Janet Hughes

LCSW-C, LICSW

About me

My name is Janet L. Hughes. I graduated with my Masters in Social Work in July 2001. I went to the University of Florida for undergrad studies. I would first like to acknowledge the courage it takes to identify a need for change. I would be honored to assist in your seeking and healing process. You are the expert in your life and we will work together collaboratively to focus on the issues requiring action or attention. I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have a licence in DC, Maryland and Virginia. I have worked with people suffering from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and Trauma for over 20 years. I am also certified in addiction.
I feel confident that we can develop a working relationship that facilitates personal growth and empowerment. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, CBT and mindfulness techniques.
In my individual sessions, I offer empathy, transparency and support. I am here, awaiting your contact to begin your journey to a better you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MD LCSW-C 13688

DC LICSW Lc50081307

VA LCSW 0904009727


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Janet Hughes. 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 on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks

Janet Hughes is one of the best out there. She completely matches my vibe. She does not sugar coat the truth and tells you exactly what you need to hear. Highly recommend

Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

This is my first time doing therapy and I was worried that the match wouldn’t fit, but it did. Janet Hughes listens, has such an open mind but also knows how to center a conversation, which is so helpful and productive. I’m very pleased so far.

Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Janet is very responsive and knowledgeable and overall a great therapist. I have grown to know myself better and have learned new skills through this process. As a graduate student, having the flexibility to schedule telehealth is ideal because I can maximize the time.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Excellent.

Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Janet has so far been generous about her time both for scheduling purposes and also responding to me on unscheduled time when I have in the moment string emotional responses to events in my day to day life. I appreciate her level of understanding and feel hopeful about continuing my wellness journey with her and opening up more about myself, history and present circumstances.

Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

The second we first spoke I knew I liked her. She has a warmth that is very welcoming. She has listened and offered advice when appropriate (had a previous therapist in the past that felt the need to talk about herself). Janet reaches out and it feels like communication is building naturally.

Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Janet is thoughtful and provides spot-on, expert guidance based on my unique needs. She listens attentively and has helped immensely with my mental health & relationship goals.

Written on Aug 21, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Janet is a great listener and she really knows how to connect. She has helped me tremendously with decreasing my anxiety, and I can tell that she is doing the great work she was purposed to do. Definitely a God-sent therapist!

Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I genuinely look forward to my weekly sessions with Janet. As someone who's historically had mixed feelings about therapy, she's changed some of my views. Janet has helped me to process through parts of my past as well as current struggles in a way that has helped me to grow as an individual. She has a wonderful personality and she makes me feel comfortable, as though I'm talking to a friend. Janet is always able to remember small details of things that I share, and I have never felt as though I'm being judged. She also balances listening vs when I want/need advice or her input. Wonderful therapist, I would definitely recommend Janet!

Written on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’m very happy with Ms Janet. She shows you that she really does care. That’s hard to find

Written on Jul 22, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Janet has been a great help in navigating through rough times

Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

She feels like a friend I can talk to about anything

Written on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 3 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Janet is amazing with her check ins and she has such a nice manner. She speaks with confidence, but listens and gives strategies.

Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Janet has never made me feel less than or judged me in anyway and has always made me valid in how I feel would strongly recommend

Written on Jun 18, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Janet is amazing. Our sessions together are always fun, and we get to a problem resolution quickly. She is supportive, caring, and incredibly intelligent. She is great at what she does!

Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Janet is amazing!!!

Written on Jun 05, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief

She is exactly who I needed and I look forward to her thoughtfulness, energy, and support!

Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and adhd

Janet is the most amazing therapist I could ask for. She makes you open up so easily and you feel like you’re talking to your best friend. She’s also funny and never fails to put you in a good mood.

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Affirming and understanding, patient, a lovely person all around.

Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

That friend you can trust to tell anything to, but is also smart and insightful enough to guide and help ...that's Janet! Highly recommend Ms. Hughes.

Written on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Janet is excellent at what she does and has been super accommodating of my specific needs and goals. She's been open and attentive in every session we've had and is very quick to pick up on how you're feeling and what underlying issues may be present - she's great at matching your own energy. I highly recommend her!

Written on Apr 23, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief

Janet understands grief

Written on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Best experience I love gathering new tools

Written on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

She is currently helping me through some tough times and it’s working. She reads into everything and boils it down to pinpoint what the main cause/issues are. Improvement began with the very first session, I highly recommend her because how she’s helping me is working!

Written on Apr 10, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and coping with life changes

Janet is a wonderful therapist...caring and knowledgeable.

Written on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Janet for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Janet is a great listener and easy to talk to.

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