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  • Bellé Amour Center For Intimacy and Relationships

    Emelina Bellé Marriage and Family Therapist Inc. 

    American Board-Certified Clinical Sexologist

    Couples Relationship Specialist & Sex Therapist

    Gottman Method Couples Therapy

       Costa Mesa, CA

    Private practice specializing in contemporary modern love with a personalized integrative holistic approach to relationship transformation.

    Client-centered, compassionate, non-judgmental, and sex-positive approach with research-based comprehensive assessments and high-quality psychotherapy that supports connection within the intersection of relationships, emotional intimacy, mental health, sexual health, and well-being.


    Let’s collaborate to discover the beautiful and meaningful life that you deserve. 

    Trauma-Informed, Personalized,  LGBTQIA+ Inclusive, Culturally Competent

    I am committed to providing a warm, open-minded, inclusive, and welcoming space that focuses on guiding couples through The Gottman Method Couples Therapy created by Drs. John and Julie Gottman synthesized 50+ years of empirical research study on couples. These scientific evidence-based strategies and proven interventions offer therapeutic approaches leading to insight, growth, healing, and transformation. It is highly effective in achieving your goals, identifying core beliefs, and learning about interpersonal neurobiology behavioral patterns in your relationship to establish a healthy and firm foundation.

    Couples therapy concerns include affairs and infidelity recovery, communication, conflict management, sexual addiction/compulsive sexual behavior, couple betrayal trauma recovery, partner betrayal therapy,  falling out of love, disconnection, major life adjustments, interracial and intercultural couples, LGBTQIA+ couples, complex trauma and PTSD, codependency, emotional and sexual intimacy, and ethical consensual non-monogamy.

    Let's start working together!

    California Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, American Board Certified Clinical Sexologist, AAMFT Clinical Fellow, Couples Relationship Specialist, Sex Therapist, Sexual Addiction Therapist, Couple Betrayal Trauma Recovery, and Partner Betrayal Trauma Therapist. Emelina Bellé is passionate about providing individuals and couples psychotherapy evidenced-based treatment planning and techniques to address client’s concerns. Her approach is providing a compassionate, inclusive and nonjudgmental safe space in establishing insight, growth and transformation for meaningful and satisfying relationships across intersections of diversity. She is dedicated to supporting individuals and couples with increasing emotional and sexual intimacy, effective communication, maternal mental health, affair and infidelity recovery, managing conflict, and complex trauma towards establishing mental health and well-being. 

    She is bicultural and bilingual in Spanish and acknowledges diversity, equity and inclusivity, sexual orientation, gender identity, the LGBTQIA+ community, and the various intersections of identity. Emelina conducts research studies on Modern Love Stories, An Inquiry of Interracial Couple Romantic Relationships to address attachment theory and ways of connection amongst interethnic, interracial, and intercultural couples for the exploration of attachment theory, love theories, emotional and sexual intimacy, and meaning-making of diverse American couples.

    Emelina is an AAMFT Clinical Fellow American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy, a Doctor of Psychology Marriage & Family Therapy PsyD Candidate and Sex Therapist. She holds advanced clinical training and certifications, including Comprehensive Sexology Program, Gottman Method Couples Therapy Advanced Level 3, AAMFT Supervisor Candidate, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2 (CCTP-II), EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDRIA), Neuroscience, and the Trauma Stress Studies Program, world-renowned Trauma Research Foundation. Emelina holds a Marriage & Family Therapy M.A. Master’s Degree from the elite California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) Alliant International University COAMFTE Commission on Accreditation of Marriage & Family Education.

    Free 15-Minute Video Consultation 

    In-Person Costa Mesa, California

     Telehealth Online California Residents 

    American Board Certified Clinical Sexologist 

     Clinical Fellow AAMFT American Association Marriage & Family Therapy 

    PsyD Doctor of Psychology Couple & Family Therapy Candidate 

    PhD Doctor of Philosophy Clinical Sexology Candidate 

    California Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)

    Certified Sex Therapist Candidate (CST)

    Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate (CSAT) 

    Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP)

    Certified Couples Betrayal Recovery Therapist Candidate (CCBRT)

    Gottman Method Couples Therapy Clinical Level 3

    Gottman Treating Affairs & Trauma

    Gottman Couples & Addiction Recovery 

    Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator

    EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing

    Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2 (CCTP-II)

    Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Four-Day Externship & Core Skills 

    Leadership Circle Profile & Manager Edition Certification 

    The Leadership Circle &  International Coaching Federation (ICF)

    Maternal Mental Health & Perinatal Mood Disorders

    Perinatal Anxiety & Postpartum Depression 

    Pregnancy Miscarriage & Infant Loss & Grief

    Seleni Institute & Postpartum Support International (PSI)

    Sexual Assault Victim Services Certificate Waymakers

    My Core Values & Beliefs 

    I advocate for celebrating diversity and non-discrimination by race, color, ancestry, creed, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.


    An integrative therapy that includes a mind-body approach with components of attachment theory, developmental psychology, biology of human arousal, cognitive behavioral therapy, and neuroscience. 

     Standard of Excellence 

    Professional psychotherapy standard of excellence, knowledge, and ethics for individuals and couples with in the treatment of mental health with empirical research and evidence-based high quality services. 


    Couples therapy can provide effective communication, heal wounds from the past, deepen your emotional connection, and restore sexual intimacy in your relationship.