Counseling

Welcome to Vera Bellamy Counseling

Vera J. Bellamy, MA, MS, RMHCI
Therapeutically imaginative, clinically confident therapist
Tel: (561) 501-3807

As a counseling professional, I have a genuine desire to help people achieve good mental health by addressing an array of issues, such as self-esteem, depression, trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, substance abuse, mood disorders, relationship and family issues, sexual orientation and sexuality issues. I use targeted clinical interventions to help you gain insight, recognize your patterns and heal from psychological and emotional wounds. My ultimate goal is to help you discover who you are, to help you design the life that you deserve, and to help you become invested in your own growth and transformation. 

I am drawn to psychodynamic, cognitive, client-centered, humanistic, narrative, and family systems theories. I am therapeutically imaginative and clinically confident because I became a therapist after a career in education, a Master’s in Counseling, and advanced studies in meditation and healing. My approach to counseling is enhanced by an interest in linguistics, counseling theories, philosophy and spirituality.

As clinicians we model human behavior. I believe that my personal growth and presence as a human being strengthen my relationship with clients and deepen my therapeutic work. My warm and empathic nature provide a safe environment where clients feel confident to share themselves and work through those issues that are of great importance to them. My optimism and positivity instill hope and confidence in people, no matter their situation or the length of time they have spent in therapy.

In our lives we experience challenges and struggles, but it is important to recognize that our emotional experiences are opportunities to understand ourselves better. Seeking help is a sign of courage, the vulnerability of a step towards achieving good mental health. Transformation and healing require action. Reaching out to a counselor will lead to answers and jumpstart the healing process. Consistency, self-love and a commitment to healing will lead to significant change. Your life will start vibrating in a more hopeful mode and allow you to become more present to yourself and the people you love.

Don’t give up on hope or on yourself. Remember that when you are well, there is a positive flow of energy in your life. Your mind and spirit feel connected, and your body rejoices. You live a purposeful and meaningful life.

SPECIALITIES

    • Substance abuse
    • Mental health problems
    • Couples counseling
    • OCD
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Divorce
    • Eating disorders
    • Family conflict
    • Grief and Loss
    • Sexual orientation
    • Spirituality
    • Stress management
    • Women’s issues

MODALITY

Individuals (teenagers/adults)
Couples

 

TREATMENT APPROACH

    • Psychodynamic
    • Psychoanalytic
    • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
    • Family Systems
    • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
    • Narrative
    • Person-Centered
    • Existential
    • Solution-Focused
    • Gottman Method
    • Integrative

Questions about counseling?