The Bell Center for Anxiety and Depression is a private practice in Columbia, Maryland with extensive training and experience in Cognitive Behavior Therapy.  The Bell Center’s areas of specialty include:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and OC Spectrum Disorders
  • Hoarding Disorder and clutter-related issues
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Specific Phobias
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Trichotillomania and Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs)
  • Perfectionism
  • Procrastination

After assessing the needs of the individual, the Bell Center offers the following services:

  • Individual psychotherapy (office-based and in vivo at home, school, or elsewhere)
  • Family psychotherapy
  • Group psychotherapy for hoarding, anxiety, parenting, and specific skills
  • School consultation
  • Behavioral plan development and implementation
  • Professional supervision for other service providers

In addition to these services, the Bell Center strongly advocates for the team model and encourages collaboration among those involved with a client’s care. The aim is to work together with other service providers to offer comprehensive, quality mental health services.  To schedule an appointment or to learn more about the services available at the Bell Center, please call 410-480-8052.

“Challenging Clutter” Group Begins March 11, 2020

The 10-week “Challenging Clutter” group is scheduled to begin Wednesday, March 11th at 7pm.  This group uses research-supported Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) strategies to:

  • educate about clutter and why it happens,
  • develop skills to address clutter-related problems,
  • address barriers to overcoming a cluttered environment,
  • and create strategies for working with setbacks.

Topics addressed include:

  • Characteristics of individuals who clutter
  • Understanding Emotional Attachment to items
  • Challenging assumptions about how to deal with possessions
  • Developing new behaviors and Replacing past behaviors
  • Strategies for letting go and getting organized


For more information about this group or to register, please contact Dr. Bell.