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Danielle Hodges, Psy.D

  • Position: Clinical Psychologist
  • Areas of Expertise: Behavioral Health
  • Gender: Female


Danielle Hodges, Psy.D, was born in Kauaʻi and spent her adolescence both on Oʻahu and in Colorado. She earned her Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Hawaiʻi
School of Professional Psychology, Chaminade University of Honolulu. Her Postdoctoral Fellowship and pre-doctoral internship were completed at I Ola Lāhui, a nonprofit corporation accredited by the American Psychological Association that provides culturally-minded psychological services to Native Hawaiian and rural communities.

Dr. Hodges has worked in integrated behavioral health care settings in rural and medically underserved communities, including Waimānalo, Kahuku, and on Molokaʻi.

She specializes in the treatment of psychological trauma, severe and persistent mental illness, and working with marginalized populations.

Her clinical training and approach to treatment reflect a broad range of evidence-based models, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and are rooted within the Psychodynamic and Humanistic orientations.

Dr. Hodges works collaboratively to support individualized goal development and achievement, with the aim to improve overall wellness and enhance the quality of life.

"People often believe that working with a psychologist means we will focus on all that is wrong; however, it is by recognizing and utilizing one’s strengths and unique giftings that we clear the way for hope." - Danielle Hodges, Psy.D


    • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology | Chaminade University of Honolulu


    • Rural Behavioral Health | I Ola Lāhui, Inc


    • Rural Behavioral Health | I Ola Lāhui, Inc

    Research Interests

    • Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
    • Psychiatric Medication Adherence
    • Theory of Mind- Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
    • Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) a Phenomenon with Therapeutic Potential.


    • Intervention Award: Awarded by the Hawaii School of Professional Psychology for superior performance in both didactic and applied psychological interventions. | 2019
    • Diversity Scholarship: Awarded by the Hawaii School of Professional Psychology for work with Human Trafficking Victims 2016-2017 | 2017