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
(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: 21 Years
  • School: University of Northern British Columbia
  • Year Graduated: 1999
  • License and Province: 1955 British Columbia

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $180
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • EFAP-Stella Jones/Vernon Hyundai
  • Great-West Life
  • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
  • Manulife
  • Manulife
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • SunLife
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
(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
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

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

Treatment Approach

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

Links

My Website

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Professional Connections

Kristy is a highly skilled therapist that exhibits true understanding and compassion. She provides the help that is needed.

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.

Last Modified: 21 Aug 2019
Kristy L. Higgins, BSc-Psy, TIR, MBTI, RTC, RCS, Counsellor in Vernon

Kristy L. Higgins

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