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CONTACT

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@mightyvillage.org

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 like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), 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

    License and Education
    Darrell has worked with families for over 15 years. He completed a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller’s Graduate School of Psychology in 2010, and completed a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary in 2011. He has recieved training at UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior within the David Geffen School of Medicine in pediatric/adolescent neuropsychology. Prior to this, he obtained a BFA in Graphic Design, and studied Psychology and English at the University of Wisconsin. He studied Film and Culture in Marburg, Germany, before settling here in Los Angeles. Darrell is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT78606.

    Professional Experience
    In additon to his clinical work, Darrell has worked with Daniel J. Siegel, MD, and the team at the Mindsight Institute to create resources based on The Whole-Brain Child, Brainstorm, No-Drama Discipline, and Mind, 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 for over six years, where he helped with the development and implementation of training programs, workshops, and camps, all centering around helping people maximize the use of technology in their lives. He enjoys helping families effectively navigate through technology and screen-time issues at home.

    Professional Societies
    American Psychological Association; International Neuropsychological Society; 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.