Cecilia Hughes, MSW, LICSW, RPT-S
Director of Client Services
Cecilia “Cici” Hughes received her bachelor’s in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work and Criminal Justice from Winona State University.
She then graduated from St Thomas/ St Katherine University with a Master’s of Social Work. She was licensed in Special Services Foster Care for 22 years, and has vast experience with services that include: Residential Treatment for children and adolescents, Mental Health Case Management for children and adults, Children’s Therapeutic Services and Support, Foster Care: Therapeutic and Multidimensional, Adolescent Day Treatment, Outpatient Clinics and School-based therapy. Cici is a practitioner and trainer in Trauma Informed Care. She participated and chaired the Hennepin County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative Governance Committee and was a member of AspireMN and served as a board member. Cici currently serves on the Governor Subcommittee on Children’s Mental Health. Cici uses a client-centered approach, meeting clients where they are and building strong therapeutic relationships. She utilizes a variety of therapy approaches and techniques from Cognitive Behavioral, solution focused, mindfulness-based interventions, motivational interviewing and play therapy techniques. She has been trained in DC 0-5 diagnosis and treatment.