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Dr. Edwina Hamilton Bell
Managing Director

Dr. Hamilton Bell is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. She is the CEO/President of Bell Psychological Services, Inc. located in
Broward County. Dr. Hamilton Bell earned her Doctorate in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University and completed an internship at the University of Miami Counseling Center, where she is staff affiliate. Dr. Hamilton Bell completed her postdoctoral training at the Dependency Court Intervention Program for Family Violence in Miami-Dade County, Florida, where she conducted court-ordered psychological evaluations with children. Dr. Hamilton Bell has experience providing contracted mental health services to the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Dependency Court of Broward County (Seventeenth Judicial Circuit), and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. She has worked as a school psychologist for the School Board of Broward County, conducting psycho-educational evaluations for gifted placement, and children with ADHD, and learning differences. In addition, she conducts preoperative psychological evaluations for patients needing medical procedures such as bariatric surgery and spinal cord stimulators. Dr. Hamilton Bell has over 15 years of experience providing therapeutic services. She specializes in treating women with depression and anxiety, and women who are experiencing loss, life transitions, and relationship issues. Dr. Hamilton Bell is a Certified Life Coach. She has presented to various organizations on topics such as stress management, African-American women and depression, and living a life of balance. Dr. Hamilton Bell is passionate about what she does. She is committed to her mission to aid in the psychological and emotional healing of women and men across the globe, so that they may live purpose-filled lives.  

Dr. LaToya Shakes Malone
Managing Director

Dr. Shakes Malone is a licensed psychologist in private practice. Her education and clinical training have allowed her the opportunity to provide an array of treatments to individuals with varying mental health and social concerns. Dr. Shakes Malone earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. She completed her internship at the Miami-Dade Department of Human Services and Miami-Dade Public Schools were she provided individual, group and family therapy to children who were classified as being Severely Emotionally Disturbed (SED). As a post-doctoral resident at Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Shakes Malone provided therapy to individuals suffering from chronic pain, assessments for children with developmental delays, and supervision to doctoral students on multicultural competence in therapy.  Dr. Shakes Malone is the founder of Life Solutions Psychological Services and Managing Director of Positive Solutions Psychological Services. Dr. Shakes Malone provides comprehensive assessments for children and adults with learning disabilities and Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), career transition or planning issues, immigration issues, and employment mandated and/or court-ordered evaluations. In addition, Dr. Shakes Malone specializes in treating individuals with relationship problems, marital discord, emotional and behavioral problems in children, and those suffering from anxiety disorders. Dr. Shakes Malone is committed to working with Pastors, Businesses and Community Leaders to promote psychological well-being.


Dr. Aratha Franklin Dixon

Senior Clinical Associate

Dr. Aratha Dixon is a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned her Doctorate of Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology and a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Dixon completed both her internship at The Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology (CMTP) and post-doctoral training in Pediatric Neuropsychology at Boston Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Dixon has experience working as the Associate Director for the Family Learning Program, an outpatient sexual abuse treatment program. She also worked as a Clinical Specialist at Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc., a high-risk residential setting. There, she coordinated and implemented mental health and substance abuse services. Dr. Dixon is a culturally competent psychologist with over 15 years of clinical experience treating children, adolescents, and adults in individual, group, and family therapy. She has experience working with a variety of issues, including mood and anxiety disorders, sexual and physical abuse, and relationship problems. In addition, Dr. Dixon has experience conducting psychological and psycho-educational evaluations with children, adolescents, and young adults with medical conditions, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Developmental Delay, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Dr. Dixon is truly enthusiastic about helping diverse populations to overcome challenges they face and to reach their full potential, both emotionally and psychologically.


Dr. Anke Seidel
Senior Clinical Associate 

Dr. Anke Seidel is a licensed psychologist. She is trilingual, providing services in English, Spanish and German. She earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.  Dr. Seidel completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Miami Counseling Center and her postdoctoral residency at Jewish Family Service of Broward County as well as a private practice where she provided individual and group therapy as well as psychological and psycho-educational assessments. During her doctoral training, she has also worked with veterans suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues. 

Dr. Seidel has experience with a variety of disorders and issues including depression, anxiety disorders, binge-eating disorder, obesity, relationship issues, grief and care-giving.  She also provides psychological and psycho-educational evaluations for children and adults. She has published research articles and book chapters in the areas of anxiety and eating disorders. 


Dr. Daniela Jaramillo , LMHC
Senior Clinical Associate

I'm Dr. Daniela Jaramillo, a clinical and forensic counselor who provides mental health treatment for children, adolescent, adults and families. I treat individuals who may be struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, anger and stress management and relationship problems.

I provide forensic psychological evaluations for the courts (family, civil and immigration court), schools and various agencies. (I also accept self-referrals for evaluations.) I'm also a certified school psychologist. I have extensive experience conducting psycho-educational evaluations for various school districts.

Mental health treatment and psychological evaluations may be completed entirely in Spanish. (Bilingual/Bicultural Spanish)


Renee Darden LMHC
Senior Clinical Associate

Renee is a Florida Licensed Mental Counselor. She holds extensive experience working with adolescents and mental health issues and their families. Renee earned her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in 2001. Renee is a firm believer in empowering families to effectively intervene with children who may be struggling with behavior challenges as well as managing the myriad of other dynamics often associated with autism spectrum disorder.

Renee works easily with both adults and adolescents, and is highly-skilled in working with individuals, couples, and families in outpatient, community, and home environments. Her areas of specialty are anxiety, adjustment issues, marriage and family therapy, adolescent behavior issues, life management counseling, parenting issues, and stress management. Renee typically utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy and in some cases, applied behavior analysis therapy to help people navigate their complex worlds in order to live a healthier, happier life. She is passionate about spending time with her family, has two beautiful children, and has been happily married for over 14 years. Renee is also creative and co-owns a company that creates custom cakes.


Dr. Denise Romaguera, LMHC
Senior Clinical Associate 

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been working in the counseling field for over 15 years and who has been in private practice for 4 years.  In private practice, I work with many different populations including children, adults, couples and families.  Although the majority of my clients have trauma and abuse issues and addiction issues, I also work with individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger management issues, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, and eating disorders.  Moreover, I periodically facilitate sexual abuse survivor groups, eating disorder groups and recovery from alcohol and drug addiction groups.

Prior to going into private practice, I worked in many agencies and rehabilitation centers, where I specialized in working with abused populations (sexual, physical and emotional/verbal abuse) and working with alcohol/substance abuse addicts in recovery.  Throughout the years, I developed a client-centered approach which is pragmatic and eclectic.  Meaning, my approach is tailored to the client needs and not necessarily to a particular theoretical paradigm.

Educationally, I received my Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Miami, and my Masters (M.S.) and Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Psychology from Florida International University.  Besides also having my LMHC degree, I am a Qualified Supervisor in the State of Florida.  Meaning, I can provide supervision to other mental health counselors seeking licensure in this state.  Furthermore, for many semesters I have served as an Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University, teaching graduate –level psychology courses at this university.



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