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Dr. Dodd uses evidence-based treatments that incorporate theories and strategies of cognitive, behavioral, emotion, mindfulness, acceptance, self-compassion, and skills training that are problem-focused and action-oriented. Treatment is tailored to clients' specific needs. Whether you have issues with anxiety, depression, or in other areas, Dr. Dodd will compassionately help you identify unhelpful patterns and develop new skills and strategies to build a fuller and more meaningful life. Dr. Dodd works with adult clients with various emotional, social, and behavioral health issues.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a problem-focused and action-oriented therapy that focuses on the relationship between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is based on the principle that unbalanced beliefs can keep us stuck in a cycle of anxiety and depression.


The goal is to identify patterns of thinking, such as self-judgment, catastrophic thinking, and all-or-nothing thinking that lead someone to feel unhappy with less effective coping skills, such as withdrawal and avoidance that may interfere with your life.


By addressing these patterns, we can work together to develop more constructive ways of thinking that will lead to healthier and more flexible approaches to solving problems. You will feel less overwhelmed and more in control of your life. Further, you will develop specific tools to effectively use when life is stressful.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on developing mindfulness skills. Many people go about their daily routines on auto-pilot while showing signs of being distressed from past experiences or anticipating future events that may feel overwhelming.

Mindfulness is a skill allowing people to respond, rather than react, in difficult situations to improve emotions and increase overall well-being. The approach successfully treats depression, anxiety, and other emotional problems.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (CBT)
Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive, focusing on well-being based on the concept that people want to lead meaningful and engaged lives. Positive psychotherapy is problem-focused and action-oriented therapy focusing on reducing negative symptoms while developing life skills, personal strengths, relationships, accomplishments, and purpose.

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an evidence-based specific type of cognitive-behavioral therapy to assist clients in reducing symptoms of traumatic stress that may be experienced after traumatic events. It is based on the principle that learning how to challenge and modify unhelpful beliefs about the trauma will provide a new understanding of the events to reduce ongoing harmful effects in daily life.


Using CPT, clients will be more aware of the relationship between thoughts and emotions and identify "automatic thoughts" that may maintain trauma stress symptoms. Trauma can change how you think about yourself, others, and the world. Unfortunately, many people report feeling stuck in the trauma and use avoidance that does not support healthy coping. There is a focus on increasing safety, trust, power, control, esteem, and intimacy. 

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation.  Dr. Dodd incorporates the skills modules in treatment and does not provide a complete DBT program.


Choosing a psychologist is an important decision. Call me or submit your contact information to schedule a free 15-minute consultation call. Dr. Dodd is  happy to answer any questions about starting virtual teletherapy in Houston or anywhere in Texas.

Dr. Dodd is committed to your privacy. Please do not include confidential or private information regarding your concerns or health condition.

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