The Walker Wellness team consists of experienced and caring eating disorder specialists who are focused on finding the right treatment options for you.
Philip Walker MS
Philip has worked in the healthcare industry for over 40 years. Prior to launching The Walker Wellness Clinic in 1994, Philip spent ten years at The Cooper Clinic, known throughout the world for their expertise in preventive medicine.
As a youngster he was a world class athlete competing in numerous international events for his native country as a member of The British Biathlon Team (cross-country skiing & shooting), and The British Triathlon Team (swimming, cycling, running). Philip is also honored to have served his country in a time of military need, and he proudly cherishes the status of combat veteran. He has managed healthcare and wellness facilities in England, Germany, Hong Kong, United States and Saudi Arabia, as well as speaking on healthcare issues throughout the America’s, Europe and Asia.
Philip is an avid photographer and a free flight paraglider. His adventures have taken him around the globe including the Himalayas, the Andes, the Alpes and the Rockies. He can be regularly seen sculling on a nearby lake or swimming laps in a local pool.
Susan Walker, M.S., L.P.C.
Susan has worked in the field of mental health for 30 years and she and Philip met and married while she was a clinical consultant and had a private practice at The Cooper Clinic at The Cooper Aerobic Center. Susan has extensive clinical experience in working with adolescents, adults, and families in an outpatient and inpatient setting.
Her areas of clinical expertise include: comorbidity diagnoses such as eating disorders, depression, generalized anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Moreover, she has designed the clinical programs that are offered at The Walker Wellness Clinic and has incorporated a myriad of adjunct therapies such as music and art therapy, cooking classes, equine therapy, and body image classes.
She has recently completed her first clinical book; Body Esteem, a Piece of Cake and a Peace of Mind and working on a Walker Wellness Clinic cookbook, textbook, and workbook that will be used as a clinical and educational tool for patients. Susan’s hobbies are ballroom dancing, playing classical piano, traveling, reading, and playing with her Siamese cat, Biggles.
Danielle Moore MS, RD/LD
Danielle graduated from Saint Louis University with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science and her master’s degree in Medical Nutrition Therapy. Specializing in eating disorders, sports nutrition, and intuitive eating, she works one on one with patients to heal their relationship with food, fight diet culture, and promote a healthy body image.
A lifelong athlete, Danielle played collegiate soccer and competed in national orienteering competitions, at one point ranking 3rd in the US. After college her love of sport continued in the form of coaching youth soccer, youth cross-country as well as organizing adult running clubs. She is a big advocate for positive competition in youth sports. She promotes healthy and fun forms of physical activity in her patients.
Danielle’s hobbies include participating in local running clubs, hiking, wood working, gardening, and walking her perpetually energetic dog Larsson the Great Dane. She is a volunteer for Meal on Wheels, and is always looking for ways to be involved in her community.
Martha O’Niell MS, RDN, LD
Martha O’Neill is a Registered Dietitian from Chicago, Illinois who specializes in eating disorders, medical nutrition therapy, and individual nutrition counseling. Martha earned her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University, where she also completed her dietetic internship. Prior to that, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Business from Southern Methodist University.
Since graduating, Martha’s work has centered around helping each patient to neutralize their relationship with food, break and heal from disordered eating habits, and find peace through self-care. Martha utilizes science-backed research and works individually with each patient based on their food preferences, eating behaviors, daily lifestyle, and overall well being.
Martha’s favorite things to do include traveling, cooking, skiing, decorating, and attempting to play golf.