She/Her/HersMaster of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Aparna Bell is a licensed professional clinical counselor based in San Francisco, California. She has over 12 years of experience helping adult individuals overcome substance abuse issues, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and low self-esteem. She is experienced in helping people develop communication skills and healthy boundaries in relationships. Aparna is engaged with her clients, offering a safe and nonjudgmental space. She welcomes people from all cultures and backgrounds.
Aparna's approach is person-centered, strength-based and utilizes cognitive-behavioral techniques and psychodynamic approaches. She is collaborative and supportive, and meets the client where they are. Aparna is genuine and empathic, and she enjoys helping people in their journey of healing and self discovery. In addition to working in private practice she has experience providing case management and substance use counseling at outpatient and residential programs in San Francisco.
If you are struggling with mental health, addiction or relationship issues, Aparna will help you identify feelings, triggers and new coping skills. She can help you identify patterns of thinking and behaving that could be holding you back from making positive changes in your life. In therapy you can develop the skills you need to achieve greater happiness, healthier relationships and control over your own life. Please remember that you are worth the effort.
Thank you for taking the time to look for a therapist that is a good fit for you, and best of luck in your journey!
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets
Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Self-esteem - Developing healthy and positive beliefs about self. Building communication skills and healthy boundaries which can lead to feelings of empowerment and self-confidence. Understanding the roots of low-self esteem and working to dispute negative thoughts and faulty beliefs.
Aparna Bell is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 15 years
Bayview Hunters Point Foundation, Care Manager, 2018 - 2020
BAART, Substance Abuse Counselor, 2015 - 2018
Baker Places, Inc, Residential Counselor, 2014 - 2014
The Salvation Army ARC, Substance Abuse Counselor, 2009 - 2012
San Francisco State University, M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling, 2009
San Francisco State University , B.A. Psychology, 2000