Last edited 03/01/2024

David Hughes LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of David Hughes Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a therapist with decades of varied experience, it is my goal to honor the dignity and value of my clients while collaborating with them to develop strategies for positively responding to life's adversities.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

David Hughes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 29 years of experience in the mental health field. He believes that the most important aspect of therapy is a connection with the client. Because of this, he strives to create a therapeutic atmosphere based on trust, care, respect, and humor. He believes being genuine and real with clients is vital in the helping process. David completed his Master of Social Work degree (MSW) at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1999. He has been licensed in Virginia and is currently licensed to practice in North Carolina and Missouri. He brings a client-centered approach to therapy and seeks to have a conversation with his clients about the issues that bring them to therapy. He utilizes multiple treatment approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy. Life is hard. We all struggle with difficulties, doing so through the lens of our own thoughts, beliefs, and experiences. We all need help sometimes. David believes he will be capable of walking with you while you address life's difficulties and help you develop strategies and skills to help cope with those difficulties. If you are ready to engage in that process, schedule an appointment with him today!






General Expertise





Anger management


Coping Skills

In-Network Insurance




Blue Cross NC

Cigna EAP



First Session$200
Individual Therapy$160
Marriage & Couples Counseling$160
Family Therapy$160
Group Therapy$160

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


  • North Carolina, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, C013481


Master of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wilmington, Wilmington, NC

Frequently Asked Questions About David Hughes, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. David Hughes, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is David Hughes accepting new clients?

Yes, David Hughes is accepting new clients for online therapy in North Carolina and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wilmington, 3333 Wrightsville Ave Suite G112, Wilmington, NC, 28403.

Does David Hughes accept insurance?

Yes, David Hughes accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross NC, Cigna, Cigna EAP and Optum.

What types of therapy does David Hughes offer?

David Hughes offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does David Hughes offer in-person appointments?

Yes, David Hughes offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wilmington, 3333 Wrightsville Ave Suite G112, Wilmington, NC, 28403.

Does David Hughes offer online therapy?

Yes, David Hughes offers online therapy via video sessions to people in North Carolina.

How quickly can I see David Hughes?

David Hughes typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does David Hughes speak?

David Hughes conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with David Hughes online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with David Hughes online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.