I very much appreciate my career as a psychologist in private practice. It offers a private space to analyze and understand the human experience, encourages curiosity and personal growth, and brings balance to intense feelings and thoughts. Being a relational therapist and doing dynamic therapy is a meaningful experience for me, setting aside time to truly listen and connect with the inner experience of another person, examining the meaning behind our actions and intentions, and turning despair into hope and comfort. It is truly unique. Being a psychologist has enabled me to be more flexible and thoughtful and has helped me adapt and move beyond my areas of comfort. Each day, I am fortunate to work with intelligent and insightful people, and form strong alliances and lasting connections. People can help heal other people; healthy relationships can be reparative. Therapy is one kind of healing relationship-what's not to love about that?
Ariela Bellin, Psy.D.
Psychologist in Great Neck