Berkeley Psychotherapist, Leslie C. Bell

Leslie C. Bell, PsychotherapyWelcome. If you’re here you may be feeling stuck, frustrated, unfulfilled, and uncertain about what to do. Try as we might, we often can’t make changes in the areas of life that matter most to us – relationships, family, love, and sex. At the same time, we may feel hesitant to ask for help, fearing that we may be judged or not find relief. Asking for help is a characteristic of successful, happy people, and is the first step to building the life that you want.

In my Berkeley psychotherapy practice I provide a safe and respectful environment to which you can bring your struggles and your strengths. You will find me to be warm, open, and direct in giving you feedback about the dilemmas you face and the places you may find yourself feeling stuck in your life. I will share my thinking with you and if I have information or a suggestion that I think would benefit you, I will share it.

Whether it’s a relationship that isn’t working, difficulty making decisions in your life, feeling overwhelmed with sadness or worry, or trying to manage self destructive behaviors, psychotherapy can help you to feel calmer and more confident in your ability to confront life’s challenges. In our work together, you will feel supported and challenged to make changes that can lead to increased contentment, a greater sense of balance, and clearer ideas about how to accomplish your goals.

Berkeley Appointments

A good match with a therapist is essential to successful therapeutic outcomes. I offer a 30-minute free phone consultation in which you can describe what you would like help with and decide if I would be helpful to you. You will gain a sense of how comfortable you are talking with me and I can determine how I might be of help to you.

To schedule an appointment in my Berkeley office call 510.548.7960 or send me an E-mail.

Psychotherapy Specialties

You can take advantage of my psychotherapy training to help you with a wide range of issues including:

  • Relationship issues
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Depression and low self-esteem
  • Eating disorders and struggles with body image
  • Struggles with sexuality and sexual identity
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Grief and loss
  • Prenatal and postpartum difficulties
  • Adjustment to parenthood
  • Couples therapy
  • Divorce or separation