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Dr. Michael Hughes, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

Dr. Michael S. Hughes is an innovative and creative psychotherapist with an extensive education and experience in the field of Counseling/Psychotherapy. Dr. Hughes has personal qualities of kindness, compassion, thoughtfulness, and empathy. Nearly 38 years of experience in Mental Health Counseling and Disability has afforded Dr. Hughes the development of an abundance of expertise with all types of psychological disorders and methods of addressing and establishing stability and insight to individuals with the aspiration of empowering adults/children with greater insight and vision. Dr. Hughes’ education involves three degrees in psychology, including a Masters in Clinical and Community Psychology, and CAGS in Educational Psychology. He has a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. He is a Licensed Clinical and Professional Counselor, and has spent 11 years as a Graduate Counseling Professor at Bowie State University, teaching Psychodynamics of Psychopathology, providing an in depth analysis of the Diagnostic Statistics Manual, DSM 5, and study of addressing psychological disorders; also Advanced Human Growth and Development, involving stage theories of social, emotional, cognitive, and physical Human Development, preparing college scholars aspiring to become Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors. Dr. Hughes has been a Rehabilitation Counselor at Anchor Mental Health Association and Coordinator of Disability Support Services at Bowie State University. Further, Dr. Hughes is an accomplished Poet and Calligraphist, who has effectively merged the Art and Science of psychotherapy to speak to the holistic needs of those he serves.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Michael 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.

He is very kind! I was a little nervous because I had initially felt more comfortable speaking to a female therapist, but the staff do not have many on hand. So he was my first match and his description met what I was looking for in therapy, so I gave it a shot. He has been the best therapist I have had this far in my 4 years of pursuing therapy and I have only had 3 sessions with him! I am so grateful Dr. Hughes. Thank you.

Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd