I provide individual, couples, and group therapy with a specialization in perinatal mental health (i.e. depression, anxiety, and other concerns women and/or their partners may experience during pregnancy or the postpartum period). I understand that seeking out support can feel overwhelming and I am committed to providing a safe and compassionate environment where we can explore your concerns and begin to work toward change. Call me to further discuss your needs or to schedule an initial evaluation.
I am a psychotherapist (Licenses Clinical Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia) with years of experience providing therapy to adults. I have worked in a variety of settings, such as university counseling centers, VA hospitals, community mental health agencies, and school settings. In addition to providing therapy, I have held various positions throughout my career. I have coordinated group therapy services for an agency, provided outreach and education on topics related to mental health and wellness, and supervised graduate students. I love the work that I do every day and I feel honored to sit with individuals during some of the most difficult and transformative times in their lives. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, performing in local community music groups, being outside, cooking, reading, and enjoying a great cup of coffee.
I take an integrative approach to practicing therapy. This means I draw on a variety of interventions and tailor my work to meet the unique needs of each client. I will always provide a space to focus on immediate needs and enhance your current coping skills. I may also explore current and past relationships and experiences to better understanding how these may be continuing to impact the patterns in your life. I also believe it is important to look at the whole person and to understand how the many facets of your situation and identity may be impacting your concerns. Throughout treatment I will check in with you to make sure your needs are being met. I believe it is essential that we have a strong therapeutic relationship so that you feel safe and comfortable discussing your concerns and working toward change.
I have additional specialized training in group therapy and perinatal mental health.
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call @ (757) 504-1805
Katie Hughes, LCSW, LLC
328 Office Square Ln #104
Virginia Beach, VA 23462