Walter's Walk was founded in 2010 by Dr. Jean Moretto, with hopes to provide a place in which every individual in the Greater Saint Louis region has access to psychological and emotional support, regardless of their ability to pay.
Dr. Moretto partnered with a group of independent counselors to ensure that not only are counseling services readily available, but that all community members have access to these resources regardless of their financial situation. Walter's Walk serves the public without discrimination on basis of age, race, creed, sexual orientation, or any factor that is related to health status.
Walter's Walk is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) counseling organization, with our office located in Hazelwood, Missouri. We specialize in different treatment approaches and modalities, including individual, group, marriage, and family therapy. We also received a grant to provide counseling to veterans and first responders at no cost to them.
Walter’s Walk is funded by grants and donations from people like you. You can contribute to the vision of Walter’s Walk by making an online donation. Thank you!
Walter’s Walk is a non-profit organization that supports the community by providing behavior health services to children and adults who have experienced trauma, depression and anxiety without insurance, regardless of their ability to pay. All of our providers are committed to the wellness of the community by serving those in need.
Walter’s Walk will provide psychological and emotional support to each and every individual in the greater St. Louis area who comes to us, regardless of their ability to pay.
Walter’s Walk was founded by Jean Moretto in memory of her father, Walter (1913-2005). His philosophy was to walk through life’s difficulties by remembering that love, support, activity, and creativity will get one through any situation.
Walter was creative, and introspective. A master at woodworking, he also had a green thumb. He loved caring for his flowers, especially roses. Always the supportive father, Walter was behind Jean when she received her Masters Degree in Counseling, and Doctorate in Counseling Education.
Together, with his wife, of 54 years, Gladys (1917-2001), they raised four children, before she succumbed to complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.
While in her private practice, Jean saw healthcare coverage diminish for many clients. She and others became aware of the need to provide integrated treatment to people seeking mental health care.
The vision began with the development of Walter’s Walk. Jean follows in her father’s footsteps of providing a supportive network.