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Meet the Staff

Amy Hughes MA, LPC, CCTP, CCATP, CFTP

Amy is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional , Certified Family Trauma Professional, and the founder and CEO of Connections4life Professional Therapy Services, PC. She has worked in multiple settings including in-patient, intensive outpatient, private, agency and community based. She has treated individuals of all ages with a wide range of presentations. Her areas of practice include but are not limited to, anxiety and depressive disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, marriage and family, children and adolescents, separation and divorce, domestic violence and stages and changes of life. She provides EMDR therapy,  individual, family and couples therapy, and play and expressive arts therapy. Although her theoretical orientation is eclectic, she specializes in treating issues related to unresolved trauma. She has additional training through various organizations including The National Institute for Trauma and Loss, The International Association of Trauma Professionals, The Beck Institute of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and The Circle of Security International.  Trauma Recovery/HAP, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program

Amy is also a board approved Supervisor for residents in counseling working towards licensure in the state of VA. 


Kimberly is currently a Resident in Counseling with Connections4life and has a Masters In Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Kimberly, her husband, and 14 year old daughter recently relocated from Stone Ridge, VA to Western Loudoun, Virginia where they have bears, deer and the occasional wild turkey roaming around! They are spending time outdoors and loving the sunsets from their mountain home. Kimberly earned her her BS in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern University. Kimberly taught children ages 4-12 for several years. She then began working with pediatric patients in the hospital setting at Children’s Healthcare Of Atlanta as a certified Child Life Specialist. Kimberly worked in this capacity in hospitals in Macon, Atlanta, D.C., and Northern Virginia. Most recently, she was part of the Child Life team at Inova Loudoun Hospital.


Kimberly realized that her role as a helper would be further impactful as a mental health therapist serving clients of all ages who are coping with trauma, medical trauma, PTSD, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and every day stressors outside of the hospital environment. She completed her internship with Connections4life and received her MA in clinical mental health counseling from Regent University in Virginia Beach. Kimberly feels strongly that therapy is a personal journey and uses a holistic approach including: Trauma Focused Therapy (Certified Clinical Trauma Practitioner), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR- level 2 trained), CBT, mindfulness, strength based approaches, music, play and art interventions in addition to traditional talk therapy in her practice. She is a strong advocate for animals in therapy and is always up for a walk and talk session around the neighborhood with your family pet! 


When Amy is not working, she loves to spend time with her family. She has four wonderful children. Her oldest son is volunteer AEMT and Police Officer. Her second oldest son is an aspiring singer/songwriter and college student, her daughter is an equestrian with big dreams and her youngest son is a history buff with an enormous heart. 

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