Jane Bell, M.A. Counseling

Jane Bell is a mediator and former therapist who specializes in emotionally-charged mediation, large family mediations, and in communication skills. She frequently works with parents making the transition from marriage partners to divorced co-parents.

Jane had a clinical practice working with couples, families, and individuals. She also worked extensively with families who had been broken by sexual misconduct. That experience enables her to take a firm but understanding approach to helping clients work through their problems. Jane has also taught psychology and counseling with Mt. Hood Community College’s Mental Health/Human Service Program.

Jane graduated with her M.A. in Counseling from Lewis and Clark College in 1992. She attended New York University as an undergraduate.

Jane grew up in the Big Apple in a musical and artistic family, and she found creative expression through dance (ballet, modern dance, and jazz) from the age of three through college. She loves to travel and has circled the globe, including a trip through the Kyber Pass into Afghanistan. She lived in Hawaii for sixteen years  and owned several restaurants before pursuing her life-long interest in psychology. She loves hiking, cooking, yoga, and spending time with her family. She also particularly enjoys helping people through the rough spots of life. She considers herself a life-long learner. She values study, meditation, calmness and humor. She loves apple pie.