Stephen Bell, Ph.D.


Dr. Bell provides the following services:

  • Individual therapy for children and adolescents (ages 2 and up)

  • Individual therapy for adults

  • Family Therapy

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy 

  • Cognitive and academic achievement assessment

  • Evaluation for ADHD and learning disorders for children and adults

  • Assessment of thought processes to rule out psychosis

  • Social skills groups for children in the autistic spectrum


Dr. Bell works with the following problem areas:

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety / OCD

  • Autistic Spectrum Issues

  • Depression

  • Thought disorder

  • Divorce issues

  • Problems related to relationships and family issues

  • Parent-Child problems

  • Parenting issues

  • Behavior problems in children

  • Stress-related problems

  • Phase of life issues

  • Spirituality / faith issues

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    Stephen K. Bell, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with a child - adolescent specialty.  His therapy includes primarily cognitive-behavioral approaches with technical eclecticism as needed with a strong emphasis on the therapeutic relationship.  He recognizes the relationship between spirituality and psychological wellness. 


    Dr. Bell completed Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in accounting at Auburn in 1991, a psychology concentration at Georgia State in 1994, and a doctor of philosophy degree (Ph.D.) at The University of Memphis in 2001.  He completed internship and post-doctoral training at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center.


    In addition to clinical practice, he has conducted research for presentation at professional meetings and publication in pediatric psychology journals in affiliation with UAB and offers a number of public education programs.  He has provided training for psychology and medical students from UF, UAB, UGA, and BSU.  Dr. Bell coordinated research on Parent-Child Interaction Therapy at the UF Child Study Laboratory and often implements this approach with children ages 3 to 8 and their parents.


    Dr. Bell was a member of the executive council of the Alabama Psychological Association, served as the chair for the state board of ethics on psychology, and  as president of the Birmingham Regional Association of Licensed Psychologists.  Dr. Bell also served a term on the Board of Examiners on Psychology.  He currently participates on the Alabama Psychological Association Public Education Committee.  For more information on awards, professional activities, publications and presentations, see Curriculum Vita.

    Dr. Bell is the father of three children.  He and his family are active in a local church where he teaches Sunday School to both adults and children. He has served as Chair of the Children’s Ministry Team and has taken part in local mission projects.