Lesley Eckhardt

(LCSW, MSW)

About Me

Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! The journey forward begins with you, and you have made that first step to begin this endeavor. It is my hope that I can come along side you and help you navigate your journey by facing and overcoming challenges of the past and present that have been inhibiting you from reaching your fullest potential and becoming the best version of yourself.

My name is Lesley Eckhardt, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida with 25+ years of experience in crisis, trauma, and attachment, as well as depression, anxiety, PTSD and ADHD, working with children, teens, adults, and the elderly, as well multi-generational family systems. As a clinician, I utilize a client-centered approach within a systems framework, allowing for personal and interpersonal insights and developing healthy cognitive and behavioral responses that will lead to personal growth. It is my desire to provide you the compassion and acceptance that is needed to break the ties that are keeping you from moving forward.

I have worked in the fields of crisis counseling, school-based counseling, therapeutic foster care, parenting, and adoptions particularly related to attachment theory. I have also provided homeschool, academic, and career counseling and life coaching.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 27

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW6616 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on Jul 24, 2021 after counseling with Lesley for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

She has a wide range of techniques and tools to share communicated through the lens of a respected friend! Always supportive, never judgmental and always makes herself available!

Written by M.A. on Jul 13, 2021 after counseling with Lesley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Lesley is a kind hearted professional respectable she listens very well and is able to give options of feedback advice she makes me feel better about myself of my plans she’s patient I definitely recommend her I’m glad I got paired with Lesley

Written by L.I. on Jun 15, 2021 after counseling with Lesley for 1 month

I really appreciate Lesley's responsiveness and concern.

Written by A.N. on Apr 21, 2021 after counseling with Lesley for 3 months

Lesley is an all around awesome person. I have made so much progress with her help, including my relationship with God, my relationship with my wife, and learning to love myself again. I'm not very good with words, but somehow, she understands what I'm saying and where I'm coming from. She definitely has a gift.

Written by J.A. on Apr 17, 2021 after counseling with Lesley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Lesley is a wonderful therapist. She has always been supportive and available whenever I needed anyone to talk to. I am so pleased that I found her via teen counseling.

Written by C.O. on Apr 16, 2021 after counseling with Lesley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

In just a few weeks, Lesley has empowered me and helped me accept the truth after a very difficult break-up. Truly grateful for her kindness, compassion, and honesty.

Written by S.H. on Apr 08, 2021 after counseling with Lesley for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

I felt comfortable with Lesley right away. I wasn't sure what I wanted to talk about but soon into our call I was very comfortable and talking. Our session time flew by. I didn't realize I needed to talk with a counselor until we started talking - now I can't wait for my next session. I've been holding more stress in than I realized.

Written by A.M. on Apr 05, 2021 after counseling with Lesley for 2 weeks

It has been wonderful working with Lesley. The comfort level and rapport made it seem as though I had met her before; I enjoy the support, concrete suggestions, understanding through the emotional moments, and yet also the ability to laugh and cry within moments of each other. I feel as though we dig deep and make progress each session and, in fact, look forward to the next session. She never rushes and I don't feel like we are "watching the clock." I am glad to have been connected with her and look forward to seeing how much we can accomplish together.

Written by K.R. on Mar 30, 2021 after counseling with Lesley for 2 months

Lesley is a very experienced psychologist with strong Christian values , I would highly recommend her as a counselor.

Written by K.O. on Mar 24, 2021 after counseling with Lesley for 2 weeks

Love Lesley’s counseling style; she makes me feel comfortable and safe.

Written by M.E. on Mar 23, 2021 after counseling with Lesley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Absolutely amazing!