Shannon Higgins is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in individual, family therapy, adolescent therapy, her trademark “Moxie Recovery Program” and maintains a private practice in North Plano, TX. She is EMDR trained and specialized in Complex PTSD. Her passion (or as she will affectionately say “crusade”) is to educate the public, mental health profession and court system about the signs of Narcissistic Abuse not only as a Licensed Professional Counselor but also as a survivor and now a thriver. She is also a Certified Christian Counselor through the International Institute of Faith Based Counseling and may apply this upon request.
Ms. Higgins is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are anxiety disorders, mood disorders, thinking disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome (Autistic Spectrum Disorders) and LGBTQ+, grief recovery, divorce recovery, domestic violence, narcissistic abuse and sexual abuse recovery, parenting, employment dissatisfaction, goal setting, stress management and anger management.
In addition to being a prominent LPC, she is married to her best friend and boyfriend she met while working at a camp for people with disabilities, Camp Summit, 30 years ago. There is hope for love after abuse. She is a grateful mother of two lovely boys, an active member of her church Chase Oaks, a loving daughter, sister and niece. In her spare time she enjoys mindfulness and yoga, to walk and run with her 2 large but hardly ferocious fur babies, hang out with her very best friends dated all the way back to elementary school, high school and college and her Lifegroup. Also she enjoys being a co-youth leader at her church Chase Oaks with 11th grade girls who are the daughters she never had.
Shannon is an interactive and personable, Cognitive Behavioral, family systems, trauma trained and solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services with minor in Sociology from Stephen F. Austin State University. Master of Arts in Counseling with minor in psychology from Amberton University.
Licensed Professional Counselor TX #17280
Member of the professional organization Texas Counseling Association and EMDRIA.
Director of Programming for the Relational Therapists of Dallas
Previous experience as a director of United Way Agency camp for people with disabilities, Middle School Counselor in private school and behavior specialist in public school.