Kathy Abeln MS, LPC

Clinical Director

Kathy Abeln, MS, LPC. 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.

Todd Odell MA, LPC, NCC, TAC


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.

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.

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