Lindsay McGovern

(LCSW)

About Me

Welcome! My name is Lindsay McGovern and I am happy to assist you in establishing tools and strategies to help you gain greater peace in your life and overcome any obstacles you are facing. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I received my Master's Degree in Social Work 13 years ago and have been practicing social work for the past 16 years. I specialize in working with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, grief & loss, trauma, relationship issues, and stress associated with caregiving for elders.

I am an extremely empathetic, caring and nurturing clinician. I pride myself on being warm, personable and non-judgmental. You set the pace of therapy. We can go as slow or fast as you are comfortable with. I am a good listener and provide strong knowledge based on my education and clinical experience. I work from a strengths-based perspective and can assist you in identifying and utilizing your strengths to overcome your current challenges. Life can be hard and stressful at times. You are not alone and reaching out for help is the first and most important step you can take.

I look forward to working with you and helping you accomplish your goals!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Grief
  • Depression

I also have experience in Family, Trauma and abuse, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CW018501 (Expires: 2019-02-28)

LCSW #44SC05639400 (Expires: 2018-08-31)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Jun 19, 2018 after counseling with Lindsay for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I have been working with Lindsay for months now and I find it comforting to know if I have an issue I can message her to help me figure it out. I have some bad days when I’m feeling anxious about a certain life event and she gives me tools to cope.

Written by P.A. on Jun 19, 2018 after counseling with Lindsay for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Lindsay is excellent and very knowledgeable. She shows true concern and is a wonderful support.

Written by A.L. on Jun 14, 2018 after counseling with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger, and career

I have already recommended Better Help to a friend and a colleague. Within the first 5 mins of speaking with Lindsay, she demonstrated her knowledge and has continued to show me that she understands my situation and truly cares. She continuously checks in with me and remembers details of my life without me having to remind her. Out of 5 therapists I've worked with in the past, she is BY FAR the best. I can't wait to continue to work with Lindsay. She is a bright light and I'm truly grateful for her.

Written by K.R. on Jun 13, 2018 after counseling with Lindsay for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Lindsay has been very helpful in targeting my anger concerns and explaining/validating my emotions. It’s an ongoing process and I feel great about betterhelp and Lindsay helping me to work on a crucial area of my emotion management so I can be the best mom possible.

Written by M.A. on May 30, 2018 after counseling with Lindsay for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and self esteem

She’s great

Written by S.T. on May 29, 2018 after counseling with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

I have only worked with Lindsay for a short time but I already sense that she understands my issues. She is very empathetic but also practical. She proposes solutions and gives me tools to use. Highly recommend.

Written by I.R. on May 29, 2018 after counseling with Lindsay for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Lindsay is phenomenal. When I started speaking with her 2 months ago, I was suffering from what felt like a 2 month long panic attack. I had just started medication and could not relax. It was so tough and after over 20 years I decided to start medication and therapy to deal with my anxiety and panic disorder. I could not have been more fortunate in finding Lindsay. She helped me come to terms with lifelong fears I had and taught and helped me implement some wonderful tools in dealing with my anxiety. She follows up of her own accord and just genuinely cares. It just comes off her in waves that she is truly invested and knowledgeable about what she does. Lindsay is also extremely flexible and understanding about time. Overall, my experience was so incredible that I could not be more thankful to have found her. She really helped me find my way back to myself. Thank you, Lindsay, I am so glad there are people like you in this world helping guide it.

Written by J.E. on May 27, 2018 after counseling with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting, and career

Lindsay McGovern has helped me through a very difficult period in my life. I love the online access as my life is so busy so taking time to go to an appointment for counseling is hard. I'm thankful that I found BetterHelp and Lindsay.

Written by M.E. on May 03, 2018 after counseling with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Lindsay has been great. Though my schedule doesn't match to well with her times seeing she is very busy shows that people truly trust her expertise. I've only been using better help for two weeks and she has been a great ear in a lot of the drama going on around me. It has been a great help to have counseling with her. She's great, she's encouraging, she listens and she tries to get you to see you as you are in any situation.

Written by J.I. on Apr 23, 2018 after counseling with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I have been working with Lindsay McGovern for a couple weeks now and I'm very happy with our experience. I am not only impressed with her knowledge & expertise... but also her compassion & understanding. After working with her, I feel she has helped me take significant steps towards addressing the matters at hand. I plan on working with her further & would highly recommend her.

Written by B.R. on Apr 21, 2018 after counseling with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

Lindsay has been such a huge help in my life. Starting with this website and Lindsay has helped me to work on suffering areas that I’ve ignored for years. She’s fast to respond and truly understands where I’m coming from. I’ve put her advice to work and am seeing improvements in my life. Having this neutral party to share my issues with has felt very different and beneficial.

Written by J.O. on Apr 12, 2018 after counseling with Lindsay for 6 months

Love working with Lindsay, her love, dedication, and compassion has kept me coming back. I'm blessed and honored to be working with her. We've gone deep and I feel comfortable being vulnerable and expressing myself to her.

Written by J.E. on Apr 02, 2018 after counseling with Lindsay for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

I've been working with Lindsay for about a year now and I have to say, she is one of the first therapists I've worked with who really listens to me. She supports me, suggests things to try, gives me homework and pushes when I need it. I would definitely recommend and am thankful she all she's been helping me with.

Written by K.E. on Mar 29, 2018 after counseling with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger, and career

Lindsey has been so fantastic. She’s really helped me understand myself.

Written by K.A. on Feb 27, 2018 after counseling with Lindsay for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

She’s great, and I benefit greatly from my relationship with her!

Written by M.A. on Dec 25, 2017 after counseling with Lindsay for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Lindsay and I have been working together for awhile now and she has helped me to change my life. She is the best therapist I have ever had.

Written by J.U. on Sep 01, 2017 after counseling with Lindsay for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, and depression

Lindsay McGovern has been of great support as a wise and balanced voice in my life during some stressful times. She is very responsive and I always feel better after reading her responses to me. She helps me to realize that I am normal (when I think I'm not) and that I have many inner resources on which to draw. It's great to have a therapist like Lindsey.

Written by A.N. on Aug 24, 2017 after counseling with Lindsay for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

Lindsay is sweet, patient, empathetic and astute in gleaning out the pertinent information. She picks up quickly on the issues and offers constructive advice while prompting you with the questions you need to ask yourself. She's fantastic!

Written by N.A on Apr 25, 2017 after counseling with Lindsay for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I, like most people, was hesitant to start counseling. I tried a free option offered through school but I feared running into classmates and being exposed unintentionally. In steps BetterHelp and, suddenly, my fears of being exposed and of telling my story all over again were gone. I eased in with the email function and was relieved to be paired with a counselor
that has mastered her ability to empathize and come across as warm over email and the phone. I’ve been able to work through some things that I’ve never had the chance to because I never sought out the help and I can thank Lindsay for her patience and attentiveness during sessions (and quick replies over email). I think the best thing I’ve gotten out of the sessions is the tangible and tactful tools to make the sessions accomplishments long term. While I’ll be sad to lose the opportunity to talk to Lindsay every week, I have her upbeat attitude and empathetic demeanor to thank for my quick successes!

Written by M.A on Feb 07, 2017 after counseling with Lindsay for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Lindsay is extremely empathetic, intelligent and kind. She helps me too look at things from a new perspective.

Written by N.I on Oct 21, 2016 after counseling with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and trauma and abuse

Lindsay has been so kind and helpful since day one. Not only does she listen, but I value that she helps to put things in proper perspective. I don't feel like she's just a professional listener and that's why talking to her has been such a great help to me. Thanks Lindsay!

Written by J.U on Aug 04, 2015 after counseling with Lindsay for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, and depression

I was surprised how much Lindsey has been able to understand me and to help me just from communicating on line. She is very warm, insightful, and caring. She has given me good suggestions and guidance, and I feel good knowing that she's just an online post away whenever I need some support.