Dr. April Walter, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. April Walter is the founder of The Center for Psychological Health, in Seattle & a co-founder of The Center for Family & Lifespan Development, in Federal Way. She is also co-founder of The Center for Psychological Research, a nonprofit research center focused on autism.
Dr. Walter’s clinical work has focused on all areas pertaining to adult, pre-teen, teen, couple, and family treatment. She specializes in the clinical treatment of individuals and families dealing with neuropsychological issues, especially those dealing with dual diagnoses and teens/adults who are struggling with gaining independence.
Much of Dr. Walter’s work focuses on those with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, and other psychological disorders such as Bipolar Disorder, Depression, PTSD, Anxiety, etc. Her work combines a family systems approach and cognitive behavioral therapies such as, traditional cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. She also utilizes a neuropsychological treatment approach, which she created and is currently researching.
Dr. Walter’s background with families includes divorce recovery group therapy, serving as an Intensive Family Preservationist for the Institute for Family Development, which helps families who are involved with Child Protective Services, and being a research assistant for Dr. John Gottman. Her background with individual therapy includes inpatient group therapy at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA. and individual and group therapy at Antioch University Clinic, Seattle. Dr. Walter worked with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and other neurological issues at ASTAR Center, Seattle with Dr. Gary Stobbe, at the University of Washington, and at Antioch University Clinic.
Adult Autism Treatment
Dr. Walter focuses on helping adults with autism to develop independent, rewarding lives. She recognizes the shortage of resources for teens and adults with autism, and has developed her practice to focus on helping those individuals. To help those with autism transition to adulthood she’s founded A Complete 180, a nonprofit organization that provides housing and job training to those on the autism spectrum.
Dr. Walter is currently researching Neuropsychological treatment approaches for those on the Autism Spectrum, a Meta-analysis of Insight and Autism, and a program for adults on the Autism Spectrum that focuses on independent living, relationships, college and employment.
Mental Health Specialties:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Adult & Teen Autism
- Transition Services
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Asperger’s Syndrome
- Behavioral Issues
Accepted Insurance Carriers
April accepts the following insurance providers. However, please call and verify your insurance coverage with the The Center for Psychological Health before your first visit.
- Blue Cross / Blue Shield
- Out of Network