Santa Monica
1137 2nd Street, Suite 216
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 699-8650

Sierra Madre
150 W Sierra Madre Blvd
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 486-9939


Darrell Walters, LMFT, MDiv

Darrell is a licensed psychotherapist 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 specializes in working with neurodevelopmental and life-adjustment challenges. This includes executive functioning issues, moodiness and 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 UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, within the David Geffen School of Medicine, and with the Southern California Neurology Consultants Healthy Aging and Rehabilitation Program (SHARP).

    In addition to his clinical work and research, Darrell has worked with Daniel J. Siegel, MD, and the team at the Mindsight Institute, to create resources based on Mind, Brainstorm, The Whole-Brain Child, and No-Drama Discipline, best-selling books on practical strategies to nurture the developing mind. Over the past several years, Darrell has also worked with Dr. Siegel to produce the quarterly Mindsight Digital Journal, a 90-minute media journal capturing new ideas, trends, and observations together with the practical application of IPNB.

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

    Darrell is one of the very few psychotherapists with advanced training in the Bredesen Protocol, a comprehensive treatment approach for improving cognition and optimizing health. He focuses on identifying and reducing environmental risk factors, increasing positive lifestyle adjustments, and identifying and maximizing strengths to offset challenges. He works collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to appropriately manage and treat complex cognitive and emotional challenges.

    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’s Division of Neuropsychology (Division VIII); CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

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

  • Insurance and Payment

    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.