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Cheryl Hughes(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Washington DCMarylandVirginia
Anxiety -Chronic illness- Existential crisis & challenges- Life transitions- Loss, grief, and bereavement- Stress management-

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Professional statement

Cheryl Hughes is a clinical social worker, licensed to provide counseling and therapy services in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Cheryl's clients are dealing with a significant life stressor: it could be a challenging medical condition, the recent the death of a friend or loved one, or the anxiety that comes with a major life transition, such as retirement or divorce.

Having worked in the world of cancer care and grief support for more than a decade, Cheryl provides a strong, supportive voice along with solid clinical judgment and skills. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy, values identification, and mindfulness practices to provide her clients with tools that will help them create the future they would like to see for themselves.

Working remotely or in person in her Dupont Circle office, Cheryl combines her clinical expertise and skills with a commitment to caring for the specific needs of each individual with whom she works. Every client presents with different goals and needs, and from her very first meeting, Cheryl works to tailor sessions to the specific goals of her clients. She recognizes that these needs may -- and likely will -- change over time, and provides flexible, supportive, ongoing care in service of her clients' well-being.

Message to clients

Sometimes it can feel like the challenges we face are overwhelming, and even reaching out for help feels daunting. No matter how challenging your situation is, I am here to provide opportunities for growth and self-acceptance. Each of us has the capacity to live our best life, even in the face of significant challenges. We need a safe and supportive space in which to heal from loss in order to determine the next steps, overcome any obstacles in the way, and move toward the future with optimism and commitment to our highest selves. I can provide that safe space.

I have a strong background in healthcare and integrative wellness. Mindfulness-based techniques are highly effective tools for improving wellbeing. I'll offer you a wide range of mind-body and integrative health techniques, providing you with ways to find internal calm in a world of constantly competing demands.

Together, we will develop and implement a plan that will allow you to achieve your goals. A rich, full, satisfying life is possible. We can get there together. I'll look forward to hearing from you. Take good care till then.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years

Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Oncology Clinical Social Worker
Viva Center , Therapist
Medstar Georgetown Hospital , Palliative Care Clinical Social Worker
Private Practice, Therapist
Inova Life With Cancer, Clinical Oncology Therapist

Catholic University, MSW, 2009


Washington DC: 50079360 - Maryland: 26657 - Virginia: 0904009520




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Cheryl Hughes is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$180 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$135 - $180

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