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Allison Bell(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PsyD
MassachusettsNew York
Life transitions-Relationship issues-Couples counseling-Anxiety-Parenting and family dynamics-Divorce and separation-

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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 and Massachusetts 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.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 38 years

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, BMHC, Clinical Instructor and Child Therapist
Solomon Schechter School of Westchester, School Psychologist
Private Practice

Yeshiva University Ferkauf Graduate School, PsyD., 1986
Hunter College Dance Therapy, MA, 1978
SUNY Stony Brook, BA, 1976


New York: 008872-1 - Massachusetts: 8975




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


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

Locations & Hours

I am working strictly remotely, seeing clients in NY and MA for individual therapy, parent counseling, trauma work, couples counseling. I work on a self-pay basis and can provide invoices as needed.


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

  • Individual 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

Client testimonials

"Dr. Bell was wonderful. She took time to listen and then provide her thoughts and recommendations on our issue."
- Zencare client August 2021
"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

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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