Carol Odom is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She started her career working as a Direct Support Worker in a health facility for children/adolescents with special needs during her sophomore year of her undergraduate studies. Carol has a love for education and pursed a Bachelor’s of Science in Disabilities studies in two thousand eleven and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in two thousand sixteen. After working as a Registered Nurse for several years she decided to continue her education and purse her Master of Science specializing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner after being dissatisfied with many of the prescribing practices that she observed towards youth in low income communities. Carol has worked in many diverse settings including Residential Treatment Facilities, Managed Long Term Care, the emergency department, and in an outpatient community health center. Her training experiences, particularly in underrepresented communities has helped prepared her to serve those communities by helping break stigmas that many people of color may have about mental health and their treatment options. In her free time you can find her planning her next adventure with her family and friends, napping, or binge watching an entire series on a rainy day.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. — Elisabeth Kübler-Ross