Media Kit

My Bio-the short version

Esther Boykin, LMFT wants to live in a world where everyone has at least one amazing relationship in their life. The kind of relationship where they feel safe to be themselves and know that they are loved wholeheartedly because of it.

As a licensed marriage and family therapist, relationship coach, and expert, her simple yet effective tips and philosophies on relationships and self-care has been featured in a variety of TV, digital, print, and radio media outlets, including:

Good Morning Washington, Fox 5 DC, The New York Times, Sirius XM, Bustle, RealSimple.comHitchedMag, Redbook, and Glamour.

A graduate of Virginia Tech, Esther is the founder and CEO of Group Therapy Associates, a private psychotherapy and coaching agency in the Washington, DC area.  When she’s not working with couples and individuals to create more joyful and connected lives, she can be found drinking coffee, hosting her podcast, With That Being Said, leading a workshop, writing blog posts, or working on her next couples retreat.  


Esther’s passion to change the face of mental health and emotional wellness drives her to continuously find innovative ways to reach her community. She is the creator and host of Therapy Is Not a Dirty Word , a series of happy hour style events bringing local therapists and the community together for fun and informative conversations across the country.

She also serves as the DC area leader and press coordinator for Sidewalk Talk, an international non-profit community listening project. She is also a founding member and chairperson of the well-being committee for BLIP (Black Love Industry Professionals), an association for psychotherapists, matchmakers, coaches, and other professionals dedicated to changing the narrative of love and wellness for people of color.

Her first book, The Date Deck… ’cause every couple needs a date night, hit the shelves in February 2014 and is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and independent book stores all over.

Join her 14-day Lovers Challenge, subscribe to her weekly podcast, and read her latest musings on love and life at

Another Bio- the long, professional version(click here to copy/download)

Hi-Res Headshot(click here to download)

Articles, Interviews, & Media Features (click here for more)

Esther Boykin offers tips on managing back-to-school anxiety with Good Morning Washington

Esther Boykin talks sex scandals with Shawn Yancy and Jim Lokay of fox 5 DC

Esther Boykin on Let's Talk Live

Ask Esther advice column on Posh Seven magazine
Articles featuring Esther Boykin in AskMen
Articles featuring Esther Boykin in Bustle

 Social Media
follow Esther Boykin on facebook  follow Esther Boykin on twitter  follow Esther Boykin on instagram

Praise & Feedback

Praise for Esther Boykin - Maimah KarmoPraise for Esther Boykin -Chianti Lomax 
Praise for Esther Boykin - Kevin CarrPraise for Esther Boykin - Tara Jefferson


Opt In Image
Want more? Get all my best stuff in your inbox.
Get my latest blog posts, new episodes of With That Being Said, & VIP invitations to events so we can hang out together in real life!

Enter your information below and start improving your love life today!