Annemarie Bello

(MSW, LICSW)

About Me

Our youth today are challenged to manage intense peer relationships, family turmoil, grief and loss, and the influences of social media and pop culture. These stressors may inhibit their development and ability to maintain a healthy sense of self-worth, self-esteem, and motivation to thrive.

As a licensed independent clinical social worker in Massachusetts, I have an undergraduate degree in psychology and a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work. With over 10 years of experience, I have worked with both children and adolescents in a myriad of settings including their home environment, foster care, group homes, and juvenile detention. I have helped youth manage feelings related to trauma, depression, family and peer relationships, their school environment, and their personal safety. I have also counseled teens who engage in at-risk behavior including substance use and delinquency, and am particularly adept at connecting with youth who are reluctant to engage. I utilize techniques from motivational interviewing, solution-focused treatment, and interpersonal therapy to empower my client to identify their goals. Involving family members can often assist in this process. Throughout our work together, you can decide to be an active participant in cultivating your child's goals and monitoring their progress. At every step, I will listen and offer support.

Let's join together to help your child thrive. Contact me today so that we may begin this important work.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #116181 (Expires: 2021-08-03)


Reviews

Written by D.E. on Sep 12, 2020 after counseling with Annemarie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

This was my first experience with therapy and I entered into it with some anxiety, unsure of what to expect. I appreciated Annemarie's approach to therapy. She treated me like an equal participant, validated my experiences, and made me feel like I had the answers within myself; I learned to trust my inner voice more. She provided support and guidance as we worked through some difficult topics, and I left every session feeling hopeful. She gave me some very useful strategies that I have been able to utilize daily and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Written by J.O. on Aug 07, 2020 after counseling with Annemarie for 1 month

We've been working with Annmarie for a couple of months for my 16 year old son. She is extremely invested and her availability and dedication to her and my son's private sessions is so impressive. She maintains my son's privacy while also helping to guide me as his mother to a healthier life. I couldn't be happier with her services.

Written by M.A. on Aug 02, 2020 after counseling with Annemarie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She has been very responsive and I have been difficult with my schedule. She always asks about me even if I can’t get right back with answers