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Play therapy is serious help for traumatized youth
By Boothe Davis for the Logan Banner ... Sept 2, 2020

LOGAN — Beth Hughes has spent years using the power of play therapy to assist traumatized children. Now Hughes, the wife of Logan-based adoption attorney Bob Noone, is working to develop a new group of skilled play therapists here in Appalachia. Hughes spent much of her life in Alabama, where she had a practice for more than 20 years, but she is a native of Boone County, the daughter of T.R. and Donna Hughes. Her father was a former Boone County prosecuting attorney. A licensed independent clinical social worker, Hughes has been a social worker since 1992 and a clinical social worker since 1999...

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Therapist Renovates Bus Into Mobile Children’s Play Therapy Center
Princeton, WV (WOAY) ... June 24, 2020

A play therapist is going around Southern West Virginia in a renovated therapy bus to help children cope with psychological trauma. Beth Hughes grew up in the coal fields of Boone County, and eventually moved out to Alabama to start a private practice for children’s play therapy. Now, she’s come back to Southern West Virginia to bring therapy to kids on a mobile scale. According to her, play therapy is an essential service for traumatized children, but it just isn’t as available as it should be in West Virginia...

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Caring for Kids in Crisis with Play Therapy Expert Beth Mullins-Hughes

Beth talks with Blog Talk Radio host Burke Allen about how play therapy works, the effects of the pandemic on today's kids, kids being over-medicated, her mobile therapy bus that rolls across Appalachia, and more...

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