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Nicole Huggins, Psy.D.

Dr. Huggins earned her Doctor of Psychology and Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, Phoenix (formerly the Arizona School of Professional Psychology). A Bachelor of Arts degree was obtained in Psychology from the University of Maryland, European Division/Campus. Dr. Huggins is a licensed Psychologist and a certified School Psychologist in the state of Arizona. She specializes in pediatric psychology, clinical psychology, forensic psychology, and school psychology. Dr. Huggins’ core belief is that the individual is best served and treated when a “whole-person” approach is utilized.

Dr. Huggins has worked with children and adolescents within the field of Psychology since 2000. She has been employed by school districts as a School Psychologist, and also conducted clinical psychological and forensic evaluations in private practice settings. Dr. Huggins’ experience with children and adolescents extends to her position as the Director of Psychological Services of the Adolescent Treatment Unit of the Arizona State Hospital for 2 years prior to its closure in 2009. She has worked extensively with children in clinical, school, and forensic settings and capacities.

Dr. Huggins also has extensive experience working with adults in clinical and forensic settings. She conducts clinical psychological evaluations on adults to discern the presence of mental illness, and/or to obtain useful data to drive treatment recommendations if applicable. Her work in the field of forensics extends to “Best Interest” Evaluations, Bonding Assessments, psychological evaluations of parents and children involved with Child protective Services, and comprehensive psychological evaluations of adults and juveniles at various stages of involvement within the legal system among other specified areas within forensic psychology.

Dr. Huggins also conducts individual and group therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. She has extensive experience conducting therapy with these age groups, and for a variety of different referral concerns. Her primary theoretical approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but also utilizes principles from other therapeutic/theoretical approaches to improve overall outcomes.


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