Odyssey Community Counseling Program


Integrated Mental Health Services

The Odyssey Community Counseling Program at EMERGENCE offers services to individuals who present with problems around their mental health, life issues, or relationships. Our therapists are trained in a variety of therapy models and clinicians include licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage & family therapists, and licensed clinical social workers. We are able to support clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety and panic, suicidal thoughts and self-harm behavior, PTSD, eating disorders, difficulty managing emotions and coping with stress, conflict or other issues in relationships, and other life challenges. 

Odyssey Community Counseling is dedicated to providing an atmosphere that is both safe and accepting of diversity. We understand that while there are aspects of being human that are shared by all, how we experience those aspects as individuals can vary greatly and we strive to make space for those differences. Our goal is to support people with inclusivity and care, and to hold a stance of multi-cultural awareness and respect for diversity across all races, ethnicities, mental or physical abilities, gender presentations, social economic statuses, sexual orientations, spiritual or religious beliefs, and other life aspects not mentioned. All of our staff members receive training and supervision on various areas diversity, and in particular, many of the therapists are drawn to supporting LGBTQI+ communities.

Some of the skills our therapists offer include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), IMAGO Therapy (Couples Therapy), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Attachment Based Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Franklin Reality Model, and systems based relationship therapy.

Conventional wisdom tells us that many people with mental health struggles also have underlying substance use disorders. Research shows that providing integrated services when a client has a co-occuring addiction and mental health concern improves the rate of recovery in both areas, and improves overall life functioning. Neuroscience supports that addiction is a brain disease and needs to be treated equally and in combination with mental health treatment. As a result, Odyssey has embraced an integrated approach and our mental health counselors are also trained in topics central to treating addiction.

Enrollment in the program involves a comprehensive assessment, creation of a collaborative treatment plan and individual and group sessions as needed. To enroll in the Odyssey program, please call 541-741-7107 to schedule an appointment. 


The Odyssey Comprehensive DBT Program

What is DBT? DBT stands for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. At Odyssey, we offer DBT within the framework of a comprehensive evidence-based treatment program that teaches people how to change problematic behaviors, emotions, and thoughts that cause them ongoing misery and distress. Odyssey's DBT Program includes weekly individual counseling, skills training groups, phone coaching, and team consultation. These services teach skills and provide support and opportunity to practice new behaviors that can transform one's life.

Who might benefit from Odyssey's DBT Program? If your emotions can be difficult to manage and that causes you stress. If you find yourself thinking about death or suicide. If you think about or engage in self-harming behaviors. If you struggle with eating disordered thinking and behaviors. If you have a history of trauma (past, present, or both). If you battle against urges to drink alcohol, use drugs, gamble or any other addictive behaviors. If you've been diagnosed with PTSD or Borderline Personality Disorder.

Learn to apply your skills in your Everyday Life! Mindfullness Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Emotional Regulation Skills, Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills