Elliott Odendahl, MSW, LICSW

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Sankalpa Therapy and Wellness Center

140 West 98th Street
Bloomington, MN 55420

E: elliott@sankalpatwc.com
P: 612.849.4792

Elliott is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and holds a Master’s degree from Augsburg College and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Elliott has had the privilege of working with children, youth, individuals and families of diverse backgrounds who are experiencing behavioral and mental health needs, disruptions in attachment and family relationships, trauma, as well as those experiencing the negative impacts of systemic and structural bias and racism. In addition, Elliott has previously worked with children and youth with neurodiversity-related diagnoses, provided Therapeutic Supervised Parenting to families, crisis support services to foster care providers and support services to families involved with Child Protection.

Elliott has a special passion for providing support and services to adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents, resource parents and anyone from the adoption/foster kinship network. As an adoptee herself, it is an honor to be able to give back to the community she is also a part of. Elliott finds much joy in being able to support the unique needs of transracial foster and adoptive families. Elliott is also a PACC Alumni.

Elliott understands that diverse and complex life experiences can lead to complex and diverse therapeutic needs. Therefore, she will do her best to provide a therapeutic approach that will meet your unique healing needs and in a way that is comfortable and meaningful to you. Elliott looks forward to supporting you as you write your own story as a means to activate your personal power, agency, and identity!

Additional Information

Service Location: Office Based

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Focus:
Elementary Age (9-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person 19-25)
Adult (Adoptee)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Parent Coaching
Family Work
Birth/First Parent/Family Work

Areas of Practice Strength:
Intellectual Disabilities
Autism Spectrum
Parent Coaching
High Conflict Families
Early Traumatic Experiences

Treatment Modalities:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
Adult Attachment Inventory
Parental Assessment

Practice Area: Mental Health
Licensure: LGSW
Region: Twin Cities - Metro
Population: Adults
Type of Therapy/Service: Adoption - Adoptive Parent Services, Attachment Therapy, Birth Parent Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Post-Adoption Counseling, Post-Adoption Education and Support, Post-Adoption Transition Support, Resource and Referrals, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Theraplay Informed
Specialities: Adoption Transitions, Adult Adoptee Resources, Attachment Issues, Behavior Issues, Consultation, LGBTQ+, Neurodevelopmental Issues **, Post Adoption Services, PTSD, Resources for Adult Adoptees, Search and Reunion, Transracial, Trauma, Trauma/Complex Trauma

* "Permanency services" includes reunification, guardianship, & kinship care.

** "Permanency" includes reunification, guardianship, & kinship care. "Neurodevelopmental issues" includes ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, &FASD.