Hello, my name is Robin Hughes, I have been a resident of Alaska since 2007, and a licensed clinical social worker since 2010. In the past I have lived and worked in Nome, and had the privilege to travel to remote villages, and have been working in the Matanuska Valley for the past 5 years. I love connecting with a diverse number of people, and have successfully worked with people from all walks of life including Native Alaskans and Veterans. Topics I am competent in addressing include chronic health issues, relationship or parenting issues and many other recent or long term, life and mental health challenges. I have a background in alternative medicine, and these more eastern outlooks, continue to greatly influence my perception of illness and dis-ease as a mental health provider. I strive to see the balance within people, and strengthen and empower my clients to develop and strengthen their existing, as well as new strengths in order to achieve greater life harmony. The building of a healthy and trusting therapeutic relation is tantamount to the success of therapy, and I am honored by the trust and courage it takes when invited to partner in creating a place where healing can begin. The healing process can be likened to building a garden, where there is first an identification of what may no longer serve, and what needs to be planted for future harvest.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Robin has been focused on coping skills so far with me and I'm glad. She has a somewhat unique spin on concepts you would normally see in therapy. Would recommend!
Written on Aug 28, 2023 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Earlier this year I really needed someone to talk to about some problems going on in my life and I didn’t feel comfortable talking with a friend about it. I didn’t feel they could be removed enough to really help. I almost felt desperate when I reached out to BetterHelp and was a little leary of online therapy. But the experience has been so helpful and rewarding for me. Robin was an excellent match for me and I felt even better when I learned she lived in my state and only a couple hundred miles away.
She has been so attentive and always pleasant and helpful. I look forward to my sessions and always feel better afterwards.
Written on Aug 08, 2023 after therapy with Robin for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
Robin is an amazing listener. She hears what is really going on and gives feedback and suggestions that are spot on. I’m sure she is the best there is! Well, at least for me.
Written on Jun 30, 2023 after therapy with Robin for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Very helpful. They listen well and always make sure they understand what im trying to say. Theyve given me useful strategies for in the moment when im having a panic attack or triggered. I greatly appreciate them and their commitment to making sure im okay.
Written on May 06, 2023 after therapy with Robin for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders
Written on Apr 20, 2023 after therapy with Robin for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
I really enjoyed working with Robin Hughes and got a lot out of our sessions. Due to financial hardship I need to take a break for now.
Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with Robin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes