"Connection is why we're here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives."
Jodi Costenbader | PhD, LPC
Dr. Jodi Costenbader is a licensed psychotherapist with a PhD in psychology. Jodi works with older adolescents, adults and couples. Jodi is also a personal trainer certified by the American College of Sports Medicine.
Jodi’s skill sets make her uniquely qualified to provide an integrative approach to wellness that focuses on both mind and body. Jodi’s philosophy is that our thoughts and emotions are connected to our actions. Through a combination of treatment approaches, she helps clients identify and address emotional obstacles, underlying beliefs, and internal dialogue that might be contributing to negative patterns. She has worked with a range of clients providing support and specific strategies to helps them navigate their path. She believes in the importance of moving forward while finding the balance between acceptance and change. Her passion is to help others find what makes them feel strong, both emotionally and physically, and she understands the profound connection between the mind and body. Together with her clients she explores personal growth and helps to develop realistic goals on their journey towards a healthier lifestyle. Jodi believes that in therapy, as in life, flexibility is essential, and her therapeutic style reflects that.
Dr. Costenbader completed her undergraduate studies in psychology at Binghamton University, earned her MS in clinical psychology at the University of Bridgeport, and her PhD in clinical psychology from Walden University. She has more than 15 years of training and of experience in the field of psychology and obtained her ACSM Certification in Personal Training in 2012. She has experience working in inpatient and outpatient mental health centers, substance abuse treatment facilities, as well as, private practice. Additional trainings include brief behavior therapy, crisis intervention, Mindfulness, CBT, DBT and IFS. In addition to office visits, home visits or outdoor walking sessions can be scheduled.
When Jodi is not working, she spends most of her time focusing on the incredibly important, intensely stressful yet amazingly rewarding job of being a parent. Her children remind her about the importance of humor and force her to learn more about herself every day. She strives to teach them resilience, the value of self-worth, and the power of relationships. While Jodi loves spending time with her family, her perfect day would always include her head in a book and her toes in the sand…probably after she’s exercised