Get to Know Maureen Walker, PhD Therapist. Speaker. Author.

Maureen Walker, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, speaker, educator, and writer who focuses on helping people bridge cultural differences such as race, religion, gender and other markers of social status. She does this by teaching and inspiring people to transform the barriers that prevent them from truly connecting with each other and living a fully authentic life. Maureen encourages people to transform fear into and courage to create the fullest expressions of who they are and can be in the world. Learn More

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Heal relational wounds and cultivate resilience to live life with clarity,  courage, and compassion.
Inspiring audiences to bridge cultural differences such as race, class, religion, and gender.
Maureen’s latest book explores cultural disconnections and authentic relationships.

What People Are Saying

Still Playing in the Dark?

Nothing has as much durability as a racialized trope.  Memories of 60’s television include racing downstairs with my cousins to see the “Negro” who had been spotted in a soap commercial.  Believe me, it was a race-worthy event (pun fully intended). At that time, Black

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Mary, Full of Grace, with a Little Splash of Vinegar

There were some Southern traditions that my mother seemed to delight in ignoring. One was wearing roses on Mother’s Day: red if your mother was alive, white if she was deceased. I can almost imagine her wearing a dandelion in defiance of that tradition.  It

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Here in a Manger

I know next to nothing about barnyards and stables. In fact, I just learned that a manger is a feeding trough for animals. Other barnyard images that come to my mind involve buzzing flies, odious smells, as well as animal excretions and emissions of various

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Oh, Say Can You See… Somebody Done Somebody Wrong…

This recent spate of patriotic holidays has got me thinking about country music. It’s not that I’m an aficionado of that genre by any stretch of the imagination. It’s just that the songs brilliantly capture the anguish of “somebody done somebody wrong”. For me, the

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racial justice

This is US

By Way of Prologue   Anyone wanting an easy listening overview of a city’s attractions knows exactly what to do: climb aboard a climate-controlled tour bus. For the price of a ticket and minimal mental effort, you get to sit back, relax, and get an

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Who Needs a Magical Reindeer? Or (#deconstruct 2020)

It’s finally fa-la-la-la-la time, and I couldn’t be more ready.  Every year as soon as December rolls in (and not a minute sooner), I crank up the holiday music.  However, this is 2020, a year in which everything is subject to deconstruction, even the iconic

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