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    Dr. Chris Walling

    Dr. Chris Walling, PsyD, MBA, FABP is a licensed clinical psychologist, board-certified psychoanalyst, and an active leader in the bio-behavioral sciences. Dr. Walling is an Associate Professor in the Department of Research Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, the Research Chair & Past-President of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, and was Associate Deputy-Editor of the International Body Psychotherapy Journal.  He is a Fellow of the American Board of Psychoanalysis and a member of the New Center for Psychoanalysis where he serves as Faculty in the Adult Psychoanalytic Training program and serves on their Education Committee & Diversities Committee, Dr. Walling also serves on the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Committee on Gender & Sexuality.  

    Dr. Walling is a Clinical Research Fellow at Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender and Reproduction located at Indiana University Bloomington and serves on their International Advisory Council.  His clinical interests survey the fields of somatic psychotherapy, relational psychoanalysis, human sexuality, and trauma psychology.  His peer-reviewed works are published in the American Psychological Association‘s Journal of Psychotherapy and the International Body Psychotherapy Journal.  Dr. Walling maintains a private practice in Brentwood (Los Angeles), California.

    Education & Experience


    • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, California #28945
    • Board Certified in Psychoanalysis, American Board of Psychoanalysis 
    • Adult Psychoanalyst, New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles, CA
    • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), (Dr. Peter Levine, Foundation for Human Enrichment)
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy for Individuals Level I & Level II (Dr. Les Greenberg)
    • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Externship & Core Skills (Dr. Sue Johnson)
    • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Training Levels One & Two (Dr. Diana Fosha, AEDP Institute)
    • Neurofeedback Practitioner (Othmer Method, EEG Institute)
    • Certified Yoga Therapist, International Assoc. of Yoga Therapy #20591489
    • Certified Ericksonian Coach (ICF), Erickson International, Canada


    • Member, American Psychology Association (APA)
    • Member of American Psychological Association Division 39: Society for Psychoanalysis & Psychoanalytic Psychology
    • Member, American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA)
    • Member, International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA)
    • Member, New Center for Psychoanalysis
    • Member, Los Angeles Psychological Association
    • Member, United States Association for Body Psychotherapy 
    • Member, International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)

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    My Values


    As a Licensed Psychologist, I have a primary obligation and take reasonable precautions throughout your psychological services. 


    As a clinical researcher, I have an insatiable commitment to my own curiosity and inspiring my patient's curiosity in their internal world.


    As a psychoanalyst, I am committed to creating a brave space, where the therapeutic process is preserved with a spirit of safety in service to taking the risk to grow.


    As a compassionate human, my clinical work is dedicated to the practice of radical openness, radical acceptance of all that we are, and promoting our shared human dignity. 

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