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Specialties 

• Relationship Issues

• Life Transitions

• Marital and Premarital Issues

• Anxiety

• Child or Adolescent

• Codependency



• Dual Diagnosis

• Emotional Disturbance

• Family Conflict

• Infidelity

• Parenting

• Peer Relationships

• Grief

• Self-Worth

• Coping Skills

• Stress

• Suicidal Ideation

• Mental Health

• Mood Disorders

• Trauma/PTSD



• Addiction

• Anger

• Thinking Disorders

• Depression

• Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)

• Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

• Adults

• Elders (65+)


Description of Services

Bell Counseling Services offer counseling with an Integrated approach

We are certified and contracted with Denton County, Dallas County, Collin County, Tarrant County

(Flexible Scheduling)

Based on our Philosophy and Core Values, each staff commits to a high level of performance. Devotion to these principles of conduct is important to fulfilling our commitment to each client and to the community. Each team member commits to check themselves daily against these core principles.

Exercise good character, honesty, and a positive attitude. Be careful, respectful, and dress in proper attire. Become mindful and considerate of the clients physical, mental, and/or spiritual needs, and learn about each client’s situation (case) individually. Serve the clients with eagerness, sincerity, and caring. Take ownership of any client problems and follow through to resolution. Conduct our duties and responsibilities with quality and energy, paying attention to detail in all tasks. Honor our clients trust, treating each person individually with respect, personal interest, and appreciation. Never share personal problems or negative issues about anything, personal or work, with a client. Be a good steward of resources and treatment. Greet everyone with a smile and a sincere verbal greeting. Be creative, open to ideas, and able to learn from our mistakes.

Drug and Alcohol Evaluations

This evaluation assesses a client’s probability for substance dependency using the Addiction Severity Index (ADI) and the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI-4). Adult Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory – 4 (SASSI-4). SASSI-4 identifies high or low probability of substance use disorders and includes a prescription drug scale that identifies individuals likely to be abusing prescription medications. 


It also provides a measure of profile validity and clinical nsight into level of defensiveness and willingness to acknowledge experienced consequences of substance use disorder. This service consists of a clinical screening by a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor to determine the appropriate level of care and services to help the individual obtain the proper support needed for recovery.

Individual Counseling (Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Substance Abuse, Anger, Suicidal Ideation, and More)

The strains of life today can take its toll on even the most stable individuals and families. Losing a loved one, single parenting, addiction, divorce, re-marriage, severe illness, and unemployment are some of the crises that can be eased by our professional staff.

Our Blog

An ongoing series of informational entries

Thinking for Good (12-Hour Course)

(Cognitive Thinking Approach) (Adult/Juvenile) 

March 15, 2018

This program focuses especially on typical criminal thinking issues such as: Everyone lies, cheats, and steals; No one can be trusted; The rules don’t apply to them; that all relationships are manipulative. This group works well with offenders and resistant clients. The program prepares the most resistant clients for more treatment. Typically, this program is used prior to participating in a more long-term program such as MRT.


The program is predominantly used in corrections, community corrections, and in probation and parole settings. Participants complete each of the program’s modules; before group sessions and share their homework in the group. The program is designed to be open-ended in that new clients can enter an ongoing group at any time.

Parenting Course (12-Hour Course)

March 15, 2018

This program is designed to help participants develop parenting skills and assess values related to family issues and relationships. Client confront their parenting skills and habits, perform a clarification on their values regarding family, and establish appropriate discipline routines.


Program addresses such topic as:

  • Realistic Family Expectations
  • Healthy Child Development
  • Family Communication
  • Anger Management
  • Setting Limits With Children
  • Discipline and Guidance

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)

(Adult/Juvenile)

March 15, 2018

MRT is a systematic treatment strategy that seeks to decrease recidivism among juvenile and adult criminal offenders by increasing moral reasoning. Its cognitive-behavioral approach combines elements from a variety of psychological traditions to progressively address ego, social, moral, and positive behavioral growth.


MRT takes the form of group and individual counseling using structured group exercises and prescribed homework assignments. The MRT workbook is structured around 16 objectively defined steps (units) focusing on seven basic treatment issues: confrontation of beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors; assessment of current relationships; reinforcement of positive behavior and habits; positive identity formation; enhancement of self-concept; decrease in hedonism and development of frustration tolerance; and development of higher stages of moral reasoning. 


Participants meet in groups once or twice weekly and can complete all steps of the MRT program in a minimum of 3 to 6 months. MRT attempts to change how drug abusers and alcoholics make decisions and judgments by raising moral reasoning as articulated in Lawrence Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development. 


MRT is a unique treatment method which places more emphasis on morality than other cognitive behavioral strategies. Research has shown that this method improves both moral growth and long-lasting recovery from addiction. People who seek addiction treatment, who also have behavioral problems and trouble with decision making, can greatly benefit from our MRT program.


Candidates for this particular class include, (but are not limited to):

  • Robbery
  • Theft/Shoplifting
  • Card Abuse/Fraud
  • Drug Possession
  • Evading Arrest
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Insurance Fraud/Embezzlement
  • Prostitution/Solicitation
  • Larceny/Conspiracy
  • Hate Crimes
  • Trespassing
  • Harassment

Money Management (12-Hour Course)

(Adult/Juvenile)

March 15, 2018

This class is designed to help individuals understand basic concepts about money and making informed financial decisions. Exercises progress from the simple concept of earning money up to the point of setting personal financial goals and creating an action plan to achieve them. 


Some of the topics discussed include: opening a bank account, planning for purchases, paying bills and budgeting, credit cards, and saving money. Topics are presented in a straight-forward, easy to understand manner and the exercises challenge participants to apply this information to their own life.

Marijuana Diversion (12-Hour Course)

(Adult/Juvenile)

March 15, 2018

The principles of this course include an open discussion about the individual’s decisions on using marijuana. This course helps in decision making, and self-efficacy. The curriculum is designed to be implemented in addressing the common uses of marijuana, health and behavior risks associated with marijuana use and abuse, and informed decision making about marijuana use.

Job Readiness

(Adult/Juvenile)

March 15, 2018

This program is designed to figure out what a “good employee” is, a self-assessment, work goals and habits, and how to get and keep a job; as well as, how and why people get promoted. Job Readiness is targeted to individuals who are about to enter the work world as well as those who have poor work histories. 


The program is in use in correctional programs, probation & parole, drug courts, community corrections, diversion programs, educational institutions, and in private settings.

Anger Management (8 and 12-Hour Course)

(Adult/Juvenile)

March 15, 2018

This course targets individuals who have problems with managing feelings of anger and frustration in an appropriate way. It is used with violent offenders, argumentative or oppositional clients, as a supplemental program with domestic violence perpetrators, with road rage, substance abuse, and drug courts. The Anger Management Class is presented in 12 separate sections which address the following topics: 
  • What is Anger
  • Anger Awareness
  • Degrees of Anger
  • Anger Journal
  • Healthy Thinking
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Positive Thinking and Empathy
  • Effective Communication
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Anger Management Solutions

Opiate Education (12-Hour Course)

(Drug Court)

March 15, 2018

This class designed for opiate-focused drug courts, medically-assisted treatment patients, and offenders in treatment for opiate-related issues. The program is open-ended, meaning clients can begin participation at any time. 


This program requires a weekly interaction with program staff. This class focuses on two major goals: Assisting participants to complete the first three months of treatment and to foster ongoing engagement in treatment after the initial three-month period.


This class is designed for use with clients struggling with various staged of opioid addition. The homework contained in each chapter will be shared in a group process.

Supportive Out-Patient (SOP)

(24-Hour Course, 6 Individual Sessions) 

March 15, 2018

The primary focus of SOP is assisting clients in developing the life management skills that they need to implement their relapse prevention plan. Clients who are new to recovery benefit from this extra support as they begin creating new habits and practicing new coping skills for substance-free living. 


Throughout this time, they are solidifying their participation in their community support group, so that they have solid support in maintaining sobriety after their completion from the program.

Skills Course Classes (4-Hour Classes)

March 15, 2018

  • Cognitive Thinking/Life Skills
  • Theft Diversion
  • Marijuana Intervention
  • Anger Management
  • Parenting
  • Alcohol/Drug Awareness

These classes are designed to help clients with skill development for adaptive and positive behaviors; that enables them to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. These 4-hour classes help individuals understand that there are a set of skills needed for the promotion of a healthy and well-focused life style. 


These programs focus on:

  • Decision Making and Problem-Solving Skills
  • Creative and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Health and Wellness Concerns
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Coping With Emotions and Stress
  • Goal Setting and Positive Support Systems
  • Interpersonal Relationship Skills
  • Self-Awareness and Understanding Their Value System
  • Empathy for Others

Our Blog

An ongoing series of informational entries

American Heart Association (AHA)

(CPR/AED/First Aid Class)

March 15, 2018

The AHA’s Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course trains participants to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

Drug/Alcohol Testing

March 15, 2018

The Discover Multi-Drug Test Cup is a wide mouthed, tamper resistant, all-in-one test kit. It is able to test up to 12 drugs with adulterants or 12 without adulterants in custom configurations. CLIA Waived & FDA 510K status assures 99.9% accuracy of this test.

DWI Offender Education Program (DWIE)

March 15, 2018

This standardized program is 12-hours in length and is designed to help DWI offenders increase their knowledge about alcohol and drugs as these substances relate to driving skills, to identify their own individual drinking/drug use and driving patterns, and to assist them in developing plans which will reduce the probability of future DWI behavior.

Drug Offender Education Program (DOEP)

March 15, 2018

This standardized program is 15-hours in length and is designed to increase the knowledge of drug offenders by educating them on the dangers of drug abuse and associated illegal activities, to identify their own individual drug-use patterns, and to assist them in developing a personal action plan which will reduce the probability of suffering the consequences of future drug using and illegal behavior.

Veterans Services

March 15, 2018

This new MRT-based program specifically addresses the specialized needs of veterans who have been assigned to treatment through the justice system. The program uses the Steps of MRT as a foundation. MRT is an evidence based cognitive-behavioral program that is designed to systematically address client’s decision making and skill building.


The program can be used by Veterans who enter drug courts, family courts, or other specialized veteran treatment courts. Because Veterans have experiences and issues that are unique, it is recognized that they participate best in programs designed for veterans engaged in the same group process.

Level: 2 Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

March 15, 2018

In Part 1: The use of the learning material: The Body Keeps the Score is used. This is a 5-part workbook designed to help people of different ages, genders, races, cultures, and boundaries to see the world in a different light that is free from trauma. The lessons learned from each chapter bring to the fore important points that are essential for the integration of the different parts of the self.


In the Part 2 of this series, we look at codependency, an important relationship issue often confronted during the recognition of trauma. Codependency is one of the most frequently encountered stumbling blocks on the road to recovery. If individuals in treatment reengage in codependent relationships without understanding the dynamics of the situation, the trauma often continues.


In Untangling Relationships, this is a 28-page, 12-session workbook designed to systematically treat codependency issues in group and individual settings. The program is cognitive-behavioral, and it addresses the deep-seated issues often at the heart of domestic violence, alcohol and substance abuse, and legal problems. Areas included in the programs’ focus are honesty, lack of trust, acceptance, awareness in relationships, making good decisions, control issues, desire, and obstacles. The program is in wide use in a variety of treatment settings and is easily implemented in ongoing programs. (Note: The use of videos and other helpful materials/exercises will be utilized; during this class.)

Level: 1 Trauma/PTSD (12-Hour Course

March 15, 2018

This course examines Trauma-related issues that offers some of the greatest stumbling blocks to recovery for offenders, mental health clients, substance abusers, and individuals struggling with day-to-day responsibilities. This course is based on the MRT approach and includes all of the main issues identified in SAMHSA’s Trauma-Informed Treatment Protocol. Separate course materials for female and male participants.

Trauma Care

March 15, 2018

Individuals who have a mental health condition or who have had traumatic experiences in the past, who face ongoing stress, or who lack support from friends and family may be more likely to develop more severe symptoms and need additional help. These classes focus on the “Big T”, “Little T” Traumas.


Big T Trauma is often the outcome of a single event, such as a train crash; but it can also be the result of a sequence of repeated or ongoing events, such as rape, violence in the home, acts of racism, witnessing violence, serious illness or natural disasters.

Little T Traumas are more subtle, often chronic, and much more common than Big T Traumas.


These types of traumas include: failing at something important to you, high levels of stress and home or at work, rejection, shame, betrayal, divorce, and many other daily concerns that come with life.