About Darrell


Darrell Walters LMFT, MDiv

Fuller Theological Seminary


Darrell Walters specializes in working with children of divorce, parenting issues, attention deficit disorders, autism spectrum, gifted populations, anxiety, and depression. Darrell also works extensively with technology-related issues: limit-setting, healthy-mind balance, boundaries, and mindfulness practices for relaxation and expanding frustration tolerance.

Darrell is in private practice and is a licensed pediatric & adolescent psychotherapist who specializes in creative approaches to help children and families thrive. His playful treatment approach is informed by the latest research in neuroscience, psychological theories and developmental perspectives, creating an optimal environment for growth. His primary research and area of interest is at the intersection of human thriving, interpersonal neurobiology, and positive youth development. He is passionate about identifying the key characteristics that lead to positive, lasting change.

Darrell has done extensive work in the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology, working alongside Drs. Dan Siegel and Tina Bryson to create resources based on The Whole-Brain ChildBrainstorm and No-Drama Discipline, New York Times bestselling books covering practical strategies that nurture your child's developing mind. Over the past several years, Darrell has collaborated with Dr. Dan 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 interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB).

Additionally, with over six years of experience working with Apple, he enjoys making technology simple to understand and helping you stay a step ahead of your kids in this increasingly tech-saturated culture. With his many unique areas of interest and expertise, he enjoys helping families thrive in the good times & through the most challenging of life's circumstances. 

Darrell speaks extensively on thriving, creativity, and technology.

License and Education

California Board of Behavioral Sciences #LMFT78606

Master of Divinity

M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy

B.F.A., Graphic Design; English & Psychology


Professional Activities and Memberships

American Psychological Association

California Psychological Association

The Society for Clinical Neuropsychology

CPA’s Division of Neuropsychology (Division VIII)

CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies

International Society for Research on Emotion

International Neuropsychological Society


Advisory Boards

Lifespan Learning Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA