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Vanessa Bell, Ph.D., HSP

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I support students by providing psychological assessments to better understand various factors that may be adversely impacting their academic, emotional, social, and/or other areas of functioning. Working together, we will collect important pieces of the diagnostic puzzle and  identify the most appropriate diagnoses, treatment recommendations, and supportive resources.

Dr. Bell earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Memphis. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at the University of Washington and a post-doctoral fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She also holds a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) from Meharry Medical College. Dr. Bell is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and has practiced in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health, primary care and medical specialty clinics, and governmental service.  Dr. Bell has held faculty positions at Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Pediatrics and Meharry Medical College Departments of Pediatrics and Family Medicine. Before joining VUCC, Dr. Bell served as Psychology Director for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. Dr. Bell has developed a clinical expertise in the area of diagnostic assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Outside of work, Dr. Bell enjoys creating new memories with family and friends and documenting those memories through photo life books and story quilts. Dr. Bell is a (former) marathoner who is currently enjoying all things little league!