Welcome! I’m Tierney Hodge, MEd, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate.
I am a mental health therapist passionate about supporting your discovery of inner resilience and deep confidence, helping you find ways to overcome stuck points, and assisting your creation of a life in which you thrive.
I specialize in meeting adolescents, adults, couples, and families where they are and developing a safe and caring relationship where healing and transformation can occur.
I’m so glad you’re here.
Seeking therapeutic support is an act of courage, and you’ve already taken the most difficult step to get here. If you feel alone in your struggles, you may find relief by inviting someone to walk beside you and help carry some weight along the way.
Whether or not today is the day you choose to reach out, I hope you feel proud of the steps you’ve taken thus far to follow your curiosity and investigate what counseling could look like for you.
What is Upward Spiral Counseling?
Upward Spiral Counseling supports your journey of continual growth and learning along a path of personal discovery.
I believe each of us is intrinsically motivated to fulfill an innate desire of self-actualization. I trust that everyone has a core desire to do good, learn from their mistakes, and grow through life’s challenges to be a stronger and wiser version of themselves.
As humans moving through a lifelong process of development, I envision each of our lives as a spiral of experiences informed by our increasingly advanced needs, goals, and dreams. As we cycle up our unique life spiral, we learn how to support ourselves through each lesson before transitioning to the next.
Sometimes we have to revisit a lesson several times before we can move on. Sometimes we meet obstacles along the way that slow us down.
Sometimes we get stuck.
Upward Spiral Counseling supports you to access your knowing of the way to get unstuck and continue growing along your path.
What I Believe.
I believe that connection is a healing force, and that tending to our relationships with ourselves, our loved ones, our communities, and the earth helps us live happier and healthier lives.
I believe our most difficult struggles are our greatest opportunities for wisdom and growth. I don’t believe everything happens for a reason, but I do believe we can find meaning in the things that happen.
I believe each person, family, and relationship already possesses the necessary resources for change.
I believe life shouldn’t be taken too seriously and that humor is a tool for healing.