Bella McCloud, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, CA License #33504; HI License #PSY-1904
Dr. Bella specializes in working with Young Adults and Adults of all ages, with a focus on integrated health; “mind, body, and spirit.” She is also sensitive to both social and cultural issues. Dr. Bella is described by past colleagues as being “intuitive and sensitive” to her client’s needs; “a natural healer who holds her clients in high regard.” As a graduate of Pacifica Graduate Institute, her clinical emphasis is in Depth Psychology. Depth Psychology is a blend that explores the complexities of what being human is all about. Simply put, it looks beneath the conscious elements of the psyche, in order to explore the “unconscious,” where it is believed that up to 90% of our motivation, and drive, come from. Dr. Bella often says, “If we are unaware of our deeper thoughts and instincts, it is akin to driving a car with blindfolds on.”
Along with her depth orientation, Dr. Bella also has rich clinical experience, inclusive of: crisis intervention, trauma, grief, non-traditional learning styles, health and healing, and family systems; all with a forward focus on health and wellbeing. Trained as a Hospice Volunteer, Dr. Bella has worked extensively with death, dying, as well as issues related to grief, believing that, “It is with the acceptance of death that one is fully able to appreciate both the fragility, and exquisite beauty, of life.”
Additionally, Dr. Bella is an experienced yoga instructor, registered with the Yoga Alliance at the highest level, E-RYT 500. She has been practicing and teaching the tools of yoga for the past 32 years and finds clinical psychology and yoga to be a natural, and complimentary, support to one another; thus creating an accepting environment. This allows one to look deeper within: inquiring with interest and intrigue, as opposed to fear and judgement. By working together Dr. Bella hopes to create a supportive environment where one can learn to accept themselves fully, with a deep sense of love, and compassion.
Dr. Bella enjoys working with: individuals, couples, families, groups, and corporations. Ages-across the lifespan: Integrative & Holistic therapies, including: Somatic Integration, Health & Wellness, Mindfulness, Personal Growth & Transformation.
- Monday: 1pm-8pm
- Tuesday: 1pm-8pm
- Wednesday: 1pm-8pm
- Thursday: 1pm-8pm
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince