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James Walton

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Couples counseling-Anxiety-Anger management-Grief-Trauma-Divorce and separation-

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Professional statement

“Discover Healing and Transformation with Dr. James E. Walton, Ph.D.”

Are you seeking relief, support, and lasting change?

Dr. Walton provides a safe and confidential space where you can explore your inner world and overcome life’s challenges. Here’s why you should consider a session with him:

1. Expert Guidance: Dr. Walton's 30 years of experience offers professional insights and practical tools to empower you. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or trauma, he tailors his approach to meet your unique needs.

2. Proven Therapeutic Approaches: With expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and psychodynamic therapy, Dr. Walton ensures you receive effective and personalized care.

3. Recognized Excellence: Dr. Walton’s work has earned him the prestigious 2024 Eureka Award for contributions to mediation and peace building.

4. Family Well-Being: As a Licensed Family Therapist with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Walton helps you improve communication, resolve conflicts, and build stronger relationships within your family.

5. Online Convenience: Busy schedule or distance? No problem! Dr. Walton’s online therapy sessions make it easy to connect from anywhere.

Invest in your well-being today. Take the first step toward a happier, healthier future with Dr. Walton by your side.

Message to clients

Unlock Your Full Potential: Take the First Step Toward a Better Life

Are you ready to transform your life? As a compassionate and experienced therapist, I offer a safe and supportive environment where you can express your thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. Together, we’ll work to enhance your communication skills, identify your needs, and express your feelings effectively.

How I Can Help:

Collaborative Approach: We’ll work together to identify your therapy goals and create a personalized plan to achieve them. Whether you’re facing challenges or seeking personal growth, I’m here to guide you.

Strengths-Based Focus: Beyond addressing challenges, I’ll help you recognize and build upon your unique strengths and positive qualities. Your personality and life experiences are valuable assets we can leverage.

Evidence-Based Techniques: Drawing from proven methods, I’ll provide effective interventions tailored to your needs. Expect tangible results as we navigate your journey toward well-being.

Homework Assignments: To accelerate progress, I offer practical homework assignments. By practicing the skills you learn during our sessions, you’ll experience lasting benefits.

Ready to Get Started?

Call me today to schedule a free 25-minute consultation. Let’s explore how my expertise can empower you to achieve your goals. Your brighter future awaits!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 33 years

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

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: 32040




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)

Locations & Hours

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


  • State Fund of California

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$225 (50min)
  • Initial session:$0 (30min)
  • 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

Client testimonials

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

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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