Dr. Pamela J Bell, Review

Dr. Pamela J Bell, Review

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by SantaFe1, Apr. 18, 2015

I was Dr. Bell's patient for an extended course of neurotherapy for insomnia. She was dishonest from the start, telling me twice by phone that a certain number of treatments would be sufficient. When I arrived for the first appointment, she told me I would need 50% more appointments than the original estimate, and required that I sign a contract committing to the higher number. She claimed to have no recollection of what she had said in the two phone calls re: number of appointments.

Her treatment was ineffective, producing no results until she got training in an improved technique. This meant extending the course of treatment, so I could benefit from the required number of treatments with the new technique. At the end of the course of treatment, she said she had no way of evaluating whether the goal had been reached, and treatment was complete, in spite of the diagnostic work she had done at the beginning of treatment to evaluate the condition via her neurotherapy technology.  My symptomatology had improved somewhat, but the results were not satisfactory. This was turning into an open-ended course of treatment with no end in sight.  Since I had far exceeded the required number of treatments, I stopped at that point. The effect of the treatment wore off in a couple of weeks, and I was back at Square One with the severity of my symptoms. In my experience, her treatment doesn't work.

Dr. Bell was a stickler for the patient's promptness to begin sessions, while she, herself, was frequently 20-30 minutes late. In spite of this, she always charged for a full hour of treatment.

* this reviewer has be with this therapist for 6 months - 1 year
* this reviewer had 1 - 2 therapists before.
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