Testimonials

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Mrs. Bell has been a great spiritual mentor to my family and I. She's a very trustworthy and dependable person. The past two years have been a stressful time for my family and I. During this time, Mrs. Bell has shown deep compassion and concerns by taking the time out to pray and counseling my family. Mrs. Bell has made me feel like family and considers me as her daughter. I love her not just as a counselor but as a mother. ​

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-Kaylon D.
Elementary School Teacher

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I was introduced to Tami and her family on the first day of my son's freshman year at SMU. Her son Judah and my son are good friends and play on the football team together. The very first moment we met Tami was quick to offer encouragement and daily prayer for my son and our family. She is a mentor to my son. She speaks life into him with prayer and encouragement. Tami is there whether he needs a kind word to push him through a difficult situation or a place to go for the holidays. Tami is a beautiful spirit, and her guidance to him is invaluable. I'm extremely grateful to her; I recommend her experience.

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- Stacy R.
Regional President
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. 

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Well, my sister Tamikia has true wisdom because she fears the Lord and has knowledge of the Holy One. I've seen this fear and knowledge first-hand watching her grow mightily in the Lord, remain loving to her husband of 25 years, and raise some of the godliest children anywhere. Is she a perfect wife, mother or sister? NO! (And that is only because she hasn't met Jesus face-to-face yet.) But Tamikia is one of those rare children of God who is above reproach and who presses on toward the goal to which our Father has called her heavenward in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14). And she is wise enough to use the things of the world, but not be engrossed in them. For she knows that this world in its present form is passing away (1 Corinthians 7:31). Tamikia is always striving towards spiritual and intellectual excellence in an unpretentious manner, along with being a strong and loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt and sister, is singular in its gifts. This is the Tamikia I know. Amen!

-Derek N.
-Derek N.

Tamikia Bell is a woman of God with a boldness to declare the righteous truth for the kingdom of God in all facets of life. Knowing Tamikia is knowing that she is a "mama bear" to not only her biological childre, but grandchildren, and for any person that she has influence over. As we know, a mama bear not only guides and protects the young, but is strict, attentive, and fearless. Tamikia helps others to realize that in life, we seek a balance of that which we can directly influence and that which we have an indirect influence over. Whether direct or indirect, our lives influence others. Congratulations to Tamikia Bell for serving others through wise and Godly counsel. 

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- Cheryl G., Ph.D 
BioChemistry 

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I have watched you passionately teach to the suffering addict day in and out to the population you serve. You are very knowledgeable about the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Being that you have a great foundation in this area makes it easier for you to teach it. You have a great caring demeanor for the clients which is showed when teaching anger resolution to help to demonstrate healthier ways of expressing their anger in a positive way. 

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- Ray S.
 

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I have had the pleasure of knowing the Bell family for several years. Tamikia (Tami) Bell has helped me and my son both personally and spirtually. Whenever, I need advice, support or just a prayer, I can always rely on her to guide, advise or if need be straight forward and blunt. 

I would highly recommend her services for anyone who seeks truth, honesty and integrity. 

-Tami H.

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I don't know where to start when I am talking about Tamikia Bell. She is a friend, wife, mother, counselor but most of all a woman of God. I have leaned on Tamikia many times for help with situations in my life and I have never walked away with the feeling that she didn't give me 100%. She has helped me find real solutions to problems while considering my feelings and those around me. I have watched Tamikia live her advice through her own family and to me that only reinforces her dedication to improving and impacting every life she touches. 

-Nancy J.
Retired Pharmacy Technician

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In the years since I met Tamikia Bell, I've had the immense pleasure of watching her professional growth on an exponential level. Her empathetic nature and no-nonsense approach makes her an ideal counselor who provides her clients a warm and safe environment to work through all kinds of difficult life situations. Tamikia's ability to help her clients view their problems from multiple perspectives allows them a variety of avenues for healing that they may not have explored or experienced prior to visiting with Tamikia. If you're looking for someone to validate your feelings and take apart your problems with you, Tamikia's the counselor for you. Her approach combines "common sense" reality checks with positive reinforcement of behaviors that help clients achieve their goals and provide positive results. She truly cares for people and shares that passion with her clients to help them heal.

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-Jessica M., NCC, LCDC

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I have known Tamikia Bell since we were children, we grew up as next door neighbors and went to the same Church. 

Tamikia has always been extremely intelligent and has grown to be an amazing Woman of God, Mother, Wife, Spiritual Counselor, and business woman. 

Several times I have turned to Tamikia in times of mental distress, and spiritual warfare with things I was dealing with in my life and she has always listened with a warm heart and open mind, providing a mixture of genuine concern, spiritual counseling, and body and soul moving teachings of God's word and/or prayer. She is one of the few that I trust and feel secure in opening up to because I know she has a pure heart and God has a very strong presence in her life. She's never judgmental and always eager to help build others up. Her and her husband both are extraordinary examples of a strong man and wife that has God as the head of their lives and home. 

I'm extremely proud of Tamikia and her love of helping and nurturing others and honored to call her friend/sister. 

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Tasia R.
Sales Manager
K. Hovanaian 

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In my own personal experience with Mrs. Bell, she is very positive and optimistic and also a realist in my own opinion. She takes real life factors into consideration concerning her clients. She offers good alternative perspective and has good insight to offer. She continues to study and research for material relative to her clients to help teach those she is involved with. She is down to earth, shows respect, kind hearted, and genuinely cares about her clients once that counselor to client relationship begins developing. She cares to learn about who the person is and what their struggles are. She's great. One of the best I've met and it was a privlege having her as a counselor. 

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"The Touch of the Master's Hand"-that is what I experienced each time I was in contact with Mrs. Tamikia Bell, for being in her presence put me at ease and gave me a sense of calmness. I could just "be myself". Truly, Mrs. Bell has been given the gift of helps.   

 

Now, I can wash another's dishes, or empty the trash, or even help someone study for the SAT, English, that is. I can see that "that" needs to be done. Tamikia, on the other hand,  is gifted with the ability to discern if there is more to it than just what appears to be a need for an ordinary helping hand. A woman steeped in the scriptures and prayer, she is able to see what lies beneath the surface to ascertain 

what is causing that sense of helplessness or confusion that so often leads to despair if there is a cause other than just that of a need for order,  and then help the person, young or old to "rise up", no matter the situation.  I could as a teacher talk with a student in the hall to try to figure out why the student was acting the way he or she was, and try to offer an encouraging word. However,  I found through the course of the years teaching that if I were to truly be of help to certain persons experiencing more serious trauma, I needed to hand over the person to another more competent  than I at getting at the "root of the problem", and helping that person to gain the confidence and the skills to become an over comer. Honest, straightforward, selfless, able to listen without judging, yet ready to courageously give truthful, wise counsel, that is Tamikia Bell. 

Primarily, my face to face interaction with Tamikia consisted of time spent together at sporting events  as we watched her son, Judah, now a sophomore receiver for the SMU football team known for his hardworking, "never give up" attitude,  as a talented athlete and musician , all around "Big Man on Campus" Judah  was beset with all the usual temptations that fame brings. Yet he was able to "walk the walk" of a humble follower of Christ, sustained in large part by his upbringing and ever vigilant parental eyes. Although Judah and I never shared the classroom experience, I often counted on him to help struggling younger student athletes to stay the course, and he always answered the call. Why am I going to such lengths talking about Judah? It is because, indeed,  "the apple does not fall far from the tree", in this case. Judah introduced me to his mom, and I could tell immediately, ah, that is where he gets his ability to relate to others so well as well as his mature, solid worldview. 

 

Instantly friends, because whom would this welcoming woman not befriend upon meeting, Tamikia and I shared our love of Christ and thoughts on assisting the young often. As we watched the game through the years, be it football or basketball, I observed Tamikia's influence on the people around her. Although her eye was ever on the game, she always took time to be with those around her while still being able to encourage all members of Judah's team to give their very best. Oh, and her family, so well-mannered, so cordial, a family to be remembered for their support not only for a member of the family, but for others as well, including myself.  It was obvious that the truism of  "good manners never go out of style" had been ingrained in this extended family, and it was always a pleasure just to be around this group of people.  It was apparent in the actions of her family, in the stands, on the field of play, that  Tamikia always  lifted  others up to be their better selves out of respect for who they were and  who they represented.   

Tamikia is not only a treasured friend to me,  but a person I would recommend to anyone dealing with personal difficulties of whatever sort. I trust her. I trust her because I know that her wisdom comes from above. I know that she is willing and able to walk with, for as long as it takes, and that the source of her strength to do so is not of herself. 

May you, whoever you are reading this, find solace in knowing that this is  one whom Christ has placed in this ministry capable  and willing to help, Tamikia Bell. 

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Linda M.
Retired English Teacher

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During my time working with Mrs. Bell I observed her in both the classroom and counseling sessions. I witnessed her show professionalism as well as understanding of the clients. She displayed excellent technique in building a great rapport with the clients, as well as going above and beyond to research information needed to help the client's in a positive way. She showed great passion for what our clients needed in order to succeed in life and move on to live in a positive manner. 

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- Kendrick S. 
 
- Daniel O.
 
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