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[3 Feb 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

I am Dr. Doug. I help people change their lives. The simple truth is: no one cares how much you know until they know how much you care. My success with the people I counsel comes from my caring combined with my knowledge.

I am a graduate of Harvard Medical School and Stanford University. I am trained and Board certified as a physician, a psychiatrist, an individual and couples therapist, and a family therapist. For more than forty years I have been highly successful helping people with problems like relationships that aren’t working, failing marriages, anxiety and depression, alcohol and drug problems, attention deficit, loss and grief among others. I published the book Attract Love, Intimacy and Money and I have a medical license in Florida and in Massachusetts.

I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and Los Angeles, California. I practiced psychiatry in Boston until I moved to Florida in 2005. I have been married for 31 years. We have four children and six grandchildren in our reconstituted family.

You can find me on Google Plus: Dr Doug Welpton

To schedule an appointment phone me at 727-442-9098 (landline) or text me at 727-641-2859 (my cell).

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[14 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

 What a pain in the ass. Steve, my boss, gave me ten-thousand dollars before he took a leave from the company he owned.  He told me he wanted me to make good use of the money. He was gone for three years. I was scared I’d lose his money, so I put it in a safe.  When he returned I gave him back his money.  He fired me cause I hadn’t put his money to use.
 I told people how cruel he was.   I got some sympathy but not a job. …

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[14 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Tom had a look of despair; there was no life in his eyes.   He appeared at my office. His beard was unkempt and his unruly brown hair hung down to his shoulders.  His friend Mike had counseled with me and told Tom to see me.
I motioned toward the blue sofa.  “Make yourself comfortable.”
“You’ve got a lot of books,” he said nodding toward the bookcase built into one wall in my office.  “Have you read all those?”
“I’ve had lots of years to read.” I chuckled.
He shifted his position like he was trying to get comfortable.  …

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[2 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

King Theo was troubled.   He had just conquered the invaders who tried to plunder his kingdom because it was renowned for its riches.  The king cut a majestic figure with flowing black hair and a close-cropped dark beard sitting astride Zeus, his formidable white stallion. His army followed him faithfully, believing he was invincible.  Having defeated the pillagers, he focused his attention on his kingdom.
King Theo was idealistic. He took his position very seriously. He was distressed that in his prosperous kingdom some of his people were poor while others …

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[24 Apr 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

“We don’t have fun like we used to.  Duhhh! We’re married.”

Jennifer phoned me.  She said her marriage was in serious trouble. She asked for an appointment for her husband and herself as soon as possible.  I saw them later that day.  I shook hands with Jennifer and Carl and motioned them toward the blue sofa in my office.  They sat down more than an arm’s length apart. Carl had intense blue eyes and a restrained smile. Jennifer was a beautician with large brown eyes and swept back auburn hair. Both …