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Counselor / Therapist in Mt. Kisco, NY

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David Dodge, L.C.S.W.

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Want to Feel Better Right Now?
I can help you Feel Better Quickly and Easily
I have over 40 years of experience working in the mental health providing individual, couples, and group therapy for people of all ages, (children, adolescents, adults, and even senior citizens), in all types of mental health and substance abuse settings.

During my many years of experience I have learned a number of extremely effective methods to help you let go of and change any unwanted negative thoughts, feelings, or behaviors that are causing the pain and dysfunction in your life. These methods are the quickest, easiest, and most effective ways of letting go of anxiety, depression, anger, fears, phobias, or any negativity that may bother you. All of these methods are used in ways to help you feel better quicker than any other therapeutic methods used today.

As you can see, besides traditional Psychotherapy, I have also been trained in Brainspotting (the newest but quickest, easiest and most effective new therapy I've found thus far), E.M.D.R. Trauma Therapy, Imago Couples Therapy, Hypnosis, Integrated Meridian Therapy (a variation of E.F.T., Emotional Freedom Therapy), and W.H.E.E. (Wholistic Hybrid of E.M.D.R. and E.F.T.).

My Philosophy

Our thoughts = our feelings = our behaviors

Our thoughts/beliefs determine how we feel about ourselves. Then we act out those feelings through our behaviors. So, our positive thoughts and beliefs lead to positive behaviors, and our negative thoughts and beliefs lead to our negative or dysfunctional behaviors. (This is not just my philosophy, this is the basis of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the current therapy standard in psychology today.)

It then logically follows that our thoughts create our reality. We create our reality by what we are thinking at the time. This formula turns out to be a key to life in the sense that if you learn how to change you negative thoughts into positive ones you will then be able to change the course of your life, from negative to positive.

All negatives thoughts come from trauma

All negative thoughts/beliefs and behaviors come from some kind of trauma in our lives, (mostly from our earlier lives). None of us come out of this period of our lives unscathed. We all get emotionally affected one way or another. Those hurts we experience alter our lives in one way or another from that point on.

I will teach you how to "soothe" yourself

The total of all our negativity and dysfunction has to do with our thinking. The more negative thinking we have going on in our mind, the more the dysfunction will show up in our life.

I will teach you how to "heal" yourself

Every form of therapy in my program is specifically designed to: let go of the negative and bring back the positive, teach and empower you to help yourself, and help you get better faster, easier, and more effectively.
Bio
David M. Dodge, L.C.S.W., C.I.R.T., C. Ht., R.M.

L.C.S.W., N.Y.S. License/Certification #R044095

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

10/99-present Private Practice, Currently located at 128 Radio Circle in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.

During this period, I have treated adults, both individually and in Couples Therapy. These clients had varied diagnoses including mood disorders (various types of depression, etc.), anxiety, anger issues, drug/alcohol problems, food-related disorders, etc. I have also worked with children, adolescents and young adults with all sorts of issues.

2/00-2/04 Senior Clinical Social Worker, Fordham-Tremont Community Mental Health Clinic, Bronx, NY

Started and developed this new outpatient program, created to serve the higher functioning portion of the MICA (Mentally Ill Chemically Addicted) population in the Bronx that need treatment but are not appropriate for the more intensive day treatment programs.

3/97‑1/00 Clinical Social Worker/Case Manager/Discharge Planner, Phelp's Hospital's M.I.C.A. Behavioral Rehabilitation Unit, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.

Social Worker as part of the hospital's Case Management/Physician Support Dept., responsible for 10 to 20 patients on a 21-day inpatient M.I.C.A. (Mentally Ill Chemically Addicted) rehab unit.

11/93‑2/97 Clinical Supervisor, Union Hospital, Detoxification Unit, Bronx, New York

12/93-1/96 Clinical Supervisor of a 44‑bed drug/alcohol detoxification unit in an inpatient hospital setting.

1/93‑11/93 Clinic Manager/Clinical Supervisor/Social Worker, University Consultation and Treatment Center for Mental Hygiene, Bronx, New York

7/90‑1/93 Social Worker, Lincoln Hall Residential Treatment Center, Lincolndale, New York

Functioned as Treatment Team Coordinator for a cottage of 24 court‑adjudicated juveniles, aged 13 to 17

WORK‑RELATED EXPERIENCE:

1986‑1989 Mental Health Worker, Four Winds Hospital, Katonah, New York

1975‑1978 Mental Health Worker, New York Hospital, White Plains, New York

1973-1975 Childlcare Worker, Children’s Village, Hartford, Conn.,

1985-1986 Childcare Worker, Children’s Village, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Grief and Loss
 Anger Management  Hypnotherapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Men's Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Self Esteem Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Stress Management
 Couples Therapy  Trauma and PTSD
 Depression  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (NBCCH)  Certified Family Therapist
 EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDRIA)  Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)  Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)
Education/Training
Education:

M.S.W., 1990 - Graduated from the Columbia School of Social Work (Concentration: Clinical‑Advanced Standing) with my M.S.W., Master's in Social Work.

C.S.W., 1990 - Past the state test to become a N.Y.S. Certified Social Worker in July of 1990.

B.S.S.W., 1989 - Graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Social Work from Mercy College in Peekskill, New York branch (Concentration: Social Work).

Graduated Summa Cumme Laude with a 4.0 G.P.A. in Social Work.
Listed in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges ‑ 1989.

9/84‑12/87 - S.U.N.Y. Purchase (Concentration: Psychology)

Came within one semester of graduating with Bachelor's in Psychology prior to changing major to Social Work at Mercy College.


Post-Graduate Certifications/Training:

02/09 - 9/12 - Brainspotting Levels 1 & 2, and "Resourse BSP w/Dissociation, PTSD, and Attachment"

10/06 - Completed the Mastership Program of Reiki in the Usui System of Natural Healing

12/02 - Became a Certified Hypnotherapist by the American Board of Hypnotherapists

08/02 - Completed the Advanced level training for Hypnosis at the NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming Center in New York City.

10/00 - Completed the Training for Integrated Meridian Therapy (E.F.T.),

08/00 - Completed Level 1 and Level 2 for E.M.D.R. (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)

01/00 - Became a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist to effectively treat Couples and Families.

01/97 - Became a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (C.A.S.A.C.) - since let go of.
Memberships
Professional Activities and Memberships:

National Association of Social Workers (N.A.S.W.)

E.M.D.R.I.A.

The American Board of Hypnotherapists

Imago Relationship Therapists
Payments Accepted
Cash, check and credit cards through PayPal. I am an Out-of-Network Insurance Provider and suggest you contact your insurance carrier to ask if you are covered for Out of Network Outpatient Mental Health Therapy.
Hours:Mondays - Thursdays - 1 pm - 8 pm & Fridays - 1 pm - 5pm
Cost/Session:$125.00 per hour session - Sliding scale rates may be provided to those that can prove need.
License:Licensed Clinical Social Worker - License # 044095
Location
128 Radio Circle
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