My Approach to Helping
My approach in therapy is collaborative, supportive, and goal oriented. At the onset of treatment, I will address your immediate stressors and concerns, and help you find relief from your symptoms. Together, we will work through self-defeating behavior patterns, identify obstacles to change, and improve on your strengths. I provide a helpful framework, so that over the course of treatment you will develop a greater understanding of yourself and others, feel more satisfied in your relationships, and reach personal and professional goals.
More Info About My Practice
I am a licensed clinical psychologist. My post-doctoral training is in outpatient mental health. During that training, I focused on group, family, and individual therapy. I work with teens and adults, and have extensive post-graduate training in psychoanalytic therapy.
My specialties include adjustment to major life transitions, relationship issues including intimacy and avoidance, self-defeating behavior patterns, motivation, grief, bereavement and loss, and complex trauma.
If you or someone you know is in need of help, please contact Dr. Ariela Bellin, practicing in Brooklyn, New York.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I very much enjoy my chosen profession as a psychologist in private practice. It allows for a creative space from which to explore and learn about the human condition, stimulates growth, curiosity, and allows for a safe space to feel, think and create. Being a psychologist and doing therapy is a meaningful experience for me, taking time to truly listen and connect in the here and now, without disruption, turn pain into comfort and hope, it's a truly unique experience. Being a psychologist has allowed me to be more flexible in my thinking and has encouraged me to adapt and move outside of my comfort zones.
Everyday, I am fortunate to work with smart and interesting people, form strong alliances and lasting connections. I believe that relationships heal; therapy is a healing relationship-what's not to love about that.
Written by, Dr. Ariela Bellin