Dr. Ricky Walter

(LPC, NCC, LCDC)

About Me

Hello. My name is Dr. Walter. I am a Licensed Psychotherapist with more than 16 years of experience in the helping profession. I am passionate about helping others realize their place of wholeness and mental wellness. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I have advance training and expertise in the treatment of Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma and Stressed Related Disorders, Substance Abuse Disorders, Grief Therapy, Co-occurring Disorders, Neuro-Development Disorders (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders), Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders, Intellectual Disorders, Bipolar Disorder Related Disorders, and Adjustment Disorders.

My theoretical orientation is an integration of evidenced-based theories grounded in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Reality Therapy, Brief Solution Focused, Mindfulness CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Enhancement Therapy, NTU Psychotherapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

I see the therapeutic relationship with my clients as collaborative, engaging and client-directed. I respect the fact that everyone enters the therapy process for different reasons. It is important that you become your most trusted advocate. I am ready to help you regain your voice and sense of hope. If you are ready to take the next step, I am here to support you. Let us get started. Your journey in the process to help, hope and healing is a short distance away. I look forward to you hearing from you soon.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Co-morbidity , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #76238 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Ricky for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Dr. Walter is extremely nice and easy to talk to. I was pretty nervous about therapy but I’m glad that I decided to try it out. I highly suggest picking Dr.Walter if you’re a nervous person who is a bit shy like me.

Written by T.I. on Nov 09, 2020 after counseling with Ricky for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Rick is the best. I trust his expertise and extensive knowledge, and equally his life experience. He has helped me on my journey of self discovery to see more truth and how to be a better version of myself. I am forever grateful! Thank you!

Written by T.O. on Oct 03, 2020 after counseling with Ricky for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Dr Walter is professional in his approach. He's observant aware and insightful. He is a very qualified therapist and I appreciate his support.

Written by L.E. on Sep 29, 2020 after counseling with Ricky for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

He is easy to talk to

Written by S.A. on Sep 26, 2020 after counseling with Ricky for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Talk therapy with Dr Walter has been very helpful in my healing process. I have many anxieties from past traumas and current events and I think talking to an experienced counselor really helps. I would highly recommend Dr Walter 100% Thanks!

Written by S.E. on Sep 24, 2020 after counseling with Ricky for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Overall great. I am new, so It will take me time to be able to accurately rate this. But so far, its been great.

Written by S.A. on Sep 17, 2020 after counseling with Ricky for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Dr.Walter is Kind, realistic and compassionate. He is truly able to help you view things from a clearer perspective in order to better understand yourself and offers practical solutions for you to move forward and embrace your life the best way you can. He is attentive and very detail oriented and has a very realistic grasp on the situation at hand because he truly cares about his clients. He has a great way of helping you through your issues while keeping the conversation positive. I truly appreciate this doctor and highly recommend him.

Written by C.O. on Sep 14, 2020 after counseling with Ricky for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

Within my first two visits with Dr. Walter on the Better Help platform, he has helped me identify the source of some of my fears and anxieties. Dr. Walter is qualified and knowledgeable on the subject of anxiety, phobias and depression and I would recommend him to anyone that is living with these mental illnesses.

Written by B.E. on Sep 08, 2020 after counseling with Ricky for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

I've only been with Dr. Walter a short time but I've really enjoyed our talks so far. He's very attentive, respectful and full of incite.

Written by L.A. on Sep 02, 2020 after counseling with Ricky for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Walter is beyond amazing. He’s professional, punctual, and asks me questions that I don’t typically think to ask myself. He makes it easy to open up and have in-depth conversations. I’d recommend him ANY DAY.

Written by H.A. on Aug 22, 2020 after counseling with Ricky for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Ricky has been nothing short of phenomenal. As the third individual I've entrusted with my deepest anxieties in my life through counselling, Dr. Walter has taken a long, meaningful look into who I am, what I'm saying and where I feel my life is going. I approached him as an individual full of shame and guilt, coupled with an intense confusion as to how to proceed in the world, given everything I've seen and experienced. But he listened to what I was saying, the ideas I was putting forward and he moved them into a path that I can walk on and understand myself and the world because of. I can combat my problems with a sense of purpose that I did not have before, something I've always wanted and always needed, but never really understood until Ricky spoke to me. There's not enough words in the world to describe how grateful I am, but I promise I will take the lessons he has instilled upon me forward into everything I do: a reason to stay and a reason to do good in the world. Thank you, Ricky.

Written by M.I. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Ricky for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Kind and gentle in his words. He's offered video conferencing but I have not been able to. His wisdom and insight has helped. Even though my therapy only started and I must stop due to COVID-19. I pray I am able to continue in the future once this Pandemic has slowed down. In the meantime, Dr. Walter has my utmost respect and confidence. He is a credit to his profession.I would so like to come back and continue with him after COVID-19. Many blessings.
Dorami Sierra

Written by P.H. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Ricky for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Really friendly, very attentive, spotted my undiagnosed ADHD astonishingly quickly and I feel like I understand myself a lot better already... And it's only been 2 sessions!

Written by T.R. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Ricky for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

He is great listens to me understand what I am going through and give me the confidence to do the things we talk about and be a better person

Written by S.H. on Jul 08, 2020 after counseling with Ricky for 2 months on issues concerning anger management, and adhd

Dr. Walter helped me in the first session! He related to my ADHD struggle and helped me see that I’ve been dealing with uncontrolled anxiety issues my entire life. I feel so much more balanced and able to deal with life! He’s always a joy to talk to and there isn’t a session without laughs and smiles. I’m so grateful for his help!

Written by A.U. on May 21, 2020 after counseling with Ricky for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Walter is positive, happy, encouraging, and all around wonderful! I have only had 2 sessions with him so far and he has been amazing both times.