Training, Education, and Credentials

Dr. Teresa M. Walters, Ed.D., LMFT, LAC, DTM

Dr. Teresa M Walters

My Practice

My husband Paul and I co-founded Chrysalis Connections, LLC in 2008.  Our hope was to develop a relational counseling practice designed to support healthy relationships and strong families.  After many years of providing services to the downtown Indianapolis and Plainfield, Indiana area, the practice has moved to historic Madison, IN.

I currently provide services for individuals, couples, and families.  Clients can choose from in-office, online, and phone appointments.  Available times and dates can be viewed on the online scheduler.

As an advocate for relational health with one’s self, others, and God, I support a family first directive and shared parenting paradigm.

Paul and Teresa Walters 2022

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

Dr. Teresa M Walters Client Entrance

Your Partner in Life. 

Education, Training, and Certifications

Rawlings School of Divinity at Liberty University | Doctor of Education in Christian Education and Leadership | Ed.D | Graduate with High Distinction | 2020

Dissertation – Me, We, and Thee: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study of the Targeted Parent’s Lived Experience

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

Master’s Thesis – The Two Shall Become One: Differentiation, Spiritual Maturity, and the Marital Union Through the Theological and Theoretical Lens of a Bowenian Therapist.

Indiana Wesleyan University | Bachelor of Science | Addiction Counseling | BS | summa cum laude | 2012

Ivy Tech State College | Associate Degree | Office Administration/Legal Specialty | 2004

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

Cooperative Parenting Institute | Parenting Coordination Certification | 2016

Midwest Mediation Center | Domestic Mediation Certification | 2016

AACC | Board Certified Professional Christian Mediator | 2015

AACC | Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor | 2015

The King’s University | Pastoral Ministry Certification | 2020


My Approach & Philosophy

As a relationship-focused, spiritually integrative psychotherapist, family-systems coach, and marriage & family educator, I support a non-traditional, multidimensional approach to relational, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual health and healing.  My private practice is relationally based, client-driven, trauma-informed, and spiritually sensitive.

I believe that relational and emotional pain and distress are not illnesses to be treated or disorders from which to recover but rather trauma responses to be validated, shared and relationally healed in a safe and supportive environment.

Professional Affiliations

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy | AAMFT | Clinical Fellow

American Association of Christian Counselors | AACC

Toastmasters International | Distinguished Toastmaster | DTM

Delta Kappa International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society  Charter Member

Omega Nu Lambda National Honor Society | Member


Get In Touch


(317) 220-5443



  • 618 E. 2nd Street, Madison, IN 47250
  • 303 Congressional Blvd, Suite 200, Carmel, 46032


Day and evening times are available. By appointment only

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