Arthur Belmont

(LMFT, CATC)

About Me

I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our control.

I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC) who has been practicing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy since 1994 working with individuals, youth and families in a wide variety of settings including: individual and group private practice; outpatient mental health clinics; psychiatric and med-surgical hospitals; military installations; schools; and adolescent residential settings in North America and Europe. I currently offer web-based video/chat sessions for those living in California, Florida, Texas, Michigan and Worldwide.

I have over 25 years of experience working with children, teens and adults who are experiencing emotional or behavioral issues including: depression, anxiety, anger management, ADHD, PTSD, substance abuse and addictions, as well as family, relational, military and LGBTQ+ issues.

I received my Master's degree in Counseling from California State University, Long Beach and my Bachelor's degree in Communications from Temple University in Philadelphia. I maintain active licensure in the states of California, Florida, Michigan and Texas.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career

Years of Experience: 23

Services Offered


  • Messaging

Licensing

LMFT #35884 (Expires: 2018-11-30)

LMFT #MT2233 (Expires: 2019-03-31)

LMFT #203002 (Expires: 2018-11-30)

LMFT #4101006766 (Expires: 2020-01-31)


Reviews

Written by G.I. on Mar 05, 2018 after counseling with Arthur for 3 months

I feel Arthur Belmont is an excellent therapist. I had never tried online therapy, and to be honest, I was skeptical because I'd always had therapy in a room with a therapist. I decided to try BetterHelp and once Arthur reached out to me, I felt safe, and in "good hands" right away. I immediately felt that I could open up to him with my fears. He is gentle, yet firm, as he guides me through my anxiety. Arthur is also inspirational and I believe Arthur believes in me. He has been helping to increase my confidence. Also, Arthur can sometimes be tough (in a good way) by holding me accountable for my thoughts-and in my actions with others. I've been dealing with some pretty tough issues, and I believe Arthur is helping me turn my life around. I strongly feel Arthur Belmont is an excellent therapist, and I highly recommend him.

Written by M.E. on Feb 27, 2018 after counseling with Arthur for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, and intimacy-related

Arthur is wise, calm, I appreciate his sense of humor and humanity. He gives me different ways of looking at an issue which I find very helpful. He helps me navigate a very complicated life. I highly recommend him.

Written by M.I. on Feb 17, 2018 after counseling with Arthur for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship

Arthur is a great counselor! Highly recommend.

Written by C.R. on Dec 13, 2017 after counseling with Arthur for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Arthur has been great in communication. He listens well and has given great advice that has been very beneficial in my recovery. He also does not shy away from pointing out areas that need attention to support, whether I agree or disagree with what he has to say. I would highly recommend him. He has be a great help and support during one of the toughest times in my life.

Written by A.J. on Dec 07, 2017 after counseling with Arthur for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, grief, self esteem, and career

Arthur has been great. Like a wise friend who knows how to make you look at the bigger picture and rationalise your circumstances. He's flexible and patient. Happy to recommend him anytime.

Written by M.A. on Nov 22, 2017 after counseling with Arthur for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

He is great!

Written by M.I. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Arthur for 8 months on issues concerning depression

I have been Arthur's client for approximately 9 months. He has absolutely made a huge difference in every aspect of my life. I have seen positive changes in my life because of Arthur's constant, yet extremely patient way of keeping me on track and focused. My perception on life has changed and that has given me the freedom to let go of the things that no longer serve me. He is completely understanding and non-judgmental, no matter what my issue of the day was (and I had a lot). For anyone looking to make changes in their life, or someone (like myself who is dealing with a lot of trauma, abuse, maladaptive coping skills, depression, and... the list goes on and on), I STRONGLY recommend Arthur. Change takes time. It's not something that happens overnight. I think I fought change the first few months. He stuck with me in a patient manner and never gave up. Arthur has an amazing ability to provide support and/or a reality check at moments when you need it. Really not sure how he he does it, but he is AMAZING.

Written by W.Y. on May 21, 2017 after counseling with Arthur for 1 month

Arthur is bright, caring, empathic, and a great listener. He has been extremely helpful with my relationship issues and has challenged my way of thinking - necessary to getting out of the rut I was in.

Written by A.N. on Apr 05, 2017 after counseling with Arthur for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship

Dr. Belmont has been great. I was unclear on how his method would work when I read his description of it, but after talking to him it completely re-contextualized things I've been worried about for years. It's all about asking the right questions, and Dr. Belmont helped me understand what those questions are.

Written by E.R on Mar 06, 2017 after counseling with Arthur for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, and relationship

He was thoughtful and helpful, gave quick and extremely useful advice.

Written by E.R on Feb 24, 2017 after counseling with Arthur for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family, and depression

Every once in a while, I have feel are these little neurotic tailspins. Arthur has been really good and saying the right thing - asking the questions I should be asking myself and (only once) giving me the swift direct kick in the butt I really needed. I've appreciated it.

Written by M.A on Jan 11, 2017 after counseling with Arthur for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Arthur has been great to work with. Over the last few months, he helped me gain confidence in myself and diminish some of my anxiety issues. The best thing about working with him, is that he made me think about things and come up with solutions through guided self discovery. Also, he was prompt in replying to my messages which is so very important when you are looking for some counseling on some very emotional issues. I hope to continue working with him in the future whenever I need counseling and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking better help!

Written by T.I on Nov 28, 2016 after counseling with Arthur for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, and intimacy-related

In my mind, the help I have received from Dr.Belmont he has been invaluable to my recovery process from sex addiction. From the first minute I was connected to him, he has been an honest, open source of help and has helped me see myself as I couldn't. He has shown me a path to recovery I never knew existed. His answers have been brutally honest when I needed it the most. His guidance and caring have allowed me to forge a path to recovery I would have never found without his help. I am deeply grateful I was connected with him.

Written by M.A on Sep 05, 2016 after counseling with Arthur for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Arthur is compassionate and responds quickly with advice and additional reading material. It is obvious he has experience and loves helping others, I really feel as if he's cares and he has helped my situation.

Written by S.U on May 13, 2016 after counseling with Arthur for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and depression

I never expected this app to help me as much as it has. Arthur has helped me a lot, he really makes me think about my decisions. He has helped me change my way of thinking, I'm not 100% better but I'll sure keep talking with him untill I do.

Written by R.O on May 03, 2016 after counseling with Arthur for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, career, and depression

Arthur has a different, yet refreshing way of making me see the big picture, which separates him from other therapists I've been to. He makes me think.

Written by S.O on Apr 07, 2016 after counseling with Arthur for 6 months on issues concerning family, and anger

I'm a guy in my late 40s, experiencing problems with romantic relationships. As a result, I had been fairly depressed and had lost hope in ever finding a romantic partner. I was already somewhat familiar with the subject of cognitive behavioral techniques, due to lots of self help books from the past. Nevertheless, I definitely felt stuck in life.

I joined this site, and within 24 hours, Arthur Belmont responded to my request. We were able to get past the preliminary stage in which a therapist gets to know the client, much faster than my few experiences in a live office setting. I was really glad that I could get Arthur up to speed on my issues within a couple of emails, and that we could gets started on the "meat" of the work fairly soon.

Arthur was very responsive with emails. He responded to my emails within 24 hours in 100% of the time, even during the weekend. He was also able to make several paradigm shifting suggestions, which helped me arrest my downward spiral, and helped me start my ascent up the metaphorical hole. I think Arthur was very effective and had some very good empowering suggestions.

My problems are not over yet. These are issues that I need to solve for myself. But after a couple of weeks of working with Arthur, I definitely feel more in control of my future, and can honestly say that I have some hope again. I definitely recommend Arthur to other clients.

Written by A.L on Apr 06, 2016 after counseling with Arthur for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and depression

I like my therapist, Arthur Belmont. He reads my messages and responds in a supportive and instructive way. I feel encouraged by him. His training in CBT works well for helping me with generalized anxiety. I feel really grateful to have found BetterHelp and Arthur, because I was looking for a long time, since my daughter died, and now I finally have someone helping me.

Written by T.H on Mar 23, 2016 after counseling with Arthur for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and depression

I find Arthur to be very sincere and supportive in our dialog together. I feel validated and that my own answers are supported by him. Our sessions are giving me a renewed sense of self trust in my own ability to come to my own solutions and answers and to be able to begin again to stand up on my own two feet with confidence. Arthur's energy feels honest and direct and gives me a boost through my work week. Much thanks for this man.