Gonzalo Walter Wilches

(LMFT)

About Me

My experience as psychotherapist and my background related to psychotherapy begins in 1999 when I graduated as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) at Chapman University located in Anaheim, California.

I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in California, LMFT 46696. I have over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist to include life coaching. I have working experience with clients of all ages with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, lost issues, parenting problems, emotional abuse, victims of crime, ADHD challenges, or simple transitory issues that prevents any productive person from accomplishing the best of self.

My counseling style is friendly, interactive and structured, with special sensitivity to my client's emotional needs. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion always available to discuss my client's concerns and priorities. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach is eclectic combining cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and psycho-dynamic counseling with a strong inclination to family systems. I will approach our interaction and therapeutic needs by tailoring the treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

I do speak Spanish for those of you who would prefer to have their sessions in Spanish.

I am ready to take this therapeutic journey with you towards a more fulfilling and happier life.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Relationship
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting
  • Depression

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Family, Grief, Anger, Self esteem, Career

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMFT #mfc46696 (Expires: 2020-01-31)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Jul 08, 2018 after counseling with Gonzalo Walter for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Walter has been a great help. He's a good listener and gives practical advice. He has helped me out of some tough emotional situations. I especially like the convince and flexibility I get with Walter and this service. I'm able to do a full session from the privacy of my home or my car if I choose, and I can schedule easily around work even with weekend options.

Written by J.A. on Jun 26, 2018 after counseling with Gonzalo Walter for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, and self esteem

Gonzalo's an excellent and thoughtful counselor. He's very willing to take time with you to hash things out, asks plenty of questions, and is perceptive in finding the root of problems. Very good at creating a welcoming, calm environment. I gained a lot in self-understanding and in creating workable plans going forward in solving my concerns. I felt lucky to work with him.

Written by D.A. on Jun 16, 2018 after counseling with Gonzalo Walter for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I have been so lucky to have Ganzalo as my counselor. He seems to always give me the best advice when I need it most, and I can really tell that he truly cares and wants what is best for me. I am appreciative and thankful and look forward to continue working with him.

Written by D.I. on May 11, 2018 after counseling with Gonzalo Walter for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and self esteem

Gonzalo is a genius. He really took the time to make sure I do not feel uncomfortable and to let my walls down and speak. That’s very difficult sometimes but I felt safe and I felt that I could trust him which I did. He’s help me through difficult times and help me to understand myself a lot better so that I can manage myself a lot better and I couldn’t be more thankful. Thank you so much.

Written by S.O. on Apr 25, 2018 after counseling with Gonzalo Walter for 1 month

Walter is amazing, he really listens and understands and makes me feel like I'm not alone. He responds quickly and sets goals for me that are tailored to my needs and that I can accomplish, so he sets me up for success, not failure like other therapists have in the past. He's the best therapist I've ever had.

Written by R.O. on Apr 19, 2018 after counseling with Gonzalo Walter for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Mr. Wilches is warm, encouraging, very understanding, very kind, helping me with good advice.., very professional and comfortable to discuss any topic.

Written by J.O. on Apr 10, 2018 after counseling with Gonzalo Walter for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Walter is an excellent therapist. Although it was my first time using online counseling, he made the process very engaging and comfortable by responding to my messages in a timely manner. Walter also made sure our live sessions were manageable, quite useful, and employed action items for me to complete, as I was dealing with a time sensitive manner. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a therapist.

Written by J.O. on Apr 05, 2018 after counseling with Gonzalo Walter for 2 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Walter listens and seeks to understand what you are dealing with diplomacy and care. This allows you be open and free to discuss what is going on your mind.

Written by M.A. on Mar 30, 2018 after counseling with Gonzalo Walter for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger

In person counseling has always given me anxiety. Mr. Wilches patience and empathy toward my situation definitely makes me feel more comfortable and reassured about helping me take control of my mental illnesses. I really like how I could spill all my thoughts and worries to him and he gives me things to try and improve like mindfulness exercises. I feel like this was different from other counselors I met with in the past that would basically just acknowledge my problems and then I'd meet them in a month with more problems but nothing would change. He communicates well (even when I don't) and is overall a great therapist. :)

Written by J.E. on Mar 27, 2018 after counseling with Gonzalo Walter for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

He is direct and offers sage examples of things that can be done to solve the problem, which is actionable and useful.

Written by F.R. on Feb 19, 2018 after counseling with Gonzalo Walter for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

Walter is one of the most amazing counselors I have ever had. He really made the time and effort to properly analyze and understand my situation. He was very responsive and very resourceful. I absolutely appreciate the practical advice he gave me. Thank you walter for all your support and care

Written by C.O. on Feb 18, 2018 after counseling with Gonzalo Walter for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Gonzalo was great - he helps you with your pain point to get back to an emotionally stable place.

Written by A.M. on Sep 29, 2017 after counseling with Gonzalo Walter for 7 months

Gonzalo Wilches (Walter) is beyond amazing! Transformed my life completely.

Written by P.E on Jan 25, 2017 after counseling with Gonzalo Walter for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I really appreciate the time and dedication that Mr. Gonzalo spent with me. It truly helped me understand myself, how I feel, and how to deal with my issues and feelings.

Written by K.A on Oct 01, 2015 after counseling with Gonzalo Walter for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and depression

Gonzalo Walter Wilches has been great so far. He listens to my needs and writes me back quickly. He is providing techniques that have really helps me address some of my issues. I am grateful to be able to work with him. Highly recommended.

Written by T.O on Sep 08, 2015 after counseling with Gonzalo Walter for 2 months

Very quick to reply and wonderful resources and tools. He's great!!

Written by J.U on May 11, 2015 after counseling with Gonzalo Walter for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger

I feel Gonzalo really cares about what I am going through. I have been going through a lot in every aspect of my life and I feel he is sensitive and responsive. If I forget to write to him, or get too busy, he pops in and says hello, which I like. I am dealing with ADD, relationship issues, work/professional issues, investing challenges, self-esteem, setting healthy boundaries. Also, I am a very ambitious person, but needed someone available and flexible, so this emailing works well for me.