Lesley Eckhardt

LCSW

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 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.


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

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lesley Eckhardt. 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 C.L. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Lesley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

She’s great

Written by T.R. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Lesley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, anger management, and adhd

She is awesome and listens very well. Has many good ways and tactics to work on self behavior

Written by K.A. on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Lesley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Great

Written by J.A. on May 28, 2022 after therapy with Lesley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Keep helping me… because I unfortunately need it….

Written by A.M. on Apr 16, 2022 after therapy with Lesley for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders

Lesley takes the time to listen to me and seems to genuinely care about my health and well-being. I am very grateful for the help that she has provided me thus far, and though I know that I will not be able to overcome my issues right away, I have confidence that my journey will be bettered by her guidance.

Written by E.V. on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Lesley for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Lesley listened to me, was attentive. She really cared. She made me realize things that had been under the surface that I didn't know where there. She's honestly incredible and she has my trust and I'll only ever speak with her

Written by P.A. on Apr 02, 2022 after therapy with Lesley for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Talking with Lesley is very much like talking with a friend. I enjoy her suggestions.

Written by T.A. on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Lesley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Great listener

Written by C.O. on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Lesley for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Lesley is a compassionate therapist who has supported me through some of the biggest challenges of my life. She is very good at what she does.

Written by M.I. on Feb 08, 2022 after therapy with Lesley for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lesley has been an amazing support in my life. She listens attentively, is non-judgmental and makes valuable insights in each session that have allowed me to grow with each time we speak. She always extends herself to assist in between sessions in the texting feature on my difficult days. Overall an amazing experience

Written by L.I. on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Lesley for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I don’t know where i would be without her!

Written by A.N. on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Lesley for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Awesome listener. Seems to be an almost perfect match to understanding my life experiences and the ability to share some of hers that have similarities. Responds to my messages in a very expedient manner.

Written by M.A. on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Lesley for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Lesley always tends to my emotions and feelings based on my part of presenting myself and opening up. She’s definitely seen me grow and understands my life a bit better than myself. Her expertise is very professional

Written by G.R. on Jan 15, 2022 after therapy with Lesley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Got me and did it fast, can’t recommend enough

Written by A.S. on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Lesley for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I have realized so many things about myself and how those translate to my relationships across-the-board. I am very grateful for having Leslie as my therapist for helping me really find my voice and find ways to honor my boundaries and honor myself so I could be a better person to myself , and to those I care about around me. Very kind and very informative I always look forward to each session.

Written by L.I. on Jan 07, 2022 after therapy with Lesley for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Lesley is fantastic. She is deeply connected to solving the root of issues and wonderful at offering support. I appreciate her for all that she’s helped me through!

Written by J.A. on Dec 08, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lesley is wonderful and she’s offered me so much help with her visualization tool to heal past trauma. Highly recommend her!

Written by E.L. on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and coaching

So far so good. Although we are less than a handful of sessions in at this point, I find Lesley to be a deep listener, probing questions where it doesn't feel invasive, couched in support for where I want to take the session. I look forward to more sessions, I definitely need someone to lovingly challenge me where necessary, without me feeling like I'm being attacked. Lesley has the gift to do that and I walk away feeling better after a session with her than when I walked in.

Written by V.A. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Lesley Eckhardt is an amazing person and a very caring therapist. She respects her patients thoughts and ideas and is open to new ideas and makes us feel very comfortable talking about it which is really crucial! She is patient and let's the us talk our heart out! I really like talking to Lesley and it really calms me down. I would highly recommend her to others if given the opportunity. I really like her caring and loving vibe. :D

Written by A.L. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Lesley is a fantastic listener, who expertly guides emotional conversations towards practical solutions, while acknowledging and validating feelings. I've left every session thus far with a sense of empowerment and a list of manageable tasks to change my situation for the better, in small but meaningful increments.

Written by D.I. on Oct 16, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Lesley is very understanding and very compassionate with her clients! I really really like her and feel comfortable with her as a counselor/therapist! She has been helpful with things during my short time with her offered from Bryant & Stratton college!

Written by M.A. on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I have enjoyed my sessions with Lesley. She is understanding and offers good advice. I love her energy and I always feel better after our sessions together!

Written by O.R. on Sep 02, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

The best person I ever meet definitely life changer :)

Written by H.A. on Aug 29, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lesley is so kind, smart, and understanding. I look forward to every message, session, and call with her! 10/10 recommend her to any & all.

Written by A.L. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Lesley is really awesome. Listens, allows you to talk through and talk out your issues. Provides really deep and insightful comments and helps you work through issues at your speed and your terms.

Written by B.R. on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Lesley has been a great resource as I have navigated new changes in my life and the many changes happening in our world currently. I immediately felt comfortable talking with her and have found her support essential to helping me navigate these past few months. I highly recommend her as a therapist and plan to continue my own work with her as well!

Written by C.H. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I feel as though Lesley is digging at the root of my problems. Each session ends with me becoming more myself, more healed.

Written by S.O. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I am working with Lesley for the past couple of months. She is extremely nice. Doesn't rush through the session and has helped me sort through a lot of things already. I feel so much warmth talking to her.

Written by A.N. on Apr 21, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 3 months

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.

Written by J.A. on Apr 17, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

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 BetterHelp.

Written by S.H. on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

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.

Written by A.M. on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 2 weeks

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.

Written by M.E. on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Absolutely amazing!

Work with me!