Lissette Soto

(LCSW-CT, LICSW-MA)

About Me

Hello!

I'm Lissette! I am a Licensed Social Worker in the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts. I have been working in the mental health field since 2007. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since April 2013. I have been with Betterhelp.com since December 2019. Delivering therapeutic services via Betterhelp.com is different. I have been successful with issues related to: trauma, social/relationship issues, assistance with life transitions, enhancement of social life, stress reduction, LGBTQ issues, alleviation of mild-moderate symptoms of depression and anxiety.

There is such a thing as too much anxiety and feeling too depressed. Since I have a great deal of experience working in different settings (community, group home level of care, psychiatric intake, inpatient psychiatric unit and behavioral health that is integrated into the primary care setting), I clinically look at things differently. I will recommend you speak with a physician if I feel your symptoms are too severe. There is a lower threshold for being able to work through extremely difficult symptoms completely online.

I utilize methods of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing (CBT-MI), which I have found to be amenable to many situations. I enjoy empowering my clients by exploring negative thought patterns/behaviors and finding ways to minimize/eliminate them. I tend to have a high energy level and enjoy utilizing humor, when appropriate. There is no script that I use. I am not rigid in my thinking or practice. I can be a great cheerleader or I can be someone that will tell you what you need to hear, when you need to hear it.

Whether one might be feeling lonely, sad, confused, anxious, whatever that reason is, let's discuss this.

Please note, the purpose of therapy is to not need therapy. I want you to definitely feel better and/or accomplish your personal goals!
I welcome those seeking brief, problem focused treatment.

Fun Fact - I have played Roller Derby for six years!


Specialties

  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #122360 (Expires: 2021-08-01)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Lissette for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I immediately felt comfortable talking openly to Lissette. That made the work easier. She listens well, remembers everything and is encouraging, positive, and makes me look forward to therapy, and makes me show up at times when I dread it. She helps me to bravely confront my past without judgement or shame. The space she holds, despite my mood or needs, is sacred, and consistent and reliable. Her willingness to meet me where I’m at, support me through uncertainty, and answer my endless questions, (which , it’s important to note I’m always shocked at how diligent she is about providing me resources when I ask for them, how quickly she gets back to me, it’s outstanding truly.

Written by S.T. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Lissette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

She’s the best

Written by J.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Lissette for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, bipolar disorder, and coaching

Lisette is very insightful and support. She is able to pick up where we left off and remember things that even I had forgotten.

Written by A.R. on Apr 30, 2020 after counseling with Lissette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and trauma and abuse

Lisette is so knowledgeable and professional. She really knows what she's doing. It's been hard for me to find a therapist that fit's right for me and she instantly was a great fit. I'd definitely recommend her.

Written by F.A. on Jan 30, 2020 after counseling with Lissette for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Lissette is a very nice counselor and is very helpful. It’s really nice to talk to her because she gives great insight from different perspectives. She’s the best!

Written by J.O. on Jan 28, 2020 after counseling with Lissette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I have only had one session with Lisssette so far, but it was a positive experience for me and I am very hopeful that further counselling with her will result in a positive change in life.

Written by T.A. on Jan 25, 2020 after counseling with Lissette for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and self esteem

My experience with Lissette has been greatly beneficial right from the start. She is a personable and insightful counsellor who has made me feel comfortable and able to open up, whilst helping me to truly move forward and heal from my concerns. I would recommend Lissette immediately to anyone seeking genuine support and guidance.

Written by C.A. on Jan 14, 2020 after counseling with Lissette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Very responsive and realistic! Helpful in helping me make decisions.

Written by P.A. on Jan 10, 2020 after counseling with Lissette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Lissette really opened my eyes to looking at myself differently. She challenged me to think better, but was also very supportive and understanding. Thank you, Lissette and I will do my best to follow your advice.

Written by M.E. on Jan 02, 2020 after counseling with Lissette for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Even when I ramble on, spilling out all the conflicting concerns crowding my mind, Lissette can hone in on a pattern and offer the simple, clear advice I need to move forward.

Written by V.E. on Jan 01, 2020 after counseling with Lissette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

Lisette is wonderful. She approaches counselling with a method that focuses on action and knowledge. I am very glad we linked up.