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 God will use me as I 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 purest potential and that was given to you by your Creator.

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 Catholic-Christian clinician, I utilize a client-centered approach as a perfect being created by God, within a systems framework, allowing for personal and interpersonal insights and developing healthy cognitive and behavioral responses that will lead to personal and spiritual 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 and stepping into the person God intended for you to become.

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 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.