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.
Rachel has over 10 years working with kids and their families and has a small private practice working only with children and their families dealing with transitional issues. Rachel’s research areas include evaluating the impact on social determinants of help, especially regarding the role of neighborhood, and the impact of caregiver disruption on developing brains.