Philip Walker celebrated his retirement from his Family Counseling Practice with family, friends and colleagues in Oakhurst, CA on November 29, 2014. His practice in Oakhurst was in contract with Greg and Jolinda Thomas at Cornerstone Family Counseling Center.
Licensed in Clinical Social Work and Marriage and Family Counseling, his career extended over 45 years in Fresno and Oakhurst, CA. His tenure included instructor positions at CA State University, Fresno, and Fresno Community College. Phil was the first counselor hired for the six county area Central Valley Regional Center. Later he held two positions with Turning Point of Central CA: Clinical Director of First Step Outreach, a treatment program for the homeless mentally ill, and Clinical Supervisor for Friendship Home, providing treatment to high risk adolescents. He has been in private practice since 1986. While at Cornerstone he provided clinical supervision for post Master’s Degree interns studying for their licenses in the Mental Health field.
Walker’s retirement plans include continuing singing in the Fresno Community Chorus Master Chorale, wood lathe projects, playing the piano, and docent and board member for the Coarsegold Historical Society. He is also an active member of the San Joaquin Valley Studebaker Driver’s Club. He enjoys time with his three children, their spouses and six grandchildren. Phil resides in Coarsegold, CA with his wife, Catherine.