Odessa has a Bachelor’s in Psychology with an emphasis in child development and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She specializes in working with children and families who have chronic illnesses utilizing a variety of modalities including animal-assisted therapy, play therapy, sand tray, art therapy, neurofeedback and EMDR.
Odessa worked with children and families in a medical setting for over 8 years as a Certified Child Life Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Orange County in California and Primary Children’s Hospital in Utah. She provided education, preparation, and promoted coping strategies for various medical diagnoses and procedures to patients, siblings and families through healthcare medical play and self-expressive activities. Odessa enjoyed working with patients and families in a medical setting, providing psychosocial and emotional support during their hospital experience. Recognizing the need to assist children and families with additional counseling resources outside the hospital setting, Odessa joined The Green House Center full-time.
Odessa enjoys spending time with family, traveling, any activities involving the great outdoors, and volunteering within the community.
135 W Center Street
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
Phone: (801) 785-1169
Fax: (801) 785-1154