Esther I Wei, M.A.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
LMFT 78450
(510) 565-7719


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    M.A. Marriage & Family Therapy, Western Seminary
    M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
    B.S. Architectural Engineering, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

    EMDR Certified Therapist (Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing therapy)
    TIST Certified Level 3 (Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment)
    Certified HeartSync Minister (CHM)
    Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADC)*
    Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICAADC)
    Graduate of The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy under Ellyn Bader Ph.D. at The Couples Institute
    Addiction Studies Certificate, Western Seminary
    Member of American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
    Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
    Member of Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)
    Member of California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

    *LAADC is a non-governmental license


    Anger Management
    Family of Origin Issues
    Grief and Loss
    Interpersonal Relationships
    Marital Therapy
    Self Esteem
    Spiritual Issues
    Trauma Recovery

    Esther I. Wei is a Christian Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #78450) who focuses on treating individuals and couples to improve their relationships and to facilitate trauma recovery. Esther graduated from the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy under Ellyn Bader Ph.D. at The Couples Institute. She integrates trauma-informed approaches to healing as an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Certified Therapist, a TIST (Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment) Certified Therapist, and as a Certified HeartSync Minister. Esther employs these methods to assist the brain develop new neuropathways, to reprocess disturbing memories, access healing, improve symptoms, and cultivate more secure attachment styles.

    Esther welcomes clergy or leaders in the helping professions who may benefit from critical support in a confidential counseling setting. Esther enjoys helping others understand God’s development of their lives from a holistic perspective encompassing the spiritual and bio-psycho-social aspects.

    Esther has been collaborating with Joy Wong Liu LMFT and artist Mason Tong on a not-yet-published graphic novel marriage handbook since 2018. Follow their progress on Instagram @marriagemangaproject. Esther and Joy offer Marriage Survival Trainings, which are psychoeducational marriage intensives for couples, as a synthesis of some of the key concepts from their shared research and expertise.

    Separately, Esther also provides member care services through (Mountain View, CA) and is affiliated with the House of Hope Healing Center (Fremont, CA). Esther’s varied professional experience includes architectural engineering, corporate event planning, and nonprofit management. 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.