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 a firm foundation in scripture, Christian counseling, prayer and intercession, and have counseled many people hurt by churches and faith, as well as fallen pastors or struggling church leaders, and can speak to the various aspects of the spiritual roles of a father, mother, and child.


  • 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

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


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


Written by E.S. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Keith for 2 weeks

I appreciate his straightforward answers and allowing me to also come to my own conclusions on things. He has been genuinely helpful and responsive and given me a lot of hope in counseling.

Written by B.R. on May 24, 2020 after counseling with Keith for 4 months

Love this way of therapy. Exactly what I need.

Written by J.O. on Mar 06, 2020 after counseling with Keith for 5 months

He has been very supportive and helpful during the season of life I'm going through. He's understanding and has really helped me improve mentally / spiritually over the time that we've known each other. Appreciate you Keith!

Written by A.N. on Dec 11, 2019 after counseling with Keith for 2 weeks

Keith has a very welcoming energy that makes it easy for anyone to open up about their issues. He listens intently and offers guidance that has helped me immensely.

Written by T.Y. on Oct 24, 2019 after counseling with Keith for 4 months

Keith is an amazing individual and he has sincerely helped me. He's a good man and I would recommend his services to other people.

Written by R.E. on Aug 16, 2019 after counseling with Keith for 2 months

The work we’ve been doing has been life changing!