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Dr. Patricia Higgins(she / her / hers - * I am licensed in CA & can accept current CA residents only.)

In-network with

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross California, Blue Shield of California, Cigna, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, and Stress

Great to meet you!

I'm an empathic listener offering you a safe sounding board and nurturing validation. I can help guide and motivate you to use coping skills to feel better and make any necessary changes to improve your life. Often, counseling therapy can help you tap into your own inner wisdom and ability to grow and heal. CBT, ACT, DBT, and Positive Psychology are my main therapeutic approaches. * I am not an MD so I cannot prescribe medications.CA clients only.

A bit about my approach to therapy

My therapy techniques involve flexibility, cooperation and collaboration. I can offer different things depending on your preferences and styles. Mainly, I hope that you feel empowered, more hopeful, and able to use coping skills. Cognitive behavioral therapy often involves learning to identify, then reframe your thoughts, feelings and actions / reactions to be more in line with your values and well-being. *I am not an MD so I cannot prescribe medications.CA clients only.

What you can expect from our first session

Clients in counseling can expect to gain hope, validation of feelings, change core negative beliefs, take actions to improve positive coping skills to improve moods & functioning. Specific, measurable, achievable, and timely (SMART) goals are collaborative. *I am not accepting new psychological evaluation / testing or diagnostic appointments until 2024. I am not an MD so I cannot prescribe medications. CA patients only.

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Insurance carriers Patricia accepts

Blue Shield of California

More about Patricia

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) at Capella University
License type: CP
Gender: Cisgender Female
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Languages: English
Works with: Children, Adolescents, and Adults
More specialties: OCD, Infertility, Grief, Loss, Women's Issues, LGBTQIA+, Relationship Issues, Family Issues, Trauma, and Sleep disorder
Modalities: Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Acceptance & Commitment (ACT)


1140 Railroad Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446