Diana  Hughes

Diana Hughes


Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Missouri Waitlist Online
Blue Springs Waitlist In-person
Updated January 12, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Depression
  • Self harm
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Diana Hughes is a licensed professional counselor that specializes in DBT and CPT therapy. She works with adolescents and adults and provides therapy in Spanish. Most of her clients or people struggling with suicide ideation, self harm behaviors, and trauma. She is also part of DBT Columbia and provides DBT skills training groups for adults in both English and Spanish.

Diana worked as middle school and high school Spanish teacher before graduating from Capella University with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. Being a part of the military world for 10 years, she has worked with veterans and their families. She is originally from Mexico and enjoys working with clients who are struggling with racial identity. After years of working in a group practice, she now has her own practice in Blue Springs, MO where she provides both in person and telehealth sessions.

Diana Hughes es una terapueta que se especializa en terapia DBT y CPT. Ella trabaja con adolescentes y adultos y proporciona terapia en español. La mayoría de sus clientes batallan con ideación suicida, conductas de autolesión y trauma. También es parte de DBT Columbia y ofrece grupos de capacitación de habilidades DBT para adultos tanto en inglés como en español.

Diana trabajó como profesora de español en la escuela intermedia y secundaria antes de graduarse de la Universidad de Capella con una Maestría en Consejería de Salud Mental. Siendo parte del mundo militar durante 10 años, ha trabajado con veteranos y sus familias. Ella es originaria de México y disfruta trabajar con clientes que luchan con la identidad racial. Después de años de trabajar en una práctica grupal, ahora tiene su propia práctica en Blue Springs, MO, donde ofrece sesiones de telesalud y en persona.

Message to clients

Hello! I'm so glad you made it to my page! I know that at the moment, life is not going the way you'd like it to be. It could be that starting the search to find a therapist has been overwhelming and scary. I want you to know that you don't have to be alone in your struggles and you don't need to feel ashamed or embarrassed for needing help. Learning how to manage our emotions and deal with life stressors are skills that are learned. Needing someone to guide you in your mental health journey is no different than paying a dentist to take out your wisdom tooth. Scheduling a session is such a huge way to love yourself and I hope you can take that next step with me.

¡Hola! ¡Estoy tan contenta de que hayas llegado a mi página! Sé que en este momento, la vida no va como te gustaría que fuera. Podría ser que comenzar la búsqueda para encontrar un terapeuta haya sido abrumador y aterrador. Quiero que sepas que no tienes que estar solo en tus luchas y que no necesitas sentirte avergonzado por necesitar ayuda. Aprender a manejar nuestras emociones y lidiar con los factores estresantes de la vida son habilidades que se aprenden. Programar una sesión es una gran manera de amarte a ti mismo y espero que puedas dar el siguiente paso conmigo.


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

Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Self harm - Building skills and supports to cope with emotional pain, suffering, and numbness; increasing positive meaningful life experiences

Suicidal ideation - Support living with intense pain, distress, and feelings of persistent hopelessness; strengthening meaningful relationships and experiences in one’s life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Diana Hughes is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $110 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $110


Online Sessions (Missouri)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30 am- 7 pm
  • Tue 9:30 am- 2:30 pm
  • Wed 9:30 am- 7 pm
  • Thu 8 am- 3:30 pm
  • Fri 8 am- 2 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Blue Springs practice
1114 West Main Street, Blue Springs, Missouri 64015
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30 am- 7 pm
  • Tue 9:30 am- 2:30 pm
  • Wed 9:30 am- 7 pm
  • Thu 8 am- 3 pm
  • Fri 8 am- 2 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Diana Hughes Counseling LLC, Therapist, 2023 - Present
Aspire Counseling , Therapist, 2019 - Present
DBT Columbia, Therapist/ Group leader, 2019 - Present
Family Resource Network, Intern, Therapist, 2017 - 2018

Capella University, Masters in Mental Health Counseling, 2017
Northwest Missouri State University, B.A. Psychology , 2010
Northwest Missouri State University, B.S. Spanish Education, 2010


Missouri: 2019007104