Staff Spotlight: Linda Welsh

- Describe briefly what you do and how long have you been at Brown.

I've been a psychotherapist at CAPS for 16 years. As a psychotherapist, I provide assessment and counseling for undergraduate, graduate and medical students. Most of my work is individual but I also provide group counseling and support. Finally, I've worked with various student groups and offices to provide outreach programming on topics ranging from impostor syndrome to test anxiety and relaxation techniques. I also had supervised 2 postdoctoral psychologists. 

- What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

The professional accomplishment I'm most proud of is advising and supporting the students who revived and revitalized the Active Minds chapter at Brown. It's been wonderful to watch the group grow and help change the conversation on campus around mental health to destigmatize seeking help. 

- Name something about you most people don't know.

Something that most people don't know about me is that I was adopted and was fortunate enough to meet my birth mother and 1/2 siblings. 

- If you weren't doing this job, what would you be doing?

If I wasn't a therapist I think I would do something with dogs. Perhaps a dog trainer or dog therapist.