Polly Bell, L.C.S.W.

Services

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
    •   – General Adult Psychotherapy Group
    •   – Adult Women Psychotherapy Group
    •   – Meditation & Psychotherapy Group

Availability: Weekdays, Evenings and Weekend Hours

Fees: Most insurance accepted; self-pay also welcome (sliding scale available).

Specializing in the treatment of
Substance Use Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, LGBTQ Concerns, Trauma (especially sexual abuse and domestic violence), Persons with Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders and Change of Life Issues.  Additionally, like most therapists, I help with most issues that come up in the course of life.

Approach to Therapy
My approach to therapy is to explore who you are, what is troubling you, and how we can go about working that out within your own belief system.  We will explore your history to determine the origins of the challenge you face and to search for other factors involved.  Along the way we will review all the basics of good mental health so you know how to take care of yourself during your lifespan.

In addition to traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy, I use mindfulness-based skills (including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) along with some cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and some dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills training.

Group Psychotherapy
Along with individual, couples and family therapy, I offer different psychotherapy groups.  Please contact me to ask questions or to arrange for a pre-registration session if you are interested in a general psychotherapy group (open process), a women’s psychotherapy group or a group in which we practice using meditation in our everyday lives.

About Me
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia’s School of Social Work.  I work with children ages 4+, adolescents, adults, couples and families.  I also specialize in working with members of the LGBTQ community or others who have been set apart from the greater society for some difference.  To me, it is important to be able to embrace individuality, be our strongest selves, and move forward with our lives as empowered, compassionate beings.

Whatever your reason for coming to therapy, may you find help and strength.  I wish you well on your journey.