Todd Odell, MA, LPC, NCC, TAC Clinical Director
Todd was raised in Houston, Texas. Throughout his youth and young adulthood, he has had many diverse and growing opportunities. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Family and Human Development from Utah State University. He graduated from the University of Akron with a Masters of Art in Marriage and Family Therapy/ Counseling. Early in his career it was apparent that he would focus a lot of his time and energy on adolescent youth and young adults. While in college he worked for two residential programs which focused on different youth populations. He spent five years working as a therapist for a wilderness program in Utah. He also spent three years working for a local mental health and substance abuse agency in Utah. Over the years, he has received specific training in multiple diagnosis; and disorders. They are substance abuse, trauma, ADHD, adolescent issues, and reactive attachment. He also has specific training in several Family Therapy models, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In 2012 Todd and his wife, Randi, adopted a wonderful boy named Mykiel. This has driven Todd to focus more on youth with developmental trauma. Most recently Todd became TAC Certified, which means that he is certified to work with children with developmental trauma and adoption struggles. Todd and his family enjoy playing games, laughing, and camping.
Nancy Jarrett, PLPC Therapist
Nancy was raised in Southwest Missouri and relocated to Lake of the Ozarks to join the CALO team. Nancy completed a Bachelors of Arts in English and Psychology at Missouri State University. Nancy went on to complete her Master of Arts in Counseling at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. While in college, Nancy worked with children and adolescents in after school care settings. Nancy went on to work in a specialized after school care program for adolescents with behavioral health diagnoses while obtaining her Master’s degree as well as a residential program for teens and families in crisis. Nancy has spent over two years advocating for clients as a community support specialist. Most recently, Nancy has worked at a state mental health facility as a psychological evaluator and outpatient therapist seeing clients with a history of complex trauma. Nancy has experience and training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Play Therapy. Nancy and her husband, Zach, enjoy camping, traveling and spending time with family.
Kathy Abeln, kathy.abeln Therapist
Kathy Abeln, MS, PLPC. Kathy is a provisional liscensed professional counselor. Kathy received her B.A. in Psychology at St. Louis University and her Masters in Counseling at Missouri Baptist University. Kathy has experience in private practice where she specialized in adolescent and child therapy. She is also trained as a crisis counselor in the school setting. Kathy's passion is working with children who have suffered traumatic life events. Kathy has three children who are very active in sports and school activities. In her free time, she likes to scuba dive and spending time on the water.
Emily Polovick, MOT, OTR/L Occupational Therapist
Emily was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana before attending Saint Louis University (SLU) where she earned her Bachelor of Occupational Science with a concentration in Interprofessional Practice and her Master of Occupational Therapy. She is a registered Occupational Therapist (OTR) with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and is licensed by the state of Missouri (L). She has always been interested in finding ways to tangibly help and connect with others. CALO's relational-based approach and CASA model aligned with her desire to utilize Occupational Therapy to enable individuals to create and maintain healthy relationships, promote independence in everyday activities, and achieve balance in a chaotic world. Through her fieldwork placements and The Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice at SLU, Emily has worked with students who have diverse sensory and social needs. She is excited to have the opportunity to get to know the CALO family and help create positive change and joy for students and their families.
Bonnie Guier, MSW, LCSW Therapist
Bonnie is a lifelong Missourian raised in a generational farm family where her innate compassion and love for animals flourished. She obtained her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology with minors in counseling and music from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. It was during this time Bonnie recognized her deep passion for helping others and her desire to one day utilize animals to help people. Bonnie completed her Master's of Social Work at Missouri State University (formerly SMSU) immediately following her completion of her undergraduate degree. Bonnie has continued to follow the various formats of animal assisted therapy and interventions throughout the past 10+ years. In 2011 Bonnie rescued her Golden Retriever Mix, Beau and has utilized him on a volunteer basis for pet therapy visits to people of all ages in various settings. She has extensive professional experience working with children and families involved in the foster care system including the adoption process and as an outpatient therapist as well as working with adults with specialized medical needs. In addition, Bonnie has several years of crisis intervention experience as she worked a crisis hotline which served those in the community facing a variety of crises including suicidal clients. Bonnie is excited to have re-located from the Springfield, Missouri area to the Lake area with her three dogs and her horse in August 2016 specifically to join the Calo clinical Team as a Teen Girls Therapist. Bonnie has learned through her years of experience working with families, children, and adults how paramount relationships are in the healing process and for healthy growth and development of children and teens. Bonnie is excited to be on board at Calo due to the focus on relationships as a significant piece to the healing and change process.
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