Esther Perel, MA, LMFT,
is recognized as one of the most insightful and provocative voices on personal and professional relationships and the complex science behind human interaction. She is the best-selling author of Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
, translated into 25 languages. Fluent in nine of them, the Belgian native is a practicing psychotherapist, celebrated speaker and organizational consultant to Fortune 500 companies. The New York Times
, in a cover story, named her the most important game changer on sexuality and relationships since Dr. Ruth. Her critically acclaimed viral TED talk reached nearly 5 million viewers in the first year.
Esther’s innovative models for building strong and lasting relationships have been widely featured in the media across 5 continents spanning The New York Times
, the Washington Post
, The Wall Street Journal
, Le Monde
, The Guardian
, The New Yorker
, Fast Company
, and Vogue
. She is a frequent guest on radio and television shows including NPR's "Brian Lehrer Show", "Oprah", "The Today Show", "Dr. Oz", and "The Colbert Report". She is also a consultant on the Showtime television show, "The Affair".
In addition to a 30-year therapy practice in New York City, Esther serves on the faculty of The Family Studies Unit, Department of Psychiatry, New York University Medical Center and The International Trauma Studies Program at Columbia University.