Dr. Linda Bell

(Ph.D., ABPP)

About Me

Hello! My name is Linda Bell. I am a couple and 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 relationship issues, anxiety, 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 couple 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 both to do so! I am here to help and support you.

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

Couple concerns
Midlife challenges
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: 2020-09-30)


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 40

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


Psychologist #P.07616 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Written by K.L. on Jun 28, 2020 after counseling with Linda for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

We really appreciate Linda’s counseling. She’s a very good listener, and empathizes with each of us and our different view points. She’s professional and personal. We appreciate her help!