Stephanie Preston-Hughes, LMHC

Stephanie Preston-Hughes, MEd, LMHC, NCC

Stephanie Preston-Hughes is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Qualified Clinical Supervisor, and National Certified Counselor. Though a native of Akron, Ohio and a Midwesterner at heart, she has proudly called Orlando home since 1998. She is a graduate of Wright State University (BA in Psychology, 1995) and Clemson University (MEd in Counseling, 1997).

Stephanie is skilled in providing individual counseling, facilitating group therapy, presenting educational workshops, and supervising interns. She has extensive experience in higher education including UCF (2011-18) and Rollins College (2002-2007). In addition to being a counselor, she has worked in other campus roles such as wellness educator, academic adviser, orientation leader, campus tour guide, resident assistant, and hall director. Previous employment also includes working in the community non-profit sector with domestic violence survivors (Harbor House, 1998-2002) and terminally patients (Hospice of the Comforter, 2007-2011).

A passion for Stephanie is helping people embrace their true selves through transitions like coming out, confirming their gender identity, getting sober, graduating from college, launching a new career path, spiritual seeking, or preparing for the end of life.

Stephanie advocates for marginalized populations as an expression of her Quaker faith and her love for people who are “different.” She has facilitated countless programs to assist others in working more effectively with the LGBTQ+ population. Stephanie came out as a lesbian way back in 1993, before it was cool. More recently, she served on the Transgender Care Team at UCF CAPS. Despite being a Gen X’er herself, she loves Millennials and believes they are our hope for a better future.

Stephanie has been sober for a number of years and understands what it means to work a 12 step program. She also knows from personal experience that it is never too late to do something new. Stephanie learned how to swim at age 34 and subsequently completed an Ironman triathlon in 2012. Now, she wants to see YOU be brave!


Stephanie’s Therapy Rates:
Student Rate: $75
Virtual and In-office Appointments available.
Stephanie also offers a sliding scale.

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Pronouns: She/Her.