Dr. Ricky Walter

LPC

About Me

Children and adolescents are peculiar little people. They experience real world issues like depression, anxiety, social identity, self-esteem, self-image, relational conflicts, and other problems framed from their perspective. Oftentimes what is irrational to an adult is highly rational to a child or adolescent. Understanding the stages of development is paramount to understanding how a child and adolescent think and process information. A therapist who works with these demographics must be in tune, curious, empathetic, and mindful.

Gaining the trust of a child or adolescent is serious work. They do not allow those they do not trust to parlay with them. I have spent 16 years discovering what works with children, as well as the pitfalls to avoid. I am a Certified Clinical Service Provider for children and adolescents with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. I have a close connection with those who are diagnosed or presume to have the disorder because I have lived with it all of my life. In addition, I am Nationally Certified in Anger Management. Giving a child or adolescent, the tools to emotionally self-regulate, replace distorted thinking, acquire coping skills, and manage stressors prepare them for life. I would be delighted to join you in your efforts to support your child’s mental wellness. I look forward to 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

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Ricky Walter. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written by O.D. on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Ricky for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Fantastic service would definitely recommend

Written by J.O. on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Ricky for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr Walter is an outstanding therapist who has well exceeded my expectations. I would recommend him to anyone

Written by M.I. on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with Ricky for 1 month

We have throughly enjoyed and appreciated Dr. Walter's help.

Written by V.I. on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Ricky for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

If you put in the work, your sessions with Dr. Walter will bring healing and positive change to your thoughts, feelings, and self. You’ll like yourself for doing this.

Written by M.A. on Jun 19, 2022 after therapy with Ricky for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr Walter is great! I enjoy his approach. Good guy overall.

Written by C.H. on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Ricky for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

I marked the wrong answer in the survey. I think Dr. Walter is excellent.

Written by C.Y. on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Ricky for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Dr Walter is the understanding friend that we always need but don’t always have to talk to. I’m keeping him in my life for the foreseeable future. Highly recommend him as a therapist.

Written by C.H. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Ricky for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We like Dr. Walter a lot!

Written by S.A. on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Ricky for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Very personable and easy to talk to.

Written by C.H. on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Ricky for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dr. Walter is very easy to talk with. It is amazing how from only a few sessions in its like he knew me and could read my mind. He breaks things down and explains everything well where it makes sense. Very kind and I would highly recommend him to anyone that struggles opening up to others.

Written by K.E. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Ricky for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr Walter was awesome. Kind, compassionate and could help me smile through my tears. His thoughtful questions and gentle pushes helped me examine my own thoughts and look at things from a different perspective we sometimes can't see while in the midst of a crisis. I highly recommend him!

Written by M.O. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Ricky for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Walters is literally the best! He helped us save our relationship and learn how to love the differences in one another. Can't thank him enough for being there for our family through tough times!

Written by R.U. on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Ricky for 3 months

Extremely amazing human. Highly recommend. Helped me a lot to take wiser decisions in life

Written by N.O. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Ricky for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Great guy very perceptive

Written by T.E. on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Ricky for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very understanding

Written by M.A. on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Ricky for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and anger management

Dr. Walter is an excellent listener and is great at telling you exactly what you need to know. If you are willing to work on what he tells you, you will have an excellent time with Dr. Walter. Thank you Dr. Walter!

Written by A.N. on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Ricky for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and coaching

I've only been working with Dr. Walter a couple of weeks but he has given me an open, safe space to work in and is also quite an inspiration for me. Im looking forward to continuing with him.

Written by J.A. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Ricky for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Sessions with Dr. Walter are like conversations with an old friend. He gets me, my family and my humor. His observations are astute. Gave me invaluable insight that helped me understand and try an empathic approach with dealing my aging parents.

Written by L.E. on Jul 13, 2021 after therapy with Ricky for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Great counselor! Knowledgeable, professional, and easy to talk to

Written by S.A. on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Ricky for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Dr.Walter is real, genuine and honest. I’ve had bad experiences in the past and I felt really comfortable to talk to him. I know I’m a challenging person to deal with and Dr.walter always works with me. You can definitely see he has your best interest at heart

Written by A.N. on Jun 13, 2021 after therapy with Ricky for 1 month

Dr. Walter is personable, approachable, and funny.
I greatly appreciate his wisdom and candor. He has helped me in our short time together. Thank you.

Written by S.A. on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy 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 D.A. on Mar 25, 2021 after therapy with Ricky for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Walter is so amazing and I’m happy that he is helping my love and I become better for each other.

Written by J.A. on Nov 14, 2020 after therapy with Ricky for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Anointed by God for the line of work he is in. We have been blessed to have the opportunity to work together with him.

Written by T.I. on Nov 09, 2020 after therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 B.R. on Sep 18, 2020 after therapy with Ricky for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr Walter is extremely knowledgeable and he shares that knowledge readily. He has years of experience in relevant fields he can pull from. Great experience

Written by J.O. on Sep 17, 2020 after therapy with Ricky for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Walter is highly competent and extremely insightful. Enjoy our sessions.

Written by S.A. on Sep 17, 2020 after therapy 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 S.T. on Sep 16, 2020 after therapy with Ricky for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Walter is very friendly and asks tough questions that really get you thinking! He explains things in a way that makes a lot of sense and can be funny too!

Written by C.O. on Sep 14, 2020 after therapy 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 teen counseling 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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.S. on May 23, 2020 after therapy with Ricky for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I love the honesty of Dr. Walter to both me and my husband. I know this process will be hard but I have complete confidence in Dr. Walter to challenge us in a good way and help us change our ways.

Written by A.U. on May 21, 2020 after therapy 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.

Work with me!