Mary Anne (“Molly”) McHugh-Chaljub, LCPC

Mary Anne (“Molly”) McHugh-Chaljub, LCPC

Molly is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with 20+ years of experience in diverse clinical settings including group private practice, community mental and behavioral Hospitalization settings including Inpatient, Partial Hospitalization Programming (PHP), and Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP), as well as in residential substance abuse treatment. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology (BA) from St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN, and a Master of Arts Degree (MA) from Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL.

“Today’s world is complex, demanding, and ever-changing! Sometimes we need an emotionally safe place where we can ‘hit the pause button’ and ’ check in with ourselves’ in a non-judgmental way about our challenges, losses, reactions, and relationships. I strongly believe it takes courage to ask for support. When I meet with clients for the first time, my goal is to validate their courage and willingness to begin the therapeutic process that will be uniquely theirs. The therapy journey will begin with an initial assessment of current thoughts, feelings and behaviors that may be obstacles in the client’s life. Together we will identify the goals of treatment and explore the variety of ways these individual goals can be achieved. Being client-centered, I work with clients at their comfort level and pace. I believe psychotherapy is a collaborative process where the client is the expert on themselves and the therapist brings knowledge, experience, and a variety of approaches to assist the client in seeing themselves from different perspectives. This shared work paves the way for the client to let go (unburden) long-held, currently unhelpful thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors that are obstacles to living a more “Self-led” life – a life that is calmer, in which one feels more connected to themselves and others, in which one can extend natural curiosity and compassion, and express themselves with confidence and with their unique creativity.”

“I use evidence-based therapeutic treatment approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), The Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and other Trauma-informed therapeutic methods that resonate for the client.”

“I work primarily with adults in all stages of life – ranging from ages 18 to 80+. We oftentimes forget that, as adults, we also go through age-appropriate developmental changes, that include numerous transitions, acquisitions and loss. I enjoy working with clients who have struggled with a history of anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship issues which have “kept them stuck”, preventing them from healthy problem-solving and living the quality of life they dream and deserve”. I believe therapy is a gift one gives themselves to live their best life.”

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