Bella Barajas, M.A., Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

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In her own words ...

I was born in the windy city of Chicago, IL and raised in central Florida. Throughout my life, I’ve always known I’d end up in the helping profession. Early on, I recognized I was someone who naturally felt deep empathy for other people’s pain, as well as their joy. Others describe me as a warm and compassionate person who is easy to connect with. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Central Florida.

I have professional experience counseling in multiple settings which include general outpatient facilities, residential facilities, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Alongside my work at Seasons Counseling, I am also a therapist at a facility that provides treatment to those who struggle with eating disorders. I have a passion for working with anyone who is ready to make positive and healthy changes in their life; whether it be finding freedom from trauma, depression, body image issues, OCD, or other psychological disorders.

Outside of work, I spend most of my time outdoors and am usually accompanied by my dog, Luna. I am a lover of nature and really enjoy kayaking, beaches, and exploring our Florida springs. I believe humor and laughter are life’s best medicines, so I enjoy fun times with my friends, family and loved ones.

Areas of Specialty

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Self-Esteem/Self-Compassion

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

  • Eating Disorders

Primary Treatment Approach

  • Attachment Based

  • Experiential Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

Modality

  • Individuals

  • Families

  • Groups

Age

  • Adults (18 - Senior)

  • Adolescents (10-17)

  • Children (4-9)

Languages Spoken

  • English