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Esabella Tebid Mbah (DrBella)

Esabella Tebid Mbah (DrBella)

9 years of experience

Dr. Esabella Tebid Mbah "Dr. Bella" is a doctoral-prepared dual board-certified psychiatric mental health and Family Nurse Practitioner. I am the medical director of my esteemed private practice LifeTouch Family Clinic in Lanham, Maryland. I invite you to visit LifeTouch Family Clinic for all your healthcare needs. LifeTouch offers a wide range of specialized services aimed at promoting wellness to individuals struggling with mental health disorders. LifeTouch prides itself on its great customer service to diverse clients of all ages.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

During the first session, I take the time to get to know my clients and their unique situations. I ask questions about their mental health history, symptoms, and any other factors that may be impacting their well-being. This comprehensive assessment helps me gain a clear understanding of their concerns and develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their individual needs. I also take the opportunity to discuss different treatment modalities and resources that may be helpful for their specific situation. This includes discussing various therapy options, medication management, lifestyle changes, and community resources that can provide support.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I consider empathy and active listening as my greatest strengths. Active listening helps create a therapeutic environment that promotes trust and leads to improved patient outcomes. I always listen attentively, communicate effectively in a positive and polite manner, and keep an open mind.

About Esabella Tebid Mbah (DrBella)

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My treatment methods

Family Therapy

Healing is only possible in a therapeutic environment. I strive to make my clients feel comfortable around me. Listening and empathy are my greatest strengths. I am nonjudgmental with all my patients. I empower my clients with the information and resources to achieve better health outcomes. I enjoy taking care of patients with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, bipolar, depression, PTSD/Trauma, schizophrenia, sleep disorders, and substance use.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I use CBT to teach my clients that having control over one's thoughts, feelings and actions is possible. CBT uses practical strategies to change or modify behavior.


I used interpersonal psychotherapy to help clients understand that psychological symptoms can be understood as a response to current difficulties in everyday relationships with other people.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a focused, goal-directed technique to help clients explore and resolve their ambivalence about behavior change. I employ the five principles of M; acceptance, awareness of consequences, resistance, momentum, and belief that change is possible.