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    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
    Newport Beach, CA

    Emelina Bellé (she/her) private practice specializes in contemporary modern love challenges with a personalized integrative approach to relationship transformation. Client-centered, compassionate, non-judgmental, and sex-positive approach with research-based comprehensive assessments and high-quality psychotherapy and best care practices that supports the intersection of relationships, emotional intimacy, sexual health, and mental health and well-being.

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

    Trauma-Informed, Personalized,  LGBTQIA2+ Inclusive, Culturally Competent

    I am passionate in supporting and educating clients in healing trauma and addiction and a warm, inclusive environment that is trauma-informed, and culturally competent. I am a LGBTQIA2+ Rainbow Advocate and Educator and provide the highest quality of care and best care practices for individuals and their partners. I specialize in attachment issues, childhood and adulthood complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, affairs and infidelity, love addiction, sexual intimacy, compulsive sexual behavior/sex addiction, codependency, relationship issues, partner betrayal trauma, couple betrayal recovery, ethical consensual non-monogamy, polyamory, identity development, personality disorders, gender identity issues, gender presentation, sexual orientation, coming out and transitioning, racial trauma and multicultural issues.

    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, Partner Betrayal Trauma Therapist, Rainbow Advocate Educator and Rainbow Advocate Clinical Specialist. 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.

    Emelina (she/her) is bicultural and bilingual in Spanish and acknowledges diversity, equity and inclusivity, sexual orientation, gender identity, the LGBTQIA2+ community, and the various intersections of identity. She 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, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2 (CCTP-II), EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDRIA), Neuroscience, Trauma Stress Studies Program. Additionally, she is a Certified Sex Therapist Candidate (CST), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate (CSAT), Certified Couples Betrayal Recovery Therapist Candidate, Certified Trauma Partner Therapist Candidate (CTPP), and Rainbow Advocate Clinical Specialist (RACS) Candidate from the International Institute Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). Emelina holds a Marriage & Family Therapy M.A. Master’s Degree from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) Alliant International University COAMFTE Commission on Accreditation of Marriage & Family Education.

    Free 15-Minute Video Consultation
    In-Person Newport Beach, 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
    California Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)
    Certified Sex Therapist Candidate (CST)
    Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate (CSAT)
    Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP)
    Certified Trauma Partner Therapist Candidate (CTTP)
    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 (CCTP-II)
    Rainbow Advocate Educator (RAE)
    Rainbow Advocate Clinical Specialist (RACS) Candidate
    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 Psychotherapy Best Care Practices, Ethics and Values

    I advocate for cognitive behavioral therapy and evidenced-based practice (EBP) the gold standard of best care practices and trauma-informed care, cultural competence, cultural humility, and celebrating diversity and inclusion of the LGBTQIA2+ community, 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.


    Evidenced-based therapy that includes a compassionate and inclusive approach with components of attachment theory, developmental psychology, biology of human arousal, cognitive behavioral therapy, and neuroscience. 

     Standard of Excellence 

    Professional psychotherapy for individuals and couples providing the gold-standard of excellence with evidenced-based research and a comprehensive approach to the conceptualization of a framework of equity, diversity and inclusion.


    Individuals and couples are supported and educated with research on interpersonal communication, healing of core childhood wounds, deepen emotional connection, and restore balance and healing in relationships. 

    My Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Values

    I advocate for celebrating diversity and inclusion of the LGBTQIA2+ community, and that these individuals, partners, and families be provided affirming, best quality care practices with dignity and respect, and the freedom to live an empowering meaningful life in a safe environment.