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Hi, I’m Esther.



The healing and self-discovery journey is rarely an easy one. Most often it begins with recognizing that the weight of carrying our burdens comes at too high of a cost. It can cost us our sense of self, our hope, our relationships, our energy, our sleep, and our voice among many other things.

Personally, and professionally as a therapist, I have found that when we begin to pay attention and give voice to all the parts of ourselves, even the hidden shadow parts, is when we start creating space for our authentic self to shine through. Together we will give your own parts the attention, support, and voice they deserve.

I am confident that the more we understand and embrace our inner self and all our emotions the more we allow ourselves to live in a state of flow. By tapping into this inner wisdom, we have the power to gain clarity and confidence to make decisions that align with our truest selves.

I also have faith in, and have personally experienced, the profound impact that healthy relationships can bring. Building strong connections with family, friends, and partners is essential for creating a fulfilling life. We’ll explore effective communication, empathy, and unmet attachment needs to help you express yourself authentically and connect with others on a deeper level.

Ultimately, my goal is to empower you to lead a happier and more abundant life. I’m committed to supporting you every step of the way on this transformative journey towards self-discovery, resilience, and lasting peace.

Engaging my clients in a collaborative process to explore their precious and protected inner world is an honor that I hold dearly.


M.A. in Marriage Couples and Family Therapy from Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Degree Posted 2021

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists – Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (R7012)

Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship – completed 5/10/23 to 5/14/2023

Internal Family Systems Institute Circle Program – In Progress

Christie Leonard, LCSW | Peaceful Roots Counseling | Mindfulness Therapy and Meditation Groups | Tampa Bay, FL