Sarah Higgins CV - Chrysalis Center for Family Growth LLC

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Sarah J. Higgins, MA, MA, LPC
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305 W South 1st Street ∙ Johnstown, CO 80534 ∙ (970) 231-2681
[email protected]
www.chrysalisfamilygrowth.com
EDUCATION:
1997-2001
2002-2006
2002-2006
2012
2013
2014
Bachelor of Arts: Social Science minor in Psychology: Specialization in Early and
Middle Childhood, University of Northern Colorado
Masters of Arts, School Counseling, University of Northern Colorado
Masters of Arts, Community Counseling-Marriage and Family Therapy, University of
Northern Colorado
Certificate, Child and Family Investigator training, The Colorado School of Family
Therapy
Certificate of completion for State required training to become a Child and Family
Investigator
Certificate, Family Mediation, The Colorado School of Family Therapy
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
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Extraordinary knowledge of families, adolescents, and children
Exceptional knowledge of family dynamics, divorce, parenting, and parent/child relationships, and
child development
Nationally Certified Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-5217
Certified Nurturing Parent, Parenting Curriculum Instructor
Previous Colorado Initial Special Services License with Counselor endorsement ages 0-21
Completion of all state requirements to provide CFI, PRE, and PC/DM services
Experience in providing Court Appointed services and expert witness testimony
Completion of certification to provide family mediation services
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Chrysalis Center for Family Growth LLC, Fort Collins, Johnstown, CO
Clinical Director/Owner/Therapist/CFI/Mediator
May 2009-Present
 Provide Individual, couples, family therapy for children, adults, and adolescents
 Teach parent education interventions and classes to improve parent-child relationship
 Collaborate with multiple agencies and treatment providers in order to coordinate treatment
 Maintain and develop treatment plans and goals and provide case management duties
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Responsible for all duties that are included in running a small business
Provide CFI, PRE, and PC/DM services
Provide supervision and consultation services to therapists and interns working for the center
Specialize in divorce, parenting, parent/child relationships, and couples
Provide individual co-parenting instruction to parents in high conflict situations
Manage and oversee therapists and interns provide therapy for the center
Provide mediation services
Provide Court testimony as an expert witness
Child Advocacy Resource and Education, Evans, CO
Parent Educator
December 2008-2011
 Taught parent education classes at C.A.R.E
 Taught parent education classes to inmates in the Weld County Jail
 Provided Safe Touch presentations to elementary classrooms in Weld County School District
Larimer Center for Mental Health, Fort Collins, CO
Multisystemic Therapist
September 2007-December 2008
 Provided in-home family therapy for families with an adolescent involved in the juvenile justice
system
 Advocated for family unity and keeping children in the home
 Responded to crisis situations with clients and taught families crisis management techniques
 Provided Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
 Created and implement behavior modification plans
 Collaborate closely with the Larimer County Court, Department of Human Services, Probation, and
Levels I and II Drug Court.
Mountain Crest Behavioral Health, Fort Collins, CO
Mental Health Counselor
Therapist Extern
October 2006-September 2007
 Provided case management, group therapy, and individual processing with youth ages 13-17 years old
 Provided family and individual therapy
 Collaborated with multiple facilities in order to coordinate treatment including the Larimer County
Court and Drug Court program.
 Provided case management and developed plans of care that guided individual and family treatment
Mountain Crest Behavioral Health, Fort Collins, CO
Care Coordination Intern
January 2006 – July 2006
 Provided case management, individual, couples, and family therapy to patients.
 Collaborated with treatment team and outside agencies in order to provide care and create follow up
plans for patients.
Kruse Elementary School, Fort Collins, CO
School Counseling Intern
August 2005 – December 2005
 Provided individual and group counseling.
 Provided system support, guidance curriculum, responsive services and individual student planning
according to ASCA National Model.
 Participated in school STAT process.
John Evans Middle School, Greeley, CO
School Counseling Intern
January 2005 – May 2005
 Provided individual, group, and family counseling.
 Provided system support, guidance curriculum, responsive services and individual student planning
according to ASCA National Model.
 Participated in development of school crisis plan and implemented peer mediation program.
Volunteer Experience:
 Supervised Visits Supervisor, Child Advocacy and Resource Education, Greeley, CO
 Mentor, Young Lives, Greeley, CO