Doris A BellLCSW

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Availability

In Central Time

What does a first session with you look like?

I know it’s difficult to open up and talk to a stranger about your most personal and private struggles. I am a client focus therapist possessing excellent listening and communication skills. I will provide a comfortable space for you to identify your areas of concern and assist you in developing therapeutic goals. I take pride in starting where my client is and providing you what is needed instead of a cookie-cutter one size fits all approach.

Are there any recurring themes or issues you’ve noticed as you treat people in your area of specialization, and how has this insight guided your approach?

Many people are going through life feeling overwhelmed, confused, and alone. Anxiety and depression are very common in our society. A great number of people feel they cannot minimize or overcome your symptoms/obstacles. I want to empower people and educate them on how to take back their lives. I have many years of experience. I keep myself updated and prepared to help by attending various educational forums.

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

Through my personal experiences, I have learned self-love, acceptance, and gratitude pave The road to a hopeful heart and a healthy life. I am not perfect nor is anyone else. I believe my imperfections make me more relatable and empathetic. I am attentive, supportive, and able to provide great feedback. I can develop a strong and sincere rapport. I can access my client’s status without judgment yet with an understanding and compassion.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Social Anxiety

Panic attacks & panic disorder

Coping Skills

General Expertise

Relationship Issues

Self-Esteem

Adolescent mental health

Communication issues

Divorce & separation

Family issues

LGBTQIA related issues

Mood disorders

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Alabama Blue Shield

Cigna

Optum

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Fees

$225

First Session

$250

Family Therapy

$200

Couples Therapy

$175

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Eclectic Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy

Training / Certifications

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Licensure

AL, LCSW, 3988C

Education

MSW

BA in Psychology

Work History

Throughout the years I have worked with a multitude of clients of various ages, races, and backgrounds. I have worked with clients in various phases of mental illness which has offered me a full spectrum of experience over the past 20+ years. It’s my pleasure and life’s work to educate and assist those who are in the grips of poor mental and emotional health. I’ve worked in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, low-income clinics, non-profit mental health centers, and private practice. This work history has allowed me contact with various clients. Thus, asking me well rounded and giving me great experiences in meeting my clients where they are in life.

Location

8215 Madison Blvd, Suite 105, Madison, 35758, AL