Larry Bell Jr

LMFT, LCMFT

About Me

I am a South Carolina native who after serving my country in the U.S. Air Force, completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wichita State University, a M.S. in Family Therapy from Friends University, and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Kansas.

I have spent over 15 years working in the mental health industry in different roles and over 10 years as a clinician. I have provided mental health services within public school settings, for youth in the foster care system, for active duty military service members, for veterans through the VA hospital, as well as for individuals, groups, couples and families within private practice, both in-person and virtually. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, PTSD, grief, communication problems, conflict management, and those navigating microaggressions.

My clinical style is anchored in understanding your story, being invited into your world, identifying your goals, and walking alongside you on your journey. My approach includes supportive, solution-focused, intergenerational, strategic, structural, and process models of therapy.

I am a resource and tool here to assist you along your path, process, and progress.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TX LMFT 203280

KS LCMFT 838


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Larry Bell Jr. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Larry for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Larry is able to take my thoughts and feelings and help me understand them better. He asks thought provoking questions and listens. He is non-judgmental and has helped me have a healthier view of myself and my life.

Written on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Larry for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Larry has helped me for the past 2 years now and is the best therapist I’ve ever had. I’m in a much better place mentally now and am so thankful for his services. An absolute Angel on earth !

Written on Jan 22, 2022 after therapy with Larry for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Larry has been like a friend who has been there to help guide you and has giving me a sense of direction as to how I need to approach certain aspects of my life.

Written on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Larry for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Larry is great!

Written on Nov 20, 2021 after therapy with Larry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

I really look forward to my conversations with Larry! He has been incredibly helpful in getting me out of a dark place and excited about life again. Thank you Larry!

Written on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Larry for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Larry has been great and super helpful. I look forward to our sessions.

Written on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Larry for 11 months on issues concerning coping with life changes

Larry was extremely wonderful to work with. He was attentive, understanding and non-judgemental. He offered new ways of thinking and always left the session making me feel encouraged. Highly recommend.

Written on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Larry for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Larry is such an amazing clinician. I have consistently felt understood, respected, and supported in our time together. He gives thoughtful feedback and suggestions I can integrate when I have felt lost. I really appreciate him and am so glad he was matched to me on this website.

Written on Sep 12, 2021 after therapy with Larry for 5 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Larry is an excellent counselor who tries to closely listen to your concerns and provide practical advice as well as alternate resources whenever it would be feasible.
He also demonstrates a willingness to help.

Written on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Larry for 4 months

Larry Bell Jr is a wonderful person to talk to. He's kind and caring and puts a lot of effort in understanding what it is you're feeling and how he can help you work through it.

Written on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Larry for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Larry is a great therapist. He was always willing to provide feedback as well as resources to respond to what was going on in my life. I appreciate him greatly!

Written on Jun 05, 2021 after therapy with Larry for 9 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Great session and info

Written on Mar 07, 2021 after therapy with Larry for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Best therapist i got this app i loved how he would actually try and connect w me like hed tell me things step by step hes an amazing therapist/ counselor.

Written on Nov 18, 2020 after therapy with Larry for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Larry is great! He listened and made sure he had very thoughtful responses to me and my situation. I would highly recommend Larry to talk to. You will feel very welcome and non-judged.

Written on Oct 24, 2020 after therapy with Larry for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I was hesitant on whether or not I wanted to go into therapy or not given my “independent” nature. However I knew from my first session with Larry that I had made the right decision. He offers unbiased clarity to any scenario you throw at him and offers solutions tailored to the issue. I would absolutely recommend Mr.Bell’s services to friends, family or anyone else!

Written on Sep 10, 2020 after therapy with Larry for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

If you are looking for a pair of ear to listen to you, who will not judge, Larry is the right person to come to.
He is helpful, respectful, and mindful in his replies. Trying to listen from my perspective, and asking questions which are relevant to my thoughts and problems.
He tries to get into the root of problem, and gives advices.
Larry has been a great listener and advisor. It feels amazing when you can share the burden you have to someone professional who can help you lighten and make an understanding of your burden.
This is my first time consulting online, or consulting about my mental health for that matter, but I had a good experience that I would definitely do this again if finances were not a problem.
Thank you so much, Larry.

Written on Sep 09, 2020 after therapy with Larry for 1 month

I liked working with Larry. He is straightforward, he is all about solutions, and is very knowledgeable in various areas of counseling. I needed him for relationship counseling, and I feel like things are going to work out for the better, since working with Larry. I highly recommend him. Thank you so much for everything!

Written on Aug 13, 2020 after therapy with Larry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I appreciate how Dr. Bell has reached out to me between sessions to make sure I am okay.

Written on Aug 01, 2020 after therapy with Larry for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

He is very open minded and puts things out there for me in a way I understand highly! I recommend him

Written on Jul 22, 2020 after therapy with Larry for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Mr. Larry has helped me by giving me things to think about exercises to help me better myself. I appreciate that he consistently checks on me when it's been a while since we've last spoken.

Written on Jul 13, 2020 after therapy with Larry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

He had helped me greatly feel better about my personal issues.

Written on Jun 26, 2020 after therapy with Larry for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

This counseling with Larry has been like a touchstone. Traditional counseling one on one has been helpful but when you have someone there online that you can vent how you feel and get a response without waiting 2 weeks to see the counselor again is so incredibly helpful! I’ve had more insight in a few weeks then I would meeting my counselor every two weeks for a month! So thankful for this and I’ll recommend using online therapy to my friends. Some have a hard time going to an appointment and discussing issues. This is a great way for
People to start figuring out issues when they’re thinking about them instead of saving up those feelings for your hour appt every 2 weeks. Larry, thank you! You’ve been very helpful so far and I appreciate it so much!

Written on Jun 13, 2020 after therapy with Larry for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Larry is caring and after even our first thirty minute session, I found him extremely helpful.

Work with me!