There are some people who come into your life and you realize you will never have enough words to describe how much they have impacted you, and Esther is one of them.
I first met her about a year ago when I had just gone through the worst things that had ever happened to me. I had truly traumatic experiences and was physically and emotionally distanced from those closest to me. All I wanted was for someone who would listen to and support me through what I was going through.
Esther was the exact person I needed. Being someone who had always been more of a listener, I didn’t really know how to talk about myself, at least extensively. But the more and more I talked to Esther in our 50 min sessions, I was floored by just how fluent I became at talking about my own thoughts and feelings.
Esther is the most empathetic and nonjudgemental listener, always closely digesting what you say and knowing the right moments to jump in with her extensive insights. With that said, Esther is a wise person who has led an incredibly rich life and knows when to call you out when you are being unfair to yourself or to others. She will support you like no other but will also challenge you when necessary.
Through being so emotionally vulnerable with her, I was able to let myself do so with other people in a new city and build very intimate connections. Esther was also an invaluable source of guidance and support through all my trials in romantic relationships and friendships.
She doesn’t just talk the talk. She very proactively provides you with the innovative tools you need to work on the issues in your life. These include numerous worksheets on topics like ikigai, perfectionism, rumination, distress tolerance, and automatic negative thoughts along with practices like meditation, affirmations, mood journaling, and visualization.
Esther will keep you accountable in applying these tools between your sessions, and you will be left with a wealth of resources to refer to and utilize after your time together. I have personally become so much more focused, energized, optimistic, and grateful after applying these tools to my life.
Esther also has been essential in helping me lead a life as fulfilling and authentic to me as possible. When I had first met her, I was someone whose worth was based on external perceptions. I had achieved a societal version of success, but I found most of what I did in an average day to be empty and meaningless. This was until Esther helped me identify what my personal values were and I began living my life in accordance with these values.
Throughout our time together, I was able to transition from a job that is mission-less aside from generating profit to one where I can actively and sustainably work towards the positive impact I wish to have on the world. Staying true to yourself is difficult, but Esther who has built a supremely fulfilling life of her own will assure you that it is the wisest thing to do and help you nurture and trust in your resilience through any challenges.
To those looking to become the best possible version of themselves that only they could be or even just a source of support during a difficult time, please, please, please get in touch with Esther.