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CONTACT

Santa Monica
1137 2nd Street, Suite 216
Santa Monica, CA 90403
darrell@mightyvillage.org

Darrell Walters, LMFT, MDiv

Darrell is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles. His treatment approach is informed by the latest research in neuroscience, psychological theories and developmental perspectives. He is passionate about identifying root issues and believes healing occurs through genuine, authentic connection. 

Darrell frequently works with neurodevelopmental and life-adjustment challenges. This includes executive functioning issues like ADHD, or other challenges like moodiness, depression, or anxiety due to high academic pressure, life stress, or divorce. Darrell also works extensively with technology-related issues: healthy-mind balance, boundary setting, as well as mindfulness practices for relaxation and expanding frustration tolerance.

Darrell speaks extensively on technology, creativity, and the brain, and developed Tech Savvy Parents a brain-based approach for parents to help balance the screen-time chaos at home.

  • About Darrell

    Professional Experience
    Darrell has extensive experience working with individuals and families. He has trained with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, within the David Geffen School of Medicine.

    In addition to his clinical work and research, Darrell has worked with Daniel J. Siegel, MD, and the team at the Mindsight Institute, developing resources based on an interpersonal neurobiology approach. Dr. Siegel’s books include Mind, Brainstorm, The Whole-Brain Child, and No-Drama Discipline, best-selling books on practical strategies for nurturing the developing mind.

    Prior to joining the team at Mindsight, Darrell worked for Apple, where he helped with the development and implementation of training programs, workshops, and media & technology camps for kids, all centering around helping people maximize and optimize the use of technology in their lives.

    License and Education
    California Board of Behavioral Sciences LMFT78606
    M.A., Psychology, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
    M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
    M.Div., Fuller Seminary
    B.F.A., Graphic Design, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

    Advisory Boards
    Lifespan Learning Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

    Professional Societies
    American Psychological Association
    International Neuropsychological Society
    National Academy of Neuropsychology
    The Society for Clinical Neuropsychology
    International Society for Research on Emotion
    Society for Research in Child Development
    Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies
    California Psychological Association & CPA Division VIII
    CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists


  • Payment and Insurance

    Hourly Rate: $220

    Payment. While Mighty Village does not accept insurance, we are happy to provide you with appropriate documentation and properly coded forms for you to submit to your insurance company. Cash or check are accepted for payment. Our office can put your credit card on file for a one-time or recurring fee.

    Insurance Reimbursement. Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

    • Do I have mental health benefits?
    • What is my deductible and has it been met?
    • How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
    • How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider?
    • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?

    In many cases, reimbursement depends on the diagnosis. Please keep in mind that what insurance companies consider to be a percentage of reimbursement for "usual and customary" fees are not based on true charges.

    All fees are payable at the time of the visit. Our office will provide a statement for your insurance company upon request. We will not directly bill your insurance company. You are responsible for all billing and collection of reimbursements from your insurance company.

    Cancellation Policy. If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session as booked.