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.