McHugh, Noelle


Noelle McHugh has been a social worker for the past 35 years.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Saint Thomas University in 1983 and a Master of Social Work degree from Carleton University in 1985.  She started her career working at Centracare Psychiatric Hospital as a psychiatric social worker in Saint John, NB where she worked from 1985 to 1987 before moving to Ottawa, Ontario and starting employment with the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa-Carleton.  She worked for Ottawa CAS from 1987 to 1991 as a member of a specialized family therapy team called the Adolescent Crisis Team.  Following this employment she moved back to Saint John where she was employed from 1992 to 2001 in child welfare with the Department of Health and Community Services.  While with this department she worked with youth who were in the permanent care of the province and she also lead the regional Youth Treatment Team which was a multi agency advisory team for youth with Conduct Disorder.  In 2001 she moved to Woodstock Brunswick and became employed in the field of mental health and addiction services.  While working for Horizon Health Network in community mental health and addictions  she was also a private practitioner providing clinical intervention.  From 2006 to 2017 she assumed the role of Manager of  the Upper River Valley Mental Health and Addiction Services.  In this role she managed two community mental health and addiction service centers and 34 staff.  In 2017 she retired from Horizon Health Network and started working for Family Enrichment Counseling Services in Fredericton, N.B..  Noelle has an interest and  expertise in working with older teens and adults who have mental health and addiction issues including  depression, anxiety, relationship issues, past childhood abuse, domestic violence, traumatic events, low self esteem, and stress due to a lack of  work life balance. She does individual,  couple and family counseling.