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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.
I use cognitive-processing therapy (CPT) and prolonged exposure to help people who have experienced trauma and PTSD.
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.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Prolonged Exposure Therapy
- Illinois, LPC, 071010212
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
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.
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Matthew Welsh, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Matthew Welsh accepting new clients?
Yes, Matthew Welsh is accepting new clients.
Does Matthew Welsh accept insurance?
No, Matthew Welsh does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Matthew Welsh offer?
Matthew Welsh offers therapy for couples and individuals.
Does Matthew Welsh offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Illinois can book Matthew Welsh for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Matthew Welsh offer online therapy?
Yes, Matthew Welsh offers online therapy to people in Illinois.
How quickly can I see Matthew Welsh?
Matthew Welsh typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Matthew Welsh speak?
Matthew Welsh conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Matthew Welsh online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Matthew Welsh online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.