Tristin Hodges


About Me

It takes strength to seek a more fulfilling and peaceful life. If you are ready to take that important first step, I am here to support and empower you. My passion is bringing healing to people that may not see their own strength or purpose during a difficult time in your life.

My education through Drake University along with my professional background gives me a unique and effective approach to counseling. Attending Drake University has challenged my intellectual and emotional growth and greatly sharpened my professional skills in helping people to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives. Working as a counselor with a diverse population gave me a glimpse into the issues surrounding mental health in our society.

I am a trauma based counselor licensed in Iowa with years of experience working as a counselor in a wide range of practices. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career challenges, trauma, substance abuse issues, life transitions and adjustment issues, addictive behaviors, personality disorders, criminal thinking and behavior, anger and stress management.

My counseling style is warm, considerate and non judgmental. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. Each client is diverse and I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I offer a safe space to do the tough work of personal growth.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #091719 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Tristin Hodges. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by A.L. on Sep 28, 2020 after therapy with Tristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Tristin is awesome! Very sweet and helpful. She understands my concerns and tries unique ways to help with my problems. She’s very easy to talk to and comforting.

Written by J.O. on Sep 24, 2020 after therapy with Tristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coping with life changes

She's very kind and a good listener, however I have only figured out how to schedule half-hour sessions, and so far I feel that every time I start to get into the flow of conversation, the session is over. It would be helpful to be able to schedule hour-long sessions I think.

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