Dr. Hodges is a licensed psychologist specializing in a number of treatment areas, including the following:
Grief and Loss
Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery Counseling
Dr. Hodges has spent several years working with both adolescents and adults. He draws on his training and experience in utilizing various treatment methods. For example, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is very useful in helping the patient understand how faulty thinking patterns contribute to maladaptive behavior and negative emotions. Short-Term Psychodynamic Therapy, on the other hand, aims to explore and examine the connection between unresolved conflicts and symptoms and past dysfunctional relationships. Of course, each patient will be unique in the extent to which techniques are drawn from various theoretical orientations. What will be standard to all patients, however, will be Dr. Hodges’ attention to the therapeutic relationship. Research has demonstrated that a strong, positive relationship between the psychologist and patient is the most important variable in predicting patient response to intervention, irrespective of theoretical orientation. Therefore, Dr. Hodges places great emphasis on developing trust with his patients through genuineness, warmth, empathy, respect, and affirmation.