Matthew Welsh, MS, PhD

Matthew Welsh, MS, Ph.D.


Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Illinois and Kansas

Licensed Attorney in the State of Indiana

Areas of Focus:

Individual therapy for work stress, relationship problems, life purpose, and career changes. I also provide treatment for PTSD, trauma, anger, depression, anxiety, codependency, or drug and alcohol problems.


University of Notre Dame – Bachelor’s Degree in Economics – Cum Laude

Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis – J.D.

Indiana University – Bloomington – M.S. in Counseling and Counselor Education

Purdue University – Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology

Matthew’s Recent Articles

Professional Background

I began my professional career as a lawyer. Studying and practicing in the field of law helped me develop critical thinking skills and an understanding of how to navigate the practical challenges of life. However, working as a lawyer made me realize I wanted to help people on a more personal, emotional, and psychological level so they could be effective before they need a lawyer. So, at the age of 29, I quit my job as a family law attorney and went back to school to get a Ph.D. in Psychology. I now work as a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois and Kansas and as a life coach. As a lifetime student, I am dedicated to learning. I want to learn more about you and help you get to where you want to be.

I want to learn what is in your heart, mind, soul, and emotions and help you express those parts of yourself in a meaningful and real way. I understand the stress of working in a high pressure career and difficulty of finding authentic fulfillment and self-expression. When I worked as a lawyer, I questioned why I experienced confusion and anxiety.

So, now I am committed to helping others overcome obstacles related to work stress, relationship problems and career changes. I also work as a clinical psychologist at a Veteran Affairs hospital providing psychotherapy to Veterans. I can use this experience to help you with any trauma, PTSD, anger, depression, anxiety, or drug and alcohol problems.

For more information, please visit or my blog at

Online Publications:


  • Author of The Bottom Line, a novel available on Amazon