Hard Feelings Toronto
Headshot of Aviva Bellman. Aviva is an Ashkenazi Jewish woman with long brown curly hair, and brown eyes. She is smiling, wearing a blue shirt and standing in front of a white background.

Aviva is available Monday – Friday mornings, and Tuesday – Thursday early afternoons. 

To make an appointment to see Aviva, please contact her at avivacbellman@gmail.com

PRACTICE IS OPEN FOR NEW CLIENTS

Aviva Bellman

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Education: MSW, RSW

Background: Aviva received her Master of Social Work from Smith College in the United States. She completed two year-long internships in Toronto, at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and at the Sick Kids Center for Community Mental Health. She has been in private practice since 2018. 

Specialty: Supporting couples, and individual “people-pleasers” who experience anxiety, depression, and burnout as a result of putting everyone else’s feelings and needs above their own.

Approach: Aviva is trained and supervised in Emotion(ally) Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and individuals. Her practice is relational and attachment informed.

Perspective: Aviva helps couples reduce conflict, increase safety, and express partners’ underlying feelings and needs. This can allow for a more responsive and connected relationship. She also helps “people-pleasers” to reconnect with themselves – their authentic feelings and voice – and treat themselves as kindly and lovingly as they do others.