Hi! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 5 years of counseling experience. I have worked with individuals and families presenting with a wide range of concerns. I have extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma, loss, and with families in conflict. I have also worked with individuals struggling with various life transitions. I have counseled in mental health clinics with clients within criminal justice settings (adult and adolescent), and as a school-based therapist for teens.
My counseling philosophy is that YOU are the expert of your own life; and therefore, you know BEST what you need. My approach is integrative, incorporating different therapeutic techniques to make sure that your specific concern is addressed in the way most effective for you. Our work together will always be person (you)- centered and strength-based; because, again, I truly believe that you have what it takes to succeed. My role is to guide and support you in building the skills and confidence necessary to accomplish whatever goals you have may have set for yourself. Together, we can deconstruct "stinking thinking" and unhealthy habits; and, replace them with healthy thought patterns and habits. Congratulations on taking the first step, seeking therapy.
I look forward to meeting you and to begin working together! Let's do it!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, ADHD, Communication Problems
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCPC LC8062
I've had the pleasure of working with Walt for a few years and I've been very happy with his service. He's a very approachable man who has always been willing to patiently work with me and be accommodating.
I've been struggling with self hatred and he has provided me with insight and strategies to view myself and my circumstances in a more fair and reasonable light. His perspectives will be something I'll take with me for life and has helped me countless times outside of our sessions.
He is a very professional, friendly, and insightful therapist and words can't begin to describe how grateful I am for our time together. I highly recommend him.
Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Walterson for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
He is TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!
Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Walterson for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Tremendous progress in my trauma healing with Mr Torchon. I'm q survivor thriving now!
Written on Jan 07, 2022 after therapy with Walterson for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem
Walt is the best. Really enjoy working with him. The only down fall is he is so good everyone wants him all at once. So his schedule is packed.
Written on May 04, 2021 after therapy with Walterson for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Walterson is a wonderful friendly face and listening ear, completely free of judgment, which I appreciate very much.
Written on Mar 12, 2021 after therapy with Walterson for 3 months
Great guy. Listens and offers sound advice
Written on Feb 03, 2021 after therapy with Walterson for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem