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Jill Hughes LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Jill 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. With a background in medical social work, I understand the emotional impact and mental health needs of children, adults, and aging populations managing chronic illness as well as conditions that impede daily function, relationships, and quality of life.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Jill Hughes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in counseling and care management. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and aging clients in individual, couples, family, and group therapy to address concerns about the self and relationships. Jill specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, and major life transitions and has additionally trained to work with clients experiencing the symptoms and effects of OCD, TBI, and PTSD. Jill completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at The University of Georgia and obtained her T-5 Teaching Certificate in Georgia, the equivalent of a master's level teaching degree, from Piedmont University. She began her professional career working with adults in protective services and children in foster care and understands the emotional needs of the individual requiring care as well as the person and/or family responsible for that care. In addition, Jill has a background in medical social services and is passionate about helping adults and children that are managing chronic illnesses and conditions which impact daily function, long-term health, and quality of life. She utilizes a collaborative and integrative counseling approach which includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT,) solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness to address and ameliorate emotional issues and concerns. "Rarely, if ever, are any of us healed in isolation. Healing is an act of communion." -bell hooks; author, educator, social activist. Jill uses a variety of therapeutic techniques and interventions to meet individual needs and optimize the overall health and well-being of her clients. Her goal is for individuals and families to feel comfortable and safe in working toward their goals, managing emotions, increasing connectedness, improving relationships, and making life transitions to achieve the quality of life yearned for and so deserved.




General Expertise



Aging related concerns

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


Coping Skills

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP

Georgia Blue Shield




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

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • Georgia, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CSW002968


MSW, The University of Georgia

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Athens, Athens, GA

Frequently Asked Questions About Jill Hughes, LCSW

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

Is Jill Hughes accepting new clients?

Yes, Jill Hughes is accepting new clients for online therapy in Georgia and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Athens, 644 N Chase St Suite 104, Athens, GA, 30606.

Does Jill Hughes accept insurance?

Yes, Jill Hughes accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Georgia Blue Shield, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Jill Hughes offer?

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

Does Jill Hughes offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Jill Hughes offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Athens, 644 N Chase St Suite 104, Athens, GA, 30606.

Does Jill Hughes offer online therapy?

Yes, Jill Hughes offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Georgia.

How quickly can I see Jill Hughes?

Jill 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 Jill Hughes speak?

Jill Hughes conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Jill Hughes online?

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