Welcome

Zane black and whiteWelcome to my website.  In it I hope to provide you with details about my practice, services provided, and a little information about myself.  Many people are seeking therapy for help with emotional pain, difficult life circumstances, problematic current relationships or relationship patterns, and identity struggles.  For others, it’s not the presence of something to be alleviated, but rather the search for something missing that brings them to this work.  The goal of our work together is to provide relief from your suffering and cultivate a more enriching life, with a greater sense of freedom in how you choose to live it.

Deciding whether or not to undertake therapy is an important decision that involves significant time and financial investments and should be done carefully and thoughtfully.  The fit between you and your therapist is among the most important factors for effective therapy.  I hope this website will help you determine if I am the right fit for you and if not, I’m happy to provide a referral for another appropriate clinician.  Please refer to the “Philosophy” section for further information about my areas of interest and therapeutic approach.  More specific information pertaining to my practice can be found in the policies and procedures form in the “Resources” page.  The initial phone consultation and first few sessions will help us determine if I am the right therapist to help you address your concerns.  It’s important to note that our initial phone conversation does not constitute a professional relationship, which is only established after we meet and sign a therapy contract. Thank you for visiting my site. If you have any further questions after looking through my website, please let me know.  I look forward to speaking with you in the future and the possibility of us working together.

Take Care,

Zane Dodd, Ph.D.

Philosophy

I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas and I am currently accepting individual adolescents, adults, and couples.  I am trained as a generalist and have ample experience working with a broad range of issues.  I also have expertise in several specific areas (depression, anxiety, trauma, couples counseling, and sport psychology). For more than a decade, I have worked with patients in a number of settings including community outpatient clinics, psychiatric hospitals, medical hospitals, university counseling centers, and private practice.  For more detail, please read further.

Populations Served

Some of the populations I work with include, but are not limited to:

  • Individuals with various experiences of depression and anxiety
  • Those who have histories of trauma
  • Professionals in distress
  • Challenges related to parenting, romantic relationships, and family life
  • Concerns related to sexuality and gender
  • Body related difficulties associated with food, weight, and appearance
  • Those with personality difficulties that have led to entrenched struggles, often resulting in previously unsuccessful treatments
  • Dissociation
  • Self-injury
  • Cultural, racial, spiritual, gender, and sexual diversity issues
  • Artists of a wide range of expressions
  • Individuals dealing with psychosis

What is Trauma?

Trauma takes many forms such as abuse, neglect, natural disasters, or other events that leave lasting painful effects. While it can be helpful to have these objective events as a reference, trauma is more closely related to your subjective experiences and responses to events.  It is the experience of extreme distress in the context of intense fear, helplessness, feeling over-powered or out-of-control. It is traumatic to be in overwhelming states and to be alone.  In line with my general approach to therapy, I believe that treatment for trauma related difficulties is about more than the reduction of symptoms. Our work together presents an opportunity to develop resilience and post-traumatic growth.  I have considerable training and experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma(s) in their lives.

My Approach to Therapy

There are various approaches to the psychotherapy process.  Even within the same approach, psychotherapy is dynamic and no two people have the same experience. I have been fortunate to have had extensive training in numerous treatment modalities, including behavioral, cognitive behavioral, systems models, and emotion focused treatment, among others.  Although each of these approaches has shaped my work, I am most influenced by psychoanalytic (also referred to as psychodynamic) traditions.  To help you better understand what I mean I have provided some more detailed readings about the nature and effectiveness of psychoanalytic psychotherapy in the “Links” section.  I am drawn to the psychoanalytic orientation which values the depth and complexity that exists within each of us.  I believe that we are innately relational and our relationships, both past and present, strongly impact our identity and overall psychological health.  Often specific symptoms bring us into therapy, but following some relief from these, a desire for greater appreciation and enjoyment in life often develops.  Therapy offers the opportunity to be deeply seen, heard, and known in a way that allows you to more fully know yourself.

What You Can Expect

If we work together you will find that I aim to cultivate a spirit of curiosity and exploration.  This involves an ability to tolerate difficult and, at times, even painful experiences.  It is my hope that we can develop a professional relationship that is sufficiently safe and dependable to acknowledge, bear, and make meaning of your experiences.  I believe it’s important to find a balanced focus between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as they each have meaning and are inherently interrelated.  At times concerns and difficulties impacting your life will happen in the context of our therapy relationship.  This is not considered to be problematic but an opportunity for a better understanding of your experience in the moment.

Despite my general approach to psychotherapy, each therapy process takes on a different expression which is dependent upon your own specific and unique experiences. The understanding of your needs, as well as the function of presenting symptoms, will guide our work together.  I believe therapy is an ongoing collaborative process between you and me.  This involves the setting of goals and the focus of our work together, session by session, and moment by moment.  The end result of these goals is a mutually created space of exploration and creativity that leads to growth, resilience, and an enhancement of your own internal resources.

About

My Credentials

 

  • Education
    • Bachelors and Masters degree in Psychology
    • Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas

 

  • Training and experiences
    • International internship in Montevideo, Uruguay working in a depression clinic and disadvantaged children’s home.
    • My doctoral training program was a generalist program and as such I have extensive experience with various mood and anxiety disorders.
    • I completed my doctoral internship at the Institute for Living in Hartford Connecticut where I worked in inpatient and outpatient settings providing therapy and assessment.
    • I completed specialized elective tracks referred to as Marriage and Family, as well as Sports Psychology in my doctoral program.
    • I have specific education, training, and supervision with adult individuals, adolescents, couples, families, groups, and individual and team athletics.
    • I have worked most extensively with various forms of trauma.  Specifically, I have worked with survivors of childhood abuse and neglect, adolescent and adult sexual assault, domestic violence, military combat, and  physical/medical traumas such as brain and spinal cord injuries.
    • I have led or co-led therapeutic groups on issues of relationships (romantic and more broadly interpersonal), LGBT or queer identified, intimacy and sexuality, mindfulness meditation, and healthy coping skills.
    • I have worked in outpatient community clinics, university counseling centers, medical hospitals, private psychological practices, intensive outpatient treatment programs, and inpatient psychiatric units.
    • I have served as a supervisor and professor for graduate students in the counseling and clinical psychology doctoral programs at the University of North Texas.

 

 

  • Research
    • The majority of my research has involved an investigation of child/parent and adult romantic attachment.  Specifically, I have investigated its relationship to depression, resilience, satisfaction with life, and spirituality.

 

  • Publications
    • Driver, S., Ede, A., Dodd, Z., Stevens, L., & Warren, A.M. (2012). What barriers to physical activity do individuals with a recent brain injury face? Disability and Health Journal. 5 (2), 117-125.
    • Dodd, Z., Driver, S. Warren, A.M., Riggs, S., Clark, M. (accepted for publication).  Effects of Adult Romantic Attachment and Social Support on Resilience and Depression in patients with Spinal Cord Injuries. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

 

  • Presentations
    • Dodd, Z. (2017, August). Westword: A Story of Trauma and the Journey from Object to Subject. In M. Charles (Chair), Dreams and Nightmares: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Reflective Function. Symposium at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington D.C.
    • Dodd, Z., Debiak, D., King, D., Captari, L., & Istrin, N. (2017, August).  The Dynamics of the Supervisory Relationship: A Live Supervision Experience. Panel at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington D.C.
    • Dodd, Z., Charles, M., Baldauf A., Hickman, S., & Leavy-Sperounis, M. (2017, April). The Dynamics of the Supervisory Relationship: A Live Supervision Experience.  Panel at the meeting of APA Division of Psychoanalysis, New York City, NY.
    • Dodd, Z., Charatan, D., Rosica, K., Davis, A., Heilman, D. (2016, August). The Dynamics of the Supervisory Relationship: A Live Supervision Experience. Panel at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.
    • Dodd, Z. (2016, August). In Search of the Legitimate “No”. In M. Charles (Chair), Aggressive Enactments: Containing the “No” in Clinical Work with Survivors of Abuse. Symposium at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.
    • Scott, C & Dodd, Z. (2016, March). Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Practice. Presented at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Series Didactic Series, Dallas, TX.
    • Dodd, Z. (2015, April). Art as a Healing Transitional Space.  Presented at the Austin Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology.
    • Dodd, Z., Pulliam, C. & Hickman, S. (2015, January). Psychoanalysis today: Treating personality not just symptoms. Presented at the North Texas Mental Health Professionals
    • Dodd, Z. ( 2014, September).  Art as an intersubjective process and representation of a changing intrapsychic world.  Presented at the Dallas Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology.
    • Dodd, Z. & McDonald, N. (2014, September). An Introduction to Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Presented at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Series Didactic Series, Dallas, TX.
    • Dodd, Z. & Pulliam, C. (2014, September). Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Current Theories and Practice.  Presented at the University of North Texas.
    • I’ve provided presentations for student groups, faculty, housing, and various administrative training at the University of North Texas.  The topics have included suicide prevention, depression, body image and disordered eating, traumatic experiences and treatment, romantic relationships and healthy interpersonal relationships.
    • Dodd, Z., Riggs, S., Diver, S., Abdullah, B., Campbell, R., Cox, R., & Clark, M. (2011, August).  Effects of adult romantic attachment and social support on resilience and depression in patients with acquired disabilities.  Presented at the American Psychological Association annual convention, Washington, D.C.
    • Driver, S., Ede, A., Dodd, Z., Stevens, L., & Warren, A.M. (2012). What barriers to physical activity do individuals with a recent brain injury face? Rehabilitation Psychology: Fort-Worth.
    • Riggs, S.A., Kaminski, P., Dodd, Z., & Pollard, S. (2008, November). Childhood  Emotional Abuse, Adult Attachment Style and Romantic Relationship Functioning. Poster accepted for presentation at the Texas Psychological Association annual convention, Austin, TX.
    • Dodd, Z., (2008, April).  The Role of Social Support in the Development of Resilience in Individuals with Traumatic Disability. Poster session presented at the annual meeting for the American Alliance for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  Fort Worth, Texas.
    • Dodd, Z., (2008, February).  The Role of Social Support in the Development of Resilience in Individuals with Traumatic Disability. Poster session presented at the annual meeting for the College of Education Research Exchange at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.
    • McKelvain, R., McDonald, A., & Dodd, Z. (2002,). An International Experience in Montevideo, Uruguay. Invited symposia presented at Southwestern Psychological Association.
    • Beck, R., McDonald, A., & Dodd, Z., (2003,) Impact of Family Structure and Conflict/Cohesion on Attachment to God.  Invited symposia at Southwestern Psychological Association Convention.

 

  • Affiliations
    • American Psychological Association
    • Texas Psychological Association
    • Dallas Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
    • APA Division 42
    • APA Division 39

 

  • Recognitions and Awards
    • Current Co-Chair of for the Graduate Student Committee of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association
    • Past President (2014-2015) for the Dallas Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (DSPP)
    • Past secretary of DSPP (2013-2014)
    • University of North Texas outstanding employee award for division of student affairs (2012)

Resources

FAQ

Do you accept insurance?

I am not in-network with any insurance providers but I can provide you with the documentation to file with your insurance.  I am considered an out-of-network provider.

What are your available hours?

Currently I have limited openings Monday through Friday.  Please contact me regarding specific availability on those days.  I see patients between 7 am and 5 pm.

 

Forms

(Zane Dodd Psychology, PLLC ) Informed Consent (1.1.18)

(Zane Dodd Psychology, PLLC ) Notice of Privacy Practices (12.15.15)

Background Information Form

 

Links

Psychoanalytic articles

Shedler Scientific American

  • A jargon free explanation

Shedler (2006) That was then, this is now

  • A well written introduction to psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy

Shedler (2010) Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  • An article on the efficacy of this form of therapy

American Psychological Association’s Help Center

Dallas Suicide and Crisis Center

  • (214) 828-1000

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • (800) 273-TALK (8255)

Contact

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (817) 416-8970

Fax: (856) 677-9448

Address:

305 Miron Dr. Suite 105

Southlake, TX 76092