Dave Dodge, L.C.S.W.
|Professions: Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Work - 044095|
Billing and Insurance
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage
Fees: Free 15 minute phone consultation
My fee is $175.00 per session
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Do you feel overwhelmed? Too much stress? Are you feeling tired, can't keep up with your daily routine, feeling emotional for no reason? Do you worry too much? Do you have problems dealing with anxiety? Does it interfere with your work or home life? Are you feeling down and lack the energy, motivation and/or drive to do the things you would like to do with your family and friends? Is your work suffering because of this lack of motivation and drive? Are you losing interest in those things you used get enjoyment from? Do you have anger issues that interfere with your relationships at home, work or socially? Are you afraid your life isn't going to work out the way you wanted it to? Do you have problems being a Perfectionist, a People-Pleaser, or a Procrastinator? Do you drink too much or overeat to sooth yourself?, etc.
The Alternative Psychotherapy Methods I use will help you RELEASE your Stress, Worry, Anxiety, Fear, Depression, Anger/Rage, Sadness, Guilt, Shame, and even Physical Pain, etc. Please notice I said I would help you "RELEASE" these conditions mentioned and nothing about helping you to "cope with" or "manage" these conditions for the rest of your life. And, I will help you RELEASE them ONCE AND FOR ALL! Quickly, Easily and much more Effectively than traditional talk therapy.
How? I call my Therapy Practice "Accelerated Healing Solutions" because of the accelerated nature and the incredible healing effectiveness of the therapeutic treatment methods I use (please see my website). My forty plus years of professional experience, combined with my own adverse experiences with talk therapy in the past have led me to some incredibly effective Alternative therapeutic methods that are far superior in helping people not only RELEASE their negative feelings but they also are able to resolve and let go of the "root" causes of their Anxiety, Stress, Worry, Depression, Fear, Anger, Physical Pain, Sadness, Quilt, Shame, etc., thereby letting these issues/conditions go ONCE AND FOR ALL!
GIVE ME A CALL! I CAN HELP YOU TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE AS WELL!
Email or Call Dave Dodge, L.C.S.W. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22681
More Info About My Practice
My hours are 9AM to 8PM Monday-Friday and 9AM-2PM on Saturdays.
I am an Out of Network Insurance Provider which means that you can be partially reimbursed from your insurance company for our sessions depending on your insurance policy. Please call your insurance company and ask if you're covered for outpatient mental health psychotherapy sessions.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
To help you understand why I am skilled at working with a number of issues, I need to further explain. Our psyches and emotions have been damaged by the traumas and periods of stress and distress we all experienced in one way or another in our lives. Those traumas and stress cause our negative thoughts/beliefs, feelings and dysfunctional behaviors.
Traditional talk therapy uses your rational thinking to figure your way out of the negative thoughts and feelings that cause your dysfunctional behaviors. However, this method doesn't work for a great number of people that are overwhelmed with negative emotion accumulated from a lifetime of trauma and stress and are virtually "stuck" in a "fight or flight" response mode even though they may not know it consciously.
This "fight or flight" stress response activates our parasympathetic nervous systems to prepare us to fight what threatens us or run away from it. As a result, this response actually shuts down the cognitive, rational parts of the brain, so, in this mode, a cognitive solution is not able to be found as long as the overwhelming "fight" or "flight" feelings remain.
The Alternative therapies I use cut through and RELEASE the negative feelings that keep you in the "fight" or "flight" response which then allows you to find your rational "answers" so you can then resolve your anxiety, worry, stress, fear, depression, anger, sadness, quilt, shame, and even physical pain, etc., and RELEASE them ONCE AND FOR ALL!
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy is a process of healing the psyche. "Psyche" is a Greek word defined as "the human soul, spirit, or mind." "Therapy" also comes from the Greek, therapeia, which means "to attend to, care for, cure or heal".
So the true meaning of psychotherapy is curing, healing, or caring for the mind and soul. For this reason I see Psychotherapy as a very sacred journey of attending to and healing the mind and soul, of which I am very honored and proud to be a part of.
Native Americans call what I define as our "screw-upness" as the "Sacred Hurt". According to Native American philosophy life is cyclical. We do not die. We simply return to the "spirit world" because we are spirits in bodies here to learn our lessons to elevate our souls.
So, when we "return to the spirit world" we figure out what our "lessons" are to be learned for the next time around (the next lifetime). After we figure out what our next lessons are to be we choose our parents to give us those lessons.
Those lessons are called "the Sacred Hurt". "Sacred" because these lessons, when learned, will help to elevate our souls. "Hurt" because these lessons are not going to be learned by having everything be nice and wonderful all the time. We need to be challenged, have "friction" in our lives in order for us to learn and change what we need to change to elevate our souls.
So, if done right, Psychotherapy will heal our "Sacred Hurts" and allow us more peace and happiness.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
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