Dedicated to Helping You
Meet our team. We are comprised of individuals with different specialties and backgrounds, which allow us to offer you a range of care—each sharing a common commitment to wellbeing, professional integrity, and education. The Odyssey Behavioral Health team is here to help you, so contact us to see why we are the right team to help meet your needs. Here are the current specialties:
Licensed Psychological Associate - Independent
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Registered Behavior Technicians
Dr. Rachel Bertelson
Rachel Bertelson has a total of 15-years of clinical education and experience working within mental and behavioral health. She received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and graduate training and a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation as a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA), and licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as an Independent Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA-I).
Her most recent work experiences include serving as the former Executive Director for Rose Street Spectrum. For seven years, she directed a team of BCBA's, BCaBA's, and RBT's who provided Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) intervention for individuals diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has also served for the last six years as the Executive Director of (d.b.a.) Odyssey Behavioral Health Clinic; providing ABA services to the adult population for vocational, occupational, and functional skills training via the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Unit of the Texas Workforce Commission.
Clinical and Intervention Based Interests
Rachel's primary clinical and intervention-based interests include the following: psychological assessment, diagnosis, and intervention for individuals with suspected neurodevelopmental disorders, comprehensive and focused ABA intervention, verbal behavior in children, behavior modifications for problematic behaviors in the home, community, and workplace, social skills training (individual and group), integrated PEER LINK modeled social skills training program, structured parent training both individual and group (RUBI and Roadmap to ABA behavioral parent training program), occupational/vocational skills training (transitions to the workplace), and adaptive and functional skills training (transitions to independent living). She also supervises individuals who are pursuing their certification to become BCBA's, BCaBA's, or RBT's. Additionally, she has served as an International Guest Speaker for the Universita Degli Studi Internazionali di Roma - Rome, Italy 2016 - master's level university coursework for individuals pursuing their master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis.
In Rachel's spare time, she enjoys game nights with the family, outdoor adventures, traveling, yoga, watching movies, and volunteer work.