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Elise Higgins, LSW

Provider Type: Therapist

Provider Gender: Female

Serving: 0-5, 06-10, 11-14, 15-17

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Elise Higgins, LSW

Elise Higgins is a Licensed Social Worker with over 6 years of experience specializing in working with children and adolescents who experience depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, behavior concerns, and trauma. She also has experience working with children with developmental disorders, including ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder, and teaching social skills. Elise has experience working with clients between the ages of 3 and 18 utilizing Play Therapy, Person Centered, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In her clinical work, Elise enjoys using creative modalities such as sand tray, role play, art therapy, guided imagery, and more. She enjoys utilizing play therapy in sessions because it allows her clients to express themselves, navigate their world, and work through problems through the use of play. It is important to Elise to operate from a strengths-based approach and to meet her clients where they are.

In her free time, Elise enjoys spending time with her two cats, baking, being outdoors, and traveling whenever she can.

Elise has a Masters of Social Work from The University of Kansas. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare and Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services from Kansas State University. Elise completed her Play Therapy Certificate from MidAmerica Nazarene University and holds an Illinois Professional Educator License Type 73 with Endorsement in School Social Work.

Treatment Areas

  • ADHD
  • Adoption/Foster Care Services
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Childhood Behavior Issues
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Parenting

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Meritain
  • Aetna Signature
  • Aetna State of IL plan
  • Aetna Student Health
  • AMITA Pathways BCBS HMO
  • BCBS Academic Blue Student Health Plan
  • BCBS Blue Choice Options
  • BCBS Blue Choice Preferred
  • BCBS Professional Blue
  • Cigna Evernoth/Greatwest Health
  • Consociate Health
  • Duly (DMG) BCBS HMO
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Alliance
  • HealthLink / Unicare
  • HFN Network Solutions/ZELIS
  • Humana
  • Live360/MedAssocHealth/PrefHealthChoices
  • Multiplan-PHCS
  • Optum
  • Optum All Savers
  • Optum Oxford Health
  • Optum UHC Student Insurance
  • Optum VA CNN
  • United
  • United Behavioral Health


  • English


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