Elizabeth Walter, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Walter is a board certified adult psychiatrist. She came to Billings Clinic in 2010. Prior to this, she worked in Billings at the Montana South Central Mental Health Center and in private practice. At these locations, she provided psychiatric care to the Veteran’s Administration, Montana Women’s Prison and Consult-Liason service to St. Vincent Health Care and New Hope Rehabilitation Unit.

Dr. Walter received her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College. She attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine where she received her Medical Degree with a faculty commendation in research.  She completed her psychiatric residency at Yale University in 2001 where she was the chief resident on the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit.

At Billings Clinic she has continued her practice of seeing people with chronic mental illnesses. In an effort to expand and improve treatment options for those with severe and chronic mental illnesses, she developed the Equine Assisted Psychotherapy program in 2016. With the support of Billings Clinic, this program has allowed individuals with chronic mental illnesses to take an active and assertive role in their health and mental health.  In this innovative program, nursing staff have taken the lead to initiate a research protocol looking at what benefits participating in therapy may provide. To our knowledge, this is the first research of this type in equine facilitated therapies.