Hello! My name is Dr. Carissma Hughes. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas, and a Certified Depression & Mood Disorder Treatment Professional. I have experience working with LGBTQ identified persons, Military Veterans, elderly, hospice patients and family, couples, and children/Adolescents.
I take a person-centered approach and remind each client that they are the experts on their own lives. I am enthusiastic about helping individuals and families improve communication, work through crises, indulge in self-care, work through trauma, manage difficult feelings and emotions, and reduce anxiety and worry.
I have earned a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Bowling Green State University; a Masters in Social work from Texas State University; a Masters in Non-profit Management from Johnson & Wales University, and a Doctorate in Social work from Walden University.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #62119 (Expires: 2023-04-30)
Two sessions so far and I like it!
The absolute best therapist I’ve ever had!!! The exercises that she gives me truly help me get through all my problems and I’m able to release all negative energy and it helps me to breath again and feel lighter.
I like that Dr. Hughes is confident in her expertise. She attacks problems in ways you probably would not think of on your own, and her words actually stick with you. I feel like I am progressing with her.
Dr. Hughes is a godsend. She patiently listens and takes a solutions-based approach. She’s very responsive in messages, no matter the time of day. She helps you track your progress by setting goals together and keeping you focused on them. She sends worksheets to aid you in working through your issues. She is very knowledgeable and professional. She is passionate about her work. I always leave a session feeling better and I am incredibly grateful for the work we’re doing together.
Dr.Hughes is amazing with her counseling techniques. She is very kind and respectful. She is willing to work with you and asks questions to keep the session going. With her technique and your effort to work on yourself, you are on your way to happiness.
Dr. Hughes is wonderful. I’m lucky to have been matched with her as someone knowledgeable and helpful in the realms that I need
Every time I speak or message with Dr. Hughes, I feel heard and get the right support I need. She provides me with techniques, solutions or POVs that I couldn’t recognize on my own, which are so beneficial. I like her approach whenever we speak; it makes easy for me to open up without feeling any judgement. In addition to personal and emotional support, she helps me with my professional goals. She is AMAZING!
Carissma has helped me through several difficult points since we've worked together. She has been invaluable and I look forward to continuing working with her in the future.
Carissma Hughes is amazing at what they do. They are very helpful and offer more help than I expected. They are supportive and motivational. It’s not just talking about what you feel but actually doing something about it. I am very appreciative of Carissma!
Carissma is very kind and understanding. She really listens and finds ways for me to look deeper inside certain meanings and thoughts. Shes been a huge help during a hard time in my life where it's been literally one thing after another. I would recommend Carissma to anyone needing a counselor by their side.
Carissma is amazing! She is the best therapist I have ever had. She is patient, caring, and empowers me with every session. Carissma will guide you and get you through your tough time.
I am grateful I was paired with Carissma she feels familiar to me. I was specifically looking for someone with a similar background as me and more importantly, someone who’d tell me what I don’t want hear lol. I’ve become vulnerable and placed trust in Carrisma to guide me to face my crap and I’ve been sleeping better and stressing less. Much gratitude owed to you Carrisma, thank you!
Great experience and understanding
Extremely calming voice and very easy to talk. A very friendly person.