Dr. Carissma Hughes

(LCSW, M.S., CDMDTP)

About Me

Hello! My name is Dr. Carissma Hughes. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas, and a Certified Depression & Mood Disorder Treatment Professional. I have experience working with LGBTQ identified persons, Military Veterans, elderly, hospice patients and family, couples, and children/Adolescents. 

I take a person-centered approach and remind each client that they are the experts on their own lives. I am enthusiastic about helping individuals and families improve communication, work through crises, indulge in self-care, work through trauma, manage difficult feelings and emotions, and reduce anxiety and worry.
         
I have earned a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Bowling Green State University; a Masters in Social work from Texas State University; a Masters in Non-profit Management from Johnson & Wales University, and a Doctorate in Social work from Walden University. 

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #62119 (Expires: 2021-04-30)


Reviews

Written by R.A. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Carissma for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Dr.Hughes is amazing with her counseling techniques. She is very kind and respectful. She is willing to work with you and asks questions to keep the session going. With her technique and your effort to work on yourself, you are on your way to happiness.

Written by Y.E. on Mar 25, 2021 after counseling with Carissma for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and family conflicts

Dr. Hughes is wonderful. I’m lucky to have been matched with her as someone knowledgeable and helpful in the realms that I need

Written by D.E. on Mar 23, 2021 after counseling with Carissma for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and career difficulties

Every time I speak or message with Dr. Hughes, I feel heard and get the right support I need. She provides me with techniques, solutions or POVs that I couldn’t recognize on my own, which are so beneficial. I like her approach whenever we speak; it makes easy for me to open up without feeling any judgement. In addition to personal and emotional support, she helps me with my professional goals. She is AMAZING!

Written by C.É. on Feb 27, 2021 after counseling with Carissma for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Carissma has helped me through several difficult points since we've worked together. She has been invaluable and I look forward to continuing working with her in the future.

Written by M.A. on Feb 24, 2021 after counseling with Carissma for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Carissma Hughes is amazing at what they do. They are very helpful and offer more help than I expected. They are supportive and motivational. It’s not just talking about what you feel but actually doing something about it. I am very appreciative of Carissma!

Written by J.E. on Feb 23, 2021 after counseling with Carissma for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Carissma is very kind and understanding. She really listens and finds ways for me to look deeper inside certain meanings and thoughts. Shes been a huge help during a hard time in my life where it's been literally one thing after another. I would recommend Carissma to anyone needing a counselor by their side.

Written by P.H. on Feb 23, 2021 after counseling with Carissma for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Carissma is amazing! She is the best therapist I have ever had. She is patient, caring, and empowers me with every session. Carissma will guide you and get you through your tough time.

Written by M.I. on Feb 16, 2021 after counseling with Carissma for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I am grateful I was paired with Carissma she feels familiar to me. I was specifically looking for someone with a similar background as me and more importantly, someone who’d tell me what I don’t want hear lol. I’ve become vulnerable and placed trust in Carrisma to guide me to face my crap and I’ve been sleeping better and stressing less. Much gratitude owed to you Carrisma, thank you!

Written by R.O. on Oct 14, 2020 after counseling with Carissma for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Great experience and understanding

Written by J.A. on Oct 10, 2020 after counseling with Carissma for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Extremely calming voice and very easy to talk. A very friendly person.