I believe the best testimonials come directly from the people I’ve helped. In respect of my clients confidentiality, I have omitted the names of these testimonial providers.
"Leta, you treated me back a few years ago. I was going through a abusive relationship and after your help, I got better and moved out-of-state. I wanted to tell you how much you helped me and thank you so much for everything you did! I thought of you and just wanted to say thank you soooo much for everything you did. I don't think I would be where I am today if it weren't for you!!!."
"This is the first time in my life that I have felt this. It's the best feeling I've known so far! AND I OWE IT TO YOU!!! I cannot emphasize enough how strongly I feel that. Your help has been so incredibly instrumental in my life. I'd prefer to not even speculate as to where I'd be without your time and wisdom, but I'd imagine it might be a very different life. I feel like I literally see the world differently as a result of a way of thinking that you introduced."
So I am applying for a school in San Francisco for Somatic Psychology. First of all, I wanted to thank you for working with me, and giving me insight to help me set goals and work on myself. You have influenced me in so many ways....."
"I've only done 4 VSA sessions with Leta and I already feel the most comfortable in my own skin and around other people than I have in my entire life"
Thanks so much for sending me your blog post. I'm glad you did, as I've been thinking about how I should email you and let you know just how grateful I was for our time together (my time in therapy, you as the therapist) when I lived in Tulsa. My time working with you was the most effective therapy relationship I've had (and I've had a handful+ of therapists over the years). I came to realize just what was possible in therapy and I've been looking for someone similar ever since! Of course, I know I will never be able to find another you, but I do hope to find a similar relationship with a therapist to work with in the future."
"As a woman, with trauma in my past, working with Leta has been a blessing. She guided me through tough times, including the after effects of my divorce. She was very practical when it came to supporting myself, work-wise, and in helping me to develop strategies for decluttering my brain. With the use of EMDR and other methods, she helped to shed light in the dark corners of my mind, and to connect my feelings to my body, where they had been disassociated. From a survivor, and now healthier person's point of view, I can say that Leta is very good at what she does."
On the advice of my physician, I sought out a therapist and found Leta Bell. She listened to my story and suggested voice stress assessment. I was skeptical but willing to try. We mapped my neuropathy by having me thinking of different family members in depth while listening to music and wearing special glasses that played various light patterns. Then she would take my lead and guide me to bring up something I had been thinking of and couldn’t get past. The combination of the light patterns and the music relaxed my body enough to focus on thinking of an element of the suicide. For several minutes I would sit and think. Then we would talk about it. I would follow this procedure two or three times during my weekly visit. Following each visit I would feel better physically and emotionally. I did freeform writing in between my visits.
I don’t understand how it works even though she has explained it to me a few times. I do know I am not as obsessed about certain things that were very painful for me. I have lived with depression most of my life and after undergoing this therapy for the past 5 months, I feel so much better! This form of therapy is a godsend for someone like me who has witnessed several traumas in my lifetime and have slogged through the muck of depression without seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you, Leta Bell, for recommending Voice Stress Assessment therapy. I will always be grateful.
With 19 years of sobriety, alcohol was no longer the problem, living with me was.
Leta willingly reached out that first visit, offering hope and encouragement. She provided a few new tools which I could not find in the program. These tools worked exceptionally well for tackling deeply entrenched unhealthy behavior patterns and eradicating inappropriate coping skills that did not involve the use of alcohol.
Leta was placed in my life at a time when I was struggling with an incredibly diminished sense of self worth and purpose. I was very fearful and confused. I could not understand why I was feeling so depressed and hopeless. My goodness, I had 19 years of recovery? I was promised a life of happiness, joy and freedom.
After listening to my dilemma, Leta discussed a treatment plan which was very specific and practical.
I sensed early on that Leta saw my pain as a motivator, not a destroyer. She was never the least bit judgmental or reactive while listening to my story.
I felt that she was authentically sincere and had compassion for my struggle. There was not a moment where I felt threatened. It was always safe to be venerable. I truly felt that Leta was 100% present while we were together. When the door shut, we were committed to change . Whatever was said there, I knew stayed there. And I always knew she was there to help, not enable. From day one, she had empathy for my confusion and pain, but remained detached and vigilant, keeping me focused on the solution not the problem. Suffering was clearly not an option. Within a few months, my pain transformed into a very personal gift, a powerful life lesson and the healing of a small girl's woundedness, scared and callused from years of doing the same thing over and over again. My life is not the same today. I am happy, joyous and free! I am committed to spending all the time necessary to knowing and loving myself. I could not have ever imagined how wonderful it would be. My days are typically quiet and absent of all the drama and chaos I at one time craved.
The insanity of addiction and co-dependence is perhaps behind me now, though they will forever remain my greatest teachers. And most importantly, today, I know peace. Leta, in all likelihood is one of those few individuals who actually inspires and challenges people to be all they are created to be. She has a beautiful heart and a wonderful spirit. And finally, she is undoubtedly someone who takes her life's mission very seriously.