For over 30 years, Dr. Jennifer Walken, has worked with most all ages from preschool children to senior citizens in various settings and has been in practice in the Raleigh, NC area since 1978. Being a parent of two, having been through the adoption process, having a child with special needs, and dealing with a blended family, she brings first-hand knowledge and life experience to understanding real life issues and resulting impacts on marital and family relationships.  Personally practicing as a Christian, Jennifer respects and accepts working with people from all faiths and beliefs. Her experience and knowledge working with individuals, couples and families makes her a real asset to the community. 

Jennifer received her B.A. degree in Elementary Education from Columbia College, her M.S. degree in Counseling and Child Development and Family Relations from the University of Tennessee, and her Ed. D. degree in Counseling Psychology from Duke University. Her doctoral internship involved work with children, adults, and families. She is a NC Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (License #83) and NC Licensed Psychologist – Health Services Provider (License #368).

In January of 2008, Proactive Resources, Inc. presented a 10-week profile series on 120 of the top resources in the Triangle Region from the fields of medicine, law, business, finance, education & technology and selected Jennifer Walken’s practice as one to profile as her practice offers:

  • Quality
  • Variety of services through collaboration
  • Dedication to purpose

Other Professional Recognitions include: (For more info, see Jennifer Walken’s Vitae.)

  • Member, American Psychological Association, 1974-present
  • Member, North Carolina Psychological Association, 1974-present
  • Clinical Lecturer of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, 1974-1981
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry,
    University of North Carolina, 1976-1981
  • Board Chairman, Women’s Center of Raleigh, 1978-1979
  • Board Member, North Carolina Psychological Association from 1978-1981
  • Clinical Member, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, 1979-present
  • Member, North Carolina Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, 1979-present
  • Board Member appointed by the Governor of North Carolina to the State Board of Examiners of Practicing Psychologists, 1981-1984
  • Diplomate in Marital and Family Therapy from the American Board of Family Psychology, 1982
  • North Carolina Psychological Association Certificate of Appreciation and Recognition for Leadership in Psychology, 1982
  • Who’s Who Among Human Services Professionals,
    National Reference Institute, 1986
  • Charter Member, American Association of Christian Counselors,
    1993-present
  • Fellow, Academy of Family Psychology, Inc., 1994
  • Certified Group Psychotherapist, American Group Psychotherapy Association, 1996
  • Appointed to the Coalition for Christians in Private Practice, American Association of Christian Counselors, 2000
  • Lifetime Member, National Registry of Who’s Who, #106862, 2000
  • Board Certified Professional Counselor, American Board of Professional Counselors, 2009
  • Member, American Psychotherapy Association, 2009-present
Jennifer W. Walken, Ed. D.
Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
207 W. Millbrook Rd. #100
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone : 919-782-4445
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