Consistent with efforts throughout the nation to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission, the Bell Center has transitioned to remote clinical operations.  Clients are no longer seen in person at the office.  Instead, all appointments are conducted with the clients at home either over the telephone or using VSee.  At no time are clinical services being suspended. All efforts are being directed toward continuity of your care.  

Office phones are being forwarded to Dr. Bell’s secondary telephone line (443-766-3699).  Please be sure to leave your return number when leaving a message.  Calls being made from the Bell Center will reflect this secondary telephone line (443-766-3699).

Please check your email for links to teletherapy appointments.  The HIPAA-compliant service is SecureVideo, so please look for that in your emails.  These communications will also include specific instructions with regard to the remote therapy technology. 

Your health and safety during this time is of utmost importance. Please remember to practice good hygiene and social distancing measures to protect you, your family and the community. I appreciate your patience and understanding during this trying time. 

                    – Elspeth Bell, Ph.D.



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.