Jon Farrell-Higgins, Ph.D.


Jonathan M. Farrell-Higgins, Ph.D. has been in private practice for 17 years, all of it in association with Shadow Wood Clinical Associates. He received his undergraduate Psychology Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and then earned his Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas.

Following graduate school, Dr. Farrell-Higgins completed his Psychology Internship at the Topeka Veteran’s Administration Medical Center (VAMC) in 1988.

In addition to his private work, Dr. Farrell-Higgins has experience in various settings including community mental health facilities in Wisconsin and Kansas. He also has considerable experience in working with veterans at the Topeka VAMC.

Dr. Farrell-Higgins has an extensive background in providing generalist psychotherapy services to a wide range of clientele. In addition, he has enjoyed supervising and training predoctoral psychology interns and Master’s level Practicum students.

He has taught extensively at the Topeka VAMC, and lectured at Washburn University, KU, and various local and regional events. Dr. Farrell-Higgins is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Kansas Psychological Association.

In his private practice, Dr. Farrell-Higgins enjoys providing therapy services to individuals, couples, and families.

The length of therapy ranges from very short-term solution-focused treatment to longer-term therapy to address more chronic and difficult-to-treat problems. His clients range in age from 12 to older adults.

Special interest areas include mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders (such as PTSD and panic disorder), behavioral problems/school problems, parenting, grief and loss, anger management, resolving marital conflicts, ADD/ADHD, and personal growth issues.

Dr. Farrell-Higgins is also knowledgeable about and sensitive to clients’ spirituality and faith beliefs. In addition to providing therapy, when requested, he is able to conduct psychological assessments to clarify diagnostic issues and better serve clients.

Therapy appointments are scheduled for late afternoons and evenings from 5-9 p.m., and Saturdays from 9-1. Appointments can be made by contacting Dr. Farrell-Higgins via the office manager at Shadow Wood Clinical Associates.

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