Kaitlyn Welsh, Psy.D.Director of Clinical Counseling
ICCD Directors - Neuropsychology Department - Counseling
Dr. Welsh is a licensed clinical psychologist who obtained her Master’s in Psychology and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from APA-accredited University of Indianapolis’ School of Psychological Sciences. Prior to joining the ICCD, Dr. Welsh trained and worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, developmental pediatric clinics, primary care offices, universities, private practice, and outpatient clinics. Dr. Welsh completed her APA-accredited internship at the McLean Hospital Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment center (Intensive/Community Based Acute Treatment) where she provided individual and family therapy to adolescents (ages 12-19), as well as diagnostic psychological assessments. In addition, Dr. Welsh provided therapy and psychological assessments to populations across the lifespan at South Shore Mental Health’s outpatient clinic. Dr. Welsh subsequently received specialized training in pediatric neuropsychological and educational assessments as part of a post-doctoral fellowship at the ICCD.
As a staff psychologist at ICCD, Dr. Welsh provides comprehensive neuropsychological and educational assessments to children, adolescents, and young adults presenting with a variety of developmental (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder), neurocognitive (e.g. ADHD, Executive Functioning Disorder), anxiety, mood, and learning disorders. Dr. Welsh also has specialty interests in the following areas: working with children and adolescents with complex social-emotional presentations that are at risk for or have previously required psychiatric hospitalizations; adoptive families seeking diagnostic clarification related to attachment disorders; and children and adolescents who require specialized psychological assessment via administration of projective measures.
In addition to her work providing neuropsychological and educational assessments, Dr. Welsh provides individual therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Welsh utilizes evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and trauma-informed treatment strategies. In addition to her therapeutic work with clients and their families, Dr. Welsh serves as the Director of Clinical Counseling Services and provides supervision to ICCD staff clinicians and trainees. Altogether, Dr. Welsh seeks to facilitate collaborative relationships with clients and their families in an effort to provide them with the most optimal outcomes across their home, school, and community environments. She consults and works closely with providers across disciplines to ensure that clients are being assessed and treated from a holistic perspective.
Outside the office, Dr. Welsh enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, cooking, exercising, and traveling.