Shane Hodges, MA, LPC, NCC
1633 Fillmore Street, #390
Denver, CO 80206
609 W. Littleton Blvd., #310
Littleton, CO 80120
Let's work together at getting back to a better you!
Shane P. Hodges, LPC
I grew up in a small Nebraska town with little diversity. I was bullied for being different and I never really felt like I fit in. Despite those things, my parents were able to raise my siblings and I to have open minds and a great deal of respect for others. I try to uphold the values my parents taught me 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 was doing a job I hated. Nearly a decade later, I decided to go back to school and get my Master's degree in Clinical Counseling.
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 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, skiing, biking, volleyball, dancing, reading, 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 client's I encounter...whether it be a one time meeting, or a lengthy relationship.
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 adolescents, adults, and families since 2010. I obtained my license from the state of Colorado in 2011. Since then, I have been trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and FFT (Functional Family Therapy).
My areas of focus include individual, group, or family therapy with adults, adolescents, high-risk youth involved in the legal system or with the Department of Human Services, youth residing in detention facilities, 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 -Substance Abuse -Legal Issues
-Development of Positive Communication Skills -Self-Esteem Building -Bullying
-Family/Systems Issues -Anxiety and Depression -Trauma History
-Strategies for Effective Self-Advocacy -Life Transitions -Mood Disoders
-Relationship Difficulties -Behavioral Disorders -Gender Identity
-Social skills building -Sexuality/Coming Out -Abuse
I find the most effective and therapeutic relationship comes from an interactive dialogue between the client and his/her counselor. I offer compassion, honesty, and respect to each and every one of my clients.
My approach is based on an eclectic, multi-modal, or "what's best for the client" approach. I utilize a variety of techniques including, but not limited to:
-Guided imagery and relaxation techniques
I believe each client is unique. Therefore, each client may benefit from different methods of counseling during any given session. I also believe a client has a great deal of knowledge about him/herself. 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.