Elisabeth Steiner-Smith

(LICSW)

About Me

Hi and welcome to BetterHelp! Congratulations on taking this big step toward addressing your concerns. 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. I've working in many settings in my career, both inpatient and outpatient, in medical and mental health settings as well as in case management. My treatment philosophy relies upon my strong listening skills, as I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing technique 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 or seeking smoking cessation counseling. I feel that any problem can be addressed if you are provided a safe, trusting and judgment free environment in which to express oneself.
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
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , 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

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #1022673 (Expires: 2021-06-01)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 A.L. on May 19, 2020 after counseling with Elisabeth for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Elisabeth is incredible! Patient, caring, kind, and supportive. The most amazing counselor ever!!

Written by E.L. on Mar 28, 2020 after counseling with Elisabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes

Elisabeth, is kind and sends thoughtful messages of uplift through the week. She is able to sit with and listen to my worries and sadness and offer ways to relieve it. I would recommend her and already have to friends who may use the betterhelp service.

Written by R.O. on Mar 01, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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.