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Description of Services

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

(Flexible Scheduling/Payment Options Available)

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

The drug and alcohol evaluation is a formal process of testing to determine whether a client does or does not warrant further attention at the current time in regards to a particular disorder and, in this context, the possibility of a co-occurring substance use or mental 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.

 

Intake

  • Counseling
  • Supportive Out-Patient (SOP)
  • Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
  • Parenting class
  • Anger Management

This service includes a Social/Family History, Needs Assessment and all pertinent documentation for enrolling a person into Bell Counseling Services.

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PTSD/Trauma (12 hour long 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. There are separate course material for female and male participants.

Parenting Course (12 hour course)

March 15, 2018

This class is designed to address the following topics:

  • Parenting Techniques and Skills
  • Co-Parenting With Your Partner or Ex-Partner
  • Stages of Divorce
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Boundary Setting
  • Assertive Communication Skills
  • Parenting Styles With Success
  • Transitioning Children Between Two Homes
  • Blending Families After Divorce
  • Discipline Techniques

Marijuana Diversion (12 hour course)

March 15, 2018

The principles of this course includes 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. 

Anger Management (12 hour course)

March 15, 2018

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

DWI Offender Education Program (DWIE)

March 15, 2018

The 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.


Specific course topics include alcohol/drug and traffic safety problems, Texas laws relating to DWI, effects of alcohol/drugs on humans, alcohol/drugs and driving task abilities, chemical dependency, symptoms of dependency, sources of assistance, costs of DWI, and decision-making.

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.


Specific course topics include history of drug abuse, drug/DWI laws, dynamics of drug use, drugs of abuse, how drugs work, cost of use and abuse, health issues, HIV, interpersonal relationships, deglamorization of drugs, values and behaviors, past and desired behaviors, getting control of your life, resource options, and personal action planning.

These programs focus on:

March 15, 2018

  • Decision making and Problem solving skills
  • Creative and Critical thinking skills
  • Health and Wellness concerns
  • Effective communication skills
  • Interpersonal relationship skills
  • Self-awareness and understanding their value system
  • Empathy for others
  • Coping with emotions and stress
  • Goal Setting and Positive Support Systems

​The use of video presentations and open discussions help the clients to understand that their situation is not unique and how it limits their future opportunities.

Skills Course Classes

March 15, 2018

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

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. 

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)  

(Centererd for: Adults, Juveniles, Veteran's)

March 15, 2018

 

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is a form of behavioral therapy intended at decreasing the chance of someone returning to abusing substances or alcohol. It teaches people in the criminal justice system with substance use disorders to focus on the moral aspects of their illness, and the social consequences that may be associated with using drugs or alcohol.


MRT started as a behavioral treatment for offender populations to reduce the likelihood of re-offending. It is now a widely accepted cognitive-behavioral approach that treats substance use disorders, trauma, domestic violence, codependency. and more.


MRT goals are to change thought processes and decision-making associated with addiction and criminal behavior. It utilizes a combination of psychological practices to assist with egoistical behaviors and improve moral reasoning and positive identity. Studies suggest it is effective in reducing recidivism after treatment.

Supportive Out-Patient (SOP)

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.

Individual Counseling (Anxiety, Depression, Grief, PTSD, Coping)

March 15, 2018

Individual Counseling encourages and implements relapse prevention treatment and early intervention strategies to reduce the impact of substance use/abuse and alcohol disorders.  

At Bell Counseling Services, we can also help you learn to effectively deal and overcome the affects anxiety, depression, and grief may be having on your life or the lives of your family.

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CPR and First-Aid certification

March 15, 2018

We offer our CPR and First-Aid certification course as an option for those who want to expand their knowledge beyond the standard CPR or First-Aid training courses. The CPR and First-Aid certification program covers all of the necessary information and can be completed in as little as 30 minutes. While it may seem like a lot of information to cover in a short amount of time, the step-by-step instruction and helpful illustrations make the entire process a breeze.