David J. Hodgson
On A Personal Note
My passion is for helping adult clients discover quality experiences that are meaningful, like calmness, compassion, confidence, connectedness, clarity, curiosity, courage, creativity, and playfulness, in both their personal lives and relationships.
For three decades I have had the privileged opportunity to be trusted with the personal stories of men and women who struggle to find their way through their unique personal and relationship challenges. As a primary resource I have helped them through their difficult experiences as they make the kind of changes which will result in an outcome that they truly want. I’m always pleased as clients are surprised that they have benefitted from their therapy in ways that they had not imagined.
I received my Master of Science degree in Counseling from California State University, Fullerton. After completing the required 3,000 hours of supervised clinical work and passing the written and oral exams of the state Board of Behavioral Science, I was licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist; License number MFT20547. During the thirty-five years that I have been a licensed psychotherapist, the considerable number of hours that I have invested in my professional continuing education has empowered my understanding and skill as a marriage therapist.
My years of personal “lived experiences” as a husband, father, and grandfather, has enriched me as a professional therapist. I genuinely “get” how couples deeply hurt and understand how to intervene with them because I have helped hundreds of couples with a broad spectrum of challenges and have learned about what does and does not work in marriage.
Happily, I can say that my professional and personal experiences are well integrated so that today I offer my most effective therapy with my clients.