Thomas Bell is an Marriage and Family Therapist with 35 years experience with individuals, couples, and families with specialization in interpersonal challenges,relationship conflict,developmental issues in children. He served clients in Orange County prior to moving his office to San Diego
County. Scope of practice includes domestic violence,various addictions,substance abuse, PTSD, deployment stress, Pathological gambling, Divorce and Custodial mediation.
In addition, Mr. Bell has worked extensively with Defense Attorneys to provide Clinical evaluations prior to arraignment, presentencing evaluations,and alternative sentencing recommendations. Mr. Bell has given Professional Testimony in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Superior Courts.
Mr. Bell has worked with multi cultural , multi ethnic clients and endeavors to work within the cultural perspectives and beliefs of each person"s country of origin.
Psychotherapy seems to be more effective if an interactive relationship can be established to reach a mutual goal.
He offers opportunities for personal growth by recommending poetry, specific books and movies to develop a broader picture of possibilities.
"A person's life makes sense when you review your history and that of your parents and figure out what path you have been on. No one knows the next step on your path however it will be in line with those you've already taken. This is the point when you can alter your path and take a new path that is more in line with your heart."
Mr.Bell's job is to help you figure out the path you're on and provide options to change it.
Education: M.s Counseling, certificate in Psychometry, Pre Doctoral Studies Alliant University.
Additional Training: Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol abuse, Child Custody evaluations,
Pathological Gambling, PTSD,
Professional Activities: Oral Board Commissioner Subject Matter Expert, Board of Behavioral Sciences