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Carly Bell(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York
Anxiety-Depression-LGBTQIA and sexuality topics-Substance use-Anger management- Couples counseling-
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Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

I believe what is mentionable is manageable. I strive to create a safe space for my patients to delve deep, inside personal and, at times shameful feelings. I like to create an environment where difficult questions can be asked and where anxious feelings or compulsions can best be examined. I consider humor and honesty as a component to the healing process whether from grief, trauma or from other transformative life experiences. I do my best to accommodate working individuals as it is difficult at times to find a therapist who is able to work late hours.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Bellevue Hospital Center, LCSW
Mount Sinai Hospital , LCSW

New York University, MSW, 2013
Indiana University, BA, 2010




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

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

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Vaccinated individuals are possibly able to be seen in person with masks.


Carly Bell is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$170 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $170
  • Initial session:$170 (45min)
  • Couples sessions:$220 (45min)
  • Half session$75 (20min)

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
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Client testimonials

"Carly was very understanding and interested in what I had to say."
- Zencare client June 2021
"Carly was friendly, easy-going, and informative."
- Zencare client July 2020
"Carly was friendly and attentive"
- Zencare client January 2023

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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