Carol Odsess Ph.D., Albany, CA

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905 Santa Fe Avenue
Albany, CA 94706

About My Practice

I am a licensed psychologist in private practice in Albany, California and my practice emphasizes EMDR and the Energy Psychology method, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), because these are powerful methods that get results.  I have been enthusiastically utilizing EMDR since 1992 when I was trained by the founder of EMDR, Francine Shapiro.  I went on to become an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and EMDRIA certified in EMDR (EMDR International Association).  I assist in training other psychotherapists in EMDR at EMDRIA approved trainings and provide individual and group consultation to other psychotherapists learning EMDR.  


I also have considerable expertise in the most popular form of Energy Psychology, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).  I teach EFT to other psychotherapists as an adjunct faculty member at JFK University, Pleasant Hill, CA, and also offer private workshops, group consultation, and individual mentoring in EFT.  EFT is another accelerated mind/body treatment approach that is a form of "emotional acupuncture".  It is a powerful but easy to learn technique that I teach to clients for self-use at home.



What excites me about EMDR?

Using EMDR since 1992 has been a tremendously rewarding part of my life. With EMDR, my clients experience accelerated healing from trauma, anxiety, fears, disturbing memories, unrelenting grief, guilt and other emotional problems. Negative emotions and distorted self-assessments are decreased; people learn what was useful from their past experiences and have more positive beliefs about themselves. It is a privilege to participate in this powerful healing process with people.



Level of Training

EMDRIA Approved Training Parts 1 & 2
EMDRIA Certified
EMDRIA Consultant

Skills and Expertise

I have experience using EMDR to treat:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Phobias
I use EMDR to help people suffering from:
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Break-up of a Relationship
  • Depression and Sadness
  • Fear of Flying
  • Grief and Loss
  • Insomnia
  • Medical/Dental Phobia
  • Nightmares
  • Phobias and Irrational Fears
  • Relationship Conflicts
  • Sexual, Physical, Emotional, or Verbal Abuse
  • Worry
I work with these populations:
  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • GLBT
  • People of Color
  • People with Disabilities
I have experience treating these traumas:
  • Childhood Abuse (Sexual, Physical, Verbal, Emotional)
  • Adult Domestic Violence or Abuse
  • Adult Sexual Assault
  • Accidents
  • Traumatic Loss (by death, divorce, etc)
  • Job Loss
  • Near Death Experience
  • Medical procedures/Surgery
  • Witnessing Death or Injury
  • Repeated Assaults to Self-Esteem
I have additional training in these treatments:
  • Energy Psychology EFT, TFT
  • Meditation
  • Performance Enhancement
I offer payment options:
  • Out of Network Reimbursement, (insurance that pays for any licensed clinician)
  • Victims of Crime Compensation Funds
  • The lowest being above $100/session
  • Clinical Consultation for other EMDR Therapists
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