ABOUT

Why “Therapy for Results?”

You feel stuck, and that's not ok with you.

Your life isn’t going how you want it to go. Something’s holding you back.

You’re an intelligent, action-oriented person, and you’ve tried doing something about it. You may have even worked with a therapist or two, but you still haven’t achieved your goals.

You want something, but what?

We're all after something we aren't getting on our own. People come to therapy for many reasons. 

  • Understanding and insight

  • Growth and change

  • Acceptance of self/others

  • A sense of clarity/purpose

  • Life skills/techniques

  • Peace/relief

  • Clearer objectives/direction

  • Confidence/courage

  • Or even simply a broader existence in general

Picture yourself at the end of the story.

Imagine if life had a fast-forward button. What would you want your life to look like at the end of your time in therapy? What is it you’d be doing all this for? How would you know it’s time to bring your therapy to an end?

With our destination in mind, we begin the journey.

Before you can ask for directions or help getting to your destination, you have to have some sense of where you want to go.

With your clear goals in mind, you can gauge whether or not you’re making progress. And if your actions aren’t moving you closer to your desired results, you know it’s time to change things up.

Remember, therapy is an investment.

When you choose to come in for therapy, you’re not doing it so we can just hang out. You’re clearing time in your busy schedule and making a financial commitment to earn some kind of payoff.​ 

 

You’re coming in to achieve, to arrive, to complete, to move forward.

So what’s therapy like when results are the focus? 

You know where you are, where you want to be and what you’re willing to do to get there. You set and achieve incremental goals, checking boxes as you go and feeling those wins. 

At Therapy for Results, the mission is clear

Serve people who feel lost, stagnant, unsure or disconnected.

Support people in identifying and leveraging their strengths to face challenges.

Help people get unstuck, take action, build momentum and manifest real change.

Damon Dodge, ​Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

 

I wasn’t always a therapist.

I’ve worked with plenty of leaders over the years—first as a subordinate, then as a peer and eventually as a boss, mentor and coach. One phrase I collected along the way that has always stayed with me is “A ‘meeting’ ends with clear next steps and deadlines; otherwise, you were just having a chat.”

This has always reminded me to focus on what it is I’m working for and what I’m doing to make it happen.

Focusing on results got me here, to this moment.

For much of my life, I felt like an observer—a passive player in my own story.

As I began to increase my focus on where I wanted to be, it became clear that I wasn’t anywhere near it. I had achieved all kinds of conventional success, but I hadn’t achieved what was important to me personally.

With a vision of the life I wanted to live, I began my journey towards the results I craved and found my way here.

Credentials, Education, Experience, etc.

While earning my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University, I trained with multiple mental health professionals across Los Angeles.

In addition to my Private Practice, I’ve worked with various organizations, including the Los Angeles LGBT CenterParadigm MalibuEvolve Treatment CenterLyra Health and Camden Center.

When I’m not working directly with clients, I also teach Theories of Counseling +  Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Skills + Group Therapy and Clinical Practicum at Pepperdine University.

Corporate Survivor

Across my career, I’ve had the opportunity to work in Operations Services, Leadership, Performance-Coaching, Recruitment and Learning and Development. 

I’ve created, documented and implemented policies, standards and training programs across multiple global organizations. I’m also experienced in project/change management and leading cross-functional teams.

Invest in Your Future

Damon Dodge, Licensed Marriage + Family Therapist (MFT 99912)

damondodge@therapyforresults.com | (323) 332-1325 | 7083 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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