Sean Stefon Bell

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BFA, MA, AMFT

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Sean Stefon Bell, BFA, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Berkeley
(510) 240-5906 Website

Sean Stefon Bell

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BFA, MA, AMFT


Location

Berkeley, California 94704
(510) 240-5906

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Early exposure to the mental healthcare system taught me that oppression can be as multi-layered and intersectional as the oppressed, and diagnosis will continue to be an act of oppression if it ignores cultural context, societal phobias, and systemic oppression. For a great number, our mental health is a representation of how we survive our social climate. To see things creatively is to see symptoms as keys to recovery and radical healing. Before I was a therapist, I was a visual artist and writer. So not only have I been able to see things through a critical lens, I learned to appreciate imagery, symbolism and metaphor in life.

Creativity and art making can be so healing and life-changing. With use in therapy, creativity can be used as a form of resistance, thus enabling us to live creatively. Art adapts to every conceivable problem and lends to transformative, insightful, and experience-heightening powers to people in need. Of course, you have the agency to decide.

The work is collaborative and based on the richness of intersectionality, values, strengths, authenticity and wellness in a world that wants otherwise. I aim to help clients re-author their lives and create new possibilities for themselves, and develop a critical consciousness, shifting from oppression to liberation.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: < 2 Years
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2018
  • License and State: AMFT109868 California
  • Supervisor: Susan Wilde, Psy.D.
  • Supervisor License: PSY 19673 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $90 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Location

Berkeley, California 94704
(510) 240-5906

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Racial Identity
  • Gay
  • Emotional Disturbance
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Adlerian
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • NTU Psychotherapy
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Schema-Focused Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 20 Jul 2019
Sean Stefon Bell, BFA, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Berkeley

Sean Stefon Bell

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BFA, MA, AMFT