Psychotherapy and Psychiatry

Clinical Specialty Areas

  • Individual, Adolescent, and Group Psychotherapy

  • Adoption

  • Anger Management

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Divorce

  • Eating Disorders

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief/Loss

  • Infidelity

  • Life Transitions

  • Marital and Premarital

  • Mood Disorders

  • Obesity

  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

  • Parenting

  • Postpartum

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse

  • Sleep or Insomnia

  • Stress

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Transition

  • Women's Issues


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.  California School of Professional Psychology, Alhambra, CA
  • Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology.  California School of Professional Psychology, Alhambra, CA

Clinical Experience

  • Private Practice.  Long-term psychotherapy with individuals, couples, adolescents, and children with a focus on Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

  • Eating Disorder Group therapy.

  • Saturday Center for Psychotherapy.  Supervisor to psychological interns and psychological assistants

  • Eating Disorder Center of California.  Psychotherapy for those who with all types of Eating Disorders.  

  • Wilmes Reitz Psychological.  Psychotherapy with couples, families, and individuals, and play therapy with children. 

  • Glen Roberts Child Study Center.  Psychotherapy with severe emotionally disturbed children, individuals, preschoolers, adolescents, couples and families. 

​​​​Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association

  • Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis 

  • National Eating Disorder Association

​​My Approach

My passion for helping people deal with their challenges has always been a core of who I am.  For more than 20 years, my education, training and work in this field has been focused on helping others uncover some of the roadblocks that prevent them from being their best selves. I provide insight and tools to help you navigate these turbulent times and ultimately to give you the confidence to take on these challenges.  My focus is on a wide array of specialties from anxiety, depression, relationships, PTSD, and eating disorders.

My approach is based on psychoanalytic/psychodynamic principles, attachment theory and object relations theory.  I also include communication skills, cognitive techniques, and stress reduction skills, when needed.  

Psychoanalytic and psychodynamic work involves a belief in the importance of relationships and their effect on people: a belief in the unconscious, and the idea that one's past influences and one's current perceptions, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Attachment theory holds that it is instinctive and basic to human functioning to have a need for a safe and secure bond with others - initially caretakers, and later with friends and intimates.

My interest in you is as a whole person, including thoughts, feelings, dreams, hopes, wishes, perceptions, behaviors, sense of self, and you as a person in a variety of relationships and contexts at home, work, school, etc.

Our work together depends on your open and honest involvement, flexibility, and courage. It does take time to develop trust, though, and I will give you the time you need to do this.

Sessions may sometimes be trying for you, but my goal is for these times together to be both productive and rewarding. The effectiveness of your psychotherapy will depend on your active participation and regular attendance.  Above all else, my goal is to help you achieve your goals and dreams in life.

For more information, call Daniela Walder, PsyD at 310.228.8383 or email at

The Stone House

Daniela Walder, PsyD

Phone: 310.228.8383