“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.”
― Angela Y. Davis
My name is Louise Bell (she/her/hers) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA). Originally from Northern Virginia, I am happy to now call North Carolina my home. I received my Bachelors in Social Work in 2017 from Shepherd University and my Masters in Social Work in 2019 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I especially enjoy working with adolescents and young adults that are navigating challenges in life transitions, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, LGBTQIA+ identity, school, grief, and self esteem.
I have experience working with adolescents and adults in a wide range of populations and settings: from incarcerated men and women, to refugee adolescents in a school setting, to art therapy groups for adults with severe and persistent mental illness, to therapeutic camps for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities.
As a therapist, it is a great joy to empower clients to tap into their inner strengths to create change and live authentically. I bring empathy, non-judgement, and humor (when appropriate) to the therapeutic relationship. My approach to therapy is a holistic one, with elements of attachment theory, CBT, art therapy, motivational interviewing, and somatic therapy. I believe that therapy is a collaborative relationship between client and therapist, and feel immensely honored to join folks on this journey.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my partner and our menagerie of animals, horseback riding, being in nature, and making art.
Contact Louise at: (919)-627-8010