Our Therapists

Therapists in Plainfield, IL

At Client-Centered Counseling Associates, our counseling services involve creating a therapeutic environment that is conducive to emotional healing. The relationships we have with our clients allows us to truly understand and accept each person as they are without judgment. Our goal at C-CCA is to meet clients where they are in their life process and to collaborate with them in order to help them navigate and find solutions together.

We practice from what is called a Client-Centered or Person-Centered approach. We believe that each person has within him/herself vast resources for self-understanding, self-development and personal growth. Each person has the capacity to alter self-concepts, basic attitudes and self-directed behaviors.

Every person is unique. The focus of therapy and counseling services we promote is less about diagnostic label and more about understanding each unique person. 

Taylor Welsch, Counselor, Plainfield, IL

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Taylor Welsch is a Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She works from a client-centered perspective which she believes is useful for any client as this approach works with each person as a unique individual.

 

Taylor believes a foundational client-therapist relationship, one in which has trust, objectivity and security, allows for considerable change for clients. She will work with her clients to uncover their distinct strengths that can assist them with current and future obstacles. While most of Taylor’s work consists of talk therapy, she does have knowledge of techniques and exercises to ease feelings of tension, anxiety, stress, communication problems, etc. that can be introduced into therapy as effective tools for change. Taylor has experience assisting people through anxiety, trauma, depression, gender identity and sexual orientation, career and life transitions, self-esteem, relationship issues.  

 

Taylor spent nearly a decade in a corporate human resources career prior to pursuing counseling psychology, giving her the ability to understand the pressures and stresses that surround the corporate sector. 

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Kathryne (Katie) Hatch is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who graduated with her doctorate from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She believes in creating a therapeutic environment that is conducive to healing. Through the therapeutic relationship, clients gain a deeper understanding of their internal and external worlds, enhance their capacity for self acceptance, and begin to embrace their true selves. This leads to a decrease in symptoms, healing of trauma, and an overall sense of peace, wholeness, and support.

 

Katie values genuine interactions with her clients and strives to truly understand each person's own unique experiences and to accept each person as they are without judgment. She is unconditional, authentic, and transparent in her interactions. It is Katie's goal to meet clients where they are in their life process and to collaborate with them in order to help them navigate and find solutions to their life struggles.

 

The way Katie engages each client varies. Every person is unique, and the focus of therapy is less about diagnostic label and more about understanding the whole person. Katie sees individuals with a large array of difficulties, including chronic depression, anxiety, grief/loss, health concerns, mood/personality struggles, trauma and abuse, self-harm, self esteem, eating disorders, dependency/codependency, addictive and compulsive behaviors, as well as LGBTQ related struggles, relationship struggles, attachment issues, sexual issues (specifically partners of those struggling with sexual addiction) and the process of divorce. Katie mostly meets with tweens, teens, college aged individuals, adults, older adults, and couples. She is well-versed in the latest techniques and continuously educates herself on new ways to help clients. She believes in the mind-body connection and the value of various modalities of healing.

 

Additionally, Katie conducts comprehensive psychological assessments for ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional and Personality Functioning, Bariatric Surgery, Seminary Candidates, etc. Psychological assessments can help individuals gain a deeper understanding of their own functioning and help clarify possible diagnoses. Evaluations can also assist clients in obtaining academic accommodations, provide more information for psychiatry services/medication management, and help develop tailored recommendations for growth and a better sense of wellbeing.

 

Katie is a devoted mother of three children and stepmother to three more, including one with significant mental and physical disabilities. She is adopted and has been personally impacted by addiction in the family, divorce and blending families, as well as coping with a loved one with severe mental health issues. Discussing the joys and trials of parenting is something she is passionate about. She enjoys spending time with her family, doing yoga, and embracing nature and the outdoors. 

Dr. Ted Welsch, psychologist, Plainfield, IL

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Although Ted is not taking new clients at this time, Ted is a psychologist who works with clients whose concerns include depression, anxiety, stress, anger, conflict management, poor self-esteem, compulsive behavior, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, unemployment stresses, alcohol and other substance abuse issues, psychosis, domestic violence, as well as marriage and family issues.

Ted Welsch, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Illinois. He has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology-Chicago. Prior to establishing CCCA, he worked at a community mental health center, at a parish, a psychiatric hospital, and a nursing home. In addition, Ted conducted court ordered psychological assessments and provided counseling services to adolescents at a juvenile detention center. Over the past 10 years in private practice, he has experience working with couples, families, adults and adolescents in individual therapy.

Ted is a husband and father of four adult children and utilizes that experience in his work with his clients. The field of psychology is his second career endeavor, previously working in various capacities in a family-owned construction firm. so he can also relate to occupational challenges that individuals face in the work world. Ted places a priority on keeping up with current developments in areas of interest in the field of psychology. He maintains membership in the American Psychological Association, the Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach, the World Association for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, the APA Division of Psychologists in Independent Practice, Division of Humanistic Psychotherapies and the Division of Clinical Psychology.