GRETA BELLINGER, LMSW
Greta N. Bellinger is a Licensed Master Social Worker and therapist. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. She earned her master’s degree in Social Work, with a behavioral health specialization, from The University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Greta completed her training at The Council on Recovery, working primarily with women and addiction. She also gained experience working with teenage mothers. Additionally, she trained at Texas Children’s Hospital in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), working with families facing loss, grief and medical challenges. She has additional experience in research and motivational interviewing with the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas.
Greta uses a variety of modalities when working with individuals, families, couples and adolescents. She is committed to evidence based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Mentalization. Greta believes in the psychological benefits of mindfulness, meditation, journaling and yoga.
Greta provides a space of empathy, compassion, acceptance and positivity to collaborate with individuals and families facing the uncertainty the future holds, while at the same time addressing self-acceptance and hope. She believes the therapeutic space is one of partnership, allowing each individual to access the tools to be true to their authentic self.
Greta has worked with a variety of clients in areas of substance abuse, addiction, anxiety, disordered eating, family challenges, life transitions, loss and grief and trauma. She knows experientially the challenges of parenting, caring for elderly parents, coping with loss and grief and navigating life’s transitions.
Greta serves as the program manager of the professional cohort for The Pathos Program, an Intensive Outpatient Program at the Lovett Center.