Zoe Odegard, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor, Intake Coordinator
Coming from a professional foundation of Multiculturalism and Feminist theories, I offer my clients a therapeutic environment that can adapt and adjust to a person’s unique healing needs. I have a rich formal history in mindfulness as both a personal daily practice and as a therapeutic modality, holding the associated values of nonjudgment and acceptance dear. My hope is that you will find comfort in counseling with me, and I strive to create a space where you feel complete and accepted just as you are.
I approach every client from a trauma-informed perspective, and this is particularly true when working with folks holding LGBTQ+ identities. I value sex positivity and have experience supporting clients through gender affirming transitions and exploration of varying relationship structures and expressions of sexuality.
I have a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Saybrook University, which is rooted in a person-centered approach. In addition, I have a Bachelor of Arts in both Contemplative Psychology and Traditional Eastern Arts from Naropa University, an accredited Buddhist institution. I am currently under the clinical supervision of Jennie Yngsdahl, MA, LP.
AREAS OF FOCUS:
- Trauma and PTSD
- Anxiety, panic, and depression
- Sexual assault
- Chronic trauma resulting from systemic violence/oppression
- Grief, loss, and the process of dying
- Gender Identity
- Sexual Identity
- Self Esteem and Personal Growth
- Health and Disability challenges
- Life transitions
- Relational challenges
- Shame and guilt
Payment options include use of your health insurance (in or out of network), private direct payment per session, flexible spending or HSA plans. I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN, Preferred One, Aetna, UCare, Cigna, Medica, Optum, and United HealthCare health insurance plans. A limited number of sliding fee slots are sometimes available for those experiencing financial hardship. Please contact me to discuss the best option for you.
HOW TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT:
If you would like to schedule an appointment, the best way to reach me is via my email listed below. You can also leave a voicemail message for me at 651-294-2307. When you leave your message make sure to specifically ask for Zoe on the recording.
** Zoe is not taking any new clients at this time due to a full caseload.
Zoe Odegard, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor, Intake Coordinator, she/her/they/them
“Among (many) other things, Zoe is easy to talk to, warm, generous, caring, empathetic, talented, and knowledgeable. I was honored to lead a trauma and mindfulness-based group with Zoe, and I was consistently inspired by their effortless ease when relating to clients: Zoe has just the right combination of strength and compassion, which manifests into an exceptional healer. Zoe is also a professional, collaborative, fun, and responsive colleague. Zoe has helped me become a better healer, myself, and I consider having worked with them to be a highlight of my career thus far.”