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The Attention Disorder & Related Disorders Clinic

      Dr. Janice Ann Hughes, MA, MSW, LCSW, Ed. D.

Licensed Certified Social Worker



FL License # SW006531
MI License # SW002215

Educational & Child Development Specialist

Certified Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

 adults    adolescents    children    couples    families


















Mission Statement

Mission Statement: Dedicated to expanding knowledge about mental health issues, their identification, and prevention to all at-risk and promoting the healthy social / emotional development of children, adolescents, and adults


Peace is the word



  ... to promote improved social / emotional / behavioral adjustment increasing the individual's overall general functioning


peace    love    hope    harmony


The Attention Disorder & Related Disorders Clinic
Dr. Janice Ann Hughes MA, MSW, LCSW, ED.D.

Michigan License SW002215

Florida License SW006531


Providing Affordable Services

Accepting most insurances

BC/BS  Aetna TriCare Humana United  & others

including Medicare

 Stay Well Healthy Kids (Well Care)  (Harmony)

 Medicare * BC/BS * Aetna * United, etc. 


Sliding Fee Scale based on income

some Pro Bono services

   new: online services





VISA / MasterCard / American Express / Discover



Family holding hands and staring at the ocean


Children * Adolescents * Adults * Seniors

   Individuals ~ Couples ~ Families 

in-office sessions


in-home sessions  

New: Offering on-line sessions via email (

In-Home Sessions (evaluations/counseling) Home Calls

Certified to Supervise Social Work Interns

and/or Mental Health Counselor Interns

Services such as:

bulletComprehensive Diagnostic Evaluations/Assessments
bulletETOH and / or substance dependency assessments such as opiates/cocaine, etc
bulletBehavioral management
bulletParent-Child management
bulletLicensed to Baker Act children / individuals in need of short term psychiatric facility-care
bulletLove and Logic© training
bulletSchool Visit (Blind Visit to assess child in classroom)
bulletComprehensive Cumulative School Record Review (in school review)
bulletAdvocate for ESE program, special needs children
bulletIEP Attendance
bulletReferrals for Social Security Disability
bulletReferral for Federal Law 504 Accommodation* in school/college
bulletHelp with the MacKay Scholarships* for special needs, ESE, AD/HD children
bulletDaycare Visits/Observations
bulletComputer-scored Normative Rating Scales
bulletCourt-ordered Home Studies
bulletCourt-ordered therapy
bulletDocumented Diagnostic Psychosocial profiles
bulletDetailed, Documented Written Reports
bulletSchool Visits, consultations, IEPs
bulletHomes Calls, Home Visits, In-Home Services
bulletMedicare home visits to assisted living facilities
bulletCourt ordered counseling
bulletCourt ordered anger management assessment
bulletCourt ordered anger management counseling
bulletCourt ordered drug counseling
bulletCompetency social skills training
bulletReferrals to and consultations with physicians
bulletReferrals to other professionals, and agencies

Have Purpose

Dream  ...Have Purpose   Live

*What is Psychotherapy? Many individuals are afraid of therapy and think it is going to be intrusive and frightening. A skilled therapist helps the patient understand that it is an educational process to insight, awareness, understanding*, interpretation, associating the issues/obstacles leading to resolution.

Psychotherapy can be individual, group, couples, or family. Making couples and family group educational and fun is the goal.

Goals / outcomes: Self-validation with energy / courage / strength / determination to make change happen. Example tobacco cessation or abstaining from opiate abuse.  Another example is anger management; i.e. learning to express feelings appropriately / acceptably.

*understanding relationships, cause and effect, resolution, etc. and even understanding the chemistry of the brain and how the brain works. How the prefrontal lobe of the brain can be causing processing problems in children and adults.  Is the activity of the prefrontal lobe too slow or too fast? This deregulation can be corrected.

Psychobiological: This concerns psychological issue(s) as it / they relate to the biological / physical / medical problems.

Psychodrama: Practicing or rehearsing special references to presenting symptoms

What is a 504 Accommodation Plan?  It is mandated by federal law for children and adults with  disabilities.... it is part of the Disabilities Act ... it occurs in all states in the USA.  504 Accommodations particularly helps those with AD/HD where they may need extended time on FCATs or any test, special seating away from distractions, shortened assignments, tutoring, etc.

*What is a MacKay Scholarship? It is a  Florida funded scholarship which allows children to be enrolled in a private school where there is more consideration given to individual learning according to the child's skill level and rate of learning. Children who are in ESE special education programs or who have been diagnosed with AD/HD or Bipolar or Anxiety (school refusal, for example) are eligible.


Certified to Supervise Social Work Interns

and/or Mental Health Counselor Interns



peace  love  hope  harmony

learning to follow your dream




In-home (Home Services) - Home Visits



bulletSpecializing in disorders of AD/HD (ADD), School Failure, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Sensory Dysfunctional Processing Disorder, Anxiety (AS), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Borderline Personality Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Conduct Disorder (CD), and Substance Abuse / Dependence [dual diagnosis],  Probation and Court-involved Issues, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD),   eating disorders



School and Daycare Visits 

Assisted Living Facility Visits  

Hospital Visits

Daycare & In-School Classroom Observations

  IEPs (special education meetings)

 School Consultations 

School Record Reviews



bulletCounseling for relational problems, social competency skills, abuse issues, separation and divorce, abandonment, grief, loss
bulletSupportive counseling / psychotherapy
bulletPsychotherapy for individuals with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and/or acute bipolar disorder in need of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy and treatment and/or maintenance
bulletMaintenance Therapy
bulletDialectic Behavioral Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder
bulletCognitive Behavioral Therapy
bulletDUI and Probation issues
bulletAssessing criminal justice issues
bulletPsychotherapy for social/ behavioral adjustment issues
bulletSeparation, child custody, child support, and divorce issues
bulletAcademic achievement problems, school failure, and retention issues
bulletDisability, Social Security referrals
bulletCrisis intervention
bulletBaker Act Certification
bulletParent-Children management
bulletSocial skills competency training
bulletAnger Management classes
bulletDialectic Behavioral Therapy
bulletCognitive Behavioral Therapy



 Interns: Requirement of 2 years of clinical supervision

Dr. Hughes is a Certified to provide Clinical Supervision for Social Work Interns and Mental Health Counselor Interns




Serious and Sometimes Misdiagnosed Conditions
Which often Coexist or are Related with the following disorders:

bulletAD/HD (ADD), Depression, Dysthymia, Anxiety, Mood Swings, Cyclothymia, Bipolar, Asperger's Syndrome
bulletSubstance Abuse/Dependency
bulletSchool or Work Adjustment
bulletJob Hopping
bulletMarital Dysfunctional - Relational Problems
bulletParent - Child Relational Problems
bulletPartner Relational Problems
bulletOppositional Behaviors
bulletConduct Problems Involving Justice System

* American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. Fourth Edition. Text Revision. (DSM-IV.TR.). 2000. Washington DC


Most disorders are characteristic of inattention - loss of focus - selective focusing - procrastination - avoidance - task incompletion which complicates the primary disorder - often restlessness and boredom..... 'related' disorders' may be symptoms of AD/HD, Bipolar Disorder, Aspergers, Anxiety (SAD), Depressive Disorders, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder,  etc.


(PTST) Posttraumatic Stress Disorder complicates AD/HD


Posttraumatiac Stress Disorder is often diagnosed when major

health problems reoccur and result in permanent disability.....


Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is a result of severe neglect,

abuse, horrific events, persistent stress, undiagnosed or

misdiagnosed mental health issues.............


   " was the best of times; it was the worst of time.."

                                                    by Charles Dickens (A TALE OF TWO CITIES)


bullet                                        Life can get better....BELIEVE




      Angels among us...........

Have hope....have a dream.....find your purpose........



Friends are angels who lift us UP when we believe our wings have forgotten how to fly..........