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Dr. Linda Welsh is a psychologist in Providence, RI specializing in anxiety, depression, identity development, college mental health, addictions and substance use, and adoption. She has over 15 years of experience in college mental health, having worked at Brown University, Drew University, Salem State College, and Bentley College.
Dr. Welsh is particularly interested in identity development issues among young adults and adults. These may include developing one's own identity, separating from family of origin, and fostering healthy relationships. She also has a specialty in working with individuals struggling with addictions and substance use; she completed her dissertation on internet addiction and works particularly well with individuals using a 12 step model.
Dr. Welsh uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, existential therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy to help her clients overcome challenges and reach their goals. Dr. Welsh believes in the power of cognitive restructuring to help clients release problematic patterns of thought and shift to behaviors that are more connected to their goals.
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Identity development - Including within the unique context of one's race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, class, and cultural background; resolving trauma and internalized oppression related to stigma
Those recovering in 12 step programs - Individuals who are working a 12 step recovery program to abstain from addictive substances or behaviors in self help programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous
Substance use - Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships
Family members affected by alcoholism - alcoholism is often described as a family disease, because all members of the family can be affected; this might include adult children of alcoholics and partners who feel they are codependent
Adoption and foster care - Sees clients across the stages of adoption, including pre-adoption and years after adoption; supporting parents going through through the child welfare system or international adoption agencies; working with children who are in foster care or who are preparing to be adopted
Race and cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
College mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
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Years of Experience: 25 years
Brown University Counseling and Psychological Service, 2004 - 2020
Drew University, 2000 - 2004
Salem State College, 1988 - 1992
Bentley College, 1986 - 1988
Kutztown University, 1983 - 1986
Northern Berkshire Mental Health, 1982 - 1983
Northeastern University, PhD, 1999
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, BA, 1982
Rhode Island: PS00892