The Attention Disorder & Related Disorders Clinic
Dr. Janice Ann Hughes, MA, MSW, LCSW, Ed. D.Educational & Child Development Specialist.
FL License # SW006531
MI License # SW002215
Certified Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)– adults – adolescents – children– couples – families
Dr. Hughes is a Certified to provide Clinical Supervision for Social Work Interns and Mental Health Counselor Interns.Interns: Requirement of 2 years of clinical supervision
"Over The Rainbow" from Alone in IZ World by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.
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
To promote improved social / emotional / behavioral adjustment increasing the individual’s overall general functioning
Providing Affordable Services
Accepting most insurances
BC/BS Aetna TriCare Humana United & others
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
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.