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About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPCC #E.0004200-SUPV (Expires: 2024-03-19)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Timothy Welch. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by C.A. 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 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 by E.R. 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

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 by A.M. on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

He is such a great counselor and down to earth! Was great help.Thank you.
Amanda

Written by B.E. 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

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 by A.B. 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

Very responsive and was able to get at the core of my problem quickly .

Written by E.R. on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

It is very early in the therapy relationship, so I would probably be better equipped to do this when we’ve had more than 1 session. However, I have really appreciated his calm and thoughtful way of questioning. It doesn’t feel rushed, and so far he has been a help in guiding me through manageable pieces of work and thought.
I also appreciate that he integrates big picture and acknowledges the smaller, living-this-moment aspect too. I have made a little progress and am looking forward to working with him further.

Written by E.B. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Timothy Welch provides exceptional counseling. His no nonsense perspective is exactly what I needed to free up some headspace in my life. He responsive, relatable but skips the fluff which I appreciate.

Written by A.L. on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Working with Timothy has been great! He’s good at calming my fears and letting me know when I’m on the right track. I feel very heard and understood with him, both of which are important for me.

Written by C.I. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Timothy is easy going, is great at checking in with the messaging to see how things are going which I am very appreciative of. It feels easy to open up to him and I'm looking forward to our next session!

Written by S.H. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I've been speaking to Timothy for about 5 months and I can't recommend him enough. He's helped me so much! He genuinely makes you feel like your just talking to a friend. He's a brilliant councillor!

Written by A.B. on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

It has been 2 weeks since I'm with Mr. Tim, I'm doing much better with his support

Written by K.A. on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Tim is super understanding and very down to earth. He knows his stuff, has helped me look at things from a different perspective, and has provided me with actual strategies that can help. I appreciate his support and guidance. I am very thankful for him.

Written by K.A. on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Timothy is highly professional and experienced therapist, he always feel what is a struggle about and always finds strong words and explanation to make the situation easier. I feel much stronger and motivated with his support.

Written by E.R. on May 07, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Fantastic counselor. Good at responding to messages in meaningful ways. Respectful and encouraging.

Written by R.A. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Timothy is supportive, compassionate, encouraging, enlightening, and understands not only what I say, but also what I don't say.

Written by S.H. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Tim is awesome! Very down to earth, helpful, and immediately makes you feel comfortable.

Written by E.L. on May 04, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and career difficulties

Timothy has been a fantastic help. He is kind and compassionate and very helpful. He helped me work through and understand some things I was struggling with and I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Written by C.H. on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and adhd

I started with Timothy a couple of weeks ago, and things are already changing in my life. Tim has opened my eyes to a couple of hard areas that I was not wanting to deal with. I would highly recommend him and Betterhelp to anyone that is struggling.

Written by L.I. on Jan 22, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Timothy is very easy to talk to and made me feel much more secure in this process than I could have imagined!

Written by M.I. on Jan 21, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Great counselor.

Written by Y.U. on Jan 07, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Great help. Feel mood improved after sharing with Timothy.

Written by S.A. on Dec 04, 2020 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Timothy has been extremely helpful over the last few weeks in helping me understand and sort the new feelings of anxiety that I have been dealing with. He gets right to the point, to which I am very grateful because I can dwell on things for too long. He is very understanding and makes me feel heard and appreciated and not like what I am feeling is wrong or crazy and I appreciate that a lot! I would recommend him to anyone I know’

Written by T.I. on Sep 02, 2020 after therapy with Timothy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Timothy is experienced, nurturing, caring and very based in the real world. He was able to understand what I needed quickly, he validated me, and gave me the insight and confidence I needed (very quickly I should add !) to make a very large decision. I am very thankful I found Timothy at that moment in my life !!

Written by K.I. on Aug 30, 2020 after therapy with Timothy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Timothy has sent me some great resources to deal with my anxiety. He listens and helps. Just having someone to talk to that is object helps a whole bunch!

Written by J.A. on Jul 22, 2020 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

In the short time we’ve been talking I feel that he provides good feedback and questions that move me forward. I tend to get stuck on a feeling but I like the way he asks questions. It makes me think about the next step.

Written by A.N. on Jun 09, 2020 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

I have anxiety and insecurities about my marriage and Timothy allows me to express my concerns without fear of judgment. He then points out facts in my situation to help ground me and provides strategies to help alleviate my anxiety. He is responsive and direct and exactly what I need right now to help me work through these issues. I would definitely recommend him to others with similar issues.

Written by T.Y. on May 18, 2020 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Timothy has really helped me immensely, I am so happy that I reached out for help and feel lucky to have been matched with Timothy. He is professional, level headed, wise, a great listener and a fantastic adviser. I would highly recommend him!!

Written by B.R. on Sep 20, 2019 after therapy with Timothy for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Tim has been wonderful! I have alot of factors that made me realize that I needed to speak to a counselor and Tim has listened to all of them. He really listens to how you feel and why, he offers tailored advice and expertise to every situation. He has helped me through the most difficult time in my life and I wouldn't have better mental health today without him.

Written by C.H. on Mar 14, 2019 after therapy with Timothy for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem

Using Betterhelp with Timothy Welch has been the best decision I’ve ever made. He’s funny, quick to respond, and truly cares. His perspective and approach have helped me to work on things I never thought I would be able to face. He’s the best!

Written by L.A. on Jan 31, 2019 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and sleeping disorders

This has been a positive experience for me. It made a huge difference to talk & feel understood.

Written by H.A. on Jan 27, 2019 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Since I started talking to Tim I feel I have someone I can talk to ,someone who listens to me,someone who understands,someone who I feel ushers me in the right direction and I feel Mr Welch is very patient. A person who empathises and makes me feel he is concerned and caring.

Written by L.O. on Jan 24, 2019 after therapy with Timothy for 1 week on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse

Dr Welch is very patient and wise. He is always right on point and gives the most relevant insights and advice.

Written by E.M. on Dec 05, 2018 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

Timothy Welsch is a wonderful therapist. He challenges me to think in new ways and always keeps me on my toes. He is very encouraging and I have made a great deal of progress working with him.

Written by S.H. on Sep 29, 2018 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Timothy is professional and available without being pushy. He listens and allows me to rant, which is a good thing. He also asks questions and gives assignments, which help me think.

Written by M.I. on Sep 24, 2018 after therapy with Timothy for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and career difficulties

I admire the advice that Timothy provides me. He always has an interesting spin on the situations and always gives me constructive feedback on how are why things are the way they are. He’s encouraging and honest with a great sense of humor. I feel he understands me and my goals.

Written by A.S. on Sep 20, 2018 after therapy with Timothy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Timothy is great. He is constantly checking in on me if I have been too busy to respond. He lets you speak and rant freely while giving you options of how you can go about a situation! 10/10 recommend!

Written by M.A. on Aug 28, 2018 after therapy with Timothy for 3 weeks

Responds quickly, has plenty of patience, very kind and understanding. Has time for anything you are having difficulties with and above all else has the necessary expertise.

Written by A.M. on Aug 16, 2018 after therapy with Timothy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and grief

Great counselor. He makes me feel like I can speak freely, he listens carefully and provides good advice.

Written by T.A. on Jul 21, 2018 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, and self esteem

Timothy Welch has been a wonderful therapist. He listens, takes your lead of how you want the session to go, and respects and honors what your goals are. He is honest, genuine, supportive, and kind. He also provides empathy and clarity in his approach. I highly recommend him to help you through any tough times you are experiencing or as a mentor to help guide you through to reach your goals and provide clarity to the chaos in your life.