Matthew Welsh

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Availability

In Central Time

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I want to learn what is in your heart, mind, soul, and emotions and help you express those parts of yourself in a meaningful and real way. I utilize motivational interviewing to help you identify your deepest desires, strengths, and goals. I also draw upon cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and humanistic approaches to give you the tools to achieve your goals.

Is there any research-based work you’ve done that you found particularly exciting, and how has that informed your practice today?

I use cognitive-processing therapy (CPT) and prolonged exposure to help people who have experienced trauma and PTSD.

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

I began my professional career as a lawyer. Studying and practicing in the field of law helped me develop critical thinking skills and an understanding of how to navigate the practical challenges of life. However, working as a lawyer made me realize I wanted to help people on a more personal, emotional, and psychological level so they could be effective before they need a lawyer.

Specialties

General Expertise

Fees

$145

First Session

$145

Family Therapy

$145

Couples Therapy

$145

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Biofeedback

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Licensure

IL, LPC, 071010212

Education

B.A. Economics, University of Notre Dame

J.D., Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis

M.S. Counseling and Counselor Education Indiana University

Ph.D., Purdue University

Work History

I have clinical experience at a Veteran’s Affairs Hospital treating Veterans with combat and non-combat related PTSD, military sexual trauma, drug and alcohol problems, depression, anxiety, career issues, relationship problems, and homicidal and suicidal ideation. I have also worked at Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital treating psychiatric inpatients with both substance use diagnoses and co-occurring mental health disorders such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, severe depression, and antisocial personality disorder. Further, I have worked at Purdue University in their Counseling and Guidance Center where I administered, scored, interpreted, and prepared reports for personality and career testing including the MMPI-2, MCMI-III, Beck Depression Inventory, Myers-Briggs Indicator, Revised NEO Personality Inventory, and Strong Interest Inventory. As a lawyer, I worked as a family law attorney in private practice for adoption, divorce, child custody and parenting time hearings. Prior to working in private practice, I worked as a trial lawyer for Marion County Department of Child Services where I represented the State in numerous “Child in Need of Services” cases in Marion County, Indiana.