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Jeffrey Hughes, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist

789 Park Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
P: 401.243.7210
F: 401.243.3001
drjeffreydhughes@gmail.com

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About Dr. Jeffrey Hughes

Dr. Jeffrey HughesMy approach to treatment is interactive and engaging. I find that clients appreciate and benefit from an active therapist who will help identify areas of difficulty and work on initiating changes rather than a passive, primarily listening approach to treatment. A comfortable fit between client and therapist is an essential part of the process.

I believe psychotherapy can serve many purposes. Traditionally, it has been considered a means to treat problems (a psychopathology orientation) and has proven very effective at such a task. Over the past decade or so, some research psychologists have become increasingly focused on "positive psychology", exploring aspects of life that are most satisfying (e.g., love, creativity, joy, playfulness, intimacy, sensuality, compassion). This is an area of professional interest to me, and I believe it is relevant to the lives of my patients.

I earned a doctorate degree in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University, a program that emphasizes clinical training and experience.  I then completed an internship accredited by the American Psychological Association at Seacoast Mental Health Center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  I was asked to stay a second year there to complete my postdoctoral fellowship. My training consisted primarily of a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic approach, which is the main focus of my practice today.

My background also includes shorter-duration, solution-focused approaches (e.g., cognitive-behavior therapy), which I incorporate into my practice.  I treat a wide variety of patients dealing with a broad range of concerns/symptoms, many of which have roots in individual’s relationships.

   
GENERAL

Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Years in Practice: 13 years 
Sliding Scale:  Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepts Insurance: Yes 
Please ask about your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

SPECIALTY AREAS

Mood Disorders
Relationship Issues 
Life Dissatisfaction/Existential Concerns
Chronic Mental Illness
Grief/Bereavement
Health Problems
Anxiety, Phobias, and Stress

CLIENT POPULATION

Adults

TREATMENT MODALITY

Individual

QUALIFICATIONS

Graduate School: Nova Southern University

Degree: Psy.D.

License No. & State: PS00979 (Rhode Island)