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Ashley Higgins
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia

In-network with

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Cigna, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Anxiety, Depression, Substance Use / Addiction, and Trauma

Great to meet you!

Those whom I work with all have one thing in common—pain. Regardless of its form, nervousness, sadness, substance misuse, difficult thoughts and/or traumatic memories, attempting to cope with this pain has led to more suffering. There now exists a gap between the life they are living and the one they desire. Life has become about avoiding, numbing or distracting the pain away. Does this should like you? If so, know this—you are not broken, you are stuck.

A bit about my approach to therapy

My approach to stuckness involves working together to cultivate new methods for interacting with pain, ones that don’t result in more suffering. We will work to cultivate clarity around where you have been and where you’d like to go; giving you a deeper understanding of how to create a rich and meaningful life despite the pain. I utilize humor and metaphors along with hands on practice to create an experience that is both informative and transformational.

What you can expect from our first session

My counseling draws from a foundation of empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence. Utilizing various treatment modalities (ACT, CBT, DBT and CPT) your therapy experience will be tailored to meet your unique circumstances and needs. My special interests include substance misuse and military populations.


Ashley's style is

Warm
Humorous
Creative

Insurance carriers Ashley accepts

Aetna
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Cigna
Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey
Oscar
Oxford
UnitedHealthcare

More about Ashley

MA (Master of Arts) at University of North Carolina At Charlotte
License type: LPC (South Carolina, Virginia), LCMHC (North Carolina)
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Languages: English
Works with: Adults
More specialties: Stress, Anger Management, Relationship Issues, Women's Issues, Family Issues, PTSD, ADD/ADHD, and Sleep disorder
Modalities: Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Acceptance & Commitment (ACT), and Cognitive Processing (CPT)