Dr. Allison Bell is a Psychologist licensed in New York and Massachusetts. She started her career working with children and families, and has since grown to work with everyone. She especially loves talking with young professionals, and with young people who are formulating life choices and running into stumbling blocks or confusion. She also enjoys working with parents on how to do parenting better.
Dr. Bell's approach to therapy is eclectic, drawing from her movement and nonverbal communication training, relationship skills training, and trauma treatment work as well as a developmental understanding of the life stages of humans. She tends to be interactive, sometimes suggesting homework or reading, and is not afraid to share some of her own experiences if appropriate.
Dr. Bell has specialized in divorce work for over two decades, and testifies as an expert witness. She knows the New York court system well and can offer support to parents who are struggling with high conflict issues. She's also a trained mediator and Collaborative practice professional, so loves working in teams with other professionals.
For the time being, and likely for the foreseeable future, Dr. Bell is offering remote teletherapy sessions to clients throughout New York and Massachusetts.
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Parenting and family dynamics - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress; special expertise in working with parents
Divorce and separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenge
Allison Bell is not in-network with any insurances.
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Private Practice, 1991 - Present
Solomon Schechter School of Westchester, School Psychologist, 1988 - 1990
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, BMHC, Clinical Instructor and Child Therapist, 1985 - 1988
Yeshiva University Ferkauf Graduate School, PsyD., 1986
Hunter College Dance Therapy, MA, 1978
SUNY Stony Brook, BA, 1976
Dr. Bell was efficient and warm. She was very open and was generous with her time as well as with offerings for appointments." - Zencare client • October 2020