Therapist Profile

Name:
Andrea Bell, MSW
Professional Title:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
512 Redondo Ave Ste A Long Beach, CA 90814-5126
Phone:
(562) 243-9963
License Number
LCSW21604
Practicing Since:
2003
Additional Licenses:
LCSW

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I work well with many different people, and I have a knack for working with “out of the box” folks. The main focus of my practice is helping people who are overwhelmed – by traumatic events, or simply when life, feelings or relationships get to be “too much”. This can show up as PTSD, anxiety, depression, low motivation, panic attacks, substance abuse, eating disorders, and other issues. I help people learn how to become grounded, find the positive and work through things at a manageable pace. Therapy should also be fund at least some of the time; I help people find and practice a little playfulness, or whatever lights them up inside. I’m a Certifed Practitioner of Somatic Experiencing, a method of trauma healing developed by Dr. Peter Levine. Clients choosing to use this method learn to not only pay attention to their thoughts and emotions, but also their body sensations, movement impulses, and other indicators of their nervous system. It has been my experience that including the body in psychotherapy greatly increases the efficiency of therapy as well as client satisfaction.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday - 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Services
Psychotherapy; Somatically Based Trauma Resolution
Insurance
College Health IPA, No Insurance Accepted, Superbill provided
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Masters in Social Work, California State University, Long Beach, 2000 B.A., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1992

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Depression/Clinical Depression
Eating Disorders
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Offenders)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Stress
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Psychodynamic
Somatic
Certifications
* Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, October 2011 * Post-Inductive Therapy - Pia Mellody, R.N./The Meadows, Wickenberg, AZ, 2004. For resolving family of origin trauma. * Substance Abuse Counseling, UCLA Extension, 1993.
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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