Donald W. Welch, Ph.D., LMFT

Donald W. Welch, Ph.D., LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - MFC 50129
Secondary Credential: Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist - 090
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 19897
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Office 1
2525 Camino Del Rio S, Suite 315
San Diego, California 92108 - United States
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Office 2
1224 10th St, Suite 101
Coronado, California 92118 - United States
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My therapy office provides you with the most meticulous and compassionate professional mental health care possible, including biblical truths integration. As a licensed professional psychotherapist in two different states, past experience as a psychiatric hospital licensed clinical marriage and family therapist employee, a 25-year veteran university professor in psychology, religion and family studies, current owner of Family Counseling Services, Inc.---considered the first and oldest San Diego Christian Counseling center---and president of the Center for Enriching Relationships, Inc., a nonprofit counseling company serving churches, adoption agencies, and other Para church organizations, you will experience in-depth and conscientious care for your relationship needs. With a Ph.D. and three additional masters degrees in Family Therapy, theology and religion, many of my patients request integrating psychology with biblical truths.

Email or Call Donald W. Welch, Ph.D., LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19897

More Info About My Practice

Per session fee is $165. PPO insurances are welcome. Credit cards and personal checks accepted.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am skilled at helping with integrating Bible Truths and professional psychotherapy. With the three masters degrees, three years of university Greek language education and a Ph.D., I have comprehensive education for assisting my patients with integrating their biblical beliefs and their psychological needs.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I thoroughly enjoy providing a very safe and gentle therapy environment where a person (or persons) may experience healing from past wounds and pain, while at the same time discovering and applying new and dynamic ways to enjoying healthy relationships. I am passionate about my professional therapy work, and will diligently work to create a comprehensive professional team---upon your request---by integrating other supportive professionals including your medical doctor, a psychiatrist, a teacher, your pastor, or other people you deem supportive to improving your overall mental health.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis

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