Dr. Jim and his work have been featured in Books, ​Magazines, Television and Radio 

Words Can Change Your Brain
2009 JPF International Awards
Fox Entertainment
Cosmopolitan Magazine
Mental Health Video Host of "WebiHealth.com"
MSNBC's 2007 "Oscar Night of the Stars"
Discovery Health's "Berman & Berman"
KCSN's "Shrink Rap"
Bergen Health & Life Magazine
"The Greg Mantel Show"
Thatz Entertainment
"The Alvin Jones Show" on XM
"The Aware Show" with Lisa Gar on KPFK
Amazon.com, iTunes and CDbaby
& JPF International Music Awards
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Very often, people don't seek help until they, or those around them, aren't able to tolerate the pain any longer. Some more easily recognize when counseling can be helpful. Others are much more affected by denial and often choose to go it alone and suffer longer than is necessary.  

Counseling Therapy is not about curing a defect.  It is about optimizing how you interact in the world.  You know that you are trying to do your best, but some of your behaviors, thoughts or feelings may be getting in the way of your success. 

Counseling Therapy is about access to your best, not defects.  
Dr. Jim is the LA therapist with the unique ability of combining compassion and understanding with humor and a direct approach.  As a regularly featured guest expert in all forms of media, he's widely sought after for his insights and advice.  He's a powerful and inspiring motivator helping people improve their lives, change behaviors and enhance relationships.  

Whether you are seeking individual therapy in LA for personal growth or marriage counseling in Los Angeles to improve your relationship, he can help you get to the root of your concerns and reach the answers you're looking for through his positive and active approach to Individual and Marital Therapy.  With his help, you can build communication and listening skills that eliminate criticism and foster growth between you and your partner.  Old hurts and resentments are transformed into opportunities for understanding and building closeness. 

He can give you the needed tools to improve your relationships at home and at work.  He'll work with you to overcome feelings of anger, low self-esteem and/or anxiety while helping you develop more satisfying relationships with family, friends and co-workers.

From helping you build self-confidence and manage anger to resolving fears and anxieties, he affects change through his proven and integrated approach of psychotherapy in LA that he's been bringing to his clients for over 20 years.

If you're seeking more confidence and more control over your life, he can help.  Together, he can move you to a place where you are able to get what you want out of life.

How does it work?  Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions which might help you.

Q:  Can you provide Social Anxiety treatment?

A:  Yes.  Keep in mind that Social Anxiety treatment is not a one-size-fits-all process.  Starting with your free consultation, we'll begin to look into the causes of your Social Anxiety and which Cognitive Behavioral treatment options would be best for your specific case.

Q:  You provide marriage counseling in Los Angeles, but my partner travels a great deal. Is it possible for him to attend via telephone?

A:  It's best if your partner attends the couples counseling in Los Angeles, however, I will be pleased to conduct phone sessions in cases where scheduling conflicts arise. 

Q:  We would like family counseling in Los Angeles, but one family member refuses to attend sessions.  Can family counseling still work?

A:  If the majority of your family wants family counseling in LA, I would encourage you to begin the sessions.  Often, I have seen the hesitant family member changer his/her mind after witnessing the positive and powerful changes in the other family members.

Q:  What types of therapy do you offer?

A:  I offer individual and relationship counseling in LA, including marriage counseling and family counseling.  

I provide therapy for individuals and couples in the following areas:

• Individual Counseling
• Couples & Relationship Counseling
• Healing from a Breakup & Finding Happiness
• Career Counseling & Office Politics
• Marriage Counseling
• Premarital Counseling 
• Transitions
• Conflict Resolution 
• Recovery from A Broken Heart
• Depression, Sadness and Grief Therapy
• Anger Management 
• Sleep & Insomnia
• Sexuality Issues 
• Attention Deficit Disorder
• Self-Esteem Therapy 
• Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
• Social Anxiety Disorder Treatment
• Stress/anxiety Relief
• Panic Attack and Fear Counseling
• Weight Loss & Dieting
• And Much More

I also provide Clinical Hypnosis in Los Angeles, a proven technique for Quitting Smoking, Weight Loss, Fear of Flying, General Fears, Motivation, Test Taking, Driving Anxiety, Writer's Block, Releasing Creativity, Sleep Issues, Stress Relief and more.

Early intervention can prevent problems from developing into more serious, long-term situations.  We will explore internal patterns and external behaviors that affect your life while developing communication skills and personal insights that will improve your personal and professional relationships.  Being heard and understood clearly leads to greater connection and intimacy with others.

As a Licensed Family Therapist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, I have borrowed from both fields to achieve an effective and dynamic program for helping people improve their communication, resolve problems, and realize greater personal growth in their lives.

Experience has shown that when people are given insight into their challenges and are then given the tools to deal with them, it has a synergistic effect that can assist them in achieving their goals more quickly and effectively.

My clients are given tools they can use in their daily lives to experience greater clarity, direction and satisfaction.

Call today to set up a free office consultation for further information on LA Therapy and Counseling in Los Angeles.

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Clinical Member, California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
Dr. James E. Walton, PhD
Psychotherapy and Counseling for Individuals and Couples in LA
Clinical Member, California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
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Solutions Focused     Individual & Couples Therapy 
Clinical Hypnosis Available
MA, MBA, Ph.D., MFT  lic. MFC32040
I believe that it's the role of the therapist to be actively involved in the therapy room.  I listen and reflect, but I also contribute insightful feedback, informative handouts, personality testing, homework, behavior techniques to try at home and direct responses to any questions you have.  We're in this together. 
I treat you as a whole and capable person with individual needs. I place importance on people above theories.  Having a strong, trusting and supportive relationship in the therapy room means that we're both real people working together to help find you the answers that you're seeking.  Together, we'll explore the creative use of your drives, enhance intimacy, explore your dreams and remove the blocks to get what you want out of life.
The goal of therapy is to:

•  Improve mood and stability and decrease irritability
•  Increase motivation and interest in life
•  Improve functioning in love and work
•  Re-establish trust & security in your relationship
•  Improve sleep quality and pattern
•  Refine your career objectives & resolve office conflicts
•  Strengthen your self-respect, self-confidence & self-esteem 
•  Improve your ability to set goals and solve problems
•  Improve your outlook on life
•  Improve memory, energy and clarity of thought
•  Improve sexual desire

Starting with your free and confidential consultation, you can quickly begin to clear out the clutter and move forward.

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A World of Change at Your Finger Tips
Recognizing the dramatic achievements made by his patients using hypnosis, Los Angeles counselor, James E. Walton, Ph.D. envisioned making his work available to a global audience.  The resulting 'labor of love' is the "Dr. Walton Series," an audio series which is a powerful tool to help people resolve conflicts, change behaviors and improve relationships.
Dr. Jim receives the "Best Album" Award from Brian Whitney, founder and chairman of the JPF Independent Music Awards
Dr. Jim giving a speech at the 2009 JPF Awards after receiving 1st place for the Ultimate Weight Loss album
As a winner of a JPF Music Award, you're part of a special club and it never goes away.  Our awards in 2009 will likely stand for a long time as the largest music awards ever conducted in world history.  Because we are returning to a yearly structure, it's unlikely that the 2010 awards will be as large.  So you have a distinction that may well stand for quite some time.  To survive 17 months including 5 preliminary rounds of screening and then rise to the very top of the final nominees is really impressive.   We had entries from 163 countries and nominees from app. 100.  Only 80 songs out of 560,000 won an award and only 93 albums out of over 42,000 won an award.   That's still mind boggling to me.  You should be proud of the accomplishment knowing that there were no industry politics or insider deals or special treatment and it certainly wasn't just a popularity contest.  I've only met a handful of you in person before these awards.   You did this 100% on your own and based solely on your music moving people.  We had over 10,000 judges assigned in the final round alone.  

This is what Brian, founder of JPF, has to say about the JPF Award winners
Dr. Jim receiving the award in Nashville, TN
August 2009
Dr. Walton's Ultimate Weight Loss album won for "Best Album of the Year" in self-help at the 2009 JPF Music Awards.  
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Doctorate of Clinical Psychology
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
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Dr. Jim with Drs John & Julie Gottman discussing couples therapy
Dr. Jim with Dr. Harville Hendrix discussing Imago Therapy
Dr. Jim with Dr. Albert Ellis discussing Anger Management and Cognitive Therapy
Dr. Jim with Dr. Ernest Rossi discussing brain physiology
Dr. Jim with Dr. Judith Beck discussing weight control