Lesley Smith

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About Me

Hi, my name is Lesley (she/her) and I am a Social Worker in the state of Oregon. Looking for a therapist that is a good fit can be super daunting, especially when you need one the most. With me, you can expect a collaborative space where I will honor your boundaries and encourage your growth. I have historically worked as a therapist and crisis counselor who specializes in trauma, mental health concerns, mindfulness, self-compassion, life transitions, and relationship issues. The therapy modalities I incorporate into my practice are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), trauma-informed practice, and harm reduction.

Sometimes everyday life feels overwhelming and it feels difficult to do anything. Sometimes we feel like we don’t know how to take the next steps to get where we want to go. Sometimes we lose our sense of self and have trouble living our life with meaning. Sometimes our relationships don’t feel fulfilling or even actively harmful. These are some of the things I can help you with to create a life worth living. I believe that it takes a lot of strength to reach out for support and I believe that you already have so much resiliency that has taken you this far. I look forward to meeting with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Co-morbidity , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #L10347 (Expires: 2022-08-30)


Written by N.I. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Lesley is the most understanding and caring person I could have ever found on BetterHelp. I originally as assigned a different counselor and requested a different one because we were not a good fit for each other and I'm so glad I did. Lesley has been an angel sent from above in my life, never making me feel judged, and always there for me whether I listen to her feedback or I spend the entire session talking leaving her to only listen. I'm so grateful to have found her, and would recommend her to anyone and everyone.

Written by C.Y. on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

My counselor is very good at helping my and listening to my need. She also works around my history with passed counselors. I am glad I have her for support and I can’t wait to continue our sessions

Written by K.A. on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I love my sessions with Lesley Smith, she is very attentive and gives amazing advice.