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Lesley Schwam, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Self esteem Depression
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About me

My name is Lesley Schwam, I am from Los Angeles, California. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT since 2015. I began graduate school in 2009 and started earning my counseling hours toward licensure during graduate school. My work experience varies from working with adolescents prior to licensing, to now working with adults 18 years of age and older. My treatment approach is from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy perspective. I believe individuals have the ability to change behaviors daily and I also believe in helping individuals find solutions to help move forward with life goals. I have experience working with Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Grief and Loss, as well as Adjustment Disorders and phase of life transitions including finding a new job, a new career, entering retirement, or adjusting to a new role in life. I focus first on self care, coping skills, setting short and long term goals, and learning boundary setting skills, as well as positive communication skills. By setting and reaching goals we learn what we are capable of, and I know each individual person is capable of more than they believe.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LMFT 85910


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lesley Schwam. 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.

She’s been wonderful to work with so far.

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Lesley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Lesley is a caring therapist who completely understood what I needed. She kept in touch with me when I needed it the most! I will always be grateful for her support!

Written on Jun 20, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

At first I was a bit skeptical with joining Better Help, due to previous experiences with reaching out for help. But a friend of mine had joined and suggested I take a shot at it. So I did, I took a giant leap of faith and went for it. The survey I took at the beginning was super easy and quick, and surprisingly, very accurate in pairing me with Lesley.
To put it in a few words, she is amazing. It’s been a few months now and I have made immense progress and have turned to Lesley when I need her. I couldn’t be happier with my outcome and recommend Better Help to everyone!

Written on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Lesley is amazing. She understands my goals and the help she is providing has done wonders for my mental health. I feel more balanced overall. I am so grateful for her insight and her ability to assist me in my journey to become the best version of myself.

Written on Feb 22, 2021 after therapy with Lesley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd