Lauren Hughes, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
Lauren Hughes is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and received her graduate education at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is co-founder of Cedar Creek Wellness Group (CCWG), a group of mental health professionals with a psychiatric integrative model dedicated to promoting mental wellness in the Cedar Creek
Lake area and surrounding counties. She sees a wide variety of clients aged 13+ with a focus on psychiatric disorders including PTSD, other trauma related disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, addiction, delusional disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders and attention deficit disorders. She believes that while medication management can certainly be important in maintaining mental wellness and stability, listening to and understanding the client’s story can undoubtedly benefit one’s overall well being.
Prior to starting CCWG, for several years she worked as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at one of the largest residential treatment centers in North Texas. Lauren is also associated with Addiction Medicine Consultants of Texas (AMCOT), an addiction medicine group that provides medical, psychiatric, addiction, and trauma focused care to adolescents and adults in residential facilities and outpatient locations. Through AMCOT, Lauren provides face to face or telemedicine services throughout North Texas. She also has one year of outpatient experience working at Prism Health of North Texas serving clients who are high risk or who have been impacted by HIV. Lauren is experienced in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders and relapse prevention. She has completed training to hold a waiver to prescribe Suboxone and has extensive experience in MAT,
including Suboxone and Vivitrol.
Over the years and through these experiences, she has developed a passion for trauma focused care and addiction. Lauren is also a member of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of North Texas (PAPN-NTX).
Lauren is a mother of an amazing 12 year old son, a six year old Red Doberman named “Blue” and the newest edition- a 4 month old German Sheppard "Cooper". She enjoys spending time with her family and friends on the lake. In her free time she enjoys reading books, indulging her sweet tooth and traveling.