Teresa M Walters

MA, LMFT, LAC, BCPCC
Teresa M Walters CEO Clinical Director Chrysalis Connections, LLC

Teresa M Walters

Credentials:  MA, LMFT, LAC, BCPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Licensed Addiction Counselor; Registered Domestic Mediator; Co-Parenting, Leadership and Systemic Consultant; Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor and Mediator; Clinical Supervisor; Doctoral Student, Rawlings School of Divinity at Liberty University

Office Number:  317-760-0604

Professional Profile:

Teresa M Walters is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and a licensed addiction counselor (LAC) in private practice.  She and her husband co-founded Chrysalis Connections, LLC in 2008 and currently provide relational counseling, conciliation and consultation services in the Plainfield, Indiana area and online.  These services include individual counseling, divorce recovery, premarital and remarriage preparation, couples counseling, marital conciliation, blended and stepfamily counseling, spiritual direction, Christian counseling and a variety of other services designed to meet the relational needs of individuals, couples, and families. 

Personal Philosophy:

“Life happens in Relationship. As relational beings, people are meant to be deeply involved and connected with others. Connected people tend to be happier, healthier and generally more satisfied and content with their lives. Within the context of relational connectedness, problems seem less burdensome, difficulties seem more manageable and life has a generally harmonious rhythm and flow.

Real life, however, has a way of interrupting our sense of connectedness. Interpersonal issues such as marital conflict, loss, addiction, infidelity, separation, divorce, abuse, trauma, familial discord, employment disputes and spiritual confusion can leave us feeling anything but connected and harmonious. Disconnection and relational isolation can leave us feeling hopeless and alone.

That’s why my personal philosophy of life is built on hope and possibility. As a relational specialist, systemic consultant and conflict dispute strategist, I know relational connectedness and relational healing are not only possible…they are possible for you! My desire to help people build strong and satisfying relationships with themselves, with others and with the God of their understanding is the foundation of my personal philosophy and the orientation of my therapeutic and professional work ethic. I believe in hope…I believe in possibilities… and…I believe in you!”

Areas of Expertise & Special Interests:

  • Relationships
  • Marital Reconciliation
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Premarital and Remarriage Preparation
  • Co-parenting Consultation
  • Marital Conciliation
  • Christian Counseling
  • Parental Alienation
  • Eldercare
  • Conflict & Dispute Resolution
  • Spiritual Development
  • Leadership and Systemic Consultation

Education:

Rawlings School of Divinity at Liberty University | Doctor of Education in Christian Leadership | Ed.D. | 2020

Christian Theological Seminary | Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy | MAMFT | 2014

Indiana Wesleyan University | Bachelor of Science | Addictions Counseling |  BS | 2012

Ivy Tech State College | Associate Degree | Office Administration Legal Specialty | 1994

Northwestern University | School of Professional Studies | Domestic Mediation Certification | 2016

Cooperative Parenting Institute | Parenting Coordination Certification | 2016

Midwest Mediation Center | Domestic Mediation Training | 2016

AACC | Board Certified Christian Mediation Training | 2017

Professional Memberships & Affiliations:

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy  AAMFT Clinical Fellow

American Association of Christian Counselors | AACC

Indiana Association of Mediators | IAM

Toastmasters International | Distinguished Toastmaster | DTM

Delta Kappa International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society | Charter Member

Omega Nu Lambda National Honor Society | Member

Licensure:

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | Indiana | #35001935A

Licensed Addiction Counselor | Indiana | #86000365A

Certifications:

Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor (AACC)

Board Certified Christian Mediator (AACC)

Certified PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator

Registrations: 

Registered Domestic Relations Mediator | Indiana Supreme Court | #900002157

Family, Hobbies & Interests:

Teresa and her husband Paul live just West of Indianapolis in Plainfield, IN. She is the proud mother of six children (five sons and one daughter), two stepsons, and eight grandchildren.  She and Paul’s four-legged family members include Max a rather grumpy old Schnauzer, a rambunctious, a baby Schnauzer named Manny and a bouncy, 4.5 lb. Yorkie named Marley.

Teresa is an avid reader and life-long learner who isn’t quite happy unless she is enrolled in a class, studying a new subject or exploring a new concept.  In her spare time, Teresa enjoys several activities including needlecrafts, reading, home design, photography and trying out new recipes.  Her idea of a perfect day is a leisurely trip to Brown County with her husband Paul, a mug of Hom from the Daily Grind and a friendly game of who took the best photo.

Paul and Teresa Walters, Co-founders Chrysalis Connections, LLC

Thank you for visiting the Chrysalis Connections Counseling and Consultation website and blog.  We are very glad you visited and hope you will return often.

Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions or concerns about the center’s counseling or consultation services.

We want your experience to be informative, compassionate and above all indicative of our desire to bring connection, health and harmony to the individuals, couples, children, families and communities with whom we work and interact.

Warmest regards and blessings,

Teresa and Paul Walters, Co-founders

“The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”  ~2 Corinthians 5:27

Contact Information:

Chrysalis Connections Counseling, Conciliation, and Consultation

Creating Connections One Relationship at a Time

204 Hobbs Street 

Plainfield, IN 46168

317-760-0604

ChrysalisConnections@icloud.com

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