Therapist in Johnson City, Tennessee Kenneth Neal Hughes, Therapist

Licenses: MDiv, MA, LSPE

Provider Gender: Male

Ages Served: 18-64

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Johnson City, Tennessee Kenneth Neal Hughes, MDiv, MA, LSPE

Kenneth Neal Hughes, MDiv, MA, LSPE

Mr. Neal Hughes has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1989, when he graduated with a master’s degree in clinical psychology from East Tennessee State University. Prior to this he acquired a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Asbury College (now Asbury University) and a M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary with a specialized curriculum in historical theology. He is a student of world religions and philosophy, and has an appreciation for different belief systems — including the secular. All are welcome to explore from their personal framework.

His personal study and continuing education help him keep up-to-date on the latest research in the growing fields of interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness-based interventions and positive psychology. He has acquired continuing education from Harvard Medical School and the Mind and Life Institute, as well as regional presentations by leading figures in the field of psychiatry and psychology.

In addition, he has presented on mental health related topics himself, including the integration of psychological and neurological functions in this region as well as in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Seattle. The use of mindfulness-based interventions and the technical eclecticism of positive psychology building on the foundation of neuroscience, enable him to meet the needs of a wide variety of clients.

Those suffering with depression, anxiety, excessive worry, grief, emotional instability both chronic and acute, sexual and sexual orientation issues, those with chronic medical illnesses, as well as issues related to interpersonal conflicts and communication may all benefit.

These intervention strategies find many correlations with religious or spiritual perspectives and may easily be utilized to strengthen a person’s spiritual life but no religious perspective is needed for counseling in this framework to be effective. Neurological principles are effective in any case and are most easily integrated into existing patterns and habits of belief. Feel free to come and explore how to make your life more satisfying and rich.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Sana Benefits
  • Tricare East (Humana Military)


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Mindfulness


  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Women


  • English



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