Kristy L. Higgins

Counsellor, BSc-Psy, TIR, MBTI, RTC, RCS

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Kristy L. Higgins, BSc-Psy, TIR, MBTI, RTC, RCS, Counsellor in Vernon
(855) 338-0518 Website

Kristy L. Higgins

Counsellor, BSc-Psy, TIR, MBTI, RTC, RCS


Location

Therapeutic Life Counselling
#203, 3107A 31st Avenue
Vernon, British Columbia V1T 2G9
(855) 338-0518

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As a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor and Supervisor, I believe every person is the expert of their life. I provide a safe environment where people can process and gain the insights and awareness they are seeking. Many of us feel trapped in shame, fear, loneliness, anger, and hurt. These feelings are often deep-rooted and have not been recognized, acknowledged and shared with someone non-judgmental. Although well-intentioned, family members, friends and co-workers offer advice and support in ways that inhibit our healing process. As we share our life stories with someone objective we are able to heal ourselves.
Working with couples and individuals to heal sexual, mental, emotional and physical abuse, infidelity, codependency, addiction, loss & grief, traumatic experiences, communication conflicts, low self worth, anxiety and depression, I see many clients walk out the doors with a renewed sense of self and purpose.
I offer MBTI interpretations which help individuals gain personal insights and identify strengths and challenges. This assessment is beneficial for self esteem, career identification, parenting, relationships, conflict resolution, and enhancing communication in our relationships. I offer supervision services to new and existing counsellors/therapists, and provide supervision training for supervisors.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: University of Northern British Columbia
  • Year Graduated: 1999
  • License No. and State: 1955 British Columbia

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $180
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • EAP-Personal Support Network/Suncor
  • EFAP-Stella Jones/Vernon Hyundai
  • Great-West Life
  • ICBC
  • Manulife
  • Manulife
  • Pacific Blue Cross
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Metapsychology International (TIRA)
  • Member Since: 2010
  • Membership: Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists / 1955
  • Member Since: 2013

Kristy L. Higgins's Groups

Supervision Group

The foundation of this supervision group is set on a competency-based framework. The members of this group receive guidance and support from a qualified supervisor and their peers, helping to reduce the risk of serious oversight. This group provides an opportunity to reflect on transference issues and gain insight from the perspectives of others. Group Supervision provides opportunities for counsellors to receive empathetic support, improve therapeutic skills, enhance knowledge, develop self-awareness and experience the facilitation of reflective practice. Each group member is encouraged to evaluate their own counselling practice and provide a support system to one another.

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Supervisor Group

This group provides the opportunity to meet other professional supervisors, experience a competency-based supervision process and attain practical tools to enhance successful supervision practices. Attending the supervision group provides experiential learning opportunities that enhance and validate your supervision and private practice counselling skills and practices. Each participant is able to experience a professional approach to individual, dyadic and group supervision, which is essential to meeting industry standards and maintaining wellness practices in the field. Each participant will gain insights, wisdom and feedback from a supportive team of qualified supervisors using a variety of educational modules in their supervision sessions.

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Intimate Connections

Intimate Connections is a group process for individuals to expand their wellness practices, heal traumas and disappointments, share vulnerabilities, and form lasting connections. Providing a space to gain awareness and understanding is the basis from which the transformation you are looking for takes place. Group Objectives: Better understand the coping mechanisms and defenses that have helped protect you in your life; Express and resolve feelings of shame, grief, anger, disappointment, loneliness, sadness, resentment, hurt; Unlock the keys to loving yourself; and Communicate your boundaries and needs. The group provides tools that you can experience and take away with you.

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Location

Therapeutic Life Counselling
#203, 3107A 31st Avenue
Vernon, British Columbia V1T 2G9
(855) 338-0518

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Grief
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Guidance
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Imago
  • Interpersonal
  • Myer's Briggs Type Indicator
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Supervision Services
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trauma Incident Reduction (TIR)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Video Counselling

Professional Connections

Dr. James Miklos, PhD
Dr. James Miklos, PhD
Counselor Friend, known for 13 years
Ms. Julie Taylor, RTC, MTC, RCS
Ms. Julie Taylor, RTC, MTC, RCS
Counselor Colleague, known for 10 years
Mr. Dennis Paget, MPCC, RPC, MTC, RTC
Mr. Dennis Paget, MPCC, RPC, MTC, RTC
Counselor Colleague, known for 10 years
Dr. Faizal Sahukhan, PhD, DACS, MPCP, RPC
Dr. Faizal Sahukhan, PhD, DACS, MPCP, RPC
Counselor Colleague, known for 13 years
Susan Derry, BEd, MSPsy
Susan Derry, BEd, MSPsy
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 10 years
Ms. P Dorrington, RTC, MTC
Ms. P Dorrington, RTC, MTC
Counselor Colleague, known for 13 years
Mr. Joseph Eliezer, RCS, RPC, MPCC-S
Mr. Joseph Eliezer, RCS, RPC, MPCC-S
Counselor Classmate, known for 12 years
Mrs. Ezreena Draper Scott, MTC, TIR, BARS
Mrs. Ezreena Draper Scott, MTC, TIR, BARS
Counselor Classmate, known for 8 years
Liz Coleman, RTC
Liz Coleman, RTC
Counselor Colleague, known for 5 years
Sarah Lipsett, MA, RTC, MTC, RCS
Sarah Lipsett, MA, RTC, MTC, RCS
Counselor Colleague, known for 5 years
Ms. Sonya Randle, MAABS, MTC, RCS
Ms. Sonya Randle, MAABS, MTC, RCS
Counselor Classmate, known for 5 years
Ms. Satu Springer, BA, MTC, RCS
Ms. Satu Springer, BA, MTC, RCS
Counselor Colleague, known for 12 years
Mr. Darrin Taylor, BA, CIP, RTC
Mr. Darrin Taylor, BA, CIP, RTC
Other Colleague, known for 9 years
Deborah Pearce, RTC, MTC
Deborah Pearce, RTC, MTC
Counselor known for 5 years
Allison Ashbee, RTC
Allison Ashbee, RTC
Counselor Colleague, known for 4 years
Ms. Jenny Brown, RTC
Ms. Jenny Brown, RTC
Counselor Classmate, known for 3 years
Mrs. Rhonda Pickles, RPC, MPCC, CCPCPR
Mrs. Rhonda Pickles, RPC, MPCC, CCPCPR
Counselor Classmate, known for 4 years
Mr. Atul Mehra, MPCP, RPC
Mr. Atul Mehra, MPCP, RPC
Registered Psychotherapist Colleague, known for 7 years
Ms. Keirsten Provost, MPCC, RPC
Ms. Keirsten Provost, MPCC, RPC
Counselor Colleague, known for 10 years
Ms. Rosemary Fromson, RPC, MPCC
Ms. Rosemary Fromson, RPC, MPCC
Counselor Colleague, known for 18 years
Tanya Wishlove-Stott, MTC, SEP
Tanya Wishlove-Stott, MTC, SEP
Counselor known for 6 years
Mrs. Denise Stroude, RPC, CCPCPR, MPCC-S
Mrs. Denise Stroude, RPC, CCPCPR, MPCC-S
Counselor Colleague, known for 12 years
Kristy is a highly skilled therapist that exhibits true understanding and compassion. She provides the help that is needed.
Dr. James Miklos, PhD
Dr. James Miklos, PhD
Counselor Friend, known for 13 years
A true healer in every sense of the word, Kristy possesses all the qualities - warmth, care, attentiveness, insight, integrity - that make an elite professional. I respect her work and highly recommend her.
Dr. Faizal Sahukhan, PhD, DACS, MPCP, RPC
Dr. Faizal Sahukhan, PhD, DACS, MPCP, RPC
Counselor Colleague, known for 13 years
Kristy is a great listener and will meet you where you are at in your process and guide you to a healthier place!
Mrs. Ezreena Draper Scott, MTC, TIR, BARS
Mrs. Ezreena Draper Scott, MTC, TIR, BARS
Counselor Classmate, known for 8 years
Kristy walks the walk of integrity, compassion and genuineness. One always feels cared for and heard while in her presence.
Sarah Lipsett, MA, RTC, MTC, RCS
Sarah Lipsett, MA, RTC, MTC, RCS
Counselor Colleague, known for 5 years
Kristy demonstrates a genuineness, authenticity without judgement. This is a rare quality in one. She is a leader in the therapeutic community and provides supervision to other therapists. As a counselling therapist she provides a space of safety for her clients to become self aware and make the needed changes in their lives.
Ms. Sonya Randle, MAABS, MTC, RCS
Ms. Sonya Randle, MAABS, MTC, RCS
Counselor Classmate, known for 5 years
Kristy is a highly qualified professional and a leader in the field of counselling. Her authenticity, warmth and compassion provide a space of safety. Her leadership and ability to create community are an inspiration. I am honoured to be a part of her tribe and would highly recommend her services and expertise.
Mrs. Jessica Hughes, RTC, CEPC
Mrs. Jessica Hughes, RTC, CEPC
Counselor known for < 1 year
Kristy is a wonderful therapist and supervisor. I recommend her highly.
Ms. Satu Springer, BA, MTC, RCS
Ms. Satu Springer, BA, MTC, RCS
Counselor Colleague, known for 12 years
Kristy's personal and professional attributes extend to clients and associates alike. Enormously well informed and experienced, she is an effective counsellor and a leader in her field. Her inclusive attitude sets her apart, as she expansively aligns in the highest thought of what is best for all. I feel very honored by the example Kristy has set by her life and work style in the profession.
Deborah Pearce, RTC, MTC
Deborah Pearce, RTC, MTC
Counselor known for 5 years
Kristy is a highly qualified professional who is "present" with her clients as they process and discover their own healing. She is special person and Counsellor who has a special connectedness with others.
Ms. Keirsten Provost, MPCC, RPC
Ms. Keirsten Provost, MPCC, RPC
Counselor Colleague, known for 10 years
If you are looking for a counsellor who is warm, compassionate and passionate then look no further. Kristy is dedicated and genuinely cares about her calling. I have known Kristy for in a professional manner for 12 years. She is dedicated and works very hard for the betterment of the counselling profession.
Ms. Rosemary Fromson, RPC, MPCC
Ms. Rosemary Fromson, RPC, MPCC
Counselor Colleague, known for 18 years
Dr. James Miklos, PhD
Dr. James Miklos, PhD
Counselor Friend, known for 13 years
If you are looking for someone who is passionate, wise and experienced in the field, then look no further.James genuinely cares about his calling and I highly recommend him!
Dr. Faizal Sahukhan, PhD, DACS, MPCP, RPC
Dr. Faizal Sahukhan, PhD, DACS, MPCP, RPC
Counselor Colleague, known for 13 years
Faizal provides a nurturing, unconditionally supportive environment where you can heal, grow and make the changes you desire. I value his wisdom, integrity and contributions to the profession. I highly recommend Faizal.
Mrs. Ezreena Draper Scott, MTC, TIR, BARS
Mrs. Ezreena Draper Scott, MTC, TIR, BARS
Counselor Classmate, known for 8 years
If you are looking to deepen your awareness of patterns that are impacting your life in ways that sabotage your fulfillment, Ezreena has the professional skills and abilities to help you integrate them into being a healthy aspect in your life.
Ms. Sonya Randle, MAABS, MTC, RCS
Ms. Sonya Randle, MAABS, MTC, RCS
Counselor Classmate, known for 5 years
Sonya has a special quality of being able to connect in an understanding and compassionate way that allows you to feel safe to share the intimate details of your life and deepen your experience of your true authentic self.
Mrs. Jessica Hughes, RTC, CEPC
Mrs. Jessica Hughes, RTC, CEPC
Counselor known for < 1 year
If you are tired of dieting, participating in extreme exercise routines, feeling unhappy and looking for someone who can help you make long-lasting changes in your life, I highly recommend contacting Jessica! Her knowledge, passion, intuition and mindful-based approach helps her clients walk out the doors with a renewed sense of confidence in their lives.
Mr. Darrin Taylor, BA, CIP, RTC
Mr. Darrin Taylor, BA, CIP, RTC
Other Colleague, known for 9 years
Darrin's insight, wisdom and intervention strategies have helped many families understand the full impact of the disease of addiction. His compassion and expertise has encouraged many individuals to start the path of recovery knowing they are not alone. Thank you Darrin for being such an integral part of my life!
Deborah Pearce, RTC, MTC
Deborah Pearce, RTC, MTC
Counselor known for 5 years
Deborah has an exceptional ability to honour each person's experiences, establish a safe space to share our life's story, and heal traumas using an integrative approach to therapy. Deborah's authentic, nurturing and knowledgeable qualities are key ingredients to stepping off the path of loneliness and unhappiness and moving forward in your life. It is an absolute gift to work with Deborah!

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Last Modified: 02 Mar 2018
Kristy L. Higgins, BSc-Psy, TIR, MBTI, RTC, RCS, Counsellor in Vernon

Kristy L. Higgins

Counsellor, BSc-Psy, TIR, MBTI, RTC, RCS