Justin K. Hughes, Licensed Professional Counselor

Helping break stuck patterns. CBT & Exposure Therapy Specialist in OCD/Anxiety. My social media ac I’m passionate about working with clients who are willing to work hard on areas of life that just aren’t working.

Specialized in OCD and Anxiety, through CBT and Exposure Therapy, I have years of focused training, education, experience, and positive outcomes in these deeply demanding domains. I am uniquely equipped to dig into solutions when there is great confusion about what to do. A strong framework has been developed to be a “Specialized Generalist” in addition to my main areas of focus. What this means

Operating as usual

11/03/2021

New article- my quick overview of this POWERFUL tool. Enjoy! justinkhughes.com/jog

#erp #cbt #healthandwellness #anxietydisorder #anxietyrelief #ocdawareness #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #exposuretherapy #anxietytherapist #ocdrecovery #perfectionism #exposureresponseprevention #exposureandresponseprevention #intrusivethoughts #uncertainty #anxiety #anxietyhelp #panicdisorder #panicattack #beatanxiety #gad #healthanxiety #generalizedanxietydisorder #ocd #ocdawareness #cbtworks #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #faceyourfears

New article- my quick overview of this POWERFUL tool. Enjoy! justinkhughes.com/jog

#erp #cbt #healthandwellness #anxietydisorder #anxietyrelief #ocdawareness #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #exposuretherapy #anxietytherapist #ocdrecovery #perfectionism #exposureresponseprevention #exposureandresponseprevention #intrusivethoughts #uncertainty #anxiety #anxietyhelp #panicdisorder #panicattack #beatanxiety #gad #healthanxiety #generalizedanxietydisorder #ocd #ocdawareness #cbtworks #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #faceyourfears

11/01/2021

Don't get stuck on a cycle of trying not to be anxious! New article out! www.justinkhughes.com/jog

#erp #cbt #healthandwellness #anxietydisorder #anxietyrelief #ocdawareness #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #exposuretherapy #anxietytherapist #ocdrecovery #perfectionism #exposureresponseprevention #exposureandresponseprevention #intrusivethoughts #uncertainty #anxiety #anxietyhelp #panicdisorder #panicattack #beatanxiety #gad #healthanxiety #generalizedanxietydisorder #ocd #ocdawareness #cbtworks #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #faceyourfears

Don't get stuck on a cycle of trying not to be anxious! New article out! www.justinkhughes.com/jog

#erp #cbt #healthandwellness #anxietydisorder #anxietyrelief #ocdawareness #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #exposuretherapy #anxietytherapist #ocdrecovery #perfectionism #exposureresponseprevention #exposureandresponseprevention #intrusivethoughts #uncertainty #anxiety #anxietyhelp #panicdisorder #panicattack #beatanxiety #gad #healthanxiety #generalizedanxietydisorder #ocd #ocdawareness #cbtworks #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #faceyourfears

11/01/2021

Any thought can be 'fair game' for obsessions and compulsions. OCD may seem convincing, but don't let it trick you. It's still running the show as long as you're obsessing and/or compulsing. #erp #cbt #OCD #faceyourfears #anxiety #exposureandresponseprevention

Any thought can be 'fair game' for obsessions and compulsions. OCD may seem convincing, but don't let it trick you. It's still running the show as long as you're obsessing and/or compulsing. #erp #cbt #OCD #faceyourfears #anxiety #exposureandresponseprevention

10/29/2021

You did it!!

#erp #cbt #OCD #faceyourfears #anxiety

You did it!!

#erp #cbt #OCD #faceyourfears #anxiety

10/26/2021

I thought it had me there for a second....

#erp #cbt #healthandwellness #anxietydisorder #anxietyrelief #ocdawareness #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #exposuretherapy #anxietytherapist #ocdrecovery #perfectionism #exposureresponseprevention #exposureandresponseprevention #intrusivethoughts #uncertainty #anxiety #anxietyhelp #panicdisorder #panicattack #beatanxiety #gad #healthanxiety #generalizedanxietydisorder #ocd #ocdawareness #cbtworks #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #faceyourfears

I thought it had me there for a second....

#erp #cbt #healthandwellness #anxietydisorder #anxietyrelief #ocdawareness #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #exposuretherapy #anxietytherapist #ocdrecovery #perfectionism #exposureresponseprevention #exposureandresponseprevention #intrusivethoughts #uncertainty #anxiety #anxietyhelp #panicdisorder #panicattack #beatanxiety #gad #healthanxiety #generalizedanxietydisorder #ocd #ocdawareness #cbtworks #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #faceyourfears

10/22/2021

Everyone (almost) gets intrusive thoughts. Maybe not babies, but maybe! Don't let them ruin your day.

#erp #cbt #OCD #faceyourfears #anxiety #exposuretherapy.

Everyone (almost) gets intrusive thoughts. Maybe not babies, but maybe! Don't let them ruin your day.

#erp #cbt #OCD #faceyourfears #anxiety #exposuretherapy.

10/22/2021

Ever have an exposure success by accident? Let me know in the comments!!!

#erp #cbt #OCD #faceyourfears #anxiety

Ever have an exposure success by accident? Let me know in the comments!!!

#erp #cbt #OCD #faceyourfears #anxiety

10/20/2021

"The Curious Case of the Blank Instagram Story"- how assessing my hurried state led me to realize I've been rushing too much today.

#ocd #ocdawareness #cbtworks #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #realOCD #anxiety #hope #faceyourfears #erp #cbt #healthandwellness #anxietydisorder #anxietyrelief #ocdawareness #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #exposuretherapy #ocdrecovery #perfectionism #exposureresponseprevention #exposureandresponseprevention #intrusivethoughts #faith #christ #christian #uncertainty #ocdisnotanadjective #realocd #cbtworks #anxiety #therapistsofinstagram #scrupulosity

"The Curious Case of the Blank Instagram Story"- how assessing my hurried state led me to realize I've been rushing too much today.

#ocd #ocdawareness #cbtworks #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #realOCD #anxiety #hope #faceyourfears #erp #cbt #healthandwellness #anxietydisorder #anxietyrelief #ocdawareness #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #exposuretherapy #ocdrecovery #perfectionism #exposureresponseprevention #exposureandresponseprevention #intrusivethoughts #faith #christ #christian #uncertainty #ocdisnotanadjective #realocd #cbtworks #anxiety #therapistsofinstagram #scrupulosity

10/18/2021

Have a listen The OCD Stories "Sometimes the step of faith is leaning into the exposure....sometimes taking an SSRI....prayer....Scripture...."

#ocd #exposureandresponseprevention #cbt#ocduk #ocdaction #iocdf #ocdawareness #ocd2020 #anxiety #theocdstories #podcast #ocdpodcast #ocdtreatment #ocdrecovery #erp #cbt #therapy #compulsivechecking #reassuranceseeking #treatmyocd #intrusivethoughts #ocdrelief #ocdawarenessweek #ocdweek2021 #faith #Christ #hope #love

Have a listen The OCD Stories "Sometimes the step of faith is leaning into the exposure....sometimes taking an SSRI....prayer....Scripture...."

#ocd #exposureandresponseprevention #cbt#ocduk #ocdaction #iocdf #ocdawareness #ocd2020 #anxiety #theocdstories #podcast #ocdpodcast #ocdtreatment #ocdrecovery #erp #cbt #therapy #compulsivechecking #reassuranceseeking #treatmyocd #intrusivethoughts #ocdrelief #ocdawarenessweek #ocdweek2021 #faith #Christ #hope #love

10/18/2021

OUT NOW! the OCD Stories with Stuart Ralph: Walking faithfully as a Christian while doing OCD treatment (#299). Honored to end #ocdweek

#ocd #exposureandresponseprevention #cbt#ocduk #ocdaction #iocdf #ocdawareness #ocd2020 #anxiety #theocdstories #podcast #ocdpodcast #anxietypodcast #ocdtreatment #ocdrecovery #erp #cbt #therapy #compulsivechecking #reassuranceseeking #treatmyocd
#intrusivethought #intrusivethoughts #ocdrelief #obsessions #ocdweek #ocdawarenessweek #ocdweek2021 #faith #christ #hope #love

OUT NOW! the OCD Stories with Stuart Ralph: Walking faithfully as a Christian while doing OCD treatment (#299). Honored to end #ocdweek

#ocd #exposureandresponseprevention #cbt#ocduk #ocdaction #iocdf #ocdawareness #ocd2020 #anxiety #theocdstories #podcast #ocdpodcast #anxietypodcast #ocdtreatment #ocdrecovery #erp #cbt #therapy #compulsivechecking #reassuranceseeking #treatmyocd
#intrusivethought #intrusivethoughts #ocdrelief #obsessions #ocdweek #ocdawarenessweek #ocdweek2021 #faith #christ #hope #love

10/15/2021

#ocdweek is such a great time for support, sufferers, and clinicians alike to come together and remember why we do what we do. Let's #chalkituptovalues and focus on the big picture: I stay in the game for freedom and because of love. Freedom from OCD, bringing hope to sufferers, and always wanting to faithfully live out whatever role God has for me today, which is always to love. I also love what I get to do. I didn't seek it out at first, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

It's SO rewarding and this community is amazing. Thank you @iocdf for being the hingepiece that led to this being my career focus- that shift started with my first #BTTI in Boston @massgeneral. #ocdvocate #ocd #cbt #exposureandresponseprevention #faith #hope #love @ocd_texas

#ocdweek is such a great time for support, sufferers, and clinicians alike to come together and remember why we do what we do. Let's #chalkituptovalues and focus on the big picture: I stay in the game for freedom and because of love. Freedom from OCD, bringing hope to sufferers, and always wanting to faithfully live out whatever role God has for me today, which is always to love. I also love what I get to do. I didn't seek it out at first, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

It's SO rewarding and this community is amazing. Thank you @iocdf for being the hingepiece that led to this being my career focus- that shift started with my first #BTTI in Boston @massgeneral. #ocdvocate #ocd #cbt #exposureandresponseprevention #faith #hope #love @ocd_texas

10/15/2021

Yep, ANY thought can pass through your brain at any time. Good news: there's hope for scrupulosity! Check out these for key resources: iocdf.org/ocdandfaith/ & www.justinkhughes.com

#ocd #ocdawareness #cbtworks #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #realOCD #anxiety #hope #faceyourfears #erp #cbt #healthandwellness #anxietydisorder #anxietyrelief #ocdawareness #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #exposuretherapy #anxietytherapist #ocdrecovery #perfectionism #exposureresponseprevention #exposureandresponseprevention #intrusivethoughts #uncertainty #ocdisnotanadjective #realocd #cbtworks #anxiety #cognitivetherapy #scrupulosity #faith

Yep, ANY thought can pass through your brain at any time. Good news: there's hope for scrupulosity! Check out these for key resources: iocdf.org/ocdandfaith/ & www.justinkhughes.com

#ocd #ocdawareness #cbtworks #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #realOCD #anxiety #hope #faceyourfears #erp #cbt #healthandwellness #anxietydisorder #anxietyrelief #ocdawareness #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #exposuretherapy #anxietytherapist #ocdrecovery #perfectionism #exposureresponseprevention #exposureandresponseprevention #intrusivethoughts #uncertainty #ocdisnotanadjective #realocd #cbtworks #anxiety #cognitivetherapy #scrupulosity #faith

10/11/2021

Find out about OCD Treatment's Number 1 Goal in my new article! www.justinkhughes.com/jog/where-your-thinking-will-trip-you-up-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/

#ocd #ocdawareness #cbtworks #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #realOCD #anxiety #hope #faceyourfears #erp #cbt #healthandwellness #anxietydisorder #anxietyrelief #ocdawareness #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #exposuretherapy #anxietytherapist #ocdrecovery #perfectionism #exposureresponseprevention #exposureandresponseprevention #intrusivethoughts #uncertainty #ocdisnotanadjective #realocd #cbtworks #anxiety #cognitivetherapy

Find out about OCD Treatment's Number 1 Goal in my new article! www.justinkhughes.com/jog/where-your-thinking-will-trip-you-up-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/

#ocd #ocdawareness #cbtworks #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #realOCD #anxiety #hope #faceyourfears #erp #cbt #healthandwellness #anxietydisorder #anxietyrelief #ocdawareness #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #exposuretherapy #anxietytherapist #ocdrecovery #perfectionism #exposureresponseprevention #exposureandresponseprevention #intrusivethoughts #uncertainty #ocdisnotanadjective #realocd #cbtworks #anxiety #cognitivetherapy

10/08/2021

What sessions are YOU enjoying at #OCDCon 2021??

#erp #cbt #OCD #faceyourfears

What sessions are YOU enjoying at #OCDCon 2021??

#erp #cbt #OCD #faceyourfears

10/08/2021

Ultimately cutting out reassurance seeking (and giving) is a part of effective treatment for OCD (and Anxiety Disorders, too!).

#ocd #ocdawareness #cbtworks #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #realOCD #anxiety #hope #faceyourfears #erp #cbt #healthandwellness #anxietydisorder #anxietyrelief #ocdawareness #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #exposuretherapy #anxietytherapist #ocdrecovery #perfectionism #exposureresponseprevention #exposureandresponseprevention #intrusivethoughts #uncertainty #ocdisnotanadjective #realocd #cbtworks #anxiety #cognitivetherapy

Ultimately cutting out reassurance seeking (and giving) is a part of effective treatment for OCD (and Anxiety Disorders, too!).

#ocd #ocdawareness #cbtworks #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #realOCD #anxiety #hope #faceyourfears #erp #cbt #healthandwellness #anxietydisorder #anxietyrelief #ocdawareness #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #exposuretherapy #anxietytherapist #ocdrecovery #perfectionism #exposureresponseprevention #exposureandresponseprevention #intrusivethoughts #uncertainty #ocdisnotanadjective #realocd #cbtworks #anxiety #cognitivetherapy

10/06/2021

#OCDWalk is happening! Join one locally or follow the activity!
iocdf.org/programs/ocdwalk/
#erp #cbt #OCD #faceyourfears #ocdweek

#OCDWalk is happening! Join one locally or follow the activity!
iocdf.org/programs/ocdwalk/
#erp #cbt #OCD #faceyourfears #ocdweek

10/06/2021

Lots of activity this #OCDWeek !!!!! The 2021 Virtual #OCDCon This Friday-Sunday.

#erp #cbt #OCD #faceyourfears

Lots of activity this #OCDWeek !!!!! The 2021 Virtual #OCDCon This Friday-Sunday.

#erp #cbt #OCD #faceyourfears

10/05/2021

Read the rest: www.justinkhughes.com/jog/the-3-ds-in-ocd-recovery/

#ocd #ocdawareness #cbtworks #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #realOCD #anxiety #hope #faceyourfears #erp #cbt #healthandwellness #anxietydisorder #anxietyrelief #ocdawareness #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #exposuretherapy #anxietytherapist #ocdrecovery #perfectionism #exposureresponseprevention #exposureandresponseprevention #intrusivethoughts #uncertainty #ocdisnotanadjective #realocd #cbtworks #anxiety #cognitivetherapy

Read the rest: www.justinkhughes.com/jog/the-3-ds-in-ocd-recovery/

#ocd #ocdawareness #cbtworks #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #realOCD #anxiety #hope #faceyourfears #erp #cbt #healthandwellness #anxietydisorder #anxietyrelief #ocdawareness #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #exposuretherapy #anxietytherapist #ocdrecovery #perfectionism #exposureresponseprevention #exposureandresponseprevention #intrusivethoughts #uncertainty #ocdisnotanadjective #realocd #cbtworks #anxiety #cognitivetherapy

10/05/2021

OCD be like that. Don't let it. #exposureandresponseprevention #ocd #outage #facebookoutage #instagramoutage

OCD be like that. Don't let it. #exposureandresponseprevention #ocd #outage #facebookoutage #instagramoutage

10/01/2021

The only quacks I listen to are ducks.....

#erp #cbt #faceyourfears #OCD

The only quacks I listen to are ducks.....

#erp #cbt #faceyourfears #OCD

09/27/2021

Read the rest here: www.justinkhughes.com/jog/how-alcohol-interferes-with-getting-over-your-fears-hint-it-interrupts-fear-disconfirmation/

"It was a good question. Anne* suffered extensively with fear, anxiety, and OCD. She wanted any relief she could find.

“Can I drink a little alcohol during exposures?”

As an early specialist in OCD, I said my favorite thing to say when I don’t know: “I don’t know.”

So I looked it up and talked to colleagues and my mentor. I still don’t yet know of any research paper specifically on the topic. And the client, genuinely curious and desperately seeking for answers, referenced back to my common supportive statement: “We won’t get over all our distress in one day- we must take it hierarchically.”

So isn’t alcohol a hierarchical way to get through exposures?

No.
What I learned was a basic building block to all exposure and essentially all work in overcoming our fears:

Anything that falsely keeps us attributing our well-being to avoidance of fear will eventually lead to its reinforcement. Our goal in therapy is MAXIMUM FEAR DISCONFIRMATION."

#ocd #ocdawareness #cbtworks #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #realOCD #anxiety #hope #faceyourfears #erp #cbt #healthandwellness #anxietydisorder #anxietyrelief #ocdawareness #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #exposuretherapy #anxietytherapist #ocdrecovery #perfectionism #exposureresponseprevention #exposureandresponseprevention #intrusivethoughts #uncertainty #ocdisnotanadjective #realocd #cbtworks #anxiety #cognitivetherapy

Read the rest here: www.justinkhughes.com/jog/how-alcohol-interferes-with-getting-over-your-fears-hint-it-interrupts-fear-disconfirmation/

"It was a good question. Anne* suffered extensively with fear, anxiety, and OCD. She wanted any relief she could find.

“Can I drink a little alcohol during exposures?”

As an early specialist in OCD, I said my favorite thing to say when I don’t know: “I don’t know.”

So I looked it up and talked to colleagues and my mentor. I still don’t yet know of any research paper specifically on the topic. And the client, genuinely curious and desperately seeking for answers, referenced back to my common supportive statement: “We won’t get over all our distress in one day- we must take it hierarchically.”

So isn’t alcohol a hierarchical way to get through exposures?

No.
What I learned was a basic building block to all exposure and essentially all work in overcoming our fears:

Anything that falsely keeps us attributing our well-being to avoidance of fear will eventually lead to its reinforcement. Our goal in therapy is MAXIMUM FEAR DISCONFIRMATION."

#ocd #ocdawareness #cbtworks #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #realOCD #anxiety #hope #faceyourfears #erp #cbt #healthandwellness #anxietydisorder #anxietyrelief #ocdawareness #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #exposuretherapy #anxietytherapist #ocdrecovery #perfectionism #exposureresponseprevention #exposureandresponseprevention #intrusivethoughts #uncertainty #ocdisnotanadjective #realocd #cbtworks #anxiety #cognitivetherapy

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