Lenora Ziegler

(MSW, LCSW, DBT-C)

About Me

I truly believe that self awareness and acceptance are the building blocks for creating meaningful and lasting change. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience working as a therapist, behavioral coach, and medical social worker, I have witnessed people overcome great obstacles and reach their goals.

I have worked with clients of all ages with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, OCD, ADD/ADHD, grief and loss, pain and living with chronic health issues. I have completed multiple specialized training programs required for Post-Graduate Certifications as a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional; Certified Family Trauma Professional; Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Professional; with a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I): Evidence-based Insomnia Interventions for Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, and Chronic Pain; and a Certificate in John and Julie Gottman's "10 Core Principles for Effective Couples Therapy."

My counseling style is supportive, interactive and motivational. I offer a non-judgmental approach that combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, dialectical behavioral, acceptance based, and solution focused strategies. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs, while encouraging the areas to observe and the skills to practice.

It takes courage to take the first steps towards self improvement, and I applaud you for being on this journey. I am here to support and empower you. One of my mindful mantras I like to share: "I accept, therefore I am. I let go, therefore I grow. I believe, therefore I can."

I look forward to working with you and being your guide to improved wellness and mental strength.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #44SC05506900 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


Reviews

Written by H.E. on Aug 09, 2020 after counseling with Lenora for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Lenora is a good listener, offers great suggestions for situations you’re struggling with, and is non-judgmental + caring. Very positive and kind personality

Written by M.E. on Aug 07, 2020 after counseling with Lenora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

In such a short time, Lenora has helped me in more ways I have never thought could be possible. She has listened and underground my points of view and has helped me with the things I need to work on. My anxiety has improved and I look forward to speaking with her! She makes me feel so comfortable and I never feel judged for talking about what I am going through and what I am feeling. I am so beyond thankful I decided to go with BetterHelp and for being matched with Lenora.

Written by A.S. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Lenora for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I never felt comfortable with the talking to a counselor before this, Lenora has helped me deal with my heartbreak and anxiety. She has given me challenges that have been really good for me as well to help me grow during all of this uncertain time.

Written by D.E. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Lenora for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Lenora was everything I needed when I didn't know I needed it. She gave me a gentle nudge in the right direction everytime I came to her with a problem. She was very supportive and never judged! I am very grateful for her kind words and reassurance. I wasn't in a great place with my anxiety and became depressed because of it. She helped me transform into a healthier and happier version of myself that I thought couldn't exist.

Written by M.A. on Jun 19, 2020 after counseling with Lenora for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Lenora is amazing, kind, open and truly available to offer the support I’ve needed recently. Thank you Lenora!

Written by M.A. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Lenora for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Love Lenora, she helps me understand myself better. She has excellent advice and she doesn’t take sides.

Written by M.E. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Lenora for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lenora Ziegler is everything a therapist should be- non-judgmental, supportive, honest, and asks appropriate questions to make me think about myself. I've only been talking to her for a few weeks but I've already made progress! Would highly recommend!

Written by P.A. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Lenora for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, parenting issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I was skeptical at first, but talking with Lenora was easy and non judgmental. She understood everything I said and in between the lines. She has been right there for anything i needed.

Written by K.A. on Apr 20, 2020 after counseling with Lenora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Lenora has been an incredible help and support person for me. She has helped me to feel confident in my decision making and doesn’t make me feel judged for what I do end up choosing.

Written by W.H. on Mar 23, 2020 after counseling with Lenora for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Lenora has been so supportive during this very difficult time in my life. I always look forward to our weekly sessions and I know that I can reach out to her in between as well and she always gets right back to me. She is understanding, calming, and has a way about her that makes sharing easy. I appreciate all of her tips and strategies to help get me through these tough times. I am very grateful to have been matched with Lenora Through BetterHelp!

Written by N.A. on Dec 24, 2019 after counseling with Lenora for 8 months on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

I was matched with Lenora about 6 months ago and I could not be more grateful for her support and guidance navigating through life challenges. Lenora is kind and resourceful and her encouraging words have made the last few months so much easier to handle.

I will be suspending my subscription shortly as I feel like I am in such a good and balance space. But ONLY after I verified that Lenora will be available to me should the time come I need her support.

Written by A.L. on Aug 23, 2019 after counseling with Lenora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Lenora has been there for me to talk me through tough times. I appreciate her more than anything and I have absolutely no trouble confiding in her at all. I tell her things that I don’t tell the people closest to me, and without judgment, she answers and guides me more than ever. I’m so happy I joined BetterHelp and I’m so happy to have someone like Lenora in my life.

Written by L.E. on Aug 18, 2019 after counseling with Lenora for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I signed up for BetterHelp at a time where I felt my lowest. I was matched with Lenora and she has been nothing but wonderful. She has helped me learn how to control my emotions and identify when I am at risk for losing control. She always seemed to genuinely care about my feelings and well being. Because of her, I feel more confident and in control of my life. I am truly so grateful that I was matched with her as my counselor.

Written by L.A. on Jul 30, 2019 after counseling with Lenora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, and parenting issues

Offers down to earth advice.

Written by M.A. on Jul 13, 2019 after counseling with Lenora for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Lenora was very mindful and helpful. She is awesome! Very empathic.

Written by K.O. on Jul 07, 2019 after counseling with Lenora for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Lenora is an amazing counselor and a wonderful person to talk to, I would absolutely recommend her. When I started my sessions I was still hesitant to open up to someone about the thoughts that were running in my mind, and now after a couple of months I feel like I would miss talking about my day with Lenora - she is very patient, and understanding and made me feel comfortable from the very beginning. I trust her advice and absolutely love her practical tips for the day-to-day stressful things which changed my outlook on important areas in my life. Throughout our conversations I never felt uncomfortable like I was being interviewed or analyzed - it just felt like I was talking to a friend who was wiser than me :) And Lenora always made sure she checked-in on me frequently while giving me my space and let me decide the pace at which we were working on some of my issues. My days are not completely ruled by my emotions now and I think I am more centered than I was couple of months ago. Thank you so much Lenora.

Written by A.N. on Jun 06, 2019 after counseling with Lenora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Lenora is extraordinarily responsive, supportive and helpful. She takes in the issues I'm dealing with and provides helpful tools and thought exercises to get through even the worst mental health falls. She's had a major impact on my life.

Written by M.A. on Jun 03, 2019 after counseling with Lenora for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Lenora is a great counselor. Not only does she listen and validate me, she also provides actionable suggestions. I feel like I'm getting therapy and coaching in one, which allows me to work through mental blocks that are holding me back from fulfilling my potential.

Written by J.E. on Jun 02, 2019 after counseling with Lenora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lenora has been amazing since I started using this app. She’s very timely in her responses and I feel like she truly understands things I’m expressing. I am so pleased with this service and the care and attentiveness Lenora provides. I feel like I have a teammate in my corner on this crazy journey of life. I expressed how important mindfulness and meditation is to my daily life and she fine tuned her approach to involve that aspect and I truly appreciate and respect that level of attention.

Written by J.E. on May 21, 2019 after counseling with Lenora for 4 days on issues concerning relationship issues

Lenora is amazing. The past week has been very trying on my mental state and she has been there for me every step of the way. She is very honest and direct with her responses and she really takes the time to understand your situation. I feel like I can truly be around her and confident of her capabilities to help me work through my problems.

Written by S.T. on May 01, 2019 after counseling with Lenora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Lenora is knowledgeable, open-minded and understanding. She was able to uncover my primary concerns almost immediately, and consistently checks in on my wellness! Highly recommended!