Becky  Belinsky

Becky Belinsky

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Santa Monica Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 20, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Eating disorders
  • Body image issues
  • Couples counseling
  • Perfectionism

Professional statement

Becky Belinsky is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Santa Monica, CA. She works with individuals, couples, and families struggling with various issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, and has a particular focus in eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image concerns.

Becky has training and experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in a variety of settings, including community agencies, schools, and private practice. She received her M.A. in Couple and Family Therapy from Adler University in Chicago, IL. Becky is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and uses an anti-diet and Health At Every Size (HAES) approach.

Becky uses a combination of humanistic, psychodynamic, and mindfulness approaches in her work. As a primarily relational therapist, she holds the relationship between clients and herself as the most important aspect of therapy, and believes in a collaborative approach to working together.

In sessions, Becky offers people a warm and inviting space to safely discuss their struggles and integrate the various aspects of their lives and relationships. She also incorporates tools and techniques to help clients build new skills and cope with challenging situations, such as mindfulness, meditation, CBT, and ACT.


Message to clients

A lot of the clients I work with are high achievers; they’re organized, on top of things, and on the outside, it may look like they have it all together, but underneath they are struggling with self-doubt, never feeling good enough, and that feeling like their emotions are unmanageable. Being kind to yourself is so important to working with these issues and beginning therapy is a great way to start practicing this self-compassion.

I particularly enjoy working with people who are struggling with their relationship with food and their body, eating disorders and disordered eating, as well as anxiety and perfectionism. I’ll provide a supportive space to explore your challenges and together we’ll begin to notice themes and patterns and find better ways to cope. I work with you to understand the root of the issue so that you can create change in a meaningful and lasting way.

My practice philosophy is driven by the belief that genuine connection with others is essential to well-being. My hope is that you feel like you can talk to me about anything and trust that you’ll get supportive and objective feedback. Many of my client clients notice that not only do the issues they come in with improve significantly but they also gain a greater understanding of themselves and other areas of their lives improve as a result.

I’d love to talk to you more about what you’re looking for and how we can work together. I look forward to meeting you!


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

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

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Body image issues - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others




Clientele

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

Insurance

Becky Belinsky 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: $160 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $180 (45min)

Therapist's note

Becky can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Santa Monica practice
1247 7th Street, Suite 300, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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 1:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 1:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 1:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2019 - Present
Marina Counseling Center, 2017 - 2019
Barrington Youth and Family Services, 2017 - 2017

Adler University, MA, MFT, 2017
University of Wisconsin - Madison, BA, 2015


Languages

English