Molly McHugh, MSW, LICSW

Molly McHugh is a Mental Health Professional and is the Director of Day Treatment at TSA.  She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Barry University in Miami, FL and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.  Molly is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).  

Prior to becoming TSA’s Day Treatment Director and an outpatient therapist, Molly worked in both the Family Based Services and Child and Adolescent Treatment Programs at TSA, providing individual, group and family skills training and therapy. As the Day Treatment Director, Molly provides clinical oversight and supervision to a team of mental health practitioners and professionals, directs service provision and supports daily programming. Molly is also TSA’s Intern Coordinator, coordinating with local universities, supervising students and organizing specialized trainings for interns. Molly also has experience working with inner-city youth at the Pillsbury Waite House in Minneapolis and with asylum-seeking immigrants from Africa at the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services at St. Thomas. In addition, Molly has worked with at-risk elementary students and their families in home and school settings and also completed outreach work to homeless persons as part of a program for the city of Miami Beach. Molly has completed the Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate Program in Minnesota, equipping her to assist adoptive families in their family development. She is also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and is a trainer in Restrictive Procedures, Crisis Management and Self-Care. Molly has particular interest in working with youth who are aging-out of foster care and a passion for working with diversity, respecting persons of varying race, ethnicity and cultural groups.