Elisabeth Steiner-Smith

LICSW

About Me

Hi and welcome to BetterHelp! Congratulations on taking this big step toward addressing your concerns and wellness. This shows a great deal of strength and motivation. I hope that I will have the pleasure of working with you on this journey toward increased life satisfaction and overall health.
Here's some information about me and my treatment approach: I'm a licensed therapist with over 25 years' experience providing telephonic counseling and case management support. I've worked in many settings in my career, both inpatient and outpatient, in medical and mental health settings as well as in care management programs. My treatment philosophy is built upon my strong listening skills, as I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques with my clients. I've worked with clients of all ages, with a variety of emotional and/or medical concerns, as well as those seeking assistance with substance abuse issues and smoking cessation counseling. I feel that any problem can be addressed if we are provided a safe, trusting and judgment free environment in which to express ourselves.
My philosophy hinges on my belief that you are the expert on yourself. No one can tell you what to do, and in fact doing so could backfire. By offering an empathic discussion, where you are one who is fully able to come to the best solutions for yourself, you will be successful. I have many tips and techniques to offer, and together we can make this work. I look forward to the pleasure of meeting and working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MA LICSW 1022673


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Elisabeth Steiner-Smith. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by A.N. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Elisabeth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

After attempting working with a few different therapists, I've found Elisabeth to be easily the best person to work with. She is very insightful and her work ethic and professionalism have helped us make rapid progress. I think she listens very carefully and is never dismissive, and is in general empathetic and has also helped me be more empathetic. I don't have any reservations recommending her in the strongest terms to anyone who finds themself stuck and wants to better themself and be happier.

Written by C.A. on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Elisabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Elisabeth has been great so far. listens to me with open mine and gives me tasks and homework which are helpful

Written by L.I. on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Elisabeth for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Elizabeth has been amazing. She is kind, compassionate, and pushes me to think in new ways to open up my world. She shows so much care and is always available to me when I need her. She truly changed the course of my life and I am forever grateful.

Written by J.U. on Aug 20, 2022 after therapy with Elisabeth for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

It can take a long time to find a therapist that is a good match. I am very relieved to have found Elisabeth. Her sessions are of the highest caliber. She is professional, experienced, thoughtful, intuitive and caring. She listens, gets me, helps me and sends summaries as well as clear next steps to feel better/healthier. I feel very lucky to have her as my therapist.

Written by M.A. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Elisabeth for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Thank you!

Written by R.A. on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Elisabeth for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

I just wanted to take some time out and thank you for the time you spent with me and helping me improve my situation. I feel very blessed to have a therapist like you and I appreciate you patient and kind you were to me! So Thanks for being so awesome! :D.

Written by E.R. on Jan 30, 2022 after therapy with Elisabeth for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Elisabeth has helped me on two separate occasions. Wonderful listener and extremely helpful. Can’t thank her enough.

Written by L.A. on Jan 09, 2022 after therapy with Elisabeth for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Elisabeth is one of the most patient people I have ever met. She is very helpful and supportive due to her ability to empathize and take the necessary time to guide you on a path toward joy and fulfillment in your life.

Written by A.L. on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Elisabeth for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Elisabeth has been a very important constant in my life in the past year. I have made so much progress to better my life with her help.

Written by L.A. on Nov 20, 2021 after therapy with Elisabeth for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She's amazing and deserves a raise!

Written by T.I. on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Elisabeth for 6 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

Elisabeth has a kind and caring demeanor. She is responsive to my communication and always have a nice perspective.

Written by A.L. on Sep 19, 2021 after therapy with Elisabeth for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Elisabeth is so kind, patient, and understanding. She has helped me tremendously in my anxiety and depression. She is extremely thoughtful and accommodating and I truly can't say enough wonderful things about her!!!

Written by C.A. on Sep 04, 2021 after therapy with Elisabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Very easy to talk to. There is no judgement.

Written by S.H. on Jun 28, 2021 after therapy with Elisabeth for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

I can’t say enough how lucky I am to have been paired with Elisabeth. She is empathetic, a great listener, and helps me realize when I’m getting in my own way. Very glad to have her!

Written by S.A. on Apr 25, 2021 after therapy with Elisabeth for 2 weeks

Elisabeth listens very well and can pinpoint my root issues through my own talking. She is patient and responds really well.

Written by A.B. on Mar 08, 2021 after therapy with Elisabeth for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Elisabeth is a warm supportive presence every time we meet. Not only does she listen thoughtfully as I share but she provides applicable, helpful adjustments to the way I approach my problems and thoughts, and always suggests more than one solution. She sends blog-like messages every week on topics such as procrastination, self-care, sleep, and other issues you may be dealing with. She also provides you with "worksheets" that you can complete on your own time that target specific CBT skills to aide in the process of re-wiring your thought patterns. She is flexible with her schedule and really makes you feel like all the matters is what you are getting out of each session and your work together. I would recommend her to anyone struggling with generalized anxiety or any other patterns of negative thinking.

Written by D.A. on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Elisabeth for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Elisabeth is absolutely wonderful. She is compassionate and wise. She quickly helped me get to the bottom of the issues that were bothering me and gave me the tools to deal with my own anxieties, which I’m sure I’ll use again and again. She was responsive and helpful when unexpected events occurred (loss of a family member, illness, etc) and I felt so much more in control of my life just knowing that she was a text message away when I needed her.

Written by E.L. on Jan 30, 2021 after therapy with Elisabeth for 10 months on issues concerning coping with life changes

I’ve worked with Elisabeth for a full year. She is a gifted social worker. She is kind, insightful and helps me manage during this very challenging time.

Written by A.N. on Nov 21, 2020 after therapy with Elisabeth for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Elisabeth is wonderful—she’s both a good listener and very knowledgeable about techniques to reduce anxiety and stress and find the root of negative thoughts. She’s also very affirming, which I really appreciate!

Written by C.H. on Sep 02, 2020 after therapy with Elisabeth for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Elisabeth is an empathetic, understanding, and insightful counselor :)
It just helps to talk things out with someone and get different perspectives on approaching life's struggles.

Written by K.I. on Aug 11, 2020 after therapy with Elisabeth for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Elisabeth is wonderful, I hang up after every session thinking "she's the best" and truly feeling so grateful to have her. Better Help is really such a great resource.

Written by J.A. on Jul 31, 2020 after therapy with Elisabeth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, grief, parenting issues, and anger management

Elisabeth is delightful and has a calm, understanding demeanor that invites confidences. She is caring and truly wants to help.

Written by D.A. on Jul 16, 2020 after therapy with Elisabeth for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Elisabeth has been extremely attentive to my panic and anxiety issues. She has been insturmental in exploring the origin, providing practical techniques to alleviate anxiety and sends useful exercies or thought pieces weekly which I find very helpful. I'm excited to continue with her.

Written by T.I. on Jun 30, 2020 after therapy with Elisabeth for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

She's always available when I need her and listens to me.

Written by A.N. on Jun 20, 2020 after therapy with Elisabeth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

As my sessions have been ongoing, progress has been made and the tools to measure them have helped out tremendously.

Written by H.E. on Jun 03, 2020 after therapy with Elisabeth for 5 months

Elizabeth is truly great. She listens to what you have to say and always provides thoughtful feedback. She also sends you wonderful tips to manage stress and anxiety among other things. I am so glad to be able to work with her!

Written by R.O. on Mar 01, 2020 after therapy with Elisabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Elisabeth is wonderful and very helpful.

Written by S.T. on Jan 11, 2020 after therapy with Elisabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Elisabeth is kind, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and patient. She is very understanding and she makes you very comfortable.

Written by K.R. on Nov 25, 2019 after therapy with Elisabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Elisabeth has been great to work with these past few weeks. Before I started using Better Help, I was very disappointed in my search for a therapist. Everyone I reached out to had no availability. Now with Better Help, I talk to Elisabeth practically everyday. It’s great to have someone I can reach out to who understands my anxiety troubles. She has been very encouraging and supportive this entire time, and I look forward to talking with her more.

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