DAMON DODGE, LMFT
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 reminds me to focus on what I’m working for and doing to make it happen.
Focusing on results got me here, to this moment.
In my early adult 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. I'm licensed to practice in California and Colorado, where I work with clients online.
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.
The corporate survivor.
Across my career, I’ve had the opportunity to work in Operations Services, Leadership, Performance-Coaching, Recruitment and Learning and Development. My background ranges from startups to some of the largest brands in the world.
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.