Andrea L Bell

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP

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Andrea L Bell, LCSW, SEP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Long Beach
(562) 449-2252 Website

Andrea L Bell

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP


Location

SomaticWise
512 Redondo Avenue
Suite A
Long Beach, California 90814
(562) 449-2252

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I see many people who tried regular talk therapy, but their symptoms didn't shift. I also see folks who are overwhelmed--by traumatic events, or simply when modern life, feelings or relationships are "too much". If you've been in talk therapy but are still feeling stuck, it may be because the stress is still in your body. This can show up as PTSD, anxiety, depression, low motivation, panic attacks, substance abuse, eating disorders, etc.My clients learn what their bodies are trying to tell them and what needs to happen to stop symptoms & support healthy well-being. I have a knack for working with unusual or "out of the box" folks.

I'm certified in Somatic Experiencing (SE), developed by Dr. Peter Levine for clearing trauma, stress and overwhelm (see somaticwise.net). I am also a certified Naturalist and a practicing ecotherapist: helping people heal our relationship with nature, working both indoors and outdoors, with plants and animals.

Therapy should be a safe place, so in session, I help people learn to deal with things without being overwhelmed. Therapy should also be fun at least some of the time, so I help people find & practice a little playfulness, or whatever lights them up inside. Please feel free to reach out and schedule a consultation with me, if you feel I may be a "good fit".

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 27 Years
  • School: California State University, Long Beach
  • Year Graduated: 2000
  • License and State: 21604 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Somatic Experiencing Trauma In / Somatic Exper. Practitioner
  • Certificate Date: 2011
  • Certificate: UCLA Extension / Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Certificate Date: 1993

Andrea L Bell's Groups

Men's Support Group

Supportive and Confidential Environment. This is an intimate and dynamic group. Strengthen resilience and coping skills. Members work together towards better results in: Communication, Relationships, Parenting, Family, Finance, Work, and Health. Co-led by myself and Michael Gross, SEP, CAADAC, and Psychodrama Facilitator. We are currently looking for 1-2 new members.

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Women's Support Group

After a long period of being closed to new membership, we are now currently looking for 1-2 new members! If you are interested please feel free to contact me to schedule a consultation. This group has been active for ten years and focuses on interpersonal relationships, both inside and outside the group. We also focus on support for women who serve as caretakers in one or more roles in their lives. Members' relationships with their mothers has also been a particular area of focus at times.

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Location

SomaticWise
512 Redondo Avenue
Suite A
Long Beach, California 90814
(562) 449-2252

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Ecotherapy
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: Spanish and Spanish
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Trauma Resolution
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Andrea L Bell, LCSW, SEP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Long Beach

Andrea L Bell

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP