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Dallas Counseling, PLLC - Justin K. Hughes, MA, LPC

| Individual

CBT and Exposure Therapy Specialist. Working with OCD, Addictions, Anxiety & General Mental Health, I have years of focused training, education, experience, and positive outcomes in deeply demanding domains, where many consider themselves "stuck." I am uniquely equipped to dig into solutions when there is great confusion about what to do.

Despite my diligent focus on my specialties, I have a huge heart for overall healthy relational and mental health. I successfully work with a wide range of topics (what person only has one struggle in life?), ultimately unified by the central tenet of helping clients move through major blockages and uncertainty that are holding them back. A few of the most common are Anxiety & Fear (Phobias & Panic, too!), Depression, Relationships & Marriage, Infidelity, ADHD, Personal and Spiritual Growth, & Career Counseling. Both Adults and Adolescents are seen in my practice, where I provide Individual, Family, and Group Therapy- please read more on my website.

Christ-centered counseling for clients who request it implements evidence-based psychology and practice while diving deeply into faith and its implications. For those not seeking this approach of Christian Counseling, please note that people of most major beliefs and perspectives have found a comfortable fit in my practice- and success- as my focus will remain professional and respectful of you, pursuing the other treatment goals I am experienced at addressing.

Whether you simply need a consultation, limited visits to work on short-term goals, or if you desire longer-term therapy, I make a strong investment in assessment- to be efficient and focused. Anxieties and uncertainty about finding a therapist are normal- I will work hard to build your trust and connection while discovering outcomes that countless clients have been grateful for. It is my humble privilege to assess and review our work together regularly, so if you need additional resources and/or different therapy altogether, I can be ready to assist you. I will respect you AND your time, money, and effort by openly communicating recommendations and plans as needed.

Theoretical Backdrop:
Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT) is my predominant theoretical approach, I borrow the best insights and research from several approaches, particularly Psychodynamic, additionally Family Systems, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment, Gottman Method, and Motivational Interviewing.

Training and Associations:
My Master’s in Counseling is from Dallas Theological Seminary, and my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology is from Crown College (Minnesota). My counseling services began in 2007 at the internationally renowned Meier Clinics in Richardson, where I gained experience and training in their Outpatient and Day Hospital Programs. I became the Adolescent Program Director for the Addicare Group in Garland treating substance abuse before working Inpatient and Outpatient at UBH Denton, where I continued to hone general skills along with Addiction and OCD therapy. In Private Practice since early 2011, it has been my goal to become an expert therapist who helps individuals and communities develop mental and relational health through therapy, training, and education.

I have completed the International OCD Foundation's extensive BTTI and Advanced BTTI training in cutting-edge, research based OCD treatment. I am also Gottman Method Level 1 trained for Marriage Counseling and utilize the Gottman checkup when requested in addition to Gottman Method.

Check out for more thorough information. If you're ready to make the investment, I'm ready to work hard with you to move towards progress. ~Justin


  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Areas of Focus

  • ADD / ADHD / Behavioral Disorders
  • Addictive Disorders
  • Process Addiction
  • Substance use disorders
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Aggression / Impulse Control Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Social Phobias
  • Specific Phobias
  • Trichotillomania
  • Co-occurring disorders (like mental illness and substance use disorder)
  • Divorce/Blended Families
  • Dual Diagnosis (developmental disorder and mental illness)
  • Work with all eating disorders, but as a secondary concern
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief / Loss
  • Infertility
  • Mental Disorders due to a General Medical Condition
  • Chronic or serious medical illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Non-Suicidal Self Injury
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychotic Disorders (schizophrenia, delusional disorders)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Delusional Disorders
  • Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Suicidal Risk
  • Trauma and Stress Disorders
  • Childhood Abuse – Neglect/Physical/Sexual
  • Adult Abuse - Neglect/Physical/Sexual
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Codependency; Career Counseling and Testing; Infidelity

Client Focus

  • Adolescents 13-17
  • Young Adults 18-25
  • Adults
  • Male
  • Female
  • Transgender
  • African American
  • Asian / Pacific Islander
  • Hispanic

Services Provided

  • Clinical Care
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Information / Referral

Programs & Services

  • Addiction Rehabilitation and Recovery Services
  • Career Counseling
  • Aftercare; Addiction Counseling
  • Anger Management
  • Faith-based counseling
  • Christian Counseling
  • Grief/Loss support
  • Psychotherapy – Target Groups
  • Individual
  • Group
  • Family
  • Psychotherapy – Types
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Substance Use
  • Process Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure/Response Prevention
  • Habit Reversal Training
  • Mindfulness-based Therapies
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Intensive OCD individual work
  • Education (Mental Health)
  • Mental Health Education
  • Family Psycho-education
  • Parenting Education
  • Specific Disorders
  • Chemical Dependency Education
  • Suicide Prevention
  • OCD Group


17330 Preston Road, Suite 102D
Dallas, TX 75252
972-387-3898 x206 Primary
Fax: 972-387-3987

Appointments available

  • Outpatient – Clinical Setting
  • Distance Counseling
  • Office


  • Monday: 10:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 09:00 am to 03:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 08:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Thursday: 08:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Friday: 08:00 am to 03:00 pm

Payment Options

  • ACA Marketplace Health Plans
  • Self Pay
  • Sliding Scale

Methods of Payment Accepted

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Health Savings Account

Languages Spoken

  • English

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