About Me

My name is Lynn Higgins. I began my career as a dance/movement therapist in the early 80's, studying in Cambridge, MA. Movement and non-verbal behavior is the place where feelings live. Our body tells the story of what is truly in our hearts. As a child, I struggled to understand myself. Had I had someone in my life to help me understand myself I would have struggled less and achieved my goals with less adversity. Feeling the support and guidance of someone we can trust is essential in feeling like we can grow in a healthy direction. Throughout my education as a Social Worker and then as a Psychoanalyst, I have come to deeply appreciate the human struggle we all feel. Thank you for the opportunity to share in this mutual experience. Together.


MA: Master of Arts in Creative Arts Therapy, Specializing in Dance/Movement, 1982, Lesley College, Cambridge, MA

MSW: Hunter College School of Social Work, 1989, NY, NY

Certificate in Psychoanalysis: Suffolk Institute of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, 2001, Long Island, NY,

Addictions Certificate: PPSC, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, 2014, NY, NY

Certificate : Eating Disorders, Compulsions, Addictions; William Alanson White Institute, 2018

Certificate : Child and Adolescent Treatment: What Really Works; William Alanson White Institute, 2019

Certificate : Eating Disorders, Compulsions, Addiction; William Alanson White Institute, 2020 

PsyaD Candidate, 2022, Boston Graduate School for Psychoanalysis. 

License, Certifications & Awards:

NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Certified Psychoanalyst

Additional Training:

Many years of additional training and study groups in Attachment Disorders, Movement Analysis, Psychoanalytic Issues relating to Children, Adolescents and Adults, and multiple other topics

Professional Activities and Memberships:

American Dance Therapy Association

National Association of Social Workers

American Psychological Association: Div. 39, Psychoanalytic Association

International Association of Relational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists

American Association of Psychoanalytic Clinical Social Workers

Nassau-Suffolk Association of Clinical Social Workers (NYS)