Justin K. Hughes, MA, LPC
|Professions: Counseling, Psychology, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 64574|
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I am passionate about developing a healthy self and empowering clients to enjoy and succeed in their relationships. This involves walking with clients through life challenges and helping them to live life to the full.
Email or Call Justin K. Hughes, MA, LPC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12102
More Info About My Practice
Evening appointments are available. Credit Cards and Insurance accepted. Christian counseling is offered to those who are interested.
My Role as a Therapist
My role as a therapist is to professionally build a therapeutic relationship with clients that will help them address challenging issues and to grow in ways that are hard to reach and may seem impossible at the time. I first and foremost seek to make the counseling experience safe, free of shame or condemnation, so a person can most effectively address the problems that hold them back from their goals and living life to the full.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Starting counseling can be hard for anyone. When I started to go through my own counseling after graduate school, I can remember being somewhat nervous, and I was trained as a professional counselor! I think most people have a general "gut" idea whether they would benefit from professional help, so paying attention to that is important. Remember that you are always free to change therapists or choose different services. Please know that I always seek to meet you where you are at and move at the speed that you allow.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
A person who goes to therapy is often just accepting realistic standards for themselves; namely, as a human being, we all need help in various ways. The cities we live in and jobs we work at and families we raise depend on others in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. If someone has a physical injury, there is little to no stigma in seeing a medical professional. Counseling isn't so different. When there are emotional or relational problems or challenges from the standpoint of brain functioning, relying on resources is often the healthiest step a person can take. In counseling with me, you will find a shame-free environment that allows you to explore issues that have been harmful- and find ways to address them.
What Makes up a Problem?
If a person is to be treated as fully human, this involves many components. I believe we are biological, psychological, social, and spiritual beings (at a minimum). Various problems we face can result from these various areas. For instance, if a person has a problem with an addiction, there could be a genetic propensity towards it, patterns of thinking that feed it, have poor social connections to keep from healthy accountability and support, and have no purpose or understanding of why they exist. All of these components will affect the individual greatly and feed their addiction. In order to comprehensively (and often effectively) address deep-seated problems, various areas have to be examined. My training has taught me to constantly rely on other professionals and resources so as to offer the fullest scope of treatment- whether that is through me and/or other options.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Populations that are specialty areas are substance abuse, OCD and panic, relationship/family issues, and depression.
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