Allison Odle, M.Ed., M.Phil.Ed.,LPC
Offers teleheath & in-person services in our Bryn Mawr Office
Allison is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience in the field. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a M.Ed. in Psychological Services in 2008 as well as a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling in 2009. She was able to train in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) under one of the creators, Esther Deblinger, during her internship. She was then able to participate in the Beck Initiative where she became certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She is also certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) through Stanford University, which focuses on addressing cognitions that create shame and guilt that may arise from experiencing trauma. She has completed extensive training towards becoming a certified provider for clients with ADHD
For the last six years, she served as Clinical Supervisor at a Community Mental health center in the city of Philadelphia. She also has experience in individual, couple’s, and family outpatient therapy working with children (ages 5 and up) and adults with various diagnoses focusing primarily on treating stress related to trauma and loss, PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder, OCD, Dissociative Disorders (DID), Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, ADHD and Bipolar Disorders. For the last four years, she has been a part of University of Pennsylvania’s graduate school of counseling as a seminar leader for the master’s degree program’s students. She also supervises master level clinicians for their licenses and provides workshops on how to prevent suicide, recognize trauma, and approach CBT more creatively.
Allison believes in building trust in the therapeutic space by exploring clients’ hopes, values, identities, culture, and developmental history to help them build insight into their thoughts and behaviors. In her structured approach, she wants her clients to leave with palpable skills that can be applied to various life experiences, so, yes; this means therapy homework. Sometimes, she likes to use more creative approaches including exposure, play, art, and relaxation to help clients share their unique stories regardless of age. She is an ally to the queer and BIPOC communities. She will accept her clients for who they are, will support them in who they want to become, and will help them discover strengths that they may struggle to find on their own.