Hi, I’m Dave Hodgson. I’ve helped hundreds of couples revive their love. My focus is on helping you create an emotional connection in ways that strengthen your connection on a deeper level than ever before.
Since 1985 I’ve been licensed as a Marriage Therapist by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners. I’ve specialized in couples therapy and counseling. I’m passionate about the therapy I provide because I see first hand how couples can revitalize themselves and become a happier couple.
My personal experiences with marriage and family relationships, divorce, and the healing benefits of psychotherapy are well integrated into my ability as a therapist and counselor to help you stop sabotaging your relationship and rebuild your marriage into one you truly want and are able to enjoy.
My education, training, and experiences have consistently been on behalf of helping hurting individuals and distressed couples recover from their personal and relationship distress. I’m equipped to offer you my compassion and care, as well as my expertise, so that your experience in therapy will guide, support, and heal you.
Couples or marriage therapy gives me a wealth of opportunities to be of service to you and to inspire your desire to create a new chapter of your relationship with your partner as well as encourage your hope that you are able to create the kind of relationship that you both dream of.
Men and Therapy
As a psychotherapist, I have a particular interest in helping men because as a man I can relate particularly well with another man.
As a man, I think that I’m equipped to be an effective therapist with other men. Growing up in my family that was dysfunctional in some ways and functional in other ways. My experiences as a boy, adolescent, and an adult in relationship with members of my family shaped me. I understand the kind of impact one’s family can have in a male’s life.
Pursuing a career, trying to figure out how to live in a marriage, raising children, participating a variety of social and organizational activities.
Learning about myself along the way was not easy. Discovering the “who am I and what makes me tick” came about gradually, sometimes unintentially, through trials and mistakes and living with the consequences of headaches and heart-breaks.
During my current chapter of life I’ve become more conscious of my thoughts and feelings, that is, my inner world, and especially realize the value of continuing to grow in my awareness of who I am as a person and what makes me tick.
I’m enjoying my life and am passionate about helping male clients to discover for themselves calmness, compassion, confidence, connectedness, clarity, curiosity, courage, creativity, and playfulness.
As a male therapist I have the opportunity to integrate all of this within the therapy that I compassionately offer.