Esther Gobrial

Esther Gobrial, MS, LMFT

Esther Gobrial
Esther Gobrial, MS, LMFT., Program Administrator & Counseling Fieldwork & Community Outreach Liaison, Department of Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology

Phone: (310) 338.4459
Office: UH 1512

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 thirteen years of experience working with individuals with substance dependence, co-occurring disorders, mental health disorders, offender population, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm, homicidal ideations, abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, and financial), chronic homelessness, cultural diversity issues, veterans, foster care, children, family, group, and couple’s therapy.

Esther has a considerable history of excellence in clinical care, supervision, and education. She has worked in the nonprofit sector including the Department of Mental Health as well as the private sector. 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, US VETS – Inglewood,  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 with a Senior Lecturer Ranking at Loyola Marymount University, lecturing on topics for which she is highly passionate about.

Esther is extremely motivated and passionate in helping all individuals and mentoring students in navigating the counseling field successfully. 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, 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, peers, and students 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, going to the gym, playing soccer with her dog, laugh, watch movies and TV series, learning about different cultures and enjoying their cuisines, and relaxing at the beach.