Lydia Bell (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Hello and welcome. I'm Lydia and I love working with creatives, couples, parents, and LGBTQIA+ folks!

Psychotherapist in New York, NY
Supervised by Lindsey Pratt, LMHC

  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

My clients often come to me in moments of transition. Maybe you're going through a break up, grieving a loved one, or figuring out an emerging part of your identity. I have a particular interest in working with artists and anyone navigating dating, relationship, or parenting issues. In my work with couples, I specialize in interracial/intercultural dynamics. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming and sex/kink/body positive. If you feel stuck, anxious, unsatisfied, or overwhelmed--let's talk.

My Background and Approach

I have a Masters of Mental Health Counseling from Brooklyn College. My clinical experience is in a college counseling center and a low-fee clinic. Before I was a therapist, I worked for 15 years in the non-profit arts world. I've always loved getting to know people and their stories! My approach is creative, engaged, and warm. I work from a trauma-informed perspective and I don't push my own agenda on people. You are the expert on you. My training is psychodynamic, meaning that I make space for us to explore how the past is informing your present. Together we'll explore patterns, communication styles, and how your early experiences are impacting you now.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe there is no perfect time to start therapy. It is so rare in our lives to have a space that is just ours. I am passionate about working with people where ever they are at--even if that means you're worried about doing it wrong or not sure what to expect! This is a judgement-free zone and there is no one way to do therapy. Let's figure out how to make it meaningful for you.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $180/session


646-783-8199 Email Lydia
875 6th Avenue
Suite 2300
New York, NY 10001

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