James E. Walton

James E. Walton

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
North Hollywood Accepting In-person

30+ years of Creating Solutions for Strong Lives, Loves and Families for Life.

Updated August 11, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Divorce and separation

Professional statement

Dr. Walton helps you find relief and support in a safe and confidential space. He will give you the tools and insights you need to make lasting changes in your life. Experience the benefits of professional guidance and support as you take the first steps towards a happier, and healthier future. Discover the power of self-exploration and discovery as Dr. Walton helps you overcome the challenges of your life to thrive.

Dr. Walton uses a range of approaches to psychotherapy, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and psychodynamic therapy to name a few. The type of therapy that is most appropriate for you will depend on your specific needs and goals. He is helpful for a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and trauma. He is also helpful for individuals who are struggling to adjust to significant life changes, such as a new job or the loss of a loved one.

As a Licensed Family Therapist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with over 30 years of experience, his work is transformative for improving communication, resolving conflict, and building stronger relationships. He guides you to taking control of your family’s well-being as you navigate life’s challenges and find solutions that work for your unique situation. Don't let stress, anxiety, or anger ruin your or your family's happiness.

Invest in your future and let Dr. Walton guide you on the path to greater understanding, connection, and harmony as you take your first steps towards a happier, healthier future.

Don't let distance or busy schedules get in the way of your, or your family's, well-being. Dr. Walton's online therapy sessions make it easy to connect from anywhere.

Message to clients

This is a great first step into getting what you want out of life.

I provide a safe and supportive environment allowing you to feel comfortable in expressing your thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. I work to assist you in communicating more effectively by teaching you the skills required to help you identify and express your needs and feelings.

I work collaboratively with you to identify and prioritize your goals for therapy and to develop a plan to achieve those goals. While identifying the challenges in your life I also focus on identifying and building upon the strengths and positive aspects of your personality and experience.

I draw from evidence-based techniques and interventions which have been shown to be effective in improving treatment outcomes.

I also offer homework so that you may practice the skills you’ve learned during therapy and experience the immediate benefits of our time together. Practicing homework between our sessions can lead to faster, more effective and lasting results.

Call me to set up a free 25 minute consultation on how my expertise can help you achieve your goals.


Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets

Grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Divorce and separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • State Fund of California

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Discernment Counseling: $450 (110min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


North Hollywood practice
6306 Babcock Avenue, Los Angeles, California 91606
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-7:30pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-7:30pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:30pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:30pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 33 years

Private Practice, LMFT, 1994 - Present
Peace Talks Mediation Services, Divorce Mediator, 2014 - Present
Family Divorce Solutions, Collaborative Divorce Mediator, 2011 - Present
Dr. Walton's Self-Help Series, Author/Producer, 2001 - Present
Basic Training Educator for the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association, Faculty, 2013 - Present
Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA), Faculty Trainer, Education Administrator, Board of Directors, 2013 - 2022
Men's Anger Management Group Facilitator, Leader, 2014 - 2018
"Shrink Rap," KCSN 88.5 FM, Radio Host/Producer, 2005 - 2009
National Institutes of Health's AIDS Research Alliance, Institutional Review Board Member, 1998 - 2000
Psychological Services of Beverly Hills, Intern, 1991 - 1994

Pacifica Graduate Institute, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 1999
Family Therapy California Family Study Center, MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, 1991
Thunderbird School of Global Management, MBA, International Management, 1984
Dickinson College, BA, Economics, 1982


California: MFT32040



Client testimonials

"So kind. Knowledgeable and personable."
- Zencare client • May 2022