Esther W Wanjihia
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Esther W Wanjihia


Master of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT Master of Science, MS
Washington Accepting Online
Era Of Restoration Mental Health Services, LLC Not Accepting In-person

I offer appointments at 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am and 11am Monday through Friday on a weekly or biweekly schedule.

Updated May 27, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver stress & support
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Divorce & separation
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement

Professional statement

Esther Wanjihia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Seattle, WA. Esther specializes in helping families create healthy routines and work through conflict. Many of her clients are parents who struggle with feeling confident in parenting their children, those blending families after a remarriage, and those going through separation or divorce. She also has experience supporting women going through fertility challenges or pregnancy, as well as postpartum depression or anxiety. Her goal is to provide the support that clients need to get through difficult transitions and to give them the skills they need to destress.

Esther practices a blend of therapy modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Christian counseling. She encourages clients to identify patterns in their thoughts, feelings, or behaviors that hold them back from feeling confident or from genuinely connecting with others. Clients learn how to use effective communication strategies and coping skills, so even if they become overwhelmed, they know that they can regain a sense of control and balance from the situation. Esther enjoys taking a multicultural approach, welcoming clients of all backgrounds, identities, and situations.

Esther earned a Master’ s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. She has over 10 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She believes in transformation, and how transformation must come from acknowledging and addressing challenges, even when they aren’t anticipated. By adapting to new situations, clients undergo growth that can leave them thriving.

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 to begin to see change for primary presenting problem. I typically practice with you/ the couple in session the homework to be done between appointments as way to continuously address challenges and embody healthy behaviors during the treatment period. Payment, credit cards/ electronic cheques, are required to schedule a session, payment will be effected 24 hours prior to the session.


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

Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents


Esther Wanjihia is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Aetna
  • First Choice Health
  • LifeWise
  • Optum
  • Premera Blue Cross

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $300 (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


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-11am PST
  • Tue 7am-11am PST
  • Wed 7am-11am PST
  • Thu 7am-11am PST
  • Fri 7am-11am PST
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Era Of Restoration Mental Health Services, LLC practice
4630 200th St SW, Ste. C, lynnwood, Washington 98036
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7am- 12noon
  • Tue 7am- 12noon
  • Wed 7am- 12noon
  • Thu 7am- 12noon
  • Fri 7am- 12noon
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 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


Washington: LF61336616