Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
Welcome! My name is Kimberly Higgins, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Board Certified Diplomate (BCD) based in Northern California working with adult clients statewide via telehealth. My work is with adults experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, or adjustment to life changes. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing are my primary approaches to therapy. We’ll work together so that you can build a foundation to move toward wellness.
My goal is to create a warm and neutral space for clients to talk about their experiences. We’ll navigate through life’s challenges creating awareness without judgment of things being right or wrong, good or bad. Through reflective listening, I’ll work with you to move toward your goals. If you aren’t ready to make changes, that is okay. We’ll start where you are to create space to move forward when you are ready.
MSW - Clinical Social Work, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
DBH - Behavioral Health, Arizona State University
Through my life experiences, I learned the importance of caring for myself and caring for others. I was interested in learning how and why life events impact people in different ways. Everyone has an important story. Yet not everyone has a safe space to talk and explore things. I wanted to create that space. I’ve worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, assisted living, memory care, the military, and the criminal justice system. Seeing people move from surviving to thriving is gratifying. Witnessing aha moments is special, and it is a gift to witness a change in people.
I love to be out in nature, practice yoga, and Pilates, take care of my dogs, travel and have fun with my kids.
Quiet time helps me to recharge. Setting aside time in which I am not task oriented is important.
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