Traci  Hodes

Traci Hodes

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for morning & daytime appointments in Hamden practice (updated March 27, 2020)

Accepting new clients for morning & daytime appointments in Prospect practice (updated March 27, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma
  • Chronic pain
  • Gender identity

Professional statement

Dr. Traci Hodes is a Licensed Psychologist in Hamden, CT who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic pain, and gender identity. Traci also has expertise in mindfulness, and works with clients to help cultivate a deeper understanding of their mind-body connection. At her practice, she welcomes teens ages 16 and up, as well as adults across the lifespan.

Dr. Hodes often sees clients who are grappling to balance their own self-needs with daily stressors, ranging from work demands to family needs. Dr. Hodes often uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as a complement to mindfulness practices, which can help clients alter their relationship with draining or negative emotions.

It is Dr. Hodes’s hope that, throughout the course of her time with each client, they will learn to shift from reactive responses towards a more mindfully responsive and resilient stance. She looks forward to working with you.

Message to clients

When we are in session together, this is a time for you to explore the journey you're on in a way that feels supported, heard, and understood by another. My job is to get to know you and understand your experience so the questions I ask help you find the doors that open to greater awareness and ultimately, provide you with choice in the decisions you make in your life.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain

Gender identity - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $140 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $110 - $140
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Hamden practice

3490 Whitney Avenue

Suite 205

Hamden, CT 06518

  • Mon 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Prospect practice

44 Waterbury Road

Suite 2C

Prospect, CT 06712

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:30am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2014 - Present
Cheshire Public Schools, 2002 - 2018
Bridgeport Public Schools, 2000 - 2002
Downstate Hospital, 1995 - 1999

Fordham University, PhD, 1996
New York University, BS, 1988


  • English

Therapy Groups

Traci  Hodes
Support Group for Chronic Pain

This bi-monthly group for individuals suffering from chronic pain offers a supportive community for individuals to be heard and understood.

Traci  Hodes
Forgiveness: A Path to Freeing the Heart

This 6-week group helps individuals suffering from a painful past approach the path to healing through mindfulness, self-compassion, and patience.

Traci  Hodes
Transitions: Embracing Change and Surfing the Waves of Life

This weekly group helps participants cope with change and life transitions by using deep awareness, mindfulness, journaling, and visualization.