Background

Dr. Hodge is a native of Connecticut and currently resides in Washington, D.C. She has over ten years of clinical experience across various treatment settings with adolescents and adults.  Her work is centered around Cognitive Behavioral Theory, which asserts that what we think directly impacts our feelings and behaviors. This concept is pervasive in Dr. Hodge’s talks and workshops about facing, challenging, and overcoming, the thoughts that hold us back.  Dr. Hodge has worked with many to improve their daily lives by reducing worry and internal limitations. She also promotes investing in self-care, beyond the hashtags! This dynamic between internal barriers and self-doubt spurred her mantra of “compassion over criticism.”

Dr. Hodge’s specializations and certifications are a result of extensive training in exposure therapy and response prevention, cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosis, and adoption competent practice. Dr. Hodge has also conducted specific research surrounding the experience of transracial adoptive parents and how to engender self-confidence and efficacy. These experiences merge to produce a strong experiential foundation that fosters connection with others and empower them to take steps toward change.

EDUCATION:
University of Hartford- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
University of Hartford- Masters in Clinical Practice
Bowie State University- Master in Counseling Psychology
Rutgers University- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology