Esther Boykin, LMFT


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Get to Know More About Esther…

What’s your name and what do you do around here…

I’m Esther Boykin and what I do around here probably can’t fit on this page but in general I’m a…

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist/ CEO / Director of Business Development / Director of Coaching & Educational Services / Coffee Connoisseur / Bringer of Cupcakes & Cookies

5 words to describe you…

Nurturing / Optimistic / Loyal / Driven / Bossy {in a good way}

 

What do you love most about working at GTA…

In a word, the people.  I feel incredibly fortunate to have amazing clients and fabulous colleagues.  I am surrounded by people who are invested in creating healthy, supportive relationships and growing to their full potential and I love the energy that brings to my work and my life.

 

What should clients know about working with you…

I will meet you exactly where you are and truly invest the time and energy to understand who you are and what you want your life to be like.  Once we get on the same page I am going to challenge you every time we meet to push a little further and take risks in order to reach your goal.

Whether it’s a relationship issue, family conflict, or just figuring out how to move forward in your life, you can count on me to be your biggest cheerleader and your toughest coach all at the same time.

 

Tweet that (you life story in 140 characters)…

I’m a mom, wife, marriage and family therapist, author, relationship advocate- always looking for the silver lining & trying to keep my balance.

 

If I wasn’t doing this I’d be…

A full-time author, event planner, and interior designer who spends her free time daydreaming about becoming a therapist.

 

The official story…

I’m a graduate of Virginia Tech and I specialize in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have been working as a private practitioner in Northern Virginia for almost a decade. I have presented and published on a variety of topics including teen marriage, child abuse, and domestic violence. I have led multi-couple groups as well as conducted pre-marital workshops for military couples at Fort Belvoir.

While I’m experienced in working with all types of people and relationships, my areas of interest are couple dynamics, pre-marital counseling, relationship maintenance, and helping people find manage anxiety and trauma reactions.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the state of Virginia and my work is rooted in the belief that good mental health begins with compassion. My therapy approach incorporates a variety of theoretical perspectives in an effort to fully understand each person’s unique struggles. This then drives the development of a thoughtful and comprehensive plan for change to help each person create meaningful connections in their lives.

In addition to my clinical work, I’m an author and freelance writer whose work has been featured in a variety of digital, print, and radio media outlets. You can find out more at www.estherboykin.com

 

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