ASHURA HUGHLEY has worked with children, adolescents, and families for over 12 years in both community and school settings. He has a passion for youth development, education, and applying a holistic multi-dimensional approach to mental health therapy.
Prior to recently relocating to Los Angeles, Ashura worked with Brooklyn Defender Services in Brooklyn, New York where he advocated for alternatives to incarceration for justice-involved youth. In New York, he also received professional licensure as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW).
Ashura earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Long Island University – Brooklyn (LIU), where he co-founded Activists IV Social Justice, a student led collective that address campus, community, national, and international social justice issues through activism, awareness, and education.
Ashura is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Phi Alpha National Honor Society for Social Work. He was one of four recipients to receive the 2015-2106 NASW Verne LaMar Lyons Memorial Scholarship, dedicated to MSW candidates who are committed to mental health practice in African American communities.
Ashura is committed to serving youth from marginalized communities. He enjoys practicing mindfulness meditation, studying eastern philosophy and spirituality, writing, co-faciliating, and community organizing.