She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy, MA-EXTH Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Carol Hodson is a Mental Health Counselor working by Telehealth in Massachusetts and Missouri. She has current availability for teens and adults 13-65 y.o. Many of Carol’s clients describe symptoms of overwhelm, shut down, or being stuck. Carol specializes in serving college students of all ages and has a special affinity with creatives such as artists, dancers, writers, actors, etc.
Carol's highest priority is establishing (relative) safety for each client. Treatment options engage all of the clients’ senses and integrate mind and body. Trained in Expressive Arts Therapy, Somatic ExperiencingTM, Polyvagal Theory, & IFS (Parts Work), Carol offers far more than talk therapy. Carol naturally blends therapeutic techniques to suit each client's comfort zone and personality. She empowers clients to take specific (and often creative) action towards new goals.
Carol style is inventive and perceptive. She intently listens to what a client has to say while equally attending to each subtle shift in client’s body and the therapeutic relationship. Clients describe sessions with Carol as disarmingly effective and often playful.
Carol received an MA in Counseling with an emphasis in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University. Overlapping a career as an art professor, Carol interned an as Expressive Arts Therapist at Webster University's Counseling and Life Development Center. In 2023, Carol launched a private practice so that she could focus exclusively on individuals who are struggling with Mental Health and ready to do the work. Carol also volunteers as a Crisis Stabilization Specialist during Hurricane Season. When not working, Carol might be making art in her studio, meditating in her garden, or playing Chinese checkers with her daughter.
Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life
Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms
Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits
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Years of Experience: 6 years
Webster University, Therapist and Professor, 1990 - 2024
Somatic Experiencing International, SEP, 2022
Lesley University, MA-EXTH, 2018
Tyler School of Art, MFA, 1988
School of Visual Art, BFA, 1984