Dr. Bikowsky is a Child & Adolescent Clinical Therapist and an ESA Certified School Counselor with a Ph.D. in Educational Counseling/Psychology. Bella has diverse experience in the education and mental health fields spanning 20 years. Over her career, Bella has gained clinical experience working in long-term residential treatment centers as well as at Seattle Children’s Hospital in their inpatient psychiatric unit. Additionally, Bella has been a school counselor in several different settings in the Seattle area.
Currently Bella is the executive director and owner of Inua Group, which focuses on school-based consultation through integrating mental health supports into the K-12 school setting. Additionally, Dr. Bikowsky spends several days each week in her clinical private practice centers serving children, adolescents, and young adults & families in both Washington and Montana States.
Through her work in these various settings, Bella has extensive knowledge working with school teams and districts in helping to create systemic change using the Multi-Tiered Systems approach capitalizing on evidenced-based interventions such as Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Restorative Justice Practices, Trauma-Informed and Culturally Responsive Practices, Social-Emotional Learning, Mental Health integration into the school systems, and Function-Based Assessments and interventions.