Theresa Welles



Director of the Psychological Clinic
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology
Licensed Psychologist
(814) 863-3737

Professional Bio

Dr. Welles oversees the training, supervision, and support of clinical professional staff and contributes to clinical training program development in collaboration with clinical doctoral faculty. She oversees all the administrative aspects of Clinic operations, including but not limited to administrative staff supervision; administrative support for the Research Practice Network; development and implementation of the policies and procedures for the operation of the Clinic; and collaboration with clinic staff, psychology department leadership, and the medical director. Her clinical experience broadly ranges from working with clients with phase of life and adjustment issues, to neurological spectrum disorders, personality disorders, anxiety, and depression, across the lifespan. Over the past 5 – 10 years, she has held leadership positions at universities, medical clinics and private practice, and her clinical work has specialized in treating anxiety and trauma -related disorders, such as PTSD, OCD, health anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias, panic, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. She specializes in evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), exposure-based therapies (E/RP, PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and mindfulness and emotional regulation strategies for anxiety and other stress-related issues. She is dedicated to helping people of all ages heal from trauma, face their fears, build personal resiliency, and increase independence, grounded confidence and self-acceptance. She is a staunch advocate for using solid research, teaching, and supervised clinical experience, to shape the future practice of psychology.