Dr. Cynthia Dodge holds a doctoral degree in counseling psychology, is licensed as a clinical social worker, a registered play therapist supervisor and approved clinical supervisor. Cynthia specializes in work with individuals and couples. Cynthia is trained in CBT with a specialization in treating insomnia and sleep disorders.
Cynthia has over 30 years experience as an individual and family psychotherapist, is a graduate of the University of Southern California, Columbia Pacific University and UCLA. Dr. Dodge specializes in lifespan solutions oriented and strengths based therapy. She is currently accepting clients into her tele-health practice and will conduct a "goodness of fit" interview for anyone residing in Arizona, Utah or Maine.
In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Dr. Dodge has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of play and evidence based practice. Most recently, Cynthia presented at the Creativity and Madness Conference in Santa Fe, NM in August, 2012. She is a published author and co-author of a widely used self-help book, The Anger Addict. Dr. Dodge, has also published several play therapy techniques and conducted workshops for the developing therapist. Cynthia consults to schools, providing classroom observations and feedback for students' successful integration or re-integration. Dr. Dodge also provides clinical supervision for therapist's seeking renewal, and/or professional development.
Cynthia is an interactive, solution-focused therapist that readily engages the most challenging of clients. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.