Theresa Hughes

Theresa Hughes

Master's (University of Windsor, 2007)

Member of Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)

Psychotherapy Provider (Registered Social Worker)
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In person
Accepting new clients

My clients dare to make changes because they want to feel like themselves again or they seek a better quality of life. Through varying approaches, I work to empower individuals to find solutions to overwhelming emotional challenges and issues relating to mental illness. These may be instances of divorce, abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, work/family stress, children's school issues, cultural adaptation, or reintegration from military service; all areas in which I have professional training and 23 years of Social Work expertise. In addition to being a therapist, I am a qualified suicide intervention trainer, leader of Gottman psychoeducational groups for couples, a former research co-investigator, clinical supervisor and School Board Mental Health Lead.

Primary Practice Location

568 Chatham Street East Suite 3
Windsor, Ontario N9A 2X1

Phone: (519) 980-7918


Extended office hours: evenings

Years of Experience



Member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Training and distinctions:

Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Front-Line Workers; Natalie Zlodre, MSW, RSW
Certified ASIST v. 11 Trainer - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Certified safeTALK Trainer – Suicide Awareness for Everyone
Violence Threat Risk Assessment Level 1 – Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response
Advanced Community Crisis Response Team Training - National Organization for Victim Assistance

Trauma Treatment Training:
Evidence Based Couples Therapy for PTSD – Sheila Frankfurt Ph.D.
Impact of Moral Injury on Post-Deployment Mental Health – Candice M. Monson Ph.D.
Trauma Recovery: Processing Guilt and Shame – Natalie Zlodre, MSW, RSW
L’intervention auprès des femmes immigrantes francophones, survivantes de conflit armé; Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes
Formation intermédiaire sur le TSPT-Pascale Brillon, PhD
Impact of Violence, Abuse, and Neglect on Children, Diane Benoit, MD, FRCPC
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for PTSD, Anna Baranowsky, PhD
Thérapie cognitivo-comportementale pour les populations francophones/créolophones d’origine antillaise; CAMH
Evidence-Based Practice Series: Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Parts One and Two; JoAnn Heap, MSW, ACSW
The ABCD Essentials of Psychological Trauma : Affect, Biology, Culture & Dissociation ; Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute
Psychotherapy Effectiveness: Making therapeutic use of counter-transference and mentalizing; Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute
Treating Adolescents Using CBT Strategies; Dr. Nili Benazon, Ph.D
Portals Into The Mind of Trauma: Navigating the Healing Process, John P. Wilson, Ph.D
Transcultural Issues and Psychological Trauma, Clare Pain, MD, FRCP & Lisa Andermann, MPhil, MD. FRCPC
Integrating the Body in Healing From Stress, Paul Hyman, O.T.
Eye Movement Integration, Danie Beaulieu Ph.D.
Attachment Treatment for Dissociative Identity Disorder, Daniel Brown, Ph.D.
Thérapie d’impact I & II, Danie Beaulieu, Ph.D.
Thérapies d’arts, Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes
Narrative, Trauma and Resistance, Judith Myers Avis, Ph.D.
Tools for Transforming Trauma: Theory & Practice in the 21st Centrury, Robert Schwarz, Ph.D. Psych.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Donald Michenbaum, Ph.D.
Schema Focused Therapy, Jeffrey Young, Ph.D.

Emotion Focused Therapy for Individuals and Couples; Leslie S. Greenberg, Ph.D.
Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator – Couples Psychoeducation Groups

Grief and Loss:
Walking Through Grief: Helping Others Deal with Loss; Michelle Gibson, MSW, RSW

Brief Interventions:
Brief Focused Counselling Skills – Strategies from Leading Frameworks – CTRI Institute
Employee and Family Assistance Programs - Depression Care and Trauma Care Trainings


Co-Author: Mental Health Service Needs, Barriers, and Adaptive Strategies of Female
Refugee Torture Survivors: A Mixed Methods Study. Unpublished.

Co-Author: Psychological, Social, and Economic Factors on Successful Resettlement: Female Refugee Torture Survivors’ Needs and Suggestions. Unpublished

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