Dr. Chet Weld

“My mission in life is to attribute nobility to all people. Everyone has a personal quality that I admire."

Credentials & Specialties

Dr. Chet Weld
Licensed Professional Counselor
Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology
Couple Counseling and Individual Psychotherapy

For appointments: 520-791-9974

dr-chet-weldDr. Chet Weld has been a Christian-based marriage and individual counselor for forty years.  Presently, he counsels at Renewal Centers Counseling Services. He believes that it’s important to be “warm and human first; professional always.”

Dr. Weld’s work with couples include affair situations, communications training, helping couples to meet unmet needs, parenting issues, premarital counseling, and a variety of couples’ issues.  He also counsels individuals who suffer from such disorders as anxiety, depression, addictive tendencies, panic, OCD, codependency, bipolar, grieving, spiritual wounding (by church and/or family), and spiritual growth issues (finding meaning in life and relationships).  He gives a variety of psychological assessments.

Dr. Weld has been trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and other counseling approaches. Sometimes in couples counseling, he uses principles of Intimacy Therapy (for example, teaching couples to comfort each other) and Integrative Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (teaching how perceptions influence our reactions, plus teaching the importance of accepting each other as imperfect).

With clients who value spirituality, Dr. Weld enjoys integrating biblical principles and techniques, including prayer and biblical truths.  He’s found that “almost anything that works” (and is spoken of in evidence-based secular counseling literature) is either stated or illustrated in the bible.  He believes that this is because God gives both wisdom and common sense (Job 39:17).

He enjoys counseling people from all religious and cultural backgrounds.  He abides by the ethical standards of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC).  The link to ACA is https://www.counseling.org/. The link to AACC is http://www.aacc.net/.

● Licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as a Licensed Professional Counselor since licensing began in 1996.

● B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University

● M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Arizona

● Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University (Orange County Campus)

● Summer studies at Dartmouth College while in high school

● Other universities attended: Union Theological Seminary, N.Y., N.Y.; Chapman University; Ohio University; Ohio State University; and Fuller Theological Seminary; earned a three-year Bible Diploma from Grace Bible College (which was not accredited).

Memberships:

● The American Association of Christian Counselors (see his bio on AACC.net); Society for Christian Psychologists and Marriage and Family Network (both through AACC).

● Certified by the International Board of Christian Counselors as a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor

● International Cultic Studies Association

Publications:

Counseling and Values (a publication of the American Counseling Association), The Family Journal, and The Journal of Psychology and Theology.   (Journal articles were co-authored by his dissertation chair, Dr. Karen Eriksen.)

● Co-authored a chapter in Culturally Alert Counseling, edited by Garrett McAuliffe., still widely used at many universities.

● Doctoral dissertation about client expectations of prayer when seeing a Christian-based counselor is available at ResearchGate.com or by contacting Dr. Weld.

● Other articles and blogs can be accessed through Google. Search for articles on PreachItTeachIt.org.

● Dr. Weld will soon publish God Is in the Crazy (with astounding miracles and reflections on the peaceful life), Covenant Books. This will be available on Amazon.com and other platforms.

His hobbies are reading, especially books on miracles, and taking walks.  He also enjoys spending time with his wife and exercising at the gym.  He has trained over 250 lay counselors in Christian-based counseling.

David Grinney is the photographer of the beautiful sunset on the top of the Home page.

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