Sex Addiction and Our Society: Counselor Steven Welch
Counselor Steven Welch joins us to discuss Sex Addiction. We came upon his article in Swerv Magazine, Are You A Sex Addict? which afforded us the opportunity to interview him again but, this time, on our Mental Health After Dark podcast.
Join Steven and our host, Kristin Walker, as they discuss how sex addiction impacts an individual and our society.
Questions and Answers from Steven:
Why be concerned about sexual addiction?
● Ease of access
What is the impact on youth identity formation?
● Early access
● Unrealistic expectations of self and others
What are some signs one might have a sex addiction?
● Health issues
● Financial issues
● Relationship stressors
Are there other stressors?
What are some self assessment tools?
● SAA Assessment questions
What are some Causes?
● Dysfunctional families
Connection to other addictions?
● Medication a feeling
How do substances play a role such as Crystal Meth?
● Sexually disinhibited
● Highly addictive
● Gay community
What are some Films/Documentaries you can recommend?
● Ted Talks
● Looking for Mr. Good Bar
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.
Mr welch combines his multi cultural experience as an African American, British Caribbean living in New York City with a graduate education from Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University. This combination of cultural and clinical awareness was the motivation for Mr Welch to be the first African American student council president at Wurzweiler.
Professionally, Mr. Welch’s roles spanned from direct clinical care to directorship positions. These positions were held at nationally and internationally known institutions which included: Albert Einstein College of Medicine Division Substance Abuse, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Harlem Hospital Medical Center and Harlem United.
He has a thriving private practice in the heart of New York City’s 34th Street. The office is located across the street from the iconic Empire State Building and the world famous Macy’s at Herald Square. This location allows Mr Welch to service a rich diversity of clientele various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds that New York is known for.
As an educator, Mr Welch has provides trainings which include: Counselor Wellness, Stress Management, Addiction and its impact on the family, Group Facilitation, and Public Speaking to name a few.
Mr Welch has been a CASAC for over 20 years. He has been both a moderator and participated on the planning committee for the NASW Addictions institute’s annual conference in New York. He has completed postgraduate training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Training and Supervision from both Bryn Mawr School of Social Service and Hunter College School of Social Work respectively. He also completed a SiFi training at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work.
Mr Welch is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Association for Clinical Social Workers.
Steven P. Welch LCSW-R, ACSW, CASAC
19 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
Enjoy Steven’s guest spot during a television interview discussing African American Mental Health.
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