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  • Emelina Bellé

    Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 

    American Board Certified Clinical Sexologist

    Gottman Method of Couples Therapy

    Couples Relationship Specialist

    Couples Sexuality and Intimacy Therapist

    Sexual Addiction Compulsive Sexual Behavior

    Couples Betrayal Recovery Trauma Therapist

    Partner Sexual Trauma Betrayal Therapist

    Newport Beach, California





    A boutique private practice with a contemporary modern love and personalized holistic approach.

    I am dedicated to providing a safe space to help individuals and couples struggling with connection, intimacy, sex, and love within their relationships. A high-quality, tailored treatment that supports connection within the intersection of relationships, sexual intimacy, mental health, and well-being.

    A client-centered, compassionate, non-judgmental, and sex-positive approach with personalized, research evidenced-based assessments and comprehensive treatment plans and interventions focused on overcoming obstacles and achieving your goals. 

    “Modern relationships are cauldrons of contradictory longings: safety and excitement, grounding and transcendence, the comfort of love and the heat of passion. We want it all, and we want it with one person.” – Esther Perel

    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 30+ 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.

    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 Trauma Therapist, and Maternal Mental Health 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 20-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 

    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.


    A safe space of empathy, compassion and encouragement that provides open-mindedness and sensitivity that supports holistic mental health, emotional healing, and well-being. 

    Standard of Excellence

    Professional psychotherapy standard of care, knowledge, and ethics for individuals, couples, and families with empirical research and evidence-based mental health and well-being.


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