Carol Hughes:  

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Columbus, OH

Carol's Story

After high school graduation, attended Ohio State, graduating with B.A. in English in 1968. Married in 1969. 2 sons, born in 1972 & 1977. Divorced in 1981. Worked from '68-80 for Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, the state agency that provides services to mentally and physically disabled persons. I was in administration, beginning as a technical writer and ending up as manager of a small staff in department that wrote and produced documentation in the agency's casework policy manual. Loved this job and (sometimes) regret I ever left. (I would be able to retire with a good pension, which as a self-employed person I do not have!) Following divorce, worked a series of temporary jobs in a variety of settings for many years - health insurance, property and casualty insurance, real estate appraisal, financial consulting, non-profits, church office, etc. Also worked from home as free-lance documentation writer and word processing service provider. All this from '80-'91. In 1991 entered grad school at Univ. of Dayton's Columbus branch at Capital Univ. Graduated in 1994 with an M.S.Ed. degree in counseling. Worked in a private practice in Arlington for one year & then established solo practice in Clintonville in 1995. Have now been doing that for 17 years. Concurrently worked part-time at N. Central Community Mental Health Center in the Short North from 1995-2000. Worked in Emergency Services/Urgent Care/Intake dept. Learned a lot, loved my work group - very challenging and rewarding treating the severely...Expand for more
mentally ill. In 2000 I established a private practice in Zanesville, one day/week. In 2009 the group practice closed & our entire staff became employed at a new clinic for low income persons, the Muskingum Valley Health Center. Once again, I was honored to serve those who would otherwise not have had access to health care. Also once again loved my work group. After driving to Zanesville 1 day/wk. for 11 years I resigned at the end of 2011. Miss my group so much, & it broke my heart to say good-bye to my clients, many of whom were very disappointed & hurt. I am very fortunate to have found my true career path in my midlife. Being a psychotherapist is the most rewarding profession I could ever hope for. I remarried in 1998, I feel very blessed to have found the love of my life. My older son Adam is now in wholesale carpet & flooring sales. He has been successful in this field for many years. He has a 4 1/2 year old son, Cameron, my 1st & only (to date) grandchild - the light of our lives. He is still in Columbus so fortunately we can see Cameron very frequently. My younger son Ryan graduated from Miami Univ. in Oxford with a B.S. in business administration in 2000, & earned his Executive MBA from the Univ. of Florida in 2011. He resides in Orlando with his wife of 2 years, and has a very successful career path in an international corporation. I have owned my beloved home in Clintonville for 41 years. My marriage, my family life, and my profession are offering me deep fulfillment & I am grateful every day.
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Carol Hughes' album, Timeline photos
Carol Hughes' album, Timeline photos
Carol Hughes' album, Timeline photos
The beautiful flowers wonderful husband provided to make new year more gala
The labyrinth on these beautiful grounds where I am spending this week
Carol Hughes' album, Timeline photos
At our house during the holidays
Carol Hughes' album, Timeline Photos
Belated share of mother's day joy. This azalea plant - from one of my sons and his family.
My younger grandchildren : Jacob age 7, Olivia age 2 1/2

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