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We can take those broken pieces of branches and together we can create a nest so you can R.E.S.T.

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Does it feel like no matter what you do to get over your past or a current situation, you feel stuck, trapped, and overwhelmed? Are you struggling with self worth or anxiety/stress issues? Is there conflict in your marriage or relationship that you would like to get resolved? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized that you need professional help? Well, If you answered yes to any of these questions, we would love to help you.

We understand that taking the first step to seek help can be difficult and you may have some questions, especially if you never been to therapy before. We are glad that you have taken the courageous step of being here. We are confident that together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome these challenges. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, stress, career dissatisfaction or confusion, depression, teen behavioral problems, or family problems, it is important for you to know that you are not alone in this journey and we are here to help. Our therapists have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome these struggles, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

No two individuals are the same, so we tailor our sessions to address challenges uniquely to you. We will work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address those issues with long-lasting strategies.

If you’re ready to work towards achieving your R.E.S.T, we are ready to help.

CEO Guilaine Bell
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

At R.E.S.T Counseling & Consulting, we are passionate about helping people. As Mental Health Therapists, we honor working with individuals, couples and families. Our practice specializes in working with professionals, women and teens dealing with anxiety/stress, depression, and couples with marital problems.

My goal as your mental health therapist is to assist you in finding balance and peace within yourself to overcome the challenges you are facing. I listen, build on your strengths, help you work through the problem(s), and assist in making those changes that empower you to create a fulfilling life. My approach is to be integrative and collaborative with my clients, to provide them with the necessary tools and skills on how to regain or sustain control of their mind, body, and soul.

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Areas Of Expertise

At REST, we provide quality psychotherapy and counseling services using different therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psycho-educational Therapy,  Solution Focus Therapy, and Holistic Therapy to help our clients get past their brokenness and barriers.  Our model is to Restore Balance, Educate to Empower, Strengthen to Overcome, and Train to Maintain wholeness, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. As your therapist, I realize that no two people are the same and will tailor my therapy to meet your specific needs and those of my other clients.

Our Reviews

Lesline P.
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Mrs. Bell is great! I started going to her earlier this year right before COVID. There were times I had to bring my newborn daughter to sessions and she would hold her while I vented and processed (still processing, lol) this new phase of my life, motherhood. That action alone made me know she’s the real deal. Being a new mom to 2 kids under 2 is overwhelming. Having Mrs. Bell who is a mom herself makes it so easy to let it all out. She’s SO relatable in so many different ways. Thank you Mrs. Bell. Thank you. I don’t know where I would be without you, really. THE BEST.
Khalil B.
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I was looking for a counselor because I was struggling mentally. Somehow I crossed paths with Ms.Bell. I’m so grateful that I did. I loved the fact the one of the very first things she checked for was if we worked well together. For me that meant the world. I knew I wasn’t “just a patient”. As time progressed and we had more sessions I began to open up more and boy have I learned a lot. Ms. Bell is a phenomenal counselor. Because of her background and knowledge things that I struggled with severely have significantly decreased. How she takes time to get to know as an individual to made me want come back as well. I HIGHLY recommend Ms. Bell. She is very knowledgeable and trustworthy. I recommend that you see her if your in search of a great counselor!
Ryan W.
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I put off therapy for years. I started doing sessions with Ms. Bell when my anxiety reached new heights in the new world of Covid. It was the best decision that I ever made. After just a handful of sessions I feel completely different. Ms. Bell has a special way of helping you see the bigger picture If you have gotten to the point where you are reading this review, I strongly encourage you to sign-up for a consultation and see what Ms. Bell can do to help you improve yourself!

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common questions

Many people are still unsure what exactly is and what to expect when it comes to virtual counseling, telemedicine or whatever name you’d like to give it. If you’re wondering if telemedicine is for you and how it works here are a few steps:

  • With the increase of the current virus, telemedicine has grown expeditiously, people are in need of help and so we have resorted to technology. Many still are skeptical about and don’t feel totally comfortable with it just yet. But I can assure you its just as effective as face to face. But to be effective the following must occur:

  • When in session during telehealth, it is important that you’re in a safe, quiet, distraction free environment, so that the therapist and yourself are getting the most out of it.

  • At first it may be strange or awkward seeing a stranger through your computer but rest assured, with time you will ease in and feel in sync with your therapist.

  • Because this is a virtual session, and sometimes your therapist can’t pick up on your body language, be sure to express all that you are feeling and going through at that moment.

  • Be also aware that there may be some technical difficulties that can include, delay in voice or motion, or either of parties can’t hear or see. These are common causes in technology

If you’re reading this, you’ve already taken the first step; seeking for help. The next step might be a little difficult, but you’ll be halfway there. Give us a call, so we can schedule a consultation and steer you in the right direction.

Congratulations you have been ranked as strong among the polls. Because you are here, you have outrun every person in need. Taking the first step is hard, and yet here you are. We applaud you. One thing is true, therapy is not for the weak but for the strong. Asking for help sometimes may seem uneasy at first, but it places you in the right direction. With the increase of so many worldwide events, therapy has been sought on now more than ever, that is why many see it as trending as opposing to people just seeking for help on how to cope in such unprecedented times.

A session can range anywhere from 30 minutes, 45 or 60 minutes. Most people opt for the 60-minute session.

Yes, we are in network for Cigna and Aetna. All other insurances are considered out of network. And what that means is that we issue a “superbill” to your insurance carrier for reimbursement of costs.

That is something to be discussed with your therapists. It all depends on where you are and your availability. Everyone’s journey is different; therefore, we have clients who come in weekly, bi-weekly and so forth.

Absolutely yes! Aside from being protected by HIPPA, every staff member and client before commencing services are required to sign a confidentiality form so that “what is said in therapy, stays in therapy”.

A friend or family member will indeed listen and give advice based on their experiences, perspectives, fears, and so forth. But often, also lose patience and may be annoyed. A therapist, however, will not just listen, but will equip you with tools not just for that moment in life but for the rest of your life so that you can cope, learn to R.E.S.T and be able to pick yourself up when needed. A therapist will use different modalities, persevere, and work with you until you are able to get out of the cocoon and fly.

Medication is still seen as a taboo worldwide. Often times, also seen as a “crutch” to not deal with the deep-rooted problem. When taking just medicine without a treatment plan, or accompanied by a therapist or anyone of the sort, we are just “buffering” the problem. It does not solve all your issues. Now, when you have therapy involved with medicine not only will the medicine treat your symptoms but in therapy you will learn different modalities and techniques to learn how to rewire your brain, train your thoughts, and possibly even answer the “whys” you’ve held on for too long.

This depends on your journey and where you stand. Everyone is driving in different directions throughout life but are all ultimately seeking the same; love, happiness, peace and understanding. Everyone is peculiar, unique and brilliant in their own way, cope differently, learn differently and that is why “time” in this instance can not be measured. Only you know what you need, how you need it. It is only when you feel you have found “healing” that your sessions may be over, but not your journey. That is why being bluntly honest with your therapist is a must, so that you both can address all that is within and finally find R.E.S.T.

We are located in downtown Orlando, the City Beautiful off of Magnolia Avenue, near the courthouse. 501 N Magnolia Ave | Orlando, FL 32801
[email protected] | (407) 476-7435

If you and your partner are having problems, we would strongly recommend to be seen as a couple. After you have been seen as a couple and the problem has been dealt with, either can choose to continue counseling as a couple or choose individual counseling.

It is crucial that you and your therapist are a good fit for each other. Another pivotal point is your total honesty. No one but yourself knows what goes on inside of you, even if you don’t recognize what this feeling is or even how to explain a situation, always attempt to say something. When a therapist has heard and seen what your concerns are, it is easier to work on those things and get better results. Another aspect is commitment, and dedication to your sessions. Your participation matters, being involved in your growth matters. Committing to each session and being responsible of the time and your appointment are steps to gain the best out of therapy.

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