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About Me

  • Depression

  • Anxiety 

  • Anger Management

  • Stress Management

  • School Issues

  • Family Issues

  • Parenting Issues

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)

  • Other Issues 

Welcome to Alma Counseling! My name is Cynthia Welsh, LCSW-C, QCSW, and I have been a psychotherapist for over 22 years. I completed my Graduate Studies at the University of Maryland in 1999.  Over the last two decades, I have worked for the Board of Child Care, Kennedy Krieger, Mosaic Community Services, private independent schools, and Sheppard Pratt. 


As a psychotherapist, I have provided individual, group, and family therapy in homes, schools, and outpatient clinics. Services were provided in both English and Spanish. My areas of experience include anxiety, depression, school issues, self-esteem issues, adjustment, and ADHD.  I have worked with at-risk youth, autism, the medically fragile and traumatic brain injuries. 


While working as a psychotherapist, I have spent the last 10 years as a Clinical Director of three clinics and PRP, responsible for all psychotherapists, prescribers, interns, and administrative staff. I am a Board-certified clinical supervisor in the State of Maryland training graduate-level therapists and interns.  I have spoken publicly for fundraising and grants, managed clinics through two corporate transitions, sat on committees for social justice, created forms policies and procedures, as well as helping the agency gain and maintain National accreditations for outpatient clinics.  

Over the last 20 years, I have made it my mission to stay up-to-date and treatment provisions and to continually add to my clinical repertoire. My specialized training includes certification in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) from the Beck Institute. I'm trained in TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused CBT). I have a certificate in MBSR-T (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for teens). I have a certificate in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). Most recently I trained in TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Interventions). While treating clients I became a RYT- 200 yoga instructor and have incorporated this in treatment. These certifications are just a sampling of some of the evidence-based treatments I provide, all integrated into the treatment of clients. 


Why is the practice called Alma Counseling, you might ask? Alma means “the soul’ in Spanish. My father used to say that anything that means something to you or is important to you, you have “put your heart and your soul in it, to make a difference”. Therapy is meaningful and important for health and well being. I’m putting my Alma in it. I hope you will too.

Getting Help

Taking the first step to get help can seem overwhelming. I'm here to help take that first step. I offer a free 15 minute consultation to see if

Alma Counseling is right for you. 

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