114 East Unaka Avenue
Johnson City, Tennessee 37601
423-202-7426

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Neal Hughes, MDiv, MA, LSPE

Mr. Neal Hughes has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1989, when he graduated with a master’s degree in clinical psychology from East Tennessee State University. Prior to this he acquired a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Asbury College (now Asbury University) and a M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary with a specialized curriculum in historical theology. He is a student of world religions and philosophy, and has an appreciation for different belief systems — including the secular. All are welcome to explore from their personal framework

His personal study and continuing education help him keep up-to-date on the latest research in the growing fields of mindfulness-based interventions and positive psychology. He has acquired continuing education from Harvard Medical School and the Mind and Life Institute, as well as regional presentations by leading figures in the field of psychiatry and psychology.

In addition, he has presented on mental health related topics himself, including the integration of psychological and neurological functions in this region as well as in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Seattle. The use of mindfulness-based interventions and the technical eclecticism of positive psychology building on the foundation of neuroscience, enable him to meet the needs of a wide variety of clients.

Those suffering with depression, anxiety, excessive worry, grief, emotional instability both chronic and acute, sexual and sexual orientation issues, those with chronic medical illnesses, as well as issues related to interpersonal conflicts and communication may all benefit.

These intervention strategies find many correlations with religious or spiritual perspectives and may easily be utilized to strengthen a person’s spiritual life but no religious perspective is needed for counseling in this framework to be effective. Neurological principles are effective in any case and are most easily integrated into existing patterns and habits of belief. Feel free to come and explore how to make your life more satisfying and rich.

Specialties

Adolescents 13-17
Adults 18-64
Adults 65+
Couples/Marriage
Relationship Counseling
Anxiety/Stress/Panic/Phobias
Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD/ADD)
Depression
Mood Disorders/Bipolar Disorder
Personality Disorders
Substance Related/Addictive Disorders
Trauma & Stress Related Disorders (PTSD/Acute Stress)

Insurance

Aetna
Bright Health
Cigna
Humana
Optum
Tricare
UBH/UHC/UMR
VACCN
BHS