Christopher Walling PsyD, MBA
Soma Psychological Services, P.C.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Chris Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT is a researcher, a licensed clinical psychologist, and an active leader in the biobehavioral sciences. His work integrates the developmental, neurobiological, and somatic aspects of the lifespan. His work in academic medicine has included the administration of multidisciplinary leadership teams in hematology-oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and geriatric psychiatry at some of the top academic medical centers in the United States.
Dr. Walling is the President of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, the hub of somatic psychology, and Associate-Deputy Editor for the International Body Psychotherapy Journal. His clinical focus in the behavioral sciences has examined the intersections of neuro-psychotherapy, affect regulation, and body psychology. Dr. Walling is a Clinical Associate at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, California. He has also been a sustaining member of Dr. Allan Schore’s Developmental Neuroscience Study Group in Los Angeles at Dr. Schore’s home since 2015.
He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Kinsey Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University and as Chairman of the Education Advisory Committee for the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation where cutting-edge research is leading the field of geriatric integrative medicine. He is a certified yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
How I use the HeartMath System
I use the HeartMath system as a way for my patients to begin to explore their own nervous system and establish a daily self-regulation practice that they can use to help either mitigate the effects of stress-related disorders, or to improve their performance in work and in life.