About Dr. Amanda Bell

It has been my privilege to work with child, youth and adult clients for over 25 years as a trauma specialist, EMDR and play therapist, consultant and researcher. I have a PhD in social work and am a registered social worker, a certified EMDR therapist, consultant and EMDRIA approved Basic Trainer. I am a certified play therapist and play therapy supervisor.  I am an instructor for the Canadian Association for Play Therapy and provide clinical and EMDR consultation to child and adult therapists across Canada.

I have built a team of skilled therapists working within my practice we use a prescriptive approach to psychotherapy – integrating play, EMDR, sand tray, expressive, cognitive-behavioral and attachment therapies. I specialize in counseling children, youth and adults:

  • who have experienced recent or historical abuse, trauma and/or loss
  • who have behavioral and/or social concerns
  • who have concerning sexual behaviors
  • who are experiencing anxiety and/or sleep difficulties
  • who are engaging in self-harming behaviors

Lola, my well-trained and gentle Standard Poodle works with me and helps create a friendly and comforting environment for our clients. Click here for a picture of Lola

Each day of my practice, I am inspired by children’s strength and resiliency and by the wisdom and compassion of the adults who care for them.

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Please click here for a summary of my research experience and publications.