Esther W. Wright, Ph.D., ABPP
- Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
- M.S., Counselor Education, Florida A&M University
- B.S., Psychology, Howard University
License and Certification
- Licensed Psychologist, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, No. 32584
- Board Certified in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology, Inc., No. 6675
Approach to Therapy and Professional Interests
I utilize an integrative approach with emphases on culturally sensitive cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and psychodynamic perspectives. Professional Interests: Therapeutic writing; spirituality; diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice; wellness; relationship concerns; women’s issues.
Personal Statement on Diversity and Social Justice
As an African American female, issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice are central to my lived experiences and my work as a counseling psychologist. It is important to me that differences are valued and that a culture of respect and inclusivity characterizes environments of which I am a part.
Approach to Supervision
I see supervision as offering the privilege to contribute to trainees’ development, while providing opportunities for my own growth. I utilize a developmental approach that includes an assessment of trainees’ current strengths and growth edges and working collaboratively with them to clarify and make progress toward their training goals. Attending to how our various identities and other cultural factors intersect and shape the supervision relationship is a salient component of my approach to supervision.
Some of my favorite personal interests are staying in touch with my large and expanding family, writing, reading, dancing, and traveling.