Faith Based and Trauma Informed

Training, Counseling, and Consultation

Extreme Stress. Sensory Overload. Trauma. Abuse. Family Drama. Burnout.

There is plenty in this world to push us down. It is time we learn how to pull one another back up. 


Hukilani exists to provide education, care, and support to individuals and communities desiring to walk others out of darkness.  If you are an individual seeking to be a "safe place" for others in your community, Hukilani may be the equipping resource you have been looking for!  Individual counseling services provided in person and on-line for individuals in Iowa and Nebraska.


Jeannie Hughes was born and raised in Council Bluffs, IA.  She received a BA in Religion from MidAmercia Nazarene University and, later, an MA in Clinical Counseling from Denver Seminary. Jeannie is a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) in the state of Nebraska, and a Licensed Practitioner in Iowa.

In addition to her work with Hukilani, Jeannie established Deepwater Counseling, a ministry of Bluewater Mission in Honolulu where she founded an inner healing team and worked closely with the Social Justice Ministry, including human trafficking survivors. She is trained as a Strengths Coach with former clients that include churches, schools, a real estate company, and Teach for America.

After a 15 year adventure living and ministering on the island of Oahu in Hawaii Jeannie recently returned to the Omaha metro area where she uses her skill and experience to equip individuals, churches, and community organizations to be trauma informed and safe, healing communities.


Jeannie is a counselor, consultant, and trainer uniquely qualified to combine spiritual and clinical insights in a way that anyone can understand.  She will fight beside you to make a difference in the world.



Speaking Dates

July 23, 2019 - Complex Trauma and Self Care (Set Me Free Project)

September 2019 - Holy Spirit Retreat (Kansas City, Details TBD)

October 3, 2019 - Post Partum PTSD (Methodist Women's Hospital)


"Jeannie has been incredibly successful at connecting with our survivors of human trafficking and helping them develop healthy grounding techniques." Veronica Lamb, Bluewater Mission, Hawaii

"Jeannie is a powerful, spirit-led minister and teacher.  Her profound giftings and experience in the supernatural as well as her background in counseling give her teachings a unique flavor.  Her messages bring truth and freedom.  My own faith journey and ministry have been greatly impacted by her trainings and workshops.  I cannot recommend her enough."  Janelle H., Hawaii

"Describing my experience with Jeannie . . . she "is compassionate, gentle yet powerful, and a gifted minister. Her heart is entirely in what she does.  She has extensive experience in prayer ministry coupled with a deep understanding of the healing path.  Dynamite!"  Jessica R., Texas

"Jeannie Hughes is not only a gifted speaker, but she has the skills and experience to give authentic and useful teaching regarding prayer and supernatural ministry, counseling, and trauma. She is passionate about what she does and it shows.  I highly recommend her!"  Angie G., Hawaii

"I recommend Jeannie Hughes very highly for presenter on trauma. I've had the opportunity to present with her and have also had the opportunity to have her speak to my staff  and she has done an amazing job." Stephanie Olson, Set Me Free Project, Nebraska

"From our first conversation, Jeannie's training, education, and experience added understanding and clinical skill." Connie S., California 


 Written by K.E. 

Jeannie helped open my eyes to something that I was not able to see through my own stubbornness. She has helped me reframe my way of thinking which has been essential in my ability to move past a situation that wasn't right for me. She's kind, understanding, and has a gentle way of examining all possible sides of a story. Would highly recommend!

 Written by P.A. 

Jeannie is a very sweet person who cuts to the chase. She is very intelligent and knows what she’s doing. She will find out what’s best for you and she listens to what you want. Jeannie is very supportive and wants to see you improve in whatever aspect you wish to improve upon. She is very easy to talk to and she’s funny too! I am so glad I found her!

 Written by J.E.  

Jeannie has been such a supporter and help pushing me and helping me find a better me and help me find a better understanding about issues and how to handle them.

 Written by L.O. 

She has helped me in all ways possible more then I could have imagined. I was having a hard time finding a counselor I could connect with and she became someone I connected with instantly and she helped navigate all my hurt and emotions I was going through help me through my depression. I didn't figured I ever be this strong in my shoes again and I am. I'm a better person because of her desire to look for ways to help me better myself she communicates and we laugh and I cry and she see it and talks me through all the things I'm feeling and nothing is stupid she is an amazing counselor and person I love who she is and what she is doing!

 Written by K.A. 

She is great! Very gifted/talented with just a few encounters she has a lot of good insight. It's like she knows how to cut off the fat of my situation and get straight to the meat is the best way I can put it. The first few weeks there is a lot of backstory on my end so I would think that it would be slow going but she is very efficient and can give me actions goals or ideas from day 1! Very grateful for her. I am working through the lowest point I have ever been so this has literally been a life saver for me.

Written by J.E. 

I am so honored and excited to be working with Jeannie! She's a wonderful person, a compassionate counselor, and an incredible woman of faith. I'm so lucky to have her. She listens intently to all of my concerns - which are many - and she always has constructive feedback. Highly recommend her! 

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