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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
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 , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
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
LCSW #SW6616 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
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!
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
I really appreciate Lesley's responsiveness and concern.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lesley is a very experienced psychologist with strong Christian values , I would highly recommend her as a counselor.
Love Lesley’s counseling style; she makes me feel comfortable and safe.