RPsych (Registered Psychologist)
- Highest Academic Graduate Degree: PhD
- Gender: Female
- CRHSP Reg. # 02914
- NSBEP Reg. # R0328
Dr Heather Higgins has been a Registered Psychologist for over 30 years. She received her PhD from the University of British Columbia, and she worked in Vancouver and Toronto before returning to Halifax. Heather has practiced in a variety of settings, including a community mental health clinic and she has also taught in a university graduate counselling program for several years.
Currently, Heather works full-time in private practice, providing individual, couple, and group therapy for adults who are dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, and adjustment to life transitions.
Heather believes that emphatic understanding is essential in developing a strong therapeutic relationship and supporting change and growth. Her approach is primarily Humanistic-Existential, and she also uses strategies such as Cognitive-Behavioural and Gestalt when it is helpful for clients in resolving emotional distress. Heather is interested in the field of Positive Psychology and how this approach can help people develop their strengths and improve their emotional well-being.