Ili Rivera Walter, PhD, LMFT


Welcome! I'm so glad you're here.

You most likely found this site, because you are a psychotherapist in search of community. And, whether you are a student, intern, licensed therapist, or seasoned supervisor, this is a community where you will find resources and support for your life and work.

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I'm Ili--a LMFT, as well as consultant, supervisor, professor, mentor, and wellness warrior for mental health professionals. (I'm also a systems theory nerd. Shhhhh....) I have gone through the therapist life, and my mission is to make it simpler for you by providing tips, education, and a bunch of resources based on research. I also share my personal experiences, mistakes, and professional journey. I simplify therapy techniques and theories into simple solutions and action steps that will benefit your therapy work right now. I also focus daily on building community for therapists and counselors, so that you don't have to do the therapist life alone.

After working as a therapist in a variety of settings (private practice, church counseling, agency work, and hospitals), I noticed my struggles and disappointments when applying my knowledge in often hectic environments. As a clinical supervisor and professor, I learned from students and other therapists about their main challenges and greatest needs. I started Family Therapy Basics to offer solutions for these common problems, and I created The Refreshed Therapist Network as a place where therapists could go with the often isolating demands of the therapist life. Of course, I am still learning, too, so let's learn together!

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Ili Rivera Walter, PhD, LMFT: The Resumé

In my first class, on my first day of graduate school, I knew that I had found my “thing” (marriage and family therapy).  I recognize that finding this love for specific work is rare, and I cherish this blessing.  I have had the opportunity to apply my clinical skills to administration as well as direct service in hospitals, church settings, agencies, private practice, and business consulting.  I am a speaker on family therapy and couple topics and currently serve as Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Nyack College. I have taught at the graduate level for both COAMFTE and CACREP accredited programs.

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and an AAMFT-approved supervisor. My areas of clinical expertise include self-of-the-therapist, family of origin, the integration of Christian faith and counseling, applying systems theory in orgnaizations, and relationship and intimacy development through dialogue. 


  • Clinical Fellow, AAMFT

  • Approved Supervisor, AAMFT

  • Supervisor Mentor, for AAMFT Supervisor Candidates (Learn more)


  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Florida and Pennsylvania

  • Qualified Supervisor for LMFTs and LMHCs, Florida

  • Myer’s Briggs Type Indicator Facilitator

  • PREPARE/ENRICH Pre-marital + Marital Assessments