Joel Bell


Joel Bell


Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC - LH 00010780
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: Sessions are between $120.00 to $160.00. I do not accept insurance.


2208 NW Market St. #314
Seattle, Washington 98107

My Approach to Helping

I work with men and women and families who are inclined to speak of their lives just as they live it and not necessarily from the position of a diagnosis. You might say I work with the crazy parts of sane people. Sometimes what we name things changes what they are and sometimes a diagnosis is useful and necessary, but in either case, across all styles of therapy, experience rather than information heals. In therapy, it is the relationship--the capacity of the relationship to transform, that does the healing.

More Info About My Practice

Therapy and consultation work on a sliding scale, between $120.00 to $160.00 a session. Sessions generally run 60 minutes. I do not accept insurance.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

I began a private practice because I felt that what people want from therapy is not being delivered. Being well-adjusted to an odd culture is not a measure of health. More and more, the real risk for a person is how to live deeply no matter how it looks and feels. Dreams, intuition, passion and the uncanny are the signs we can follow to find our way. This perspective is in conflict with the medical model of mental health, a kind of 'brain-fantasy', that currently dominates our practice. In relationship, we will discover what may be the source of your suffering as well its meaning and then make decisions about what you want.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with individuals and couples. When the area of concern is developmental disabilities or the impact of neurological disorders, I work with families.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
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