Svea Welch joined the The Oaks at La Paloma staff in 2013 as a primary therapist in the morning IOP. She holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology with a counseling specialization and a concentration in treatment of addictions from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Svea is a licensed professional counselor (LPC).
Prior to being at The Oaks at La Paloma, she served as a clinical operations manager and therapist at a local outpatient mental health facility. In Illinois, Svea worked as a psychotherapist at a community mental health facility that specialized in trauma, play therapy and the treatment of sex offenders. Svea uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing methods to assist in the patient’s recovery process.
Svea’s approach to treatment comes from the belief that everyone possesses the ability to change. She is able to identify the patients’ strengths and meet them where they are in order to assist them in overcoming barriers that impede therapeutic goals.