Kim Engel-Hughes, MA, NCC, LPC


EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Clients often describe me as warm and down-to-earth. My approach is creative, integrative, and practical. I have over twenty-five years of experience with individuals, couples, and families. I've worked in clinical, educational, inpatient, residential, and non-profit settings. I have additional training and experience in organizational/industrial psychology, I provide consultation to other community professionals. I've been in private practice since 2006, launching my own practice in 2011. Please refer to my website at for more details and information! Kim says she has both a creative and integrative approach to therapy. She laughs as she says “Sometimes we talk…other times we might be doing planks.” Kidding aside, her goal is help her clients work themselves right out of therapy and needing her. Getting healthy and independent is the main objective. Kim is the owner of Carolina Counseling Psychology, LLC. She recived a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado at Denver. Counseling Psychology The practice of Counseling Psychology encompasses a broad range of culturally sensitive practices that help people improve their well-being, reduce distress, resolve crises and increase functioning. Therapists tend to focus on overall well-being across the lifespan. Attention is given to emotional, social, vocational, educational, health-related, developmental, and organizational concerns. Evidenced-based, practical approach to treatment

Education & Experience

MA in Counseling Psychology & Counseling Education, University of Colorado at Denver- 1998 National Board Certified Counselor- 1999 Gottman Trained (by John & Julie Gottman) IFS, ACT, experiential & mindfulness based treatments, family systems, DBT, CBT, somatic LPC Supervisor Training (in process)- SC Previously licensed in NC; working with state to provide telehealth services in NC asap *

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association, SC Clinical Mental Health Counselors Association, EMDR International Association

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


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