Esther Vanderwal

LCSW-C, President, Psychotherapy

LCSW-C, Master's in Social Work, Bachelor's in Social Work, and over 20 years of experience. "My clients have overcome struggles they've faced prior to giving birth, after the death of a loved one, and everything in between."

Esther Vanderwal is a highly accomplished Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C) and clinical supervisor with an extensive background in the field of social work. She is licensed in Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, and Texas, holding a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from Midwestern State University and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.

With nearly three decades of dedicated experience, Esther has honed her expertise in a variety of workplace settings. Currently, she serves as the owner and president of Serenity Place, LLC, a reputable organization with offices in both Maryland and Texas. Over the past six years, under Esther’s leadership, Serenity Place, LLC has achieved remarkable growth and has become a beacon of support and healing within the communities it serves.

Esther is a certified practitioner of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), demonstrating her commitment to evidence-based approaches in her practice.

Her professional focus lies in helping clients navigate the complexities of mental health, specializing in anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, as well as marriage and family issues. Her compassionate and client-centered approach has earned her a reputation for excellence in the field.

Beyond her professional achievements, Esther is deeply committed to making a positive impact in her community. She has forged meaningful partnerships with vital organizations, including the Child Advocacy Center, the Department of Social Services, and the Pastoral Counseling Center in the Maryland area. Through these collaborations, Esther has contributed to expanding access to much-needed therapy services for those facing the greatest challenges.

With an unwavering dedication to her clients and community, Esther Vanderwal exemplifies the qualities of a compassionate and accomplished social work professional, making a lasting difference in the lives of those she serves.

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