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Christina Hughes

pronouns: (she/her)

As a Black, queer, neurodivergent, ciswoman who grew up in the Christian church I have lived experience with what it means to deconstruct and reconstruct identities as you develop over time. As a remarried mother to a blended family unit, I know a lot about what it feels like to be hit with a transition in life that you weren't expecting and having to figure out what's next.


It has been in the deep, sometimes painful, work of these experiences that I have been able to come into my power in these ever evolving identities. To be frank, this shit was and is not easy! 


I tell you this because I step into our counseling space as a full human, connected to my own experiences and identities. These truths are why I engage from a place of curiosity, candor, humor, strength, and overwhelming optimism with my clients.

My theoretical orientations are eclectic but I gravitate toward person-centered, collaborative, and narrative based exercises. I believe in the power of our bodies in supporting our healing so I am also a certified Level II Usui Reiki practitioner and offer these as separate services for interested clients. 

As a Hoodoo practitioner I am also open to incorporating your relevant religious orientations as I know they can be powerful tools in supporting your healing work.

I am provisionally licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapy Candidate (MFTC) in Colorado and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate (LMFT-A) in Texas, under the supervision of AAMFT Board Approved Supervisor, Dr. Kristin Ross.

Commmitments and Alignments

Shadowborn Wellness provides all services with attention to intersectionality, acknowledging how clients varied identities can create simultaneous experiences of hypervisibility and invisibility. We are HAES (Health at Every Size) aligned, sex-worker allied, kink/poly affirming, committed to anti-racism, honor ancestral healing and spiritual practices, and believe no one is illegal on stolen land. 

*We acknowledge language is always changing and while we work hard to remain up to date if something on our site feels less than affirming we welcome your feedback. While you are not required to educate us (or anyone for that matter) we encourage you to reach out directly at and would be grateful for your input.

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