Meet Our Therapists

Meet Our Therapist Becky OD'ell

Becky, O'Dell, LPC, 

Becky, O'Dell, LPC, 

Becky O'Dell, LPC Becky is a native of Kentucky but has fallen in love with Wilmington. She is loving this new chapter of her life at the beach. She is a mother of two and loves her family.  She has over 20 years of experience working with children ages birth-11 years old.  Her therapeutic style is warm and welcoming, like your favorite elementary school teacher. In fact, she was one! She began her work with children in an educational setting, teaching elementary education. Through her experience she found that children seemed to gravitate toward teachers for support and counseling services. So, in 2009, Becky decided to go back to school to earn her master’s in counseling and become credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Board Certified Counselor. Becky is unique in that she understands  the struggles of parenting and respects the importance of the therapist/parent/child relationship. 

Becky specializes in Play Therapy and choice focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Over the years, Becky has observed that while children play they communicate constantly. Oh the stories she’s heard through play. With her experience she was naturally drawn to studying and become a play therapy guru. Becky helps children and families going through difficult times form step by step plans to find peace and fulfillment. 

If a child is having behavioral difficulties, like separation anxiety or ADHD, that are disruptive in school or at home, it might be time to consider play therapy. Also, if a family is experiencing a divorce, death, serious illness, or other stressful situations, a play therapist can help the child to process through some of their big feelings. Play therapy is also appropriate for a child who has witnessed or experienced a traumatic event.  Click Here to learn more about play therapy.


Becky also specializes in attachment, particularly infant, toddler, and young children and attachment. She works with children ages birth-7 and their parents to become more emotionally connected to one another and even works with new parents or parents-to-be to create the ideal environment for growth. 

Fun Fact: She has a sweet Golden Retriever rescue named Bradley and loves a good cup of coffee.


Specialities:

  • Children ages Birth-7 years old
  • Attachment
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Parenting Coaching
  • Creating an ideal environments for growth and learning with families
  • ADD/ ADHD
  • Acting out at school or home
  • Disruptive or struggling in school
  • Seperation Anxiety
  • Experienced a Trauma Event
  • Witnessed a Traumatic Event
  • Children Grief/Loss
  •  ADHD
  • Teenagers dealing with Anxiety
  • Children coping with Separation or Divorce
  • Families coping with Divorce/Mediation
  • Illness in family- work with child to cope
  • Christian Counseling

Treatment Orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Play Therapy

 

UNDERGRADUATE, Becky received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with a Minor in English from Eastern Kentucky University.

GRADUATE,  Becky received her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College.

My philosophy is very simple “Repeat or Repair”.
— Becky O'Dell