Bethany Welc, BSW, MSW Candidate
Bethany Welc is a Masters of Social Work candidate at The University of Michigan, working with Monarch Behavioral Health under the supervision of Dr. Julie Braciszewski, Dr. Benjamin Kennert, and Mary Eldredge, LMSW. Bethany has a passion for working with children, teens, and adults experiencing mental health and life stress challenges. Bethany has experience with a wide range of clinical issues including a strong focus on trauma, chronic illnesses, developmental and learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. Additionally, she is dedicated to community engagement and advocacy work, realizing some barriers to success lay inaccessibility to care as well as program and policy change. Bethany is working with Monarch Behavioral Health providing individual, family, and group therapy, as well as developing and delivering community and school programming.
Bethany takes a strength-based approach and works with her clients to develop the best treatment plan for their needs. Bethany is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Narrative Therapy. When working with children and teens, she feels it is imperative to keep parents informed and engaged. Because parents are the most important people in children and teens’ lives, Bethany feels strongly that parents are empowered and are engaged in creating sustainable change.
Bethany will graduate from The University of Michigan’s Integrated Health Scholar program in December 2020, receiving her trauma certification as well as her Integrated Health and School Social Work Certificates. Students in the Integrated Health Scholars program work with health programs across campus including the Medical School, Doctor of Pharmacy, Masters and Doctoral Nursing, and Dentistry School programs, on integrating care for patients as best practice. Bethany brings this knowledge and experience in integrated care to Monarch Behavioral Health in individual therapy as well as program implementation.
Bethany is a mom of three who resides in Oakland County. She has both the professional and personal drive to work with children and adults who have identities within the chronic pain, chronic illness, mental illness, and within the special education communities.