Jessica Hodge, LMFT

Education

I’m a Graduate of Northcentral University, where I graduated with my Master's degree in Psychology with a course of study in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Personal Interests

My personal interests include reading, cooking, traveling, going to Disneyland, family game nights, spending quality time with friends, walking my dogs, outdoor activities, going to the beach and finding new restaurants. I consider myself a bit of a foodie. 

In my clinical practice, I emphasize self-reflection and personal growth. There is no one-size fits all approach to therapy. Together, we will find what benefits you. 

Philosophy of Care

I believe in walking with individuals through their life experiences in a non-judgmental manner. I believe people are not a product of life circumstances; therefore, they do not need to live in a self-punishing manner. I believe individuals have the ability to process past traumas and issues resulting in a more fulfilling life. Gaining personal insight and personal growth is a strength that will manifest and multiply in relationships. 

Working with people is my passion, and I believe your past does not define your future. When you attend therapy, you get to be vulnerable and explore the fears and tough feelings you may not feel comfortable sharing with family and friends.

Your story matters, your pain, and your struggles are unique to you and your experiences.

In my clinical practice, I emphasize a psychodynamic approach to look at your past and present and how that may influence how you make decisions.

I also use a relationship-based therapy approach with a strength-based frame to help you develop coping skills and protective factors against stressors and negative relationships.

I do well with those who are experiencing symptoms of Depression, Anxiety and Somatic Mind-Body connection issues. If you are experiencing a situation or circumstance affecting your ability to adjust, or affecting your ability to regain your footing for work/life balance, my practice may help you overcome these obstacles.

My specialties include… 
  • Anxiety and depression

  • Adjustment problems

  • Work and life stress

  • Trauma (Childhood and adult)

  • Parenting skills

  • Development of coping skills

  • Self-esteem and Self-Acceptance

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Relationship-based Therapy

  • Marriage Therapy 

  • Play Therapy

Clients I do well with include: 
  • Teenagers
  • Young Adults
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Individuals who identify with alternative lifestyles
Issues that I treat include...
  • Family relationship issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Challenges and Transitions
  • Stress Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Communication Skills

In-Office and Virtual TeleHealth Appointments

I offer virtual telehealth appointments from the comfort of your home or private location on your internet-connected device. I also offer phone-only appointments. My office is located in Stockton, CA, and all my appointments at this time are virtual appointments. 

Approach

  • Active
  • Exploratory
  • Solution-Focused
  • Insight driven

Things to Remember

My goal is to make your therapy experience safe and warm; in offering an accepting place to discuss your life story. I am honored to be the safe place for others, for their personal thoughts and feelings. I value the therapeutic relationship with the utmost respect.

"The struggle you're in today, is developing the strength you need tomorrow." -Unknown

"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." -Unknown

"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." -Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh

"Remember you are the one who can fill the world with sunshine." -Snow White

"Feel the feeling, but don’t become the emotion. Witness it. Allow it. Release it." -Unknown

"When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars." -Unknown