Karin M. Hodges, PsyD
Narrative of Services:
10-20% of patients in my practice tend to have OCD, BDD, or mild Hording behaviors. Because I work with young children, some of my work includes a major prevention element. For example, I offer parent consultation and CBT and ERP skills for children as young as 7 (with solid attention to developmental concerns).
Beginning 2001, I enjoyed four years of part-time pre-doctoral practicum/training experiences in clinic, school, and hospital settings. A one-year APA-accredited full-time internship at Franciscan Hospital for Children in Brighton, MA. There, I assessed/treated children with trauma, OCD, Tourette’s, Depression, Schizophrenia, ASD, and much more. Post-doctoral training was completed in Boston public and private schools. I treated ASD, Schizophrenia, complex trauma, and more. Since 2013, within my private practice, I have treated a range of disorders, including perfectionism, OCD, and OC-related disorders (e.g., Hoarding). My primary theoretical orientation is CBT.
I work with children ages 3 to 17. Some children arrive at the practice stressed, and managing transition or loss. A few opt to remain in strength-focused primary prevention after symptoms have lifted. Many patients in my practice manage childhood onset anxiety disorders, mood disorders, learning differences, autistic spectrum disorders, thought disorders, and behavioral problems. They represent a range of ethnic backgrounds, neurodiversity, and they come from various family compositions.
A research coordinator at TIES for Adoption, I worked with children and adoptive families in the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. A pre-doctoral intern at FHC, I delivered care to English Language Learners (with the support of FHC Interpreter Services). During post-doctoral training I worked in Roxbury, Dorchester, and South Boston, attending to health disparities, religion, and LGBT concerns. Post-doctoral training strengthened my ability to coordinate with clergy in ways that strengthened patient care. At MGH, I formulated health disparities research. Recently, I attended Massachusetts Psychological Association 2016 conference, which emphasized implicit bias and personal reflection.