Esther Gottlieb

(LCSW)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York with more than 5 years’ experience working as a therapist and Social Worker. I have worked with children, adolescent, adults, couples and families who are faced with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship difficulties, LGBTQ related issues, OCD, ADHD, career challenges and parenting stresses. I have also helped people who have experience trauma or emotional abuse and have provided a safe space to work through sensitive issues.

My counseling style is supportive, non-judgmental, empowering and interactive. Using evidence based practices, we will identify your skills and strengths then help you identify and practice things that can get you unstuck. My treatment approach utilizes cognitive based, solution focused and mindfulness based interventions which when combined are used to develop a person centered, individualized treatment plan that is specific, relevant and achievable.

Whatever struggles or challenges you face, we can navigate them together. Looking forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #086993-1 (Expires: 2021-04-30)


Reviews

Written by S.H. on Nov 14, 2018 after counseling with Esther for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

She gives very helpful advice and shows me a perspective I wouldn’t have thought of before.

Written by M.I. on Oct 19, 2018 after counseling with Esther for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Esther has been a wonderful resource to help me manage my stress and mental health and to help strategize on how to build toward a better situation in the future. She's accessible and personable and a great listener.

Written by I.L. on Oct 18, 2018 after counseling with Esther for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I have had my fair share of therapists/counselors and almost felt like giving up. I decide to search some alternatives and came across BetterHelp. Esther is my 1st paired counselor and there is no need to look elsewhere! She's understanding, empathetic & never makes me feel like I am being judged, unlike other counselors I have dealt with. Anytime I message her she responds as soon as she can and there is nothing more caring than someone still follows up days later to see if you are OK. She tells me how it is no matter how real it can be and always give me a different perspective that my clouded mind cannot see. I am so grateful to have been paired with her. It feels great to have someone understand. She is truly amazing. THE BEST!

Written by N.E. on Oct 10, 2018 after counseling with Esther for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Esther really helped so much. I feel more prepared to deal with my stress and anxiety right now than I have in a while, which is noteworthy because my work situation is no less stressful than it was when I first sought support. Esther always listened and made sure I felt heard, but also let me know when my anxieties were in control and not reality. She provided me with a variety of tools for whatever issues I was dealing with in the moment.

Written by C.H. on Sep 20, 2018 after counseling with Esther for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

During the past two months Esther walked me through a difficult period in my personal life. She is knowledgeable, experienced, and provided me with tools and insights that will serve me a life time. Thanks again and all the best.

Written by A.N. on Sep 14, 2018 after counseling with Esther for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

I have only had a few sessions, but I feel real work is being done. Esther really spends time and helps me work on current issue. She doesn't forget what we have talked about in the past and revisits those chats as needed. I really feel good speaking with her.

Written by K.E. on Sep 08, 2018 after counseling with Esther for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Esther has been really great. She's incredible, attentive and knowledgeable. I was worried going into online therapy about not being able to communicate my thoughts and feelings very well through text but Esther has been patient, understanding and kind throughout all of this.

Written by S.T. on Sep 03, 2018 after counseling with Esther for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

Esther is insightful and very goal focused. She has a great ability to keep you on track and moving in the right direction.

Written by C.H. on Aug 24, 2018 after counseling with Esther for 1 month on issues concerning self esteem, and career

Esther is my angel. In my darkest moments I hear her voice and it comforts me. I started therapy at a high point in my life, in an effort to prepare for inevitable low points yet to come. I told Esther: I don't think I need therapy, but I want to be the best version of myself.. I want to be awesome! Esther listens to my stories and dreams, and responds thoughtfully. Sure enough I hit a low point in my life and knowing that I had a scheduled session coming up in a few days helped me hold myself accountable and gave me the energy to push forward and pick myself up just a little bit. Esther offers new perspectives I might have never considered, and I'm very grateful to have her in my life.

Written by A.S. on Aug 15, 2018 after counseling with Esther for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family

I just started my first therapy session ever and was luckily paired with Esther for assistance. She asks the right questions and confirms what I'm feeling without being judgmental. Highly recommend her since she is easy to talk to and is almost always available.

Written by V.I. on Aug 10, 2018 after counseling with Esther for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Esther is wonderful. She listens intently and lets you get as deep into detail as you need. Her ability to keep you on an even keel is amazing and she provides incredible insight on thoughts on my issues. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a counselor to utilize her skills as a counselor, she was amazing.

Written by R.I. on Aug 08, 2018 after counseling with Esther for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

Esther is incredibly professional and conciliatory. She asks useful and directed questions that serve to provoke thought and give behavior choices that can be applied in subsequent encounters. I have found our discussions rather helpful.