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Our Team

Mission

J. Higgins Counseling, LCSW, P.C. is a professional service corporation committed to helping clients enhance the fulfillment, satisfaction, meaning, and purpose derived from participating in their lives. This is accomplished through the provision of evidence-based supportive psychotherapy in a private practice setting.

Values

Service provision is rooted in values including personal growth and development, the dignity and worth of every person, trust, character, integrity, family, community, kindness, generosity, respect, privacy and freedom.

Justin Higgins, LCSW-R

Justin Higgins, LCSW-R

Founder, CEO

Insurances Accepted: Independent Health, Highmark BCBS of WNY, Univera, Aetna, VA Community Care Network, Optum. This does not include Medicaid or Medicare plans managed through these or any other companies. Medicare and Medicaid are not accepted.

Experience

Justin is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) with Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Social Work degrees both from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Justin has been helping people in the human services field for more than a decade in a variety of inpatient, residential and outpatient settings with diverse populations. Residential treatment experience comes from a variety of roles working with and coordinating programs for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Intensive inpatient addiction treatment was provided for adult male veterans and for young adults. Outpatient therapy experience comes from work in a university counseling center and several hospital based outpatient clinics in the community. Specifically, outpatient experience includes integrated treatment for adults with co-occurring mental health, substance use, and traumatic stress disorders as well as leading a coordinated specialty care program for young adults with recent onset psychosis.

Background

Justin is originally from the Finger Lakes Region of New York State and has been living in Western New York for most of the last twenty years. When not at work Justin may be found spending time with his wife and children, engaged in outdoor activities, cooking, or building something.

Patricia Brydalski, LCSW

Patricia Brydalski, LCSW

Clinical Therapist

Now Accepting New Clients and offering evening and weekend hours!

Insurances Accepted: Independent Health, BCBS coming soon.

Experience

Patricia is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Spirituality Degree from Empire State College and a Master of Social Work Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Patricia has been working in the field of social work for twelve years in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient and community mental health.

Background

Patricia emphasizes her intention to provide a safe, supportive environment where you feel heard and understood, a place where you can build on your strengths as you grow and adapt to meet life’s challenges in a healthy way, and where your goals are unique to you and will guide your treatment plan and healing process. Patricia has a holistic perspective of the self as a multifaceted being with connections between mind, body and spirit and would be honored to support you on your journey to becoming your best self.

If you are feeling stuck on a detour from life, and want to get moving in a new direction, you can! Fulfillment comes from engaging in life's journey and J Higgins Counseling can help you find your way. Get started with a free consultation.

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