Kristy L. Higgins, BSc-Psy, TIR, MBTI, RTC, RCS, Counselor in Vernon
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.
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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
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • EAP-Personal Support Network/Suncor
  • EFAP-Stella Jones/Vernon Hyundai
  • ICBC
  • Manulife
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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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Specialties

  • Grief
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Issues

Issues

  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • 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

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Imago
  • Interpersonal
  • Myer's Briggs Type Indicator
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trauma Incident Reduction (TIR)

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017
Kristy L. Higgins, BSc-Psy, TIR, MBTI, RTC, RCS, Counselor in Vernon

Kristy L. Higgins

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