Dorothy Hughes Indianapolis Counselor

Dorothy Hughes, LMHC
phone: 765-237-7652

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Dorothy Hughes Indianapolis Counselor

Dorothy Hughes


About Dorothy

To help an individual in a clinical setting, I know it is of utmost importance to first understand the person and then communicate that understanding in an empathic way. Using a variety of treatment strategies, I choose the type of therapy that will be most beneficial for the client. Behavioral, Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, EMDR, Reality, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, and Strengths-Based are some of the strategies I use in my practice.

The counseling profession was a mid-life career change for me after 20 years in retail management. After experiencing several simultaneous significant losses, I needed to re-examine my life, get to know myself, and changed the direction of my life. I pursued counseling to help manage my adjustment to the losses and to explore my overall future and career direction. Enough good things cannot be said about the positive impact counseling had on my life. The gift of my past struggles is that I can hear ‘between the lines’ and help you to understand yourself better. Counseling, for me as a practitioner, is more than my job, it is a calling. Having been on the client side provides me an invaluable foundation for understanding your experience as a client.

In order to effectively help clients with their self-examination, I truly need to be faithful doing my own continuous self-examination and training. I am passionate about my personal, professional and spiritual growth. I meditate daily, attend several retreats annually and participate in professional development seminars far more time than that required to maintain my licensure.

My background includes counseling adults as individuals, as couples and in groups. I have extensive counseling experience with adults in an academic setting after counseling students at Purdue for 16 years. Working in Community Mental Health for seven years taught me the skills and confidence to open a private practice in 2009.

It always gives me great joy to assist individuals with the activities and achievement of self-discovery. My goal as a counselor is to help clients remove their unnecessary barriers to success. They can then lead the kind of life they want.

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Indiana and a Nationally Certified Counselor with memberships in the Indiana Counseling and the American Counseling Associations. I also practice holistic healing as a Level III Reiki practitioner.