The Costello Center
Kim Hughes

Kim Hughes, LMHC, LPC, NCC, Ed.S

Kim Hughes earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Florida.  She has a Masters of Education Degree (M.E.d) in Counseling and Guidance (K-12) and a Specialist Degree (Ed.S) in Mental Health Counseling.  Both graduate degrees earned from The University of Florida.  Kim is a certified Guidance Counselor for grades K-12 in Florida, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NBCC).

Kim has worked in a variety of counseling and teaching settings including agency mental health, multiple private practices, prevention and treatment centers, non profit organizations and within a variety of school settings in Texas and Florida including The International Baccalaureate Program in Pinellas County.  She has advanced training in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice and Family Mediation.  Kim is also a Guardian Ad Litem and a Licensed Mental Health Supervisor in the state of Florida. 

Kim has worked in the Mental Health for over 25 years and has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults in the following areas:
Anger Management                                      Impulse Control Disorders
Anxiety                                                        Life Transitions
Career Changes                                           Parenting
Codependency                                             Pre-Marital Counseling
Couples Counseling and Mediation             Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum      
Depression                                                  Self Esteem
Divorce                                                       Self Harm      
Family Conflict                                           Substance Abuse
Grief and Loss                                            Trauma and PTSD

Kim is a Level III Gottman, Trained Couples Therapist and a Certified Imago Couples Counselor. She fosters a "conscious marriage" approach to help her clients maximize psychological and spiritual growth.  She believes that life's challenges can provide opportunities for personal growth and increased understanding.  Kim’s work includes collaboration with clients to explore concerns, develop new insight and create sustainable tools for improved living and well being.  Kim considers it an honor to see her clients emerge from life transition stronger, wiser, more purposeful and with greater peace.