Scott Welch – MDiv, MA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

scott welchScott enjoyed a fast-paced career as a youth pastor for over 20 years before he founded FreshStart Church in Tampa Florida where he has been the lead pastor since 1999. Scott has spoken nationally and internationally and published several articles on adolescent issues. He currently teaches marriage and family counseling and adolescent counseling courses at Trinity College. Scott is a national trainer for Prepare/Enrich, the world’s leading pre-marital and marital inventory. Scott is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida with over 25 years of counseling experience. He is also a certified family mediator with the Supreme Court of Florida and a qualified parent coordinator.

Specialty areas include:

  • Relationships
    • Communication & Conflict Resolution
    • Intimacy Issues
    • Co-Dependency
    • Separation
    • Divorce Healing
  • Parenting (see Parenting Counseling)
    • Family Issues
    • Parenting Plans
    • Blending Families
    • Fostering and Adoption Issues
  • Mediation
    • Qualifies Parent Coordinator
    • Family Mediation
    • Parenting Plans
    • Appellate Mediation
  • Addictions (See Addiction Counseling)
    • Drug and Alcohol Screening & Assessments (SASSI-4 Certified)
    • Sexual Addiction
    • Spiritual Addiction
  • Spirituality (see Spiritual Development Counseling)
    • Spiritual Wrestling, Direction
    • Religious Addiction & Abuse
  • Anger Management
    • Training & Assessment
    • Coping Tools
  • Children & Adolescent (See Children/Adolescents Counseling)
    • Special Needs
    • Educational Advocacy
    • Drug & Alcohol Use
  • Groups
    • Men’s Groups
    • Rebuilding Groups – for those working through divorce, separation or break-up
    • The Edge – for adolescent boys needing direction and motivation


Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the Orlando office