Collins Hodges Psychologist PSY.D., LP
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
- Substance Abuse
- Life Transitions
- Anger Management
- Adolescent Issues
- Commitment Issues
- Communication Problems
- Control Issues
- Identity Issues
- Values Clarification
- Emotional Abuse
- Young Adult Issues
Dr. Hodges received a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Southern Methodist University. While at SMU, Dr. Hodges contributed to a number of scholarly articles and national presentations on the subject of cognitive vulnerability to depression. He later earned a Doctorate of Psychology from the Texas School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Hodges also joined the teaching staff at the Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in exploring the neuropsychiatric correlates of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Dr. Hodges and his research team were nationally recognized for their scientific contributions to the field of pediatric neuroscience.
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.
Dr. Hodges’ wife is a bariatric surgeon, and she recently opened up her own bariatric surgery practice, New You Bariatric Center. He oversees all bariatric counseling, support groups, and writes the pre-surgical bariatric evaluations. They are the proud parents of a 14-month old baby girl.
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