Amy Hughes, LCSW | She/Her
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Currently full, waitlist available
Amy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from New York University. Amy interned on the acute adolescent unit of a children's psychiatric hospital. Following graduation, she worked at an out-patient clinic that served young people ages 14 - 24. She lived in NYC for over a decade before moving to the West Coast. Amy has worked in other mental health settings and has taken hiatuses to work in other fields and raise a family. Amy specializes in working with teens and Generation Z adults. Her clients have been new to counseling or have returned to therapy, and are motivated to move forward. Her style includes components of evidence-based theoretical approaches of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and psychodynamic theory. She is a trauma-informed, culturally sensitive clinician and strives to give clients a safe place to unload and explore their challenges.
Over the years Amy has worked with clients addressing issues of adjustment, anxiety, binge eating, depression, gender dysphoria, sexuality, self-harm, and stress. She uses a range of therapeutic approaches to help clients process their emotional experiences and interpersonal situations. She draws on concepts of radical acceptance, mindfulness, and self-compassion. She helps clients learn effective skills to replace helplessness and hopelessness, and to better understand how maladaptive coping strategies were survival skills.
Amy works with clients ages 16+ and her preferred age range is 16 - 30. She is an LGBTQ-affirming clinician. She will provide in-person and virtual sessions.
In her free time, Amy enjoys music and other forms of self-care. She and her spouse live with their pets and love visiting their kids.
Rates & Insurance
Amy is in-network with:
Out of Network Provider – Super bill for Insurance reimbursement or can bill out of network
- Intake Assessment 60 min: $240
- Counseling Sessions 50 min: $200
Self Pay Option
If you prefer to pay out of pocket, MindTree accepts all payments from all major credit cards, checks, cash, or HSA ( Health Savings Account). The following rates apply to self-pay clients.
OON (Out of Network)
If you have an insurance plan which Amy does not accept, we can help you for possible reimbursement from your insurance provider. Necessary documentation (Counseling only) will be provided to submit your sessions to your insurance companies. If you like to use your OON benefits and have out of network mental health coverage, we are able to bill your sessions directly to your insurance company. Please be aware of your out of network mental health benefits before scheduling. We encourage you to call your carrier to find out your OON benefits.
Please check your out of network coverage carefully by asking the following questions to your insurance company:
- Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
- What is the coverage amount per session?
- How many sessions are covered?
- Do my benefits cover sessions with an Out of Network Provider?