I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice at Shippensburg University where I graduated Magna Cum Laude and as the Distinguished Military Graduate. I served six years as a Commissioned Officer in the US Army and later spent eleven years in the private sector employed by behavioral health companies. I earned a Masters in Social Work from Temple University, entered private practice and practiced traditional talk therapy including cognitive behavioral interventions, marriage and relationship counseling, family counseling, group therapy, and EMDR therapy.
I later spent two years working as a therapist and administrator for an International Mission agency based in the UK. While living, traveling and working in fourteen countries on five continents, I gained experience with mental health interventions across cultures in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and PTSD.
I am now employed full time as an executive for the US Department of Veterans Affairs serving as a Director in the Veterans Health Administration's Employee Education System. In 2018 I became a Senior Executive Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. I am honored to serve our nation's Veterans as I am also a Veteran myself and use VA exclusively for my own healthcare. I continue my clinical practice in Gettysburg and the York-Adams County region of Pennsylvania and also offer online services.
I have specialized in couples and marriage counseling over the past eighteen years and have a firm understanding of relationship dynamics, the marriage covenant, and what it takes to make a relationship sustaining and successful.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
LCSW #CW014672 (Expires: 2021-02-01)
Keith is insightful, and gently direct. He has been wonderful with helping my wife and I find our way through our issues and in facilitating difficult conversations. He truly cares about our relationship and is a champion for us as a couple.
Keith is pretty great. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
I was impressed how Keith was able to cut through all the talk that wasn't relevant or just plain distracting to focus on issues at the heart of the matter. Rather than just listen to us fumble our way through our explanations he is active in helping us find what we truly want to say. It is early days so far in our sessions but each time we make tangible progress and he's driving it forward.
Keith is amazing. I was concerned at first that our counsellor was a male but as it turns out it was exactly what we needed. He was able to take the emotions of my husband and explain them to me in a way that helped my husband feel heard, but it also let me see into the mind of my husband and gave me such a peace. If it had not been for Keith there is no way that my husband and I could have worked through some of the problems we were facing. He is just such a God send.
Im most impressed with the fact that he checks in on me if he doesn't hear from me in a few days. I believe he really wants to help and that alone is priceless. His honesty is also very appreciated. 5 Stars
My husband and I have been having a wonderful experience with Keith Welsh (LCSW). We have never felt like we truly connected with a counselor before, but now we leave each session with a sense of ease and an action plan to continue working on our goals, both together and individually. He provides tools and insights that give us ownership over building a stronger relationship instead of just allowing us to vent and continue the same vicious cycle. We are very appreciative of his expertise and care!