Esther W Wanjihia
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Esther W Wanjihia

She/Her/Hers

Master of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT Master of Science, MS Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Washington Accepting Online

I offer daytime telehealth appointments for individual or couple's therapy on Monday through Friday 7am-1pm. I do not accept insurance for couples therapy.

Updated January 12, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Burnout
  • Divorce & separation
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Worry
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Hi, I'm Esther. Are you repeating patterns that are keeping you stuck? Are you behaving in ways that do not align with desired outcomes? Are you ready to regain your clarity, confidence, and inner peace? Invest in yourself today, reach out now to set up a free 15 minute consultation.

I specialize in providing support to adults who are grappling with the scrutiny, pressure, tension, and strain that often come with shouldering new responsibilities and roles, whether in the workplace, at home, or in relationships. I offer practical solutions to help them overcome challenges, work through stopping points, and regain order in their lives.

My approach centers on encouraging proactive steps, achieving clarity, managing risk, highlighting their strengths, and nurturing effective communication through deep listening. My goal is to make wellness attractive and attainable in both your personal and professional life. We will work together to get a path forward fast and a plan to release what is holding you back. Let's transform anxiety into confidence, burnout into balance and impostor syndrome into success. Take the first step towards a fulfilled life. Let's journey together to declutter & retire what is no longer working. Take action and schedule an appointment today!

I offer telehealth appointments on weekdays from 7am to 1pm.


Message to clients

Thank you for contacting me for your wellness needs, I am looking forward to serving you. Clients working with me typically see me on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule. It typically takes 6-8 sessions of consistent participation and high engagement by the participant to begin to see change, symptom improvement, for primary presenting problem.


Specialties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

Imposter syndrome - Learning how to identify instances of imposter syndrome and combatting any beliefs that one is not enough or does not deserve good things; practicing assertiveness and developing confidence

Worry - Learning how worry shows up in one’s life and exploring how worry impacts daily life, relationships, and wellbeing; developing coping skills to mitigate the impacts of worry

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • First Choice Health
  • Premera Blue Cross

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

I do not accept insurance for couples therapy; I can provide a superbill for couple's and out-of-network clients. I can help with reimbursement. Self-pay $175 individual therapy; $225 couples therapy.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7am- 2pm
  • Tue 7am- 2pm
  • Wed 7am- 2pm
  • Thu 7am- 1pm
  • Fri 7am- 1pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 16 years

Vantage Elevation Counseling & Consulting, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, 2021 - Present
King County, WA, Program Manager II (Quality Review Specialist), 2020 - 2021
State of Washington, Developmental Disability Administration - Case Resource Manager, 2017 - 2020
WA Department of Children, Youth, and Families, Social Worker, Family Voluntary Services, 2013 - 2017
Therapeutic Health Services, Assessment Specialist, 2008 - 2013

Seattle Pacific University , Marriage and Family Therapy, 2008
Daystar University ( Kenya) , Psychology , 2004


Licensure

Washington: LF61336616


Languages

English