Drew M. Hodis

Drew M. Hodis
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Drew M. Hodis is the founder and president of Hodis Learning & Music, a local business that provides one-on-one, in-home tutoring, music lessons, and art lessons. He completed his BA in Psychology at USC and is pursuing his PhD in Clinical Psychology at the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi University.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is an important time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and promote efforts to prevent them. Understanding the Impact of Child Abuse Nearly 600,000 victims of...

Op-Ed: Suicide & Teens | The Conversation Hits Home

South Pasadena is home. It has been my home for 26 years. Even as I pursue my doctorate in Clinical Psychology in New York, I still reminisce about playing on the Morton Fig outside...

How Parents Can Help Boost Adolescents’ Self-Esteem in Academic Transitions

If you’re a parent, then you’ve likely been through at least one academic transition in your lifetime. Remember what it was like to transition from middle school to high school? How about high school...

Beyond the Virus | Ending Emotional Cutoff Part II

Last week I discussed the negative effects of emotional cutoff and how to repair a relationship that's been cut off. But what if you’re the person who inexplicably hasn’t heard from your cousin or...

Beyond the Virus | Ending Emotional Cutoff Part I

Have you noticed that your emotional wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around you have seemingly worsened during the pandemic? Maybe it’s the side eyes you feel when walking down the street. Or maybe...

Beyond the Virus | How to Talk it Out & Set Boundaries

There are some people in life with whom you can talk about anything under the sun, like your sister, Mary. Mary is one of the most beloved people in your life. Then there’s Todd,...

Beyond the Virus | In My Feelings & Out of Conflict

Have you noticed that sometimes when you’re really upset about a conflict with a family member, friend, or coworker, your reaction might be a little more intense than usual? It likely isn’t just because...

Beyond the Virus | Taking Care of Yourself in the Time of COVID

COVID-19 and people’s responses to the pandemic have brought up numerous issues for all of us. Intense road rage that has scared you into keeping your windows rolled up permanently and outrageous lines at...
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