Esther Perel

Esther Perel

Esther Perel, a couples therapist and relationship author, is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and provocative voices on personal and professional relationships. A celebrated psychotherapist who has helmed a private practice in New York City since 1983, she has more than three decades experience navigating the intricacies of love and desire.

Her international best seller, Mating in Captivity, has been translated into 26 languages. Featured in many leading publications, she also has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show. The New York Times, in a cover story, named her "the most important game changer on sexuality and relationships since Dr. Ruth."

Perel is a dynamic and provocative speaker on the international stage, with two critically praised TED talks that have reached more than 17.5 million viewers. She has consulted on the Golden Globe-winning Showtime series The Affair and is also executive producer and host of the Audible Original Series, Where Should We Begin?, in which she broadcasts intimate one-off counseling sessions with real-life couples.

In 2016, Perel was named to Oprah Winfrey's Supersoul 100 list of visionaries and influential leaders.

What People are Saying About Esther Perel

“Esther Perel is a fearless writer and thinker who will challenge your views about sex in a radical and fundamental way.”
—Harriet Lerner, PhD, author of Dance of Anger

“Perel says the kind of things that are so contrary to popular wisdom, they actually sound blasphemous—and yet, at precisely the same moment that you’re being shocked by her, you’re also acknowledging the validity of her ideas. Perel’s ideas are...instantly familiar because they resonate deeply. It’s all rather terrifying in its intuitiveness and its pure rightness.”
The Observer