Cheryl Welsh Child Therapist and Play Therapist

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Cheryl Welsh | LCPC, RPT

Child Therapist & Play Therapist

Parenting a child with emotional and behavioral needs can be overwhelming at times. Along with the demands of everyday life, these factors can often fuel disconnect, the loss of joy in your child, or even unwanted anger towards your loved ones. There is hope.

I work with children as young as 2 years old up to 12 years and their families. As a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) my approach is rooted in the child’s natural language of play. Play is engaging and a great vehicle for multi-sensory learning. My clinical approach is informed by knowledge of developmental brain research, attachment, and trauma.

I am also trained in the basic principles and techniques of Theraplay®. Theraplay principles can be particularly effective with attachment disruptions such as in the cases of foster care, adoption, serious illness, or grief & loss.

I respect the courage it takes to engage in counseling. I strive to provide treatment that honors your values and traditions and help you connect with your child on a deeper level. It would be a privilege to walk with you and your family on a unique journey to renewed joy and peace in your home.

(855) 543-7687 x702 or e-mail me: Cheryl {at}

Academic Background

BA in Psychology, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

MA in Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Parent Testimonial

“Our eight-year-old son’s anxiety had begun taking a toll on the entire family.  After meeting him, Cheryl adapted her therapy to fit his needs and personality.  He quickly began enjoying his sessions, and she taught him, and us, to recognize his anxiety and tools to work with it. 

Throughout his therapy, we were kept informed of the techniques she was using and his progress.  We were also given many suggestions to implement at home. 

Since working with Cheryl, our son no longer has debilitating episodes; he understands his feelings and how to handle them.  We cannot thank her enough for her patience, understanding and expertise. 

It was life-changing for all of us.” 

– Trish

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