Terrence Higgins, MFT
Terrence Higgins, MFT
|Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - MFC 29811|
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If you feel that a current problem is rooted in a relationship, maybe I can help. I work with individuals and couples tuning up their partnership approaches. I also help business relationships and parents seeking better rapport with their grown children. I teach how to remove communication snags to improve the connections between people.
Some individual clients prefer weekly, open-ended, depth therapy. If this is you, we would explore personal symbols, dreams and maybe metaphysics. Your most important relationships, both past and current can be healed through these explorations.
Most of my work, however, is the brief-treatment of a single issue. This could be: Making the Big Decision (to live together, to have a child, to break up...) - Stress Management during Custody Conflict - Conscious Divorce - Single and Eager to Break an Old Pattern - Healing from an Affair - Grieving a lost Relationship and Moving on - New ways to Manage Your couple's Perpetual Problem - Cross-cultural Coping Skills - Healing Relational Trauma from Early Life. These are just some of my areas of expertise.
Email or Call Terrence Higgins, MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17979
More Info About My Practice
Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Process-Oriented Psychology provide the theoretical core for my work. Each case is different, though. My clients' needs and their individual processes guide us more than theory ever can.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
A great deal of what I do is to empower clients to modify the narratives they tell themselves. Research has shown that a healthy shift in the story we are telling ourselves plays an important role in healing relationship trauma.
My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'
Certainly there are disorders of the mind. But to me that word best fits people with serious problems in living. Overwhelming evidence from neuroscience tells us that everyone has some residue left from earliest experience. For most, this does not produce mental illness. I prefer to accept, without labels or judgment, each person's unique approach to life. Many so-called "disorders" are actually survival strategies that were once effective but have outlived their usefulness.
When a client shifts perspective and takes on a new, present-based pursuit of their needs, the session can shimmer with transformative energy. These are beautiful moments.
Services I Provide
- Family Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Couples in crisis, people looking to improve their relationships, individuals or couples who have decided to separate and want to make the best choices for them and their families, professionals raised in blue collar families, individuals seeking depth explorations of their inner lives through spirituality, symbols, dreams and the patterns of events.
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