Kirstan Hughes

M.S. LPC Associate

Supervised by Mary Dainty PhD, LPC-S

Telehealth Provider

Get to know Kirstan

Kirstan is a native Texan who received a dual bachelor’s degree in psychology and Religion from Berry College in Rome, Georgia.  She obtained her master’s in clinical mental health counseling from UNT in Denton, Texas. She has extensive experience in the non-profit sector working with those healing from trauma. She also has several years of experience working in higher education, providing career counseling, and helping students navigate the college admissions process. In addition to Lifeologie, Kirstan works as an intake and assessment clinician at Mesa Springs Mental Health Hospital, providing care to patients seeking treatment for substance abuse, dual-diagnosis, and emotional disorders. 

 

Kirstan is passionate about walking alongside clients in pursuit of growth and healing. Specifically, she enjoys working with adolescents and adults utilizing a cognitive behavioral therapy approach to create long lasting change in thought and behavior. She aims to provide a warm and genuine space for clients to come as they are, process their concerns, and uproot beliefs and ways of thinking that are no longer serving them. Empathy, empowerment, and unconditional acceptance serve as the foundation of her counseling relationships. She finds joy in simply being with clients and providing tools to help them reach their full potential. 

 

When she’s not working, Kirstan loves traveling and exploring with her husband. Her favorite trips have been backpacking through Bavaria and driving a renovated camper van up the west coast. She enjoys spending time with her family and laughing with her friends. You can often find her reading fantasy books and curled up with a cup of hot tea. As a former barista, Kirstan loves finding new coffee shops to try and is determined to find the best oat milk lavender latte in DFW. She also enjoys playing, napping, and running with her dog, Pepper