With well over 20 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in a variety of settings, I bring warmth, experience and expertise into the therapeutic relationship. We tend to come to therapy when we want to make a change or feel conflict in our lives. How we operate no longer works. Something's missing or something feels wrong. This may manifest as anxiety, discomfort or sadness. I believe we all have the capacity to heal, to learn new ways of dealing with our past wounds and present circumstances. Often from trauma stems growth and strength.
Healing happens within the context of the therapeutic relationship. This connection can help transform our beliefs about the past and ourselves. Issues may present themselves as symptoms or conflict, but soon it is a healthy connection we all yearn for.
Working with adults and adolescents for many years, I've learned how crucial our early development affects who we are and how we interact with others. Through discussion and insightful interventions, the client learns what he or she needs and develops the tools themselves to meet those needs.
Call or Email Leah Kotler Bell for a free phone consultation now - (860) 498-4117


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Columbia University
  • Year Graduated: 1990
  • License No. and State: 002779 Connecticut


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Blue Care Network
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CCN
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • HNE
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Health Net
  • Healthy CT - pending
  • Husky
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare - pending
  • Most EAP Plans
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • Solutions EAP
  • United
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • ADHD
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Control Mastery
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems


  • Individuals
  • Family
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2015
Leah Kotler Bell, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ellington

Leah Kotler Bell

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW