Katie Hughes

Therapist (she/her)

Fun fact: If I changed career paths, I would become a professional mermaid.


More About Me...

As someone who craves travel and adventure, I am most inspired when I am somewhere new.  While exploring new spaces can be challenging, I have found the most growth while stepping into the unknown. Therapy often feels like an exploration of new territory. I am here to partner with you on your journey by celebrating your accomplishments and supporting you through obstacles. 

I would describe my approach as gentle yet challenging. When we balance validation with  resiliency, we are able to feel empowered in navigating the challenges that life often catapults our way. I value your self-knowledge and your resiliency is what will guide your therapeutic process of unearthing challenges and finding new ways to grow. Therapy is a journey that requires allowing yourself to be messy. When we are truly organizing, we must first allow ourselves the space to make a mess. We must pull things out of the shadows, examine them, and find where they truly belong. Sometimes, we find things we were missing and other times, we find things that no longer serve a purpose in our lives. Allowing these parts of ourselves to be present in sessions is welcomed and encouraged. I believe in meeting you where YOU are at, helping you meet goals without my own agenda or judgment. 

While I am passionate about working with adolescents and young adults, I find my curiosity and bringing my silliness to sessions is a bridge to working with people of all ages! I focus on gaining and receiving your feedback to ensure you are getting what you need from our sessions. Through empathetic and nonjudgemental care, I can help guide you through your therapeutic goals while establishing new coping skills and patterns. If you have struggled to feel supported by traditional therapy in the past, we may be a good fit! I enjoy utilizing creativity and artistic expression within sessions. We can partner together to find a style that works for you–whether that is beginning a session with movement, dancing, meditation, or letting it all out on the punching bag. 

Together, with an attachment based and trauma informed approach, we can find tools to help you navigate anxiety, depression, grief, or anger. By recognizing different forms of trauma within your history, I will respond by integrating safety, choice, and empowerment to collaborate on your treatment goals. I believe that attachment-based approaches help individuals and families reframe our relationships and the way we develop healthy interpersonal relationships in our lives. When I am not in the office, you can find me making jewelry, playing with my dogs, and exploring nature. 

Education & Trainings

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (P018636)

Masters in Advanced Clinical Social Work at Walden University

BA in Studio Art at Northern Vermont University

Rates & Insurance

– 60 minute session – $125

Insurance – currently in network with Aetna, BCBS, and Medcost.

Sliding scale available upon request.

“Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.” – Rumi