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Dr. Michael Hughes

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Michael Hughes is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Years in Practice: 7
State: MD

Dr. Michael S. Hughes is an innovative and creative psychotherapist with an extensive education and experience in the field of Counseling/Psychotherapy. Dr. Hughes has personal qualities of kindness, compassion, thoughtfulness, and empathy. Nearly 38 years of experience in Mental Health Counseling and Disability has afforded Dr. Hughes the development of an abundance of expertise with all types of psychological disorders and methods of addressing and establishing stability and insight to individuals with the aspiration of empowering adults/children with greater insight and vision. Dr. Hughes’ education involves three degrees in psychology, including a Masters in Clinical and Community Psychology, and CAGS in Educational Psychology. He has a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. He is a Licensed Clinical and Professional Counselor, and has spent 11 years as a Graduate Counseling Professor at Bowie State University, teaching Psychodynamics of Psychopathology, providing an in depth analysis of the Diagnostic Statistics Manual, DSM 5, and study of addressing psychological disorders; also Advanced Human Growth and Development, involving stage theories of social, emotional, cognitive, and physical Human Development, preparing college scholars aspiring to become Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors. Dr. Hughes has been a Rehabilitation Counselor at Anchor Mental Health Association and Coordinator of Disability Support Services at Bowie State University. Further, Dr. Hughes is an accomplished Poet and Calligraphist, who has effectively merged the Art and Science of psychotherapy to speak to the holistic needs of those he serves.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Stress Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Bipolar disorder Depression Relationship issues Intimacy-related issues Parenting issues Anger management Self esteem Coping with life changes ADHD
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He is very kind! I was a little nervous because I had initially felt more comfortable speaking to a female therapist, but the staff do not have many on hand. So he was my first match and his description met what I was looking for in therapy, so I gave it a shot. He has been the best therapist I have had this far in my 4 years of pursuing therapy and I have only had 3 sessions with him! I am so grateful Dr. Hughes. Thank you.

Nov 03, 2022


Dr. Michael Hughes offers counseling online via BetterHelp

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee for unlimited counseling.
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