Dr. Allison Bell is a Psychologist in New York. 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 NY state.
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Family dynamics - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
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
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Allison Bell is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Clinical Instructor and child therapist, Albert Einstein College of Medicine,BMHC, 1985-1988
School Psychologist, Solomon Schechter School of Westchester, 1988-1990
Private practice, 1991-present
BA, SUNY Stoney Brook, 1976
MA, Hunter College Dance Therapy, 1978
PsyD., Yeshiva University Ferkauf Graduate School, 1986