Esther Perel

About Author

Esther Perel, MA, LMFT,  is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Fluent in nine languages, the Belgian native is a practicing psychotherapist, celebrated speaker, New York Times bestselling author and organizational consultant to Fortune 500 companies. Perel helms a psychotherapy practice in New York City, produces the online training continuation, Rekindling Desire, and hosts a diverse training community for therapists, coaches and educators called Sessions.  

Trained and supervised by Dr. Salvador Minuchin, Perel serves on the faculty of The International Trauma Studies Program and The Ackerman Institute for the Family. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a certified AASECT sex therapist and supervisor. She is a member of the American Family Therapy Academy and the Society for Sex Therapy and Research. Known for her keen cross-cultural pulse, Esther shifts the paradigm of our approach to modern relationships. She is regularly sought around the world for her expertise in relational health and communication, team building, erotic intelligence, couples and family identity, work-life balance, and corporate relationships.

The New York Times named her the most important game changer on sexuality and relationships since Dr. Ruth, while Quartz dubbed her “America’s first clear-eyed public intellectual on love.” Her celebrated TED talks (The secret to desire in a Long-term Relationship, February 2013 and Rethinking Infidelity…a Talk for Anyone Who has ever Loved, May 2015) have garnered nearly 20 million views and her international bestseller Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence became a global phenomenon translated into 25 languages. Her newest book is the New York Times bestseller The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity (HarperCollins). Esther is also an executive producer and host of the popular podcast Where Should We Begin?