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Odessa Despot

Staff Psychologist

Counseling and Psychological Services
Student Affairs

585-475-6586
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Odessa Despot

Staff Psychologist

Counseling and Psychological Services
Student Affairs

Bio

Hello and welcome to CAPS! My name is Odessa Devi Despot and I'm a staff psychologist at CaPS and an embedded therapist with the Multicultural Center for Academic Success (MCAS). Here's a little information about my personal and professional background: I was born in Trinidad, West Indies and moved to Queens, NY when I was a kid. I Identify as a woman of color, immigrant, first-generation college graduate, and a South Asian person of Indian descent. I am a licensed psychologist and hold degrees from NYU and a doctoral degree from Yeshiva University. I'm interested in identity work and write about intersectionality, immigrant culture, feminist issues, and case studies in my field of relational psychotherapy. Some fun facts: I've got a younger brother and sister, I'm a converted cat lover, I'm new to hiking, I watch NY and Michigan-based sports, I love a good road trip, and I need rice (or pasta) in my life more days than not. Thanks for reading, I look forward to meeting you. 

585-475-6586