Who we are

This is who we are, pulling from both life experience and education.

We’ve got you.


How this started

Tim Welch, LPCC, MAC, NCC

It can be intimidating 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 we work together to decide how to achieve your goals. Your current emotional struggle does not have to define your future. Working together, my hope is for you to become empowered, educated in your options, and hopeful about finding resolution to your struggle.

I’ve been a clinical counselor for over 20 years and currently work in a private practice. I specialize in alcohol and drug issues, as well as helping clients struggling with issues in the following areas: depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, bipolar disorder, job-related, spirituality, family/relationship, marriage/divorce, ADHD management (adults and adolescents), teenagers, life transitions, self-esteem, anger and stress. 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 personal goal is to learn from each person’s story and keep an open mind.  I will not presume to know or judge you because of your struggles or experiences. My clinical approach is eclectic, motivational, and empowering, pulling from many different theories such as cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, and reality-based perspectives.  For alcohol and drug addiction, my approach is more of a choice-based philosophy and in line with the principles of SEATA. I believe that alcohol or drug abuse can be a symptom of something deeper, and if the underlying emotional struggle is not addressed, recovery (or maintaining sobriety) could be challenging.

Certifications/Licenses

  • National Certified Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors
  • Master Addiction Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, State of Ohio

Education

  • B.S. in Psychology, John Carroll University
  • M.S. in Counseling and Human Development, Walsh University

Professional Experience

  • Clinical private practice
  • Community mental health agencies
  • Crisis intervention and hospitalizations
  • Alcohol and drug recovery rehab
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Case management
  • Shelter for runaway street kids in New York, Harlem, and California
  • Hospice floor for AIDS patients and terminally ill children
  • Group counseling in: domestic violence, anger management, alcohol/drug recovery, troubled youth

I am the creator of actuallyiWILL.org , a free app and website supporting those struggling with substance abuse.

Contact: Tim@twelch.com


Carla Stewart, LISW

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I earned my degree from The Ohio State University Social Work Program. Being a native to Central Ohio, I am active in the community, volunteering as a patient advocate at The James Cancer Hospital, organizing local Pelotonia activities, and providing pro bono counseling. I volunteer with giveanhour.org, a national network of volunteers providing free mental health services to military personnel and families affected by the current military conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

My passion is in helping those who are struggling with emotional difficulties. I practice counseling in all areas of emotional issues with individuals or families, with a special focus in grief and loss.

License

    • Licensed Independent Social Worker, State of Ohio

Education

  • B.A., Psychology, The Ohio State University
  • M.S.W., Social Work, The Ohio State University
  • Currently enrolled in doctoral program, Social Work, Walden University

Professional experience

  • Clinical private practice
  • Crisis intervention and support services hotline
  • Military personnel and their families
  • Patient advocate, The James Cancer Hospital

Contact:  Carla

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