Carly Bell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing on the Upper East Side in New York City. She specializes in anxiety, depression, navigating life transitions, substance abuse, and working with members of the LGBTQ community. She especially enjoys supporting individuals who are just beginning the therapeutic process and works to help acclimate her patients to the challenges and rewards of psychotherapy while exploring personal challenges and goals.
Carly utilizes a solution-oriented approach that helps clients, especially those navigating substance use challenges, learn self-soothing and healthy coping techniques. She offers a space for clients to explore their sexuality and what it means to be true to themselves. She also implements Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and other techniques when appropriate. She wants her clients to ultimately find balance in their life and feel empowered to live authentically.
Having worked in adult out-patient psychiatry clinic settings for the acutely mentally ill and adult day programs for those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and substance dependence, Carly has a deep understanding of the specific challenges that affect different populations. She looks forward to meeting you at her office near the 86th Street subway station.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Mood disorders - Depression, dysthymia (mild depression), bipolar disorder, hormone-related mood issues, i.e. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and postpartum depression, adjustment disorder with depression
LGBTQIA and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Substance use - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets
Carly Bell is not in-network with any insurances.
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Bellevue Hospital Center, LCSW, Present
BrightPoint Health, LMSW, 2016
New York University, MSW, 2013
Indiana University, BA, 2010