Grace Higa

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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I help adults throughout New York and Massachusetts overcome issues with anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, life transitions, cultural identity, relationship & family problems.

My therapy style is informed by Schema Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Exposure Response Prevention, & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

How I Can Help

I am a mixed-race Asian American therapist with deep experience on the intersection of mental wellness and the Asian experience. We will explore the dynamic prism of your identities and process what experiences we may share and what are uniquely your own.

I also help individual adults who struggle with their mood and want to create deeper connections with their loved ones. I take an integrative approach reflecting my honed expertise with three powerful modalities, Schema, EMDR and Exposure Response Prevention.

You are the expert of your life and I will partner with you on that journey. As your therapist, I believe in creating a warm and secure bond to open the space for long-lasting, personal growth. I appreciate how some old habits you have picked up at an earlier point may no longer serve you now.

What Makes Me Credible

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (License: LCSW NY 090388, LCSW MA Massachusetts 127813)
  • Master of Science in Social Work at Columbia University
  • International Training Certificate for Advanced Schema Therapy by The Schema Therapy Institutes of NJ-NY-DC
  • Completion of Basic Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing from the Center of Excellence in EMDR Therapy
  • Post Master’s Certificate in Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at New York University
  • Certificate of Completion for Emotional Regulation as Informed by Dialectical Behavioral Therapy at Behavioral Tech Institute
  • Certificate of Completion for Distress Tolerance as Informed by Dialectical Behavioral Therapy at Behavioral Tech Institute
  • Certificate of Completion for Interpersonal Effectiveness as Informed by Dialectical Behavioral Therapy at Behavioral Tech Institute
  • Certificate of Completion for DBT Intensive Training at PESI
  • EMDR trainings level 1 & 2
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PLEASE REACH OUT TO GRACE HIGA, LCSW

Are you a new client? Please feel free to contact me or self-schedule below.

Understanding yourself with compassion and learning new ways of being in the world isn’t always easy, but I’ll be with you every step of the way. Together we can find and solve the “stuck points” holding you back from living a full and meaningful life.

Grace Higa, LCSW