Esther Gobrial Bio Sketch
Esther Gobrial is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has earned her Masters of Science degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University as well as a Certificate in Clinical Mediation. She has over ten years of experience working with individuals with substance dependence, co-occurring disorders, mental health disorders, offender population, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm, abuse (sexual, physical, emotional and financial), homelessness, cultural diversity issues, child, family, group, and couple’s therapy.
Esther has a considerable history of excellence in clinical care, supervision, and education. She is currently the Clinical Director at US VETS, Inglewood location. Esther has held a vast number of administrative and clinical leadership roles within the field of behavioral healthcare. Esther’s reputation for effective collaboration and steadfast leadership have been demonstrated in previous prominent supervisory roles, some of which include Clinical Director, La Ventana Treatment Programs, Director of Outpatient Services, CLARE Foundation, Administrative Manager, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services and Clinical Supervisor, Tarzana Treatment Centers. Esther continues her commitment to education and supervision as a graduate level Part Time Faculty at Loyola Marymount University and an Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University in Los Angeles, lecturing on topics for which she is highly passionate, such as Law and Ethics, Safety, Self-Care and Effective Care Modalities.
Esther is extremely motivated and passionate in helping all individuals. She believes in being open minded and following a multi-disciplinary approach in treating clients. Esther views clients in a holistic perspective (mind, body, social, environment). As a dedicated healer, she orients herself to a vast collection of clinical expertise, however, her heart holds strongly for those specifically suffering from substance abuse, trauma and mental health disorders and those who have served our country (active duty and veterans). In her clinical work, Esther finds peace personally in guiding people toward a more fulfilling and serene future. This work includes inviting innovative and collective approaches to the healing process.
She is a strong advocate of self-care and educates clients on the importance of adding self-care into their lives in addition to safe and healthy coping skills. During her free time, Esther loves to travel the world, spend time with her family, go shopping, play soccer with her dog, laugh, watch movies and great TV, and relaxing at the beach.