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About Ms. Esther

Esther Dale, MA, LPC, RPT-S

I am a Lansing native, with a deep love and commitment to my hometown and the wonderful children and their families that I have the honor to serve. I am blessed to be a child therapist by trade (fully licensed, fully credentialed). I am also honored to be a dedicated advocate to some of the most vulnerable in our society, children.


I don't like talking too much about me. I prefer to keep this about the amazing kiddos that I have the privilege to work with on the daily. Kiddos do not heal like grown-ups do. Grown-ups like to “talk things out.” Though kiddos love to play, get loud, create, be messy, and be silly, in order to heal their emotional wounds.


It might not always make sense to the grown-ups, healing through play, though I assure you I have seen kiddos heal time and time again with this simple, beautiful, approach.


Many therapists are willing to work with children, though not nearly as many want to work with children. I assure you, I want to work with children, and have dedicated years to proper training and understanding of childhood development.


If you think your child might benefit from play therapy, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our front office at 517-323-4099. Please understand, that my after-school hours are always booked solid months in advance. I do my best to accommodate, though there is likely to be a waitlist if you want an after-school appointment.


However, it is okay to pull your child out of school to get them the help that they need. I promise, you are not neglecting your child’s overall education if you decide to prioritize your child’s emotional health, over being in school every single hour of the week. Thank you to all the wonderful parents out there, that value the importance of emotional health and vitality for their children. I am so grateful to you all.

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