Dr. Hughes earned a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, with a specialty in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Adler School of Professional Psychology (now Adler University) in Chicago. Dr. Hughes obtained a 2 year post-doctoral specialty in Neuropsychology at Fielding Graduate University in California. Dr. Hughes has worked in medical, military, forensic, private, and academic settings. With your consent, Dr. Hughes communicates evaluation results and recommendations to your medical provider to ensure that your mental, emotional, and physical health needs are all being met.
Neuropsychology is the study of behaviors, illnesses, or injuries which can affect the relationship between your brain health and your ability to think, learn, remember, and control your behaviors. Extensive training is obtained by a neuropsychologist to identify and diagnose conditions which affect brain health and function.
Clinical psychology involves assessing and treating emotional distress and disorder. By administering standardized methods of assessment and comparing responses to identified clinical and normative groups the clinical psychologist can offer objective, accurate identification of disorders and provide appropriate treatment.
CBT is a scientifically supported method of offering personalized therapy focused on your specific goals. The goal of CBT is to teach you methods of identifying how your thoughts, feelings and behaviors interact and how they can be changed to help you thrive.