Philip Welches, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Specialties: Individual psychotherapy for adults

Services Offered: Individual, psychedelic integration (individuals), harm reduction therapy (groups), trauma-focused psychotherapy, substance use disorder counseling, ketamine treatment, treatment planning, mind-body therapy, mindfulness training

Sessions: In-person (Chicago, Illinois)


Phil Welches, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with more than 30 years of experience providing mental health and substance use therapies. He currently has a private psychotherapy practice in downtown Chicago where he works with adult clients addressing anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, and/or substance use issues. Dr. Welches uses a person-centered, mindfulness-based approach to collaborate with individuals in exploring and resolving issues related to living with purpose and meaning. He is working with a physician in providing Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy to assist individuals with mental health and substance use concerns.

Dr. Welches is past Clinical Director of Illinois’ largest addiction treatment provider, past Psychology Director of Illinois’ largest admitting psychiatric hospital, and Center Director of residential and outpatient substance use treatment programs. He has provided consultation and trainings for treatment provider agencies, and is the author peer-reviewed journal articles on collaborative approaches to therapy, assessment and research. He is a past President the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) Chicago Chapter (2014-6).

Dr. Welches’ contact information is as follows:
Phil Welches, PhD; 30 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 526; Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-404-9950 / Email: / Website:


How I work with clients

I am a collaborative, non-directive psychotherapist, influenced by existential, Buddhist psychology, and transpersonal perspectives. I use experience-near approaches to help individuals explore their deeper self and values, and to integrate insights into their lives.


PhD in Counseling Psychology (California Institute of Integral Studies CIIS)
Post-Doctoral Certificate in Health Psychology (Illinois School of Professional Psychology ISPP)
Certificate of Professional Achievement in Nonprofit Management (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University)


Licensed Clinical Psychologist (071-003568 Illinois)
Licensed Psychologist (6301014469 Michigan)

Psychedelic Trainings

CIIS Certificate in Psychedelic-assisted Therapies and Research



Online Sessions


Location Illinois, Chicago

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