Rachel Hughes, PhD, LMFT CMHS is a child and family therapist and an AAMFT-approved supervisor who has worked with individuals, families, and couples in inpatient, outpatient, private practice, and community-based settings. She specializes in medical family therapy and working with kids and teens dealing with transitions and historical traumas. Her research interests center around these specialties and especially social determinants of health and how space interacts with health and mental health. As a supervisor, Rachel loves helping therapists develop a strong theory of change based on their own ideas and beliefs about the world.
Dr. Rachel Hughes earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with graduate certificates in Addiction Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapy from Appalachian State University. Pursuing a greater knowledge in the internal systems and societal systems that impact clients, Rachel pursued her PhD in Medical Family Therapy from Saint Louis University. Rachel has a passion for supervising developing clinicians with a systemic lens and is a Washington Approved State Supervisor, as well as an American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Approved Supervisor.