TJ received his BFA in graphic design from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. After working in non-profit marketing, communications, brand development, and fundraising for a decade, TJ shifted into the field of counseling psychology and mental health and higher education. He obtained is MA in clinical counseling psychology from Eastern University.
Originally trained psychodynamically, TJ is advanced trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy—a modality that is grounded in the attachment theory, family systems, and gestalt therapy—and is currently pursuing certification. He is on the board of directors for the Philadelphia Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (PCEFT).
TJ writes and speaks about topics of art, culture, faith & mental health. His work has been exhibited and published internationally. He maintains a painting studio in Springfield, PA and consistently makes work that focuses on psychology and the felt experiences of human beings. He exhibits he work regularly and is in the collections of private collectors around the country. TJ also curates and collects the work of emerging artists. He serves as Secretary on the board of directors for InLiquid, headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.
TJ has been featured on NBC, in Relevant Magazine, CREATE! Magazine, The Good Men Project, the podcasts Art & Cocktails, Theatre with a Tea, among others. TJ regularly writes and speaks about topics of art, culture, faith and mental health. His work has been exhibited and published internationally. He is an expert in human relationships, human creativity, the creative process, fear and procrastination.
At Eastern, TJ teaches or has taught: Personality and Psychosocial Assessment, Psychopathology, as well as Internship Seminar for students in the final stages of their degree process. He also provides supervision in the area of Couples Therapy for doctoral students in the PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy program at Eastern.
TJ is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (PC011354). He is board certified by NBCC as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). National Certified Counselors offer the highest standards of practice because they have met stringent education, examination, supervision, experience, and ethical requirements. He is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and Certified Mental Health Integrated Medicine Provider (CMHIMP). TJ owns a small group private practice, TJ Walsh Counseling, LLC.
In addition to clinical practice, TJ is also a certified Clini-Coach® and owns and operates TJ Walsh Coaching and Consulting, LLC and the BOLD CREATIVES COLLECTIVE. Through this venture, TJ coaches and consults with artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs to GROW their creative lives.
American Counseling Association (ACA)
The American Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world's largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings.
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy.
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary professional organization. In addition to sexuality educators, sexuality counselors and sex therapists, AASECT members include physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, allied health professionals, clergy members, lawyers, sociologists, marriage and family counselors and therapists, family planning specialists and researchers, as well as students in various relevant professional disciplines. These individuals share an interest in promoting understanding of human sexuality and healthy sexual behavior.
The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
ICEEFT serves as a center of excellence for the promotion of secure, resilient individuals and successful relationships between partners and within families. Our mission includes the further expansion and refinement of the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) model through process and outcome research. Another central aspect of our mission is to educate health professionals and to increase public awareness about the efficacy of EFT and its role in strengthening relationship bonds.
Philadelphia Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (PCEFT)
The Philadelphia Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (PCEFT) is a group of psychologists, social workers and counselors with training in Emotionally Focused Couple's Therapy.
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, interdisciplinary and education organization devoted to transgender health. Members engage in clinical and academic research to develop evidence-based medicine and strive to promote a high quality of care to transsexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals internationally.