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Dr. Michael Welsh

Clinical Psychology
Manhattan, KS
19 years experience male

Locations

Cornerstone Family Counseling

Manhattan, KS

Address

1408 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(785) 537-2299

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Kansas

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Preferred Plus of Kansas

About

Bio

Dr. Michael Welsh is a licensed clinical psychologist in Kansas. He received his Masters in Psychology in 2000 and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in 2003. He works with children and adults with varying disorders including Attention-Deficit/HyperActivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression and Anxiety. Psychological services include psychological testing, individual and family therapy. His research interests include the process of change, violence, ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Additionally, he currently teaches Human Growth Development Abnormal Psychology at Manhattan Christian College.

Specialties
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Clinical Psychology

ADHD & Autism

Licenses

United States: Colorado, Kansas

Doctor Q&A

92 Answers
81 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Keep talking to Doc: Keep talking to your doctor about your medications. If you are not noticing any improvement you may need try a different med. Finding the right medica... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Books/Online consult: There are a lot of self-help books that can be very helpful in starting treatment. I recommend this workbook to my patients. The Cognitive Behavioral... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Depends: If you are looking for your PCP to take over prescribing, you are likely fine. Talk to your doctor, who will likely request records from your other do... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Stimulant Medication: Stimulant medications are often times the first medications used to treat individuals with adhd, assuming there is not a history of drug addiction. Co... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Not really: Generally, no it is not. Sometimes people report weak muscles when reporting other symptoms of anxiety such as general worry and tension. If you are e... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Honest conversation: Having an open and honest conversation about your concerns regarding your mental health is important. Asking for your parents support to seek professi... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Medications helpful: The med your doctor offered should help you feel better. Follow the directions and follow up with your doctor and you will see a reduction in symptoms... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Dyslexia: Dyslexia is a learning disorder characterized by difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Munchausen syndrome: The DSM criteria for factitious disorder (previously, when severe, called Munchausen syndrome) include: * Making up physical or psychological signs or... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Interesting Question: You asked an interesting question. If you are referring to the opposite of being hyper i would say that is apathy. Someone could also make the case of... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Ask away...: There are numerous people in your life that would be happy to answer any of your questions (family, doctors, school counselors). I know it seems stran... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Awareness: Awareness is an effective tool at preventing binge drinking on campus. Students are often not aware of the negative consequences of binge drinking. Th... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Fetish: Fetishism is an abnormal response to sexual interaction and it can have a negative impact on relationships. " a true fetishist cannot have a satisfyin... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Fetish: Fetishism is an abnormal response to sexual interaction and it can have a negative impact on a relationship. " a true fetishist cannot have a satisfyi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
OCD: Individuals with successful treatment of OCD can learn very effective techniques to manage the symptoms of OCD and consequently not be imprisoned by i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Paraphilla: We look for the following to determine if something is abnormal. Distress - the person (or people around the person) must be experiencing some type ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Treatment: The sooner a person is able to recognize the symptoms of anxiety and depression and receive treatment, the more likely they are to find healthier ways... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Symptoms: I am glad you asked the question. While suicidal ideation is often linked to major depression it is only one of several criteria that make up the diso... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
No Correlation: Tattoos have no correlation on the mental development of a teenager.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Encouragement: If you are good friends, you may be able to express your concerns in a loving way in an effort to help them get help. It is most helpful to point out ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Pornography: This is a highly debated issue. Pornography can be harmful to relationships and consequently have significant negative effects. Additionally, if a p... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Mood tracker: There our various important aspects to track in regards of your mood including: sleep, medications, eating, mood, and exercise to name a few. There ar... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Underlying Issues: I wonder if getting to the underlying issue of why your moods are always changing is essential to helping you control yourself? It is always important... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Counseling Center: You may be able to talk to your resident adviser or someone in the housing department to work with you to resolve any conflict between you and your ro... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Yes: A teen can be charged with running away from home and the law and social services can get involved to ensure the safety of the child.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Hospitalization: After someone attempts suicide they are normally admitted to a psychiatric hospital for a couple of days to stabilize and assess medications. Most peo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Sometimes: Everyone develops differently and sometimes secondary sex characteristics can take some time. No need to fear, puberty will take care of itself with t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Inappropriate Beh.: If you have concerns about your inappropriate sexual behavior it may be that you are struggling with sexual addiction. Therapy can be beneficial in h... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
External Features: "any of the external physical characteristics of sexual maturity secondary to hormonal stimulation that develop in the maturing individual. These char... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Good point: While medications are very effective at treating adhd, it is good to see if behavioral techniques help the symptoms. More importantly, therapy can ru... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Several: A psychiatrist can provide recommendations regarding medication or a psychologist can provide therapy. Both have additional training specific to treat... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Probably not: The first signs of suicidal or homicidal behavior tend to be either depression or a general lack of concern for the well-being of others. While someo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Psychiatrist: If you are concerned about several different issues, it is a good idea to speak with a psychiatrist about your medications. Stimulant meds are most of... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Why not....: There are a lot of great resources to learn more about your ocd. One to look into is.. " cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety." but, a more import... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Reason?: I am unsure the reason why you want to take NyQuil. It might be helpful to just take pseudoephedrine as a decongestant if you have a cold as some of t... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Resources: You may find the following book helpful. Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disor... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Ask away...: There are numerous people in your life that would be happy to answer any of your questions (family, doctors, school counselors). I know it seems stran... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Benefits: Side effects can be frustrating when taking some medications. Remember, your mental wellness matters and it is important to focus on the need to feel ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Insomnia: Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, or cause you to wake up too early and not be able to ge... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
You made it!: It looks like from the time on your post that your appointment with your doctor was today. i hope it went well. Distraction and being around people th... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Rare: A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Marriage Counseling: It may be that you and your wife are not on the same page regarding intimacy. What you think is arousing, isn't working for her. Talking through these... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Serotonin syndrome?: I am not sure I understand your question. It would appear that you may be looking for more information about Serotonin Syndrome. Here a great resource... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Confirm Diagnosis: It is always important that if you have concerns about your behavior you talk to a doctor or a psychologist to talk through your symptoms. Several dif... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Depends: Working is a great way to build self-confidence, independence as well as to earn money. It depends on what other activities a teenager is involved in.... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Underlying Issues: I am not sure what you are thinking you want to take before you go to bed. I would encourage you to figure out the underlying issues about what you ar... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Uncommon: Long term care is not a common practice. Most units are acute, and only offer a 3-7 day stay.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
CBT Workbook: You may find picking up a workbook, the cognitive behavioral workbook for depression: a step-by-step program (http://www.Amazon.Com/cognitive-behavior... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Help is available: Your thought of wanting to die is treatable. You don't have to live your life with these negative thoughts and a desire to die. Therapy and medication... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Not Normally: I am not aware of any such research that would support that hypothesis. Individuals with asperger's disorder do not display any cognitive impairments... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Welsh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Welsh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I'll make an appointment this Monday and see how it goes. But I think I might know why. Thanks for the reply! (:
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Thank you for contributing. Now to find out why my thighs feel queasy
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks to give everyone chance to develop brain activities.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Azusa Pacific University
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

Family Service and Guidance Center
Completed 2002

Awards

Graduation with Distinction, Azusa Pacific University
Top Doctor, First Place, Topeka Region, KS - Summer
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Topeka Region, KS - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Cornerstone Family Counseling

Publications

School Violence
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