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.
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
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
This bi-monthly group for individuals suffering from chronic pain offers a supportive community for individuals to be heard and understood.
This 6-week group helps individuals suffering from a painful past approach the path to healing through mindfulness, self-compassion, and patience.
This weekly group helps participants cope with change and life transitions by using deep awareness, mindfulness, journaling, and visualization.