My name is Tamekia Bell (she/her/hers) and I am a licensed clinical professional counselor in IL. I am a faculty member at a university in IL and provide counseling services. I look forward to helping you meet your counseling goals!
I believe clients have the capacity to solve their own problems and just need some assistance in facilitating the process. I believe that is where my role as a counselor comes in. Through the counseling process, I am able to provide a safe, open, affirming, and nonjudgemental space for clients to express their thoughts, feelings behaviors, and emotions. By providing this space throughout the counseling process, I am able to help clients reach their intended goals and reach their full potential.
I work from a strengths-based and intersectional approach where I build a strong rapport with my clients to help each of them meet their goals. When working with me, clients will experience my authenticity, empathy, and affirmation of all their cultural identities. My goal is for clients to feel validated and affirmed throughout the counseling relationship.
During my time providing counseling services, I assisted clients dealing with parenting issues, self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, racial identity, LGBTGEQIAP+ concerns, family issues, and workplace discrimination, just to name a few. If you would like additional information to determine if I am a good fit, please feel free to reach out to me for a consultation session.