Dr. O'Donnell is a licensed psychologist who has been working in the mental health field since 1998. Her background and training has been diverse, ranging from specialized training in Forensic Psychology and Clinical Psychology to Applied Developmental Psychology. She has conducted evaluations on and treated a wide range of both juvenile and adult clients including: persistently mentally ill, substance abuse, sexual and violent offenders. Her academic interests involve the development of violent behavior and psychopathic personality traits.
Dr. O'Donnell works closely with attorneys and the courts to provide comprehensive forensic evaluations on a variety of issues. She also provides psychological assessments and treatment to both juveniles and adults.
Areas of Expertise
Criminal Law: competence to stand trial, violence risk assessment, sex offender evaluations, sanity/state of mind, substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, malingering & deception, death penalty, sentencing recommendations, false confession, miranda rights.
Public Safety Personel: fitness for duty, pre-employment evaluations.
Civil Law: personal injury, worker's compensation, disability determination, post-traumatic stress, discrimination & harassment.
Psychological Evaluations: chronic mental disorders, substance abuse, learning disabilities, ADHD.
Therapy: anger management, substance abuse, personality disorders, and trauma.