About Me and My Services

My name is Tina Bell and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (license #103370). I have a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. My background is in working within San Diego county's behavioral health system with teens who had open Child Welfare Service cases and/or who were on Probation. 

Once I became licensed in 2017, I opened a private practice called Blue Owl Counseling. I currently work with individuals using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and other techniques to help people find relief from past traumas impacting their current lives.


No matter what label we put on the healing process, one thing is common: Healing starts once we feel safe enough to allow our internal world to be deeply and compassionately seen, understood and held not only by another person but also by ourselves. Change happens when we become aware of our patterns, heal the pain, shame and terror from where those patterns originated, and then shift to more centered and empowered ways of showing up in the world.

Learning how to accept, love and empower ourselves allows us to  accept, love and empower others. Healing our world starts with each one of us first, then ripples out.

For more information on EMDR, watch the video below.