Kaylee Odell, MA, LMHCA
Mental Health Counselor Associate
*Anticipated to be in-network with Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield (but not EAP or HIP plans) in early/late fall 2022.
My journey as a therapist began with an interest in the fascinating ways we as humans interact and our minds intricately operate. Witnessing individuals grow, learn, and love one another is a beautiful part of life that I feel privileged to be a part of. Of course, along with the beautiful parts of life, there are also the incredibly painful and challenging ones. The way life ebbs and flows is reminiscent of the ocean; it can be calm, gentle, and rejuvenating in one moment and intense and overwhelming in the next.
As a therapist, I am passionate about walking alongside you through the ebb and flow, as you process pain and trauma, relationship strain, crippling grief and loss, and other hardships that accompany living. A central part of my practice is to provide encouragement and hope in these moments, as well as to celebrate progress and promote your incredible worth and potential. I am honored to hear your story and to be a part of writing your next chapter.
I enjoy working with adult individuals and couples at all different phases of life, especially those who are motivated to grow and are actively seeking support and guidance. My areas of expertise include assisting those who struggle with stress management, identity crises and confusion, general anxiety, health anxiety, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, depression and other mood disorders, body image concerns, issues related to self-esteem and self-worth, and processing painful events and traumatic experiences. I also enjoy providing pre-marital counseling and working with couples who are struggling with infidelity, trust issues, communication difficulties, and sexual concerns.
It is important to me to create a safe, open, and collaborative therapeutic environment where you feel valued and respected. I strive to form a partnership based on compassion and understanding in which we work together to recognize your needs and create specific goals that help you move toward healing and holistic health. My practice is inclusive, gender-affirming, and based on the principle that all individuals have potential for growth and are worthy of love.
Summary of Training & Theoretical Orientation
I earned a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ball State University in 2020. I have worked in community mental health for several years, providing counseling to high-need populations and adults ranging in age from 18-years-old to 75-years-old. I have provided interpersonal skills training to a variety of populations, led psychoeducational groups, taught a two-day training on pre-marital counseling, and completed a course on emotion-focused therapy (EFT). I practice from a person-centered and humanistic theoretical orientation, which emphasizes the importance of a positive client-therapist relationship based on empathy, encouragement, genuineness, and respect. I also incorporate research-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral techniques, solution-focused strategies, and attachment approaches that consider the role of past and current relationships in our wellbeing.
Ball State University – Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
Anderson University – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Youth Leadership Development (BA)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) License 88001259A
Couples Therapy: Teaching Communication Strategies web training through the Healthcare Training Institute (2022)
Cultural Competency 101 virtual training with Outcare Health (2021)
Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) web training through TF-CBTWeb2.0 (2020)
Safezone Training – a training geared toward learning how to be allies to and advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals - through Ball State University (2019)