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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 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 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 five grandchildren in our reconstituted family.

You can find me on Google Places: Dr Doug Welpton

To schedule an appointment phone me at 727-442-9098.

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[24 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

“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 …

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[25 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

Joan’s Cape Cod cottage was nearly finished.  This second home fulfilled her dream.  Joan longed to retire to this cozy cottage at the end of her Information Technology career.  She grew more excited every day as her new home approached completion.
There was a problem, however.  Her mother was coming to see the cottage.   Joan was pleased that her mother was taking the trouble to drive several hundred miles to see her new home.  At the same time she dreaded that her mother would find something wrong with her cottage. 
“My …

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[11 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

Young children are natural risk takers. I delighted watching my granddaughter, Lexi, when she was learning to walk. She pulled herself up on the leg of a chair, took a wobbly first step and fell. Undeterred, she pulled herself up on the chair and tried again. Lexi fell many times. Eventually she maintained her balance and took her first step.  She progressed in the way we all grow: by falling or making mistakes and learning from them. Lexi had courage.  She didn’t fear failure.
Thomas Edison failed ten-thousand times inventing the …

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[12 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

Four-thousand miles zipped by as I flew to Hawaii to meet my one month old granddaughter.  Dawn is a divine spirit with inquisitive blue eyes and fine, strawberry blond hair.  She’s a larger than life spirit, measuring in the ninetieth percentile for both length and weight.
My daughter, Kristen, had to climb a tall mountain to have her first child.  She was forty-three and had endured four miscarriages. This pregnancy was diagnosed within a week of conception, and for the first time the doctors immediately gave her Progesterone to prevent …