Ili Rivera Walter, PhD, LMFT
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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