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Dr. Linda Bell, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Grief Parenting issues
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About me


Hello! My name is Linda Bell, I am a family psychologist. For 30 years I trained students in individual, couple, and family therapy. I am a licensed psychologist in Ohio. I have researched families and have worked with clients around a wide range of concerns -- including anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, mid-life challenges, and adult child-elder parent relationships. I have also been able to help people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I've written two books based on my research: "Love and Respect in Families: from Generation to Generation" and "Lifelong Marriage in the Greatest Generation."

I received my undergraduate degree from Oberlin College in Psychology and my Masters in Psychology from the University of Texas in Austin. With my husband I served in the Peace Corps in Africa and then completed my Ph.D. at Duke University. After completing an internship in clinical psychology, I completed an additional two years of training in couple and family therapy at the Family Institute at Northwestern University in Chicago. I’ve also taught and practiced family therapy in Japan.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I treat people with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My therapy is solution focused. My work encompasses cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, and family systems therapies. I will tailor our work together to meet your specific needs and goals.

It can be difficult to reach out and seek help. I applaud the courage it took for you to do so! I am here to help and support you.

I look forward to getting to know you and helping you reach your goals.

Midlife challenges
Couple concerns
Family issues

I also have experience in parenting issues, histories of physical and/or emotional abuse, elder parent concerns.


OHIO Psychology License: P.07616 (Expires: 2022-09-30)

Professional experience

40yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Grief Parenting issues

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered


License information

OH Psychologist P.07616


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Linda Bell. 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.

Dr. Bell is so wonderfully responsive to my journal posts and messages. I'm really appreciative of my sessions with her.

Written on Jun 03, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Experienced and helpful!

Written on Feb 22, 2023 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

She's done the best out of every other therapist, and believe me, there have been many mental hearth workers in my life since I was forcibly removed from my first parents and placed in foster care at 8 years old.
I especially like that she doesn't make excuses for abusers. She's the only therapist who's done that.

Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 1 year on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and grief

Dr. Bell has been extremely helpful to me while I have dealt with the passing of my sister. She is a wonderful listener, has compassion, and is very easy to talk to.

Written on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

such amazing advice and she is caring

Written on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Great therapist, very supportive and gives great advice.

Written on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Linda for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd