Shane Hodges, LPC
3955 E. Exposition Ave. #212
Denver, CO 80209
5921 S. Middlefield Rd. #103
Littleton, CO 80123
Training & Experience
As a student, I was trained through a CACREP accredited program at the University of Northern Colorado. I obtained my Masters degree in May of 2011 and have been working with adults, adolescents, and families since 2010. I obtained my license from the state of Colorado in 2013. Since then, I have been trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and FFT (Functional Family Therapy).
My areas of focus include individual, some couples, or family therapy with adults, adolescents, high-risk youth, individuals who have experienced trauma, and members of the GLBTQ+ community. I have a great deal of experience assisting clients struggling with various issues and concerns, including but not limited to:
-Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Issues -Significant Life Transitions -Self-Discovery/Authenticity
-Development of Positive Communication Skills -Self-Esteem Building -Bullying
-Family/Systems Issues -Anxiety and Depression -Trauma History
-Strategies for Effective Self-Advocacy -Substance Use Issues -Mood Disorders
-Relationship Difficulties -Teen Behavioral Issues -Gender Identity/Transitioning
-Social skills building -Sexuality/Coming Out -Abuse
I find the most effective therapeutic relationship comes from an interactive dialogue between the client and their counselor. I offer compassion, honesty, and respect to each and every one of my clients. The goal is to provide a trusting relationship and a space in which clients feel comfortable and safe.
My approach is based on a multi-modal, or "what's best for the client" approach. I recognize that each client is unique and my goal is to determine what works best for them. Therefore, I utilize a variety of techniques, skills, and therapeutic interventions, including, but not limited to:
-Guided imagery and relaxation techniques
-Communication skills and exercises
-EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization, & Reprocessing)
-Techniques from FFT (Functional Family Therapy)
Due to each client's individuality, they may benefit from different methods of counseling during any given session. I also believe clients have a great deal of knowledge about themselves. Therefore, I believe in involving clients in the process both during AND outside of counseling sessions. My goal is to give clients the tools and skills they need to better themselves and, when possible, get them to a place where they no longer need my assistance or need it less and less over time.
Let's work together at discovering the best you!
Shane P. Hodges, LPC
I grew up in a small Nebraska town with very little diversity. I was bullied for being different and I never really felt like I fit in. Despite those things, my parents raised my siblings and I to have open minds and a great deal of respect for others. I try to uphold those values in my counseling practice as well as my everyday life.
As a kid, I thought I wanted to be an architect. Three semesters of college proved otherwise. So I made a few changes and instead, I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Business Management with a Finance minor. After graduation, a job offer came from Colorado and I moved within three weeks. Sadly, I realized a few years in, I was doing a job I hated. Nearly a decade later, I made the decision to go back to school and get my Master's degree in Clinical Counseling. Almost immediately, I knew I'd made the correct decision.
Today, I am very happy in my profession and in my personal life. I'm married, I love my job, and I have family and friends who accept and support me. I spend my free time watching movies, doing projects around our house, working in the yard, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. I enjoy hiking, dancing, reading, travel, and music. My personal goal is to visit as many different countries as I can and experience the endless number of cultures which exist around the world. My profession goal is to positively impact the lives of the client's I encounter...whether it be a one time meeting, or a lengthy relationship.