- Domestic Violence
- Sexual Assault
- Childhood Abuse
- Internalized Oppression
- Collective Trauma
- Racial Identity
- Life Coaching
Areas of Interest:
- Systemic Trauma & Oppression
- Skill building to design life
- Establishment of Self Love
- Low self-esteem
- Life Transitions
- Care for helping professional
- Group Therapy
Kyeisha Hodge, MA, LMHC
Mental Health Counselor
"Therapy shouldn’t be a place you go to slap another label of pathology on yourself. Therapy is where you go to remove the already stuck on destructive labels and give yourself permission to thrive and achieve your brand of excellence!” - Kyeisha Hodge
Clients often walk away from completing therapy with me empowered to design their lives. They shed the shame associated with their trauma by connecting with their intrinsic self-worth. They break the habit of hypervigilant, reactive, and avoidant behaviors that often accompanies trauma, while also developing a tolerance for joy without sabotage, and existing in the world with a deeper understanding of their values. Clients leave therapy with a healthy way of communicating, perceiving, and relating to those closest to them; all the while reconnecting with their passion, curiosity, and “play”. I serve clients in gaining clarity regarding their life goals, their priorities, and their beliefs which allow them to become the best versions of themselves.
Together we will also explore how the collective trauma of racism, sexism, and other –isms impact mental health. We will also explore your different identities (e.g. as gender, race, class) and uncover, challenge, and revise the beliefs that you had to align with in order to safely navigate these structures.
This social justice perspective to counseling not only creates healing but also decreases the likelihood of finding yourself in future abusive environments.
Education and Training
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (# LH 60680488). I graduated with honors with my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from CUNY Hunter College and did my undergraduate work in Psychology and Sociology at Stony Brook University.
I have worked in the mental health field at several outpatient treatment centers for those with chemical dependency issues and trauma. In 2012 I was licensed by New York State Department of Health (DOH) as a Rape Crisis Emergency Room Counselor. As of 2014, I received the training for Washington State requirements for a Domestic Violence direct service provider (WAC 388-61A-0350). I also worked at the YWCA Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter where I assisted women fleeing from abusive relationships. In addition to this I have served as a mental health counselor at Seattle Therapy Alliance, a low-income clinic for women in Seattle where I supported clients who suffer from trauma related symptoms such as PTSD, Anxiety and Depression.
The type of counseling theories I practice are Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy. Narrative therapy focuses on uncovering the stories we create about ourselves and acknowledges our power to rewrite the destructive ones. Cognitive Processing Therapy offers concrete techniques to change limiting beliefs, thoughts, actions and assumptions that get in the way of living the highest quality of life possible.
Social Justice Work
I am also committed to creating and maintaining opportunities for social justice and combating oppression (including my counseling services). I have had extensive training from the organization Seattle Therapy Alliance in social justice counseling and various issues related to the intersection of class, gender, race, and sexual orientation, as well as their impact on mental health.
My past anti-oppression services also include creating and facilitating the group “Having the Conversation: Discussing Race, Oppression and Privilege”. For almost a year, this free community group served participants as they navigated past and recent racism.
I recently served as a guest facilitator at the University of Washington’s (UW) “Racial Justice Organizing and Caucus” where I assisted in facilitating the conversation around the white-supremacist, extra-judicial killings of black people by providing them a space to caucus with other students.
In 2015 I created and facilitated trainings at the Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) detailing the intersection of Racism and Domestic Violence.
Please call for more information about fees and to schedule an initial appointment.