Dr. Nicholas H.S. Higgins
I am by interest and choice a depth psychologist. I have been trained in psychodynamic and Jungian psychotherapeutic approaches. I have deep respect for the dynamic unconscious processes that shape peoples lives. From this perspective, psychological symptoms can be imagined as a reminder of something important not attended to in our conscious lives. Symptoms have a vital role in supplying information that helps in providing a wider range of choices for one’s life.
Evidence is growing for the efficacy of depth psychological approaches. Numerous research studies show that psychodynamic psychotherapy has a more profound impact than cognitive or behavioral approaches, that its effects last over time, and that patients continue to improve after the therapy ends.
In my research as a depth psychologist I am interested in discovering what works for my patients. In this sense I am evidence based and integrate into my work those therapeutic approaches which demonstrate efficacy in helping people improve their lives. In addition to providing individual psychotherapy, I have created three specialized programs which may be useful to certain patients. These programs include the Center for Stress and Anxiety Management for more intensive help with anxiety and depression; PsicoDiagnostico for psychological diagnosis and assessment of the personality; and The Day Recovery Program for issues of addiction and personality disorders.