Dr. Odessa Despot is a licensed clinical psychologist and qualitative researcher. She holds a doctoral degree from Yeshiva University and B.A. and M.S. degrees from NYU, where she worked as a junior research scientist on the Metro-Baby project with the Center for Research, Culture, Development and Education. Dr. Despot has published articles and given presentations on identity development, intersectionality, the biopsychosocial effects of trauma, and challenges in clinical supervision. She has also presented case examples focused on the client experience in treatment, recovery from loss, and challenges in working with complex clinical disorders.
Dr. Despot provides exceptional clinical care and attention to clients. She has worked with hundreds of clients in her 10 years of working in schools, hospitals, outpatient and college settings. Clients benefit from her warmth, empathy, knowledge, and integrative treatment approach. College-mental health, treatment for anxiety and depression, and relationship concerns are areas of expertise.
She is a pet lover and enjoys all the flavors of Rochester, NY.