Hello! It can be a scary process to start therapy and I will do my best to respect who you are and what goals you are seeking. I believe therapy should be a two way street where you and I work together to decide what is best for you. Your current emotional struggle does not have to define your future. Working together, my hope is to help empower, encourage and educate you in finding resolution to this struggle.
I’ve been a clinical counselor for 20 years and currently work in a private practice. I specialize in alcohol and drug issues along with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, bipolar, work issues, spirituality struggles, family & relationship issues, marriage and divorce struggles, ADHD management for adults and adolescents, teen issues, life transitions, self esteem, anger and stress management. I have extensive experience helping those who are struggling with alcohol or drugs recover, along with helping those heal who have experienced trauma or loss.
My aim is to learn from each person’s story and keep an open mind so I can see what is needed to help. I will not presume to know or judge you because of what you’ve been through.
I am nationally certified as a Master Addiction Counselor and National Certified Counselor through the National Board Of Certified Counselors and am a Licensed Professional Independent Counselor in Ohio. I received my bachelors degree In Psychology from John Carroll University in Ohio and my Masters Degree in Counseling and Human Development at Walsh University in Ohio.
My experience includes: private practice, community mental health, crisis intervention and hospitalizations, alcohol and drug recovery rehab, EAP, DOT, domestic violence groups, anger management groups, alcohol/drug recovery groups, group home for troubled youth, case management, shelter for runaway street kids in New York, Harlem and California, hospice floor for AIDS patient, and terminally ill floor for kids.
My goal is to utilize my education and experience to empower and help you navigate anything you feel is holding you back in life. I believe people have the ability to get through adversity, can change and that one approach does not fit all.
I am the creator of actuallyiWILL.org which offers free online support through an app and website for those struggling with substance abuse issues. I currently work at a small private practice in Newark Ohio.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LPCC E.0004200-SUPV
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Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Timothy Welch really individualizes his approach to communication, which I’ve found beneficial in increasing my trust in him. He is able to pinpoint the root cause of issues and provides expert ways to cope with or relieve insecurities. He provides validation, but also assists with irrational thoughts caused by past trauma. I highly recommend him.
Written on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Timothy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Timothy is awesome. It's really important for me to have an un-censored approach to therapy. Sometimes you get screwed up, and there's no sense in beating around the bush for the sake of professionalism. There's no pomp-and-circumstance with Timothy. He's very real and honest. Conversation feels organic, and it works to bring out your issues naturally like that. In the best way, Timothy doesn't feel at all "shrinky".
Written on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management
He is such a great counselor and down to earth! Was great help.Thank you.
Written on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Timothy is a great therapist for real, he knows how to listen and he really understands how you are feeling, I feel comfortable sharing my feelings to him because I know he wouldn’t judge me at all!
Written on Oct 31, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Very responsive and was able to get at the core of my problem quickly .
Written on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching