Bella Oshry

(LMFT)

About Me

When you decide to participate in therapy, you begin the path of self-discovery, creating more room to live your life to its fullest potential, and I would be honored to walk with you on this journey. In collaboration, we discuss and discover what is keeping you from being who and where you want to be, and we then uncover solutions that can make those changes happen.

I have extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, and trauma, and my goal is to provide a safe, nurturing, and non-judgemental environment in which we can work together. I believe in meeting you where you are at with respect, compassion and understanding.

My approach is strength-based, goal oriented, and solution focused. I have additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy as well.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Hebrew

American Sign Language


Licensing

LMFT #2824 (Expires: 2020-11-01)

LMFT #35001997A (Expires: 2022-04-01)

LMFT #095460 (Expires: 2022-09-30)

LMFT #LF61045020 (Expires: 2021-03-08)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Aug 13, 2020 after counseling with Bella for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Bella has been wonderful to work with. I am eternally grateful for her guidance.

Written by B.E. on Jun 21, 2020 after counseling with Bella for 1 year and 1 month

Bella has been fantastic and has really helped me see insights I wouldn't have figured out on my own.

Written by D.O. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Bella is the best therapist I ever had. I'm German, so I had to get used to the different therapy culture in the US. Working with Bella feels more like talking to your favorite aunt. But don't underestimate her: this lady knows her stuff. She has given me so many helpful resources I use to this day. I love how she always asks the kind of surprising and insightful questions that force me to rethink my situation. And she calls me out on my BS regularly, which I highly appreciate. We form an amazing team and I would not wanna change that for the world

Written by M.I. on Jun 08, 2020 after counseling with Bella for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Bella is non-judgmental and very understanding. She listens and asks questions for clarity. She offers suggestions and helps me to see things in a different view, without feeling blamed at all. She's great!

Written by M.O. on May 21, 2020 after counseling with Bella for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Bella makes me feel comfortable and safe. Even when I’m not able to talk, she doesn’t push me. She is understanding and there when I need her to be. She listens and doesn’t make leading comments to direct my thinking. Instead she waits patiently for me to form my thoughts into words. And every session with her brings into view something else I’ve been needing to process. I have been very impatient with the process, but Bella has shown me that its better to slow down and keep moving than to get frustrated and quit. She encourages me to continue when I feel like I can’t. I have made a tremendous amount of progress having her walking the journey with me. More than I could have ever thought possible. Thank you Bella.

Written by D.A. on Apr 24, 2020 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Bella has been kind and responsive to me so far. I really feel like she understands where I'm coming from and that her focus is on helping.

Written by J.E. on Apr 13, 2020 after counseling with Bella for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Bella is the best. Really enjoyed working with her and she did a great job of nudging me to put myself back on the list. Highly recommend!

Written by A.L. on Apr 13, 2020 after counseling with Bella for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Bella is very easy to talk with and provides clarity and suggestions to deal with difficult situations.

Written by B.I. on Apr 08, 2020 after counseling with Bella for 2 months on issues concerning addictions

Bella was very helpful in working with me through several conflicts in my marriage. Obviously, her job is not to solve my problems herself, but to ask probing questions to assist me in reaching my own conclusions. She did so wonderfully! I would highly recommend her!

Written by D.E. on Apr 02, 2020 after counseling with Bella for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Very good and responsive!

Written by A.D. on Mar 30, 2020 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Bella is a wonderful counselor, very empathetic and understanding, she helps me a lot and I highly recommend her services.

Written by J.O. on Mar 28, 2020 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is very helpful and friendly, gets you the help you need.

Written by M.A. on Mar 10, 2020 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I was matched to Bella Oshry right after signing up for BetterHelp, and I have found her to be very helpful. She's understanding and easy to talk to, and a great reflective listener. Bella Oshry is an example of a very good counselor and I like being able to communicate with her. Getting some help is still always better than getting no help, so I would recommend giving BetterHelp a try and I would recommend Bella Oshry as a counselor.

Written by H.U. on Mar 09, 2020 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I like her style and approach, it’s a good direction for an introvert like me who hasn’t done well with therapy beforehand.

Written by L.E. on Feb 20, 2020 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Bella is very attentive. She made sure to ask me what my therapy goals were and has been helping me reach them. I'm relatively new as a client but our chats have been informative so far. She asks questions that help me work through my feelings and doesn't lead me in any certain direction. I think she is going a great job so far and look forward to working with her more in the future.

Written by T.O. on Feb 12, 2020 after counseling with Bella for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Bella has been a great listener and supporter throughout every session and every difficulty that life has thrown my way. Thank you for always being a listening ear and offering insightful feedback!

Written by A.S. on Jan 03, 2020 after counseling with Bella for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Love Bella!! She always helps me work through whatever I need to work through and always checks in to see how I’m doing! Her memory is amazing and I feel like she is a great friend but also knows exactly what to say.

Written by D.E. on Dec 22, 2019 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Bella has been a great listener and she is very easy to talk too! I would definitely recommend her to others who are seeking counseling!!!

Written by H.A. on Sep 19, 2019 after counseling with Bella for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching

Bella is an open, responsive but most of all genuinely interested therapist. I feel she sees each human being as a beautiful puzzle that she endeavors to solve with compassion and curiosity.

Written by J.E. on Sep 07, 2019 after counseling with Bella for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Bella has saved my life in so many ways. She listens without judgment. She helps me walk through my struggles and has helped me learn new healthier ways of coping. I'm so glad I was paired with her.

Written by S.H. on Aug 30, 2019 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks

Bella is helpful and asks me great questions that make me reconsider what the underlying issues really are! She talks me through issues.

Written by P.E. on Aug 24, 2019 after counseling with Bella for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Bella was a perfect fit. She was just the person I needed to hear from and helped me make sense of some of the things going on in my life. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.

Written by M.E. on Aug 12, 2019 after counseling with Bella for 1 month

I have been loving meeting with Bella. I would recommend this service to anyone because you can do it as much as you want from the comfort of your own home. I was matched with the perfect person because she doesn't try to push medication or stuff on me. She knows that I know I have to take my one pill every day, but she uses alternative options to help me with anxiety and other challenges. I have really enjoyed the service and look forward to my appointments every week.

Written by L.A. on Aug 03, 2019 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Bella has been great! The whole concept of not meeting in person and the different timezones can be challenging. Overall, I feel that Bella really cares and takes the time and effort to fully try to get to know you.

Written by A.L. on Jul 06, 2019 after counseling with Bella for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Bella did great in helping me in my journey, I discovered so many things about myself. I felt heard and understood. During my darkest moments, there were beacons of light. Highly recommend Bella.

Written by J.A. on May 25, 2019 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Bella has been great - she's receptive and non-judgmental and asks questions to make you think. It feels like just "talking to a friend". She's very easy to open up to and express your thoughts to without the fear of being judged. Would recommend.

Written by L.I. on May 08, 2019 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders

Speaking with Bella is like talking to a friend. It's easy to share and her feedback is helpful.

Written by J.O. on May 02, 2019 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I was not confident in this site. When I picked a new counselor it was kind of a random pick with the prejudgment of if it didn’t go well I was done with this. Somehow I picked lucky, Bella is great and has been tremendous help in getting me on the right track, I think I found the person to help me figure myself out and make the correct adjustments for me. Thank you Bella!

Written by J.O. on May 01, 2019 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She is very knowledgeable and helpful. She's been flexible with the methods of communication.

Written by C.O. on Apr 29, 2019 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I'm still very new to BetterHelp.com, but Bella is very kind and super funny. :) She gets my weird sense of humor (which is how I relate to the world), so that's really helpful. :) She's very responsive, as well. Like I said, it hasn't been very long yet, but I feel comfortable knowing I have that touchstone and place to vent/get support when I need it. I would recommend Bella to anyone looking for that!

Written by J.E. on Apr 15, 2019 after counseling with Bella for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Bella is always listening, attentive and caring. I appreciate her sincere concerns in my stories. I hope we continue to walk together till I get better and give back to her.

Written by J.A. on Oct 24, 2018 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I think Bella is going to be AMAZING for me. I need lots of help on my Journey, and I think Bella is just the lady I need in my life right now.

Written by D.A. on Sep 06, 2018 after counseling with Bella for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and trauma and abuse

Bella is very professional. I was dealing with a very complex set of circumstances. There was not an inaccurate analysis on her part. She was very careful in giving advice. She left plenty of room for me to analyze my thinking myself to determine the best solution. As stated in other reviews, she never moved the process forward faster than my pace. She never forced anything. She has a great understanding of how individuals process life stresses.

Written by J.E. on Aug 20, 2018 after counseling with Bella for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and trauma and abuse

Bella is great. She's always wonderful to speak with and has helped me grow as a person. I wish I had found Betterhelp a long time ago.

Written by K.A. on Aug 03, 2018 after counseling with Bella for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Bella is a wonderful counselor! I felt very comfortable talking to her and could tell that she really cares. She checks in frequently and is flexible when scheduling chat sessions. With her help, I have learned healthier ways to cope with my stress and anxiety. I would highly recommend Bella!

Written by C.H. on Jul 21, 2018 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Just a few sessions in and Bella’s expertise and understanding has helped me take huge strides. I highly recommend Bella!

Written by Z.E. on Jun 16, 2018 after counseling with Bella for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Bella is a great counselor. She listened to my problems and has helped me greatly. Would recommend her to anyone. Thank you, Bella!

Written by N.E. on May 30, 2018 after counseling with Bella for 1 month on issues concerning lgbt

I talked with Bella in the last 2 months. Bella was very nice and listened to my problems. The therapy was helpful and suggested me several paths to the future.

Written by J.E. on May 14, 2018 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, and self esteem

Has great advice and really listens.

Written by S.U. on Apr 01, 2018 after counseling with Bella for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and lgbt

Bella is kind and she listens to me when I am feeling down. I am struggling with so much stuff right now and I don't have anyone that understands me in the ways that she does. Bella gets me.

Written by T.I. on Mar 17, 2018 after counseling with Bella for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and bipolar

Bella is fantastic and easy to talk to and a great great person.

Written by S.A. on Mar 02, 2018 after counseling with Bella for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, and grief

I hate writing reviews but when really well deserved I feel I should make the extra effort. Bella was great to talk to. She was not judgy or snobbish. She helped me see things in a different way way that really helped, without being pushy or prescriptive like a nurse or doctor. Recommend her highly.

Written by E.V. on Feb 05, 2018 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I have had other therapists before and feel Bella is a much better fit for me and my needs. I always come away feeling more confident in myself and my ability to face the challenges that brought me to therapy after chatting with Bella.

Written by P.R. on Feb 02, 2018 after counseling with Bella for 6 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and eating

Bella has excellent listening skills. She never puts any sort of pressure on me telling her anything that I don’t feel ready, which I genuinely appreciate. Despite not knowing all of the details she still tries providing suggestions and resources. There hasn’t ever been any kind of judgement. Our sessions are very special to me and I always look forward to them as well as to her response. Talking to Bella feels like chatting with a dear friend, who most of the time knows me much better than I do myself. Thank you Bella!

Written by K.I. on Jan 13, 2018 after counseling with Bella for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and eating

From day one, I immediately connected with Dr. Oshry. She is amazing and truly cares about her patients. She listened, she helped me rationalize, she guided me, and she showed me the light when I needed to guide my self. I was able to get through emotions issues so much faster than dealing with them on my own. I am so thankful and grateful for my time with her and our experience together.

Written by T.O. on Dec 19, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and intimacy-related

I enjoy our talks and look forward to her responses.

Written by M.A. on Dec 15, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 3 months on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and bipolar

Bella is the best

Written by N.O. on Dec 09, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship, family, eating, parenting, and self esteem

An amazing person and a therapist she is so good at what she is doing, she focuses on the details so she can give a good advice and she is a great listener. I'm really thankful for talking with her.

Written by L.E. on Dec 04, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I've had my doubts at first, before using this service. but it has gone exceptionally well. Bella has been very kind, warm and understanding to me. she helped me to get through hard times and gave lots of good and positive advice when needed. besides being a good therapist, she's a wonderful human being. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by B.R. on Nov 27, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and lgbt

I had an excellent relationship with Bella. No judgement at all, questions that made me reflect a lot on myself and helped me progress on my journey.

Written by J.A. on Nov 18, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, and eating

Bella was super kind, patient and positive throughout the counselling process.
She'd reach out when I wouldn't reply just to check on me, replied timely and would gently nudge me in the right direction, never forcing her opinion on me.

I wholeheartedly recommend Bella to anyone struggling with grief, eating disorders, anxiety and depression.

Written by C.L. on Oct 09, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, grief, and self esteem

Bella's not only been kind and super friendly, she's amazing at her job. She encourages me to come out of my comfort zone but never forces me to do things I'm not comfortable with, she's understanding and supportive and my family has pointed out a noticeable difference in my demeanour since I've started working with her. I feel good for the first time in a long time, like I have some level of control over the way I react to the way I feel even if I can't always control the way I feel. Thank you so much, Bella and I look forward to our next session.

Written by T.R. on Oct 06, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

We just started but it seems that Bella is making effort to understand my whole life, including my upbringing.

Written by S.E. on Oct 03, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Bella is easy to talk to and she really listens. She is also very open, respectful and experienced in alternative lifestyles, which was of great help. This was my first time using this particular service and I would gladly recommend Bella.

Written by J.O. on Sep 30, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship, and intimacy-related

Bella was a great help in getting me to come to grips with my situation, and what I can do to make myself better. She always had a positive attitude, and that made it easy to talk to her! Thanks, Bella!

Written by K.A. on Sep 28, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Bella is a great listener, and was instrumental in helping me on my path. With the benefit of hindsight her guidance and exercises where spot on in my case. She was easy to arrange sessions with and responses were timely.

Written by I.S. on Sep 15, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, eating, and self esteem

Bella was really there to help me. Thank you!

Written by T.I. on Aug 18, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, and trauma and abuse

Bella was extremely helpful and made me feel very comfortable and secure when talking about my problems I was facing even though I was very stubborn and reluctant to talk to anyone. Lovely therapist with a very caring nature :)

Written by T.I. on Aug 16, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, grief, and eating

Bella is great great, thank you!

Written by L.E. on Aug 14, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Bella was very helpful and gave me a lot of insight that I needed to hear. I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to speak with her and get her advice.

Written by H.E. on Jul 28, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I'm new at this, but Bella has made it easy. It's a safe place to talk and share what's happening without judgement. She gives good advice and helpful strategies for dealing. It's been a good experience.

Written by D.A. on Jul 27, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

After just a few exchanges Bella was able to make a positive difference and revealed a greater understanding of my problems than I thought possible. She's responsive and straight talking. I'm looking forward to healing with her help.

Written by P.J. on Jun 13, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and bipolar

Bella Oshry's approach is warm and friendly making her easy to have confidence in. She balances your current concerns with progress checks to keep a healthy doctor patient relationship. I feel that I am a part of my progress in therapy sessions while still knowing that I'm being guided by an expert. I am very happy with my experience with Bella Oshry as my counselor.

Written by J.U. on Jun 11, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, self esteem, and career

I've been talked to Bella for 2 months. I felt I change my way to think. The very first step of solving a problem is to know what the problem is. For facing the negative feelings, Bella lead me to accept the feeling first, name the feeling and then ask myself why do I feel that. We can't control the negative feelings keep coming up, but how to face them is more important. I am still learning. I am grateful to have met Bella at BetterHelp :)

Written by C.L. on Jun 04, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Bella helped me through tough patches, and outlined solutions very clearly. She didn't mind my rambling, and encouraged me to take my time with answers. I felt as if I was talking to an old friend :)

Written by S.H. on May 24, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and bipolar

Bella is a great listener and asks relevant questions. Very helpful.

Written by C.L. on May 10, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

Very professional. Love her! So good, clever, close, friendly, relatable, understanding and kind. I feel we're connected and that I can tell her anything! Really impressed!

Written by C.H. on May 07, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Bella has been extremely understanding and helpful with my situations. I managed to see things clearly and understand myself better.

Written by N.I. on May 02, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

Wonderfully considerate and helpful, Bella truly hears what one says, which is so appreciated. She is an invaluable resource. Thank you!

Written by A.L. on Apr 27, 2017 after counseling with Bella for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

For the first time, I truly felt like I connected with a therapist. Because with this app there are only words. No accidental thought processes from seeing me in person or hearing the words from my mouth. With all the other stuff stripped away there is only what I say when I speak with her. I purposely try to speak with eloquence and detail and she herself has no issue with asking me to elaborate more when needed. She asks questions that do make me sit back and think about situations and also helps me to look st my perceptions. She is truly amazing and I'm so grateful to have been matched to her.