Doris Bell

(LICSW)

About Me

I became a Certified Social Worker in 2000. I went on to become a License Clinical Social Worker in 2004. In 2017 I became a License Independent Clinical Social Worker. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Norfolk State University in 1995. I went on to gain her Masters in Social Work at Adelphi University in 2000.
I have worked in various settings; including a Nonprofit community-based counseling center, Private for-profit hospital setting, Hospital community-based mental health clinic, Private practice, Nursing homes and a Assisted living facility.
I am a client focused therapist. I don’t push an agenda, I assist clients in identifying their own goals and developing objectives to execute productive progress. I assist clients in becoming aware that they are not alone and change is possible. I help my clients become solution focused through normalizing, positive feedback, encouragement and a various therapeutic approaches.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #3988C (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Doris for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Doris is extremely helpful. I feel like she listens to me and offers feedback that is truly helpful. She is one of the only therapists I've ever found to be truly helpful.

Written by V.A. on Apr 25, 2021 after counseling with Doris for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

This woman is the best therapist I've ever had.

Written by M.E. on Apr 11, 2021 after counseling with Doris for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Where do I even begin…
I’ve been meaning to write a review for sometime. Starting anything seems to be my biggest challenge however this all began to change from the moment I was matched with Doris. Truly, thank you. It’s been 2 months since joining BetterHelp and my life has changed for the better. It’s difficult these days living during a pandemic and my weekly sessions with Doris have helped me immensely. I’ve managed to get through some of the most difficult times I’ve experienced in my life, dealing with loss and grief on top of the already stressful strange times. I have nothing but gratitude and appreciation for Doris and thank you BetterHelp for this match. Nailed it!

Written by A.L. on Mar 01, 2021 after counseling with Doris for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

I enjoy interacting with Doris. It doesn't feel like a therapy session, it's more like two friends chatting. I appreciate her honesty and encouragement. I would definitely recommend her to others.

Written by J.E. on Feb 28, 2021 after counseling with Doris for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Love Doris she really calls out my self-deprecating thoughts!

Written by J.U. on Feb 08, 2021 after counseling with Doris for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Doris Bell is absolutely amazing. she's attentive, supportive and able to provide me greats advice with warm compassion. I feel safe and opened while and after talking to Doris. Her ability to assess my status without judgement, yet with understanding and compassion brings me a pure appreciation. I just appreciate I could go through my difficult time wit her expertise.

Written by E... on Nov 13, 2020 after counseling with Doris for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Doris is the best therapist I have ever been to. I have had a few instances of competent therapists I just didn’t click with, and I was fully prepared to do therapy while also working through the awkwardness of a new therapist but WOW I have been seeing her for a few months and I hope I never have to find someone new. She is so so understanding, really helpful over text or phone, and is great at speaking in plain words about problems.
She is also amazing at immediately putting me at ease without letting me avoid the real problems. I feel really lucky to have been matched with her, and I recommend her to anyone!

Written by R.I. on Sep 17, 2020 after counseling with Doris for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Doris is very kind, great listener, and asks questions to further her understanding (and yours) of yourself.

Written by R.O. on Sep 13, 2020 after counseling with Doris for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

The amount of help I've received from my counselor is astronomical. While I know I have work ahead of me it doesn't feel unachievable now .

Written by K.I. on Aug 08, 2020 after counseling with Doris for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I feel comfortable speaking with my counselor Doris Bell.

Written by K.A. on Jun 08, 2020 after counseling with Doris for 2 months on issues concerning career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Doris has been so helpful in giving me another way to see and think through problems, especially when I’m spiraling. I still have a lot of room for improvement, but she has been so helpful in walking me through life changes and getting me to think about and handle situations differently.

Written by C.O. on May 16, 2020 after counseling with Doris for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Really helped me while I was going through a very difficult time. I really appreciate her!