Dr. Esther Altmann, Director of Pastoral Education

Esther Altmann, Ph.D., Director of Pastoral Education at Yeshivat Maharat, is a clinical psychologist. Dr. Altmann maintains a private psychotherapy practice, is a psychotherapy supervisor, and writes and lectures on mental health topics. 

Dr. Altmann has been on the teaching faculty of New York University, Adelphi University, YCT Rabbinical School, and the Drisha Institute. Dr. Altmann serves an eating disorders consultant for Jewish institutions. 

Dr. Altmann received a B.A. from McGill University and a doctorate from Boston University. Her clinical training was carried out at Tufts University and Harvard Medical School.