Hello. My name is Dr. William (Bill) Walker and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Alabama. I have formerly been licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist in Alabama and Texas.
I have 25 years’ experience providing counseling services to clients in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, university health clinics, hospitals, and private practice. I also have 20 years of experience as a university professor preparing others to become mental health counselors themselves. I currently serve on the faculty in the Department of Mental Health & Wellness at Grand Canyon University.
I received my doctoral degree in Counselor Education from Texas A&M University (Commerce). I have two Masters degrees: one in Mental Health Counseling and one in Religious Studies.
My post-doctoral training took place at the University of Alabama, Birmingham School of Medicine/Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology.
My specializations are in the treatment of anxiety and depression, but my wide-ranging experience makes me confident in dealing effectively with numerous mental health issues.
In therapy, my approach is to be respectful, down-to-earth, and very practical. All that matters is you getting better, with ‘better’ being defined by you. My job is to offer a safe, secure environment and use my experience and expertise to help you successfully resolve your problem and become the person you desire to be.
My personality leads me to be loyal and dependable as your counselor and to work hard for you. I promise to offer my best in working alongside you as you make the changes in your life you want to make.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Dr. Walker really likes to engage and be a thought partner. He loves to provide feedback and is willing to challenge you to be better. I appreciate this a lot. He also seems to be quite educated and thoughtful!
Written on Jan 31, 2021 after therapy with Bill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Dr. Walker is an excellent counselor who listens and understands and then offers sound advice.
Written on Jan 30, 2021 after therapy with Bill for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues
I started speaking to Dr. Walker at a very low period in my life. I had tried other therapists before, and none seemed to be the right fit. Now I can hardly believe how much has changed for me and the personal growth I feel from these sessions. Speaking to Dr. Walker has been life-changing, and I do not say that lightly. I felt very comfortable talking to him, and he knew how to address the problems I was having. He helped me work through and better understand the realizations that came up through these sessions. I was very averse to therapy for most of my life, but after everything with Dr. Walker, I would suggest it and him to anyone going through a tough time. My life and my psyche are better for knowing Dr. Walker.
Written on Jan 10, 2021 after therapy with Bill for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Dr. Walker has been a gift to my life. He is a great counselor, and I he is filled with insight on thoughts that trouble your mind. He is comprehensive, compassionate, and caring. He creates a safe environment for you to be yourself, and pushes to connect with you in a graceful way, yet he does it all so professionally. He is really good at listening, and giving you things to do throughout your week, so that you can put them to practice. He provides insightful articles, and he is truly fun. I highly, highly recommend Dr. Bill.
Written on Dec 28, 2020 after therapy with Bill for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
Written on Dec 22, 2020 after therapy with Bill for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Dr Walker is fantastic. i really enjoy working with him. i feel like he is really helping me overcome my depression and my anxiety
Written on Dec 08, 2020 after therapy with Bill for 3 months