Dr. Sophia Odeh specializes in conducting comprehensive neuropsychological and developmental evaluations of children, adolescents, and young adults. She has experience with a wide range of presenting problems and diagnoses, including developmental disabilities, social and emotional challenges, learning difficulties, and psychiatric concerns. She is certified in the autism diagnostic observation schedule, second edition (ADOS-2), the gold-standard assessment tool for evaluating autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Dr. Odeh also provides therapy to adolescents and young adults, with a particular focus on treating depression, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders from a relational and CBT perspective.
Dr. Odeh earned her undergraduate degree in psychology at DePaul University and received her doctorate in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She completed clinical training in neuropsychological assessment at Rush NeuroBehavioral Center and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s Pediatric Developmental Center in Chicago. She also trained at South Campus Therapeutic Day School, where she utilized evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents with social and emotional difficulties during their school day and collaborated with teachers and families. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Franciscan Children’s in Boston. During her internship, she provided individual and group therapy and conducted neuropsychological, developmental, medical review team evaluations. She then completed a two-year pediatric neuropsychology fellowship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where she gained additional expertise in the assessment of complex psychiatric and mood disorders.
In both her assessment and therapy work, Dr. Odeh seeks to create a space for clients and their families to feel safe, connected, and heard.