 after therapy with Keith for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd
Keith Welsh has exceeded all my expectations already. I needed a new start, a new therapist, a new journey. He has made himself available to me, he answers all my questions and even comments in my journals, every single one. He offers so much valuable insight. He is open, honest, kindhearted and supportive. He is authentic and that means the most to me. He wants to help and I can feel that. He wants me to be better and I can feel that. I am a therapist myself, so that means I am the worst person to treat! Keith embraces that and works with me. I have actually for the first time ever felt comfortable enough to let go and truly commit to this process. I want to be treated, I want to get out of the drivers seat and let another professional I trust help me. This is huge for me. I have never had this experience before and I think that Keith is a gift from God to me.
Written on Jul 26, 2023 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes