I have been a social worker for 15 years and have worked with a wide range of folks over the years, mostly dealing with substance misuse, depression, anxiety and severe mental health disorders. I work with the client and what they want to work with, I believe an important indicator of success for a client is the relationship between the client and the therapist. The client's goals are always at the forefront and my job is to help guide them on their journey. I have flexible and evening hours as I know life brings responsibilities and people have to work, tend to relationships and find time to relax.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Sex Addiction
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
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Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Bela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and bipolar disorder
Excellent therapist, I highly recommend him. He is kind, compassionate, and supportive. He utilizes open ended questions to get to the heart of the matter and offers suggestions that he thinks may be helpful. I was able to resolve several issues with his help and if I should need to return to therapy, I would choose Bela to work with.
Written on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Bela for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Six stars out of five. Every session he knows exactly what to ask and make the most of each session. Personally, I have a lot of prejudice towards the medical industry due to my belief in their required motivation to create return business. However, Bela, has told me outright that he is very impressed with my progress and how I am handling my situation. A therapist with less integrity and enough experience could have easily listened to me and then proceeded to convince me that I still need significantly more help, need to increase the sessions, etcetera. Not Bela. Not only is he ethical, he is very knowledgeable in many areas. Very impressed. When my time with him comes to an end I will hope to find him again in the future.
Written on Jul 03, 2022 after therapy with Bela for 1 month on issues concerning intimacy-related issues
Bella has taught me new ways of thinking and perceiving situations to help me better understand them. This has given me more opportunities to help heal and work on myself. He listens, understands and is compassionate never comparing it to others or judging. I’m very happy I met him!
Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Bela for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes