Breah Hughbanks, Psy.D., LLP, Psychotherapist
Breah Hughbanks, Psy.D. is a limited licensed clinical psychologist, she completed her doctorate at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL. She completed her post-doctoral training at Linden Oaks Hospital at Edward in Naperville, Illinois, where she built experience providing inpatient treatment for adolescents and adults in need of crisis stabilization. Dr. Hughbanks completed a post doc fellowship at the University of Missouri St.Louis. The focus of her fellowship was on both evaluation and treatment services for children, adolescents, and their families. She was able to gain expertise in multiple settings – including developing support services in schools.
Dr. Hughbanks also has experience with couples counseling, ADHD, OCD and PTSD treatment. She has specialized training in anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and personality disorders. Dr. Hughbanks implements a strength based approach to help patients focus on the positive aspects of life and thoughts versus getting stuck with negative thinking patterns. She is versed in evidenced-based treatments such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness based cognitive therapy, Exposure Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. By working with the client’s needs and experiences she is able to individualize care to match with the most effective treatment. Dr. Hughbanks specializes in providing therapy and evaluation to individuals ages 7 and up. She has experience working with clients of diverse populations and social economic groups.
Dr. Hughbanks believes it is important to encourage patients to build skills to manage their symptoms without judgment. Additionally, she works to help patients with acceptance and problem solving, while recognizing that life has both comfortable and uncomfortable aspects, and it’s how we cope that gets us through the uncomfortable aspects. Therefore, the skills learned in treatment can be beneficial for a lifetime.