Esther Lapite holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Merced, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University, San Diego. As a member of an underprivileged community, Esther observed the negative impact unresolved anxiety, depression, trauma, and suicidality has had on minority individuals. After learning about the significance intersecting identities and multiple minority stressors can have on approaching treatment care, a spark developed within Esther to learn more about providing services to these populations in the mental health field. It is because of this that she strives to provide equitable and culturally sensitive treatment to individuals that are disproportionately underserved. Esther’s experiences include utilizing crisis management and crisis intervention techniques for BIPOC, TAY, and MOGAI individuals, as well as utilizing psychodynamic therapy for clients with a history of trauma. Esther also enjoys practicing loving-kindness meditation, mindful breathing exercises, and developing SMART goals with her clients to increase positive perceptions of self and well-being. Outside of her role as a clinician, Esther enjoys spending time with her friends and family, meditating, writing, and reading everything she sets her eyes on.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Henry Stanley Haskins