I enjoy seeing people do well. Life can be challenging and navigating turbulent times, daunting. It seems like our world is in a state of unrest-are you questioning who you are, and where you belong. Coping with it all is no easy task. Whatever the source of your unrest, be it emotional distress, anxiety, employment/relationship issues, and trauma/tragedy, I can help. I approach counseling from a Christian perspective. I believe the word of God has many remedies for improved quality of life. Let's collaborate creative strategies to turn your life experiences into purpose.
You are where you are, and I am glad that you have chosen to seek support. Your well-being and growth will be my top priority; thus, I will challenge faulty beliefs, and give honest compassionate feedback to empower you into positive behavioral changes.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LCSW 0904009587
Esther listens intently to me and gives me feedback that helps me see things from a different perspective. She then encourages my feedback in response. You can tell she really does care.
Written on Jul 31, 2023 after therapy with Esther for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and self esteem
Great! Really listens and asks insightful questions
Written on Jun 18, 2023 after therapy with Esther for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
My experience with Esther Dubique has been fantastic and helpful. I have no complaints, only good things to say.
I have appreciated the insight and support, and I think her sessions have helped me through a very stressful time in my life. Unfortunately, COVID has worn me down the past 3 weeks, and I'm still unable to speak for any length of time. For now, I am taking a break from therapy to focus on my physical health.
Written on Feb 18, 2023 after therapy with Esther for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I have just started seeing Esther within the last 3 weeks. She responds to my questions, journal entries and concerns very quickly. During our sessions, she is very compassionate and understanding and asks me thought provoking questions which I find myself “pondering” various solutions over the next few days. I look forward to continuing to work with her.
Written on Feb 04, 2023 after therapy with Esther for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Esther is warm, kind, and professional. I appreciate how she asks inquisitive questions for me to reflect on how I think about things. I have had a hard time connecting with therapists in the past, but not with Esther. I am grateful we connected and highly recommend her.
Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Esther for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief