Esther I. Wei, M.A., LMFT
Esther I. Wei is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. She focuses on treating individuals and couples to improve their relationships and to facilitate trauma recovery. Esther integrates trauma-informed approaches such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST), Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, and HeartSync, an inner healing Christian approach. Esther has been collaborating with Joy Wong Liu LMFT and Mason Tong on a graphic novel marriage handbook since 2018. Esther and Joy offer Marriage Survival Trainings, which are marriage intensives for couples, as a synthesis of some of the key concepts from their shared research and expertise. As a second-generation Taiwanese-American, Esther was born in Brooklyn, NY, and grew up in Livermore, CA. Esther has been happily married to Charles since 2005.
Education & Experience
Esther received an M.A. MFT with highest honors and Addiction Studies Certificate from Western Seminary in 2008. Esther is a Certified EMDR Therapist and a Qualified HeartSync Facilitator. Esther is certified as a Prepare-Enrich and SYMBIS facilitator and graduated from the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy under Ellyn Bader Ph.D. at The Couples Institute. Additionally, she is credentialed as an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADC) and Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICAADC). Esther’s varied professional experience includes architectural engineering, corporate event planning, and nonprofit management.
Professional & Volunteer Affiliations
Esther is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC); California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT); California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP); and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA). Esther also provides member care services for missionaries through GoLiveServe.org (Mountain View, CA) and serves with the House of Hope Healing Center (Sunnyvale, CA).
- Marriage/Relationship Issues
- Mood Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Traumatic Incident