Judi Welsh is a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) who works with individuals, age 13 through adulthood, and families. Her office is a safe and calm place for clients to explore their goals and address barriers they may have to living life more fully. Judi customizes her approach to each individual client’s needs using strength-based and solution-oriented techniques.
Upon completing her Master of Science degree in Community Counseling from the University of Dayton, Judi began her counseling work by providing school-based services. She has experience in both public and private schools. During her time in this environment, Judi provided preventative and assessment services as well as counseling for individuals, families, and groups. Working closely with the special education department, Judi advocated for students during 504 and IEP meetings, as well as provided consultation services to educators.
Following her work in schools, Judi transitioned to private practice in order to provide more comprehensive treatment to individuals and families. This transition allowed her to pursue specialized training in the assessment and treatment of trauma and to earn the designation of Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
While providing services in an outpatient office setting, Judi continues to maintain strong working relationships with local school districts. Her work frequently requires a team approach and this often enables clients to meet goals more efficiently. Judi is committed to plans that incorporate schools, medical providers and other community resources. She is also sought after to attend IEP and 504 meetings to advocate for her clients.
Using a trauma-informed approach, Judi treats anxiety, mood disorders, self-harming behaviors, coping with chronic illnesses, adults overcoming sexual abuse, trauma, life transitions, religious and spiritual abuse, grief and loss, divorce recovery and has experience working with clinically complex adolescent females. She provides services to people from a wide variety of backgrounds and provides culturally competent treatment to all people.
Judi’s practice provides a space for clients to share openly and honestly without judgment. Her office is a place for clients to feel safe, while being challenged to explore and arrange the pieces of their life into a different and more positive picture. Clients use perspective and resiliency while learning and improving coping and communication skills to manage the challenges they face.
Outside of work, Judi coaches adult runners and is an avid endurance athlete who loves marathon training, trail running, cross-fit, hiking, and any winter sport. When not on the trails, she might also be found reading, spending time with friends and family, or volunteering at her local animal rescue.