ABT Counselor and Therapist Profiles


  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital (infidelity, divorce, communication or relationship issues, etc.)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • School issues (bullying, poor behavior or grades, text anxiety, etc.)
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Stress
  • Substance abuse
  • Women’s issues

Dr. Shawn Hughes is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Professional School Counselor (LPSC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Registered Respiratory Therapist. She holds a Doctorate (PhD) and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech. Shawn is married and has four amazing children.

Shawn enjoys working with adolescents, adults and families dealing with a wide range of emotional and behavioral concerns. Shawn utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities and theoretical approaches that are strength-based and patient-focused. Through a collaborative effort, she and her clients work together to better understand the difficulties in the client’s life to help them develop personal goals.

Shawn notes that life is a journey and she enjoys providing a positive and supportive environment where her clients can openly share thoughts, feelings, and concerns. She hopes counseling will provide her clients with a safe place and opportunity for personal awareness, wellness, and growth.

To schedule an appointment with Shawn:

Ages of Clients:

  • Teens (13-17 years)
  • Adults (18-64 years)
  • Elders (65+ years)


  • Individuals
  • Couples



Treatment Modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family systems
  • Person-centered
  • Solution-Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-based