Larry Bell Jr

(MPH, 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
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Anger management
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , 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

LMFT #838 (Expires: 2021-05-31)

LMFT #203280 (Expires: 2021-10-31)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on Oct 24, 2020 after counseling 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 by G.A. on Sep 10, 2020 after counseling 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 by S.A. on Sep 09, 2020 after counseling 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 by M.O. on Aug 13, 2020 after counseling 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 by E.R. on Aug 01, 2020 after counseling 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 by A.M. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Larry for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

So far Larry Bell Jr had been great. And if I haven’t reached out in a few days he checks in with me or sends me something to take a look at that gives me more to think about.

Written by G.A. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling 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 by B.L. on Jul 13, 2020 after counseling 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 by S.T. on Jun 26, 2020 after counseling 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 by A.B. on Jun 13, 2020 after counseling 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.