Ester Edelman

Accepting Clients

I am a clinical social worker with 19 years of extensive experience in clinical settings.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Ithaca, NY

About My Clients

Many individuals, couples, and families believe that their struggles have lingered on for so long, therefore “it will never go away”. Others tend to minimize it in hope that “it will just go away”. Research shows that work toward addressing problems can be the most interesting, rewarding, and empowering. It also promotes taking better control over one's life.

My Background and Approach

I am a licensed clinical social worker and my degree is from Syracuse University. I was also trained in psychodynamic therapy in Brighton, UK, and I love integrating this modality in my work, in addition to other approaches, such as Solution Focused, CBT, DBT, Strength-Based, ACT, and Person-Cenetred. Before opening my private practice I worked in the community and in college counseling with people who struggle with a wide range of difficulties, including mental health, stress, loneliness, grief, isolation, irritability, relationships, trauma and PTSD, childhood adversities, family entanglements, racial and cultural concerns, unhealthy boundaries, life transitions and decisions making, sleep difficulties, eating and body image and low self esteem.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am working in collaboration with my clients to relieve symptoms, to identify their strengths, and to enhance their confidence in themselves. Together we make room for better insight and more self-sufficient strategies. We explore ways for my clients to practice adaptive coping skills, achieve a higher level of emotional and physical well-being and become more resilient.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 20 years of practice
  • Languages: English


607-288-2710 Email Ester
832 Hanshaw Rd.
Suite #13
Ithaca, NY 14850

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