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

Not All Vampires Live in Transylvania or Texas or . . .

The last time I worried about vampires was when I was about eleven years old. Of all of the shape-shifting monsters, vampires were the scariest because they could creep in through the creaks and crevices of your house as a barely discernible mist. They could

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Two Black Women Walk Through a Door

Two Black women walked through a door. If that sentence sounds like a setup, it is. But it’s not a setup for a joke, nor is it the beginning of a “once upon a time” fable. It’s the prologue to the vicious and toxic reality of right

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America, America, How Does Your Wisdom Grow?

About 40 years ago, I had an intense conversation with a man whose name I don’t remember, so I will just call him Paul. Both of us were nearing completion of our graduate coursework in psychology, and we met while interviewing for a clinical internship

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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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