Michele Lescard

(LCSW)
Therapist Michele Lescard Photo

About Me

Hello,
Welcome to Better Help counseling! I know you might feel nervous, but I want to Congratulate You for taking the first step towards your healing journey. Mental Health is a vital part of who we are and how we function in this unpredictable adventure we call life.

I have over 10 years experience working with clients who are seeking help with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, family conflict, relationship/marital issues, self worth, mood disorders, stress, abuse/neglect, paranoia, panic, parenting guidance, trauma and spiritual growth. I have also worked with adults who have special needs, including autism and intellectual disability. I believe in order to live a healthy life, we need to focus on all three elements: our physical, mental and spiritual health. Just like a rope needs all three strands to be strong, we need all three of these elements healthy to weather anything.

I would describe my approach as empathetic, goal oriented, and client centered. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing to help my clients set goals and objectives as they work through their struggles. I provide a warm and non-judgmental environment so we can work together to reach your goals.

I enjoy working with people helping them find their inner strength as they seek solutions and build their tool box full of coping strategies to manage life. We all need a tool box of strategies to help us navigate the struggles life brings. I believe wholeheartedly that everyone has their own strengths and gifts, we only need to open our minds and take the time to discover them. Let me help you on this journey to self discovery and self empowerment so you can reach a state of healing and peace.

A little about me. I graduated in 2002 with my Masters in Social Work from University of Chapel Hill in North Carolina, "Go Tar Heels"!! I really loved living there with the beautiful seasons. I grew up in Miami, FL and currently live in a small town called Lake Wales, FL. Although, I miss the seasons, I am a Floridian at heart with the beaches, palm trees, southern live oaks and the luxury to access both gorgeous sunrises and sunsets!!

Everyone deserves to have someone they can share their thoughts and feelings, so let me be that person for you. I look forward to working with you on your healing journey.
Sincerely,
Michele Lescard, LCSW


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW16318 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by D.O. on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Michele has been fantastic! She has been an immense help to me as I navigated the loss of my dad then navigating the infidelity of my husband. She gave me prompt, timely guidance as well as was a listening ear in those moments when I needed to ramble and get my feelings out in the open. She is a fantastic therapist who I would recommend to anyone.

Written by T.O. on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management

You are the BEST!

Written by T.. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Michele is a wonderful person and great therapist. She understands where I’m coming from -my battles - and helps me to fight them in various ways like encouraging me in therapy sessions and giving me tools like breathing and relaxation techniques found in the worksheets she sends me. Michele responds to my texts promptly and thoughtfully. Michele has a nurturing, kind and gentle spirit.

Written by J.E. on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

I would like to appreciate Michele for journey with me the impossible. I came in with skepticism on how someone can help me with such dead end visual cycle of anxiety attack, burn out, lose interest in life , sleeping disorder, shoulder pain and constant breathless, un-functionable.

I suffered serious burn out and unable to set a boundary between work challenges and personal life. I was a high achiever , I feel it hard to deal with many instances of set up to fail tragedy. As a strong individual , I always tell myself I can face and handle all these adversity but my body react otherwise.

To my surprise , Michele helped me to achieve my therapy goal in 3 session. Not only I am hopeful , positive about life , I learnt how to love myself and exercise the authority over my mind and negativity and I am able to sleep well constantly. Kudo to the amazing Therapy who I will be eternity grateful for. She is a God sent angel !

Written by G.. on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Michele has been great at helping me reach my goals so far, I'm feeling more confident in trusting myself and choices and it's certainly been down to her supportive attitude and questions. Highly recommend Michele

Written by P.A. on Aug 22, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Michele is very supportive and she truly seeks to understand anything I talk to her about. The conversations are very comfortable and she has truly given me support and the mental tools I needed to help navigate through difficult times. She is very insightful, understanding, and always friendly.

Written by T.H. on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

After only three sessions with Michele, I feel hopeful. I’m so very grateful for her patience, support and compassion. Knowing that she will be there with me on my journey to healing and finding true happiness gives me courage and confidence. Thank you, Michele!

Written by E.D. on Jul 30, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and sleeping disorders

Really supportive and non-judgemental, pays attention to what you have to say, and offers a lot of ideas on how to improve things.

Written by S.U. on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Michelle is very sweet and genuine counselor. She was helped me a lot with this journey I’ve been dealing with depression and anxiety . Every session I attended to I always left out feeling great about myself and confident. She always pushes me to do good things. I strongly recommend Michelle for counseling ☺️

Written by C.A. on Feb 24, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Michele has helped me more than I can explain. She’s been an ear and sounding board during a difficult situation. I was nervous about therapy, but Michele has made it so easy and natural.

Written by B.R. on Jan 06, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Michelle is so amazing and just a very lovely person

Written by D.A. on Jan 06, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

One call, my first call, was so very helpful! I am very thankful that I didn’t give up on finding a good, biblical based counselor.

Written by G.O. on Dec 27, 2020 after therapy with Michele for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Love her to pieces. She is a spwctacular listener and ask questions for you to answer so you can make your own path. I have somw complexity in my mental health and she helped me find my own path.

Written by A.M. on Oct 23, 2020 after therapy with Michele for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

I really appreciate Michelle's understanding of my situation and offers great tools and techniques to help with solutions.