Lesli Odum

Lesli Odum, MS, LMHC, MCAP-LP, QS

Lesli is a board certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. As a clinical therapist, master trainer and qualified supervisor/coach for mental health registered interns, Lesli is definitely in her element. Lesli’s educational and professional background provides her with a unique and effective approach to best practices in the field of mental health, substance prevention and abuse, and community work. Lesli works to provide clients with tailored training that can be integrated into an organizational framework and or one’s own personal practices.


Lesli has a Master of Science degree in mental health counseling and organizational management and leadership. She is also a master’s level addiction professional. Lesli’s prior work consisted of treating male and female youthful offenders, mandated by a judge to an intensive mental health residential facility. She has experience with creating youth-centered programming, including a program designed for incarcerated teen fathers, within the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Lesli brings to the table a unique skill set working within the mental health system of care. She has experience in a variety of different settings including Community Mental Health, Department of Corrections (DOC), Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), Agency-Persons With Disabilities (APD), County Government and working in one of the largest school districts in Florida, supporting legislative recommendations of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission.


Lesli operates a private practice serving children and families, and she is also the Clinical Policy Director of Full Circle Florida, Inc.  a non-profit whose mission is to reduce the cycle of intergenerational incarceration and help address the challenges families face related to mental health, trauma, neglect and all adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).


Lesli considers herself a lifelong Learner. She enjoys all forms of creative expression and has a passion for promoting overall wellness. She volunteers her time to a few boards and great social causes in the community that mirror her personal and professional vision.