Keith Welsh


About Me

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
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Control Issues , Expats , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #CW014672 (Expires: 2021-02-01)


Written by L.I. on Jun 22, 2020 after counseling with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Keith has been professional, responds frequently, and has gone above and beyond to help our marriage as well as our individual issues.

Written by L.E. on Jun 19, 2020 after counseling with Keith for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

I appreciate his honesty and straightforwardness it has motivated me to make the necessary changes.

Written by K.A. on Apr 24, 2020 after counseling with Keith for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Keith is great and very professional yet understanding and demonstrates the right level of expertise for our couple/relationship issues.

Written by A.D. on Jan 28, 2020 after counseling with Keith for 11 months on issues concerning relationship

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.

Written by M.A. on Jan 11, 2020 after counseling with Keith for 1 year on issues concerning relationship

Keith is pretty great. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

Written by J.O. on Sep 06, 2019 after counseling with Keith for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

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.

Written by C.H. on Jun 14, 2019 after counseling with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

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.

Written by S.C. on May 09, 2019 after counseling with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

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

Written by J.A. on May 03, 2019 after counseling with Keith for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

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!