About Marimba.

Marimba is a Marin County, California psychology practice exclusively for children, adolescents and their families.

We specialize in child & teen individual therapy & psychological testing, family therapy, and parenting support & skill development.

The goal of all services at Marimba is to make significant gains in the overall quality of a child's life, including the development of a positive sense of self and successful relationships with peers and family.

In over fifteen years of specializing in therapy and testing services for children and adolescents, we've found the greatest success comes from a fully collaborative approach between the therapist, client, parents, and other key adults in a child's life including their teachers, tutors and psychiatrist.

Anne E. Walter, Psy.D.

Marimba founder Dr. Anne E. Walter is a licensed clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of specialized experience providing diagnostic and therapeutic services to children and adolescents, including addressing:

  • learning difficulties
  • problems with attention and impulsivity, including ADHD/ADD
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • self-esteem issues
  • challenges with peer relationships
  • development of skills for independent living
  • effective problem solving
  • strains within the parent-child relationship

Professional Background

Dr. Walter earned her doctorate at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the UC Davis Medical Center.

She has worked in community-based mental health, the school system and private practice. Dr. Walter has guest lectured for graduate psychology courses in child therapy, as well as given presentations on special education, positive parenting, adolescent mental health, and the benefits of psychological testing.

Education & Training

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Univ. of California Davis Medical Center, CAARE Center (Sacramento, CA)
  • Clinical Internship - Univ. of California Davis Medical Center, CAARE Center (Sacramento, CA)
  • Psy.D. Clinical Psychology - The Wright Institute (Berkeley, CA)
  • M.A. Psychology - The Wright Institute (Berkeley, CA)
  • B.A. Psychology - Univ. of California Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)

Additional Professional Experience

  • Clinical Psychologist, Bodin educational consulting group, 2004 - 2007 (Los Altos, CA)
    Specialized in comprehensive educational and psychological testing services for children and adolescents.
  • Complete a minimum of 36 hours of continuing education every two years as a California-licensed psychologist

Licenses & Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, California License PSY19915
  • Parent-Child Interaction Training (PCIT) Therapist Certification
    Univ. of California Davis Medical Center, CAARE Center

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Walter is a member of the following national and San Francisco Bay Area organizations: