Kristy L. Higgins

Counsellor, MTC, TIR, MBTI, RTC, RCS

Verified by Psychology Today
21 Endorsed
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(855) 338-0518

Kristy L. Higgins

Counsellor, MTC, TIR, MBTI, RTC, RCS

Verified by Psychology Today
21 Endorsed

Location

Therapeutic Life Counselling
Vernon, BC V1B
(855) 338-0518
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Announcement icon My practice has transitioned to permanently online. Appointments are via Zoom or phone. I have limited availability at this time.

About

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.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $180
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Cheque
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Canada Life | Great-West Life
  • EFAP-Stella Jones/Vernon Hyundai
  • Great-West Life
  • Manulife
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • SunLife
Please contact your provider to confirm your plan covers Registered Counsellors. A receipt will be provided to submit for reimbursement.
Email me or call (855) 338-0518 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 24 Years
  • Licence: British Columbia / 1955
  • School: University of Northern British Columbia
  • Year Graduated: 1999

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists / 1955
  • Certificate Date: 2013
  • Certificate: Metapsychology International (TIRA)
  • Certificate Date: 2010

Endorsements

Counsellor, RPC, BA
"Kristy is very caring, gentle and empathetic."

Registered Psychotherapist, MCC
"Kristy is a highly skilled therapist that exhibits true understanding and compassion. She provides the help that is needed."

Counsellor, BA, MTC, RCS
"Kristy is a wonderful therapist and supervisor. I recommend her highly."

Counsellor, MAABS, MTC, RCS, BsCN
"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 ..."

Counsellor, MA, RTC, MTC, RCS
"Kristy walks the walk of integrity, compassion and genuineness. One always feels cared for and heard while in her presence."

Counsellor, RTC, CEPC
"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 ..."

Counsellor, RTC, MTC, SEP
"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 ..."

Counsellor, MPCC, RPC
"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."

Counsellor, PhD, DACS, MPCC-S, RPC
"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. "

Counsellor, RPC, MPCC-S
"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 ..."

Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RCS, RPC, MPCC-S

Counsellor, BA Hons, RTC

Counsellor, RPC, MPCC

Counsellor, RTC, MTC, RCS

Counsellor, RTC

Marriage & Family Therapist, BEd, MSPsy

Counsellor, RTC

Counsellor, RTC, MTC, CCAC

Registered Psychotherapist, MPCP, RPC

Counsellor, MTC, SEP

Counsellor, RPC, MPCC-S, CCPCP

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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Location

Therapeutic Life Counselling
Vernon, BC V1B
(855) 338-0518
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

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

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021
Photo of Kristy L. Higgins, MTC, TIR, MBTI, RTC, RCS, Counsellor in Vernon
Kristy L. Higgins

Counsellor, MTC, TIR, MBTI, RTC, RCS