John Welch, MPhil, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York
How can we make deeper changes when we are trying to manage unusual pain, or just handle our ordinary suffering? When we feel safe and accepted as we are, we can challenge ourselves to grow, and to encounter others in an authentic way. I aim to create, with you, a safe place where we get to know your habitual patterns of behaving and relating, and explore less familiar sides of you that may offer surprising possibilities for thinking, feeling, relating and living. How can deepening awareness enliven, balance, support, un-stick, sustain or change your life? Let's find out!
Using the present-centered, experiential emphasis of Gestalt Therapy alongside more traditional psychodynamic talk therapy, I will support you in exploring thoughts, physical sensations,emotions and images from dreams and imagination. These are entry points to expanded awareness that can help change limiting self-concepts, relationship styles and behavior patterns.
I incorporate EMDR, a technique for resolving disturbing traumatic memories for those who are troubled by them. Using a harm reduction framework, I support those involved in behaviors they are worried about (eg., drug use) to work on changes that feel right for them rather than pushing any fixed agenda.
Call or Email John Welch for a free phone consultation now - (917) 521-6783


  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: Hunter School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 2003
  • License No. and State: 078475 New York


  • Avg Cost (per session): $70 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Paypal

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • HealthPlus
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy / Certificate
  • Certificate Date: 2009


  • Substance Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Relationship Issues


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2017
John Welch, MPhil, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York

John Welch

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPhil, LCSW