A bit about my educational journey...

I received my BA in Liberal Studies from the University of Maine. Years later, I continued my education at Western Michigan University where I received a Master's Degree in Counseling Education: Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

I am a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NCC) and am an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the South Carolina Association of Licensed Professional Counselors (SCALPC), The Human Rights Campaign, The American Red Cross  Disaster and Mental Health Services Teams and Psychology Today. I am also a Certified Trauma-Informed, Pause Breathwork Facilitator.

​About Me

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Hello! I am Whitney Hughes and I am so happy you are here. I am the owner of Blue Mind Mental Health, LLC and Ocean Mind Body.

I am an open-minded, empathetic, dedicated Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, therapist, Connection Coach, and Certified Trauma-Informed Breathwork Practitioner. 

Being a licensed therapist both in Hawai'i and South Carolina allows me to work with an incredibly diverse population. I have also had the privilege of working in a variety of settings including, private practice, non-profit clinical, the independent school system, and higher education. I have 20+ years of experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am passionate about making connections, personal growth and professional development, human rights, advocating for the LGBTQ+ community, mental and physical well-being, and all things breathwork! 

I am an experienced mother of three whose passions include: supporting others, travel, adventure, breathwork, somatic work, and being near the ocean as much as possible.

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Whether you are looking for therapy, coaching, breathwork, or just have a general question, please reach out.

I look forward to connecting with you soon! xo