Esther East, LCSW
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Esther East

Psychotherapy, LCSW

Esther East is a seasoned therapist with over 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Her specialty is in trauma focused individual, couple, and family relationship approaches to healing.
Specialties
General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Marriage and Partnerships
Bipolar Disorder
Domestic Abuse and Violence
Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Locations
Finances
$ $ $ $ $
$140-200
UnitedHealthcare
Oxford Health Plans
Aetna
Oscar
Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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New Jersey
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“My work is based on developing a collaborative relationship with my clients with a belief in their inner capacity to grow and develop the skills they need to accomplish their life goals.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My journey began as a vocational rehabilitation counselor working with the chronically mentally ill in a community-based center that focused on client strengths. This profoundly influenced my work as a clinical social worker and ultimately as director of a multi-service social service agency. Today, I am leaving the demands of running an agency known for clinical excellence to work in the world of private practice. My life experiences and exposure to a wide range of problems over the years make me a rich resource for clients who are struggling in multiple dimensions.
What should someone know about working with you?
My work is based on developing a collaborative relationship with my clients with a belief in their inner capacity to grow and develop the skills they need to accomplish their life goals.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I constantly attend seminars and engage in learning opportunities, particularly in the areas of family and couples therapy.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe in the individual capacity for growth and the drive to excel in spite of negative messaging and past traumatic experiences
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
I have worked for many years on community denial as an obstacle to obtaining help in areas with associated stigma, including domestic violence, mental illness, and suicide. As that denial has eroded, opportunities for help have emerged and clients have found hitherto inaccessible resources.
“I believe in the individual capacity for growth and the drive to excel in spite of negative messaging and past traumatic experiences”
Interested in speaking with Esther?