Crystal Hodge, LMSW
Crystal Renee Hodge is a Licensed Masters level Social Worker through the state of Arizona. She received her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa. Crystal has fifteen years’ experience working with individuals, couples and families from all walks of life. She has worked with children utilizing play therapy techniques to help resolve emotional distress from past wounding, assisted individuals coping with grief from losses such as divorce or separation, supported families navigating challenging life transitions, and walked alongside trauma survivors. Using interventions drawn from Family Systems Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples’ Therapy, and other therapeutic modalities, Crystal helps individuals, families, and couples identify the emotions that underly their conflictual patterns of relating by creating an atmosphere of safety where they can connect in healthier, more productive ways.
Crystal also is trained in spiritual direction, an ancient practice of providing pastoral care to assist individuals connect with God in the good, the bad, and the everyday-ness of life. Crystal believes that we are neurologically and socially created to enjoy loving connection with God and others. When those connections are difficult, pain and anxiety inevitably ensue. Feeling secure in God’s unconditional love, can help people risk and grow in their relationships with others.
Crystal is an avid reader on subjects such as attachment theory, boundaries, inner healing, marriage, neuroscience, parenting, trauma and spiritual formation. She appreciates the insights of Brene Brown, Henry Cloud, John Townsend, Dan Siegel, Tina Payne Bryce, Leslie Vernick, Hal Runkel, Bessel Van der Kolk, and Ruth Haley Barton, to list just some of the authors that have shaped her thinking. She is passionate about pursuing her own personal growth and walking alongside others to live authentically, bravely, and in loving connection with God and others.
To schedule an appointment with Crystal Hodge, please call 623-680-3486 to set up your complementary 20 minute phone consultation to learn how Crystal can help you.
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