Allison  Bell

Allison Bell

Psychologist, PsyD
New York, Massachusetts Accepting Online
Katonah Not Accepting In-person
Updated November 23, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Couples counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting and family dynamics
  • Divorce and separation

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Helping people of all ages navigate the important relationships in their lives is something that has been pivotal in my work for many years.

From infant development to retirement and beyond, family life forms the matrix from which we all learn about how to be with and talk to others. There's no such thing as a perfect family, and no training manual for parenting, which means that all of us suffer from the bumps and bruises of learning to live with one another, imperfectly.

If and when we can figure out how to treat ourselves and others with dignity and respect, without shame and humiliation, we can enrich our connections to others and feel some measure of safety in the world. I'm grateful to guide you along that path.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Allison Bell is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Katonah practice
200 Katonah Avenue, Suite 16B, Katonah, NY 10536
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Languages

English