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African American Mental Wellness: An Interview with Counselor Steven Welch 3.2


Steven Welch is a seasoned psychotherapist with over 27 years of experience in the areas of addiction, HIV, LGBT, adult and adolescent care.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), he is able to adapt his clinical knowledge to support clients in a wide spectrum of life stressors.

Some topics of discussion on the show are below and the full blog article can be found here.

Why do men avoid therapy/counseling?

How does imagery impact African- American male identity/wellness?

What are some themes of African-American men that are barriers to seeking help?

What are some environmental factors to consider?

Why physical wellness can be a gateway to a conversation?

Why do you think trauma is at the root of many African American male well-being issues?

What is COLORISM and is this an issues impacting African American (AA) wellness?

What are some factors AA men face when coming to terms with same sex attraction?

How do I create a safe space as a clinician?

Why are you a therapist and why this topic?

Steven P. Welch LCSW-R, ACSW, CASAC



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