Vanessa O'Dell, social worker stands in front of a plant and white wall in a dark suit smiling.

Sara Vanessa O'Dell, LCSW

Appointments: 1-512-628-1855



The University of Texas at Austin, MSW, Clinical Concentration

The University of Texas at Austin, BSW

Clinical Biography

Vanessa O'Dell, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children's, a clinical partnership between Dell Children's Medical Center and UT Health Austin. She is a medical social worker who provides direct support to patients with chronic illness and disabilities and their families. She is a social worker for the Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinic, the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic, the Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinic, the Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinic, the Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion Clinic, and the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center.

Vanessa O'Dell received her bachelor's degree in social work and her master's degree in social work with a clinical concentration from The University of Texas at Austin's Steve Hicks School of Social Work.

Vanessa O'Dell has provided social work services in the pediatric outpatient medical setting, in schools, and with children in foster care and young adults transitioning out of care. Her experience includes psychosocial assessments, case management services, and supportive counseling.

Vanessa O'Dell is a social worker with Ascension Medical Group.


  • Support for families of children with chronic illness and disabilities

Board Certification

  • Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, Licensed Clinical Social Worker


  • UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s - Neurology Clinic
    Dell Children's Specialty Pavilion
    4910 Mueller Blvd.
    Austin, TX 78723
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