Melissa Higgins (she/her)


My name is Melissa Higgins, LCSW and I am the owner of the Center for Therapy & Counseling Services, LLC.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in East Brunswick, NJ

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group
  • Medication Management

About My Clients

I work with adults and adolescents who have experienced trauma, grief/loss, complex conditions, or would like to talk about their gender identity and/or sexual orientation. I am committed to the power of relationship to heal. My goal is to help help people develop relationships with themselves and others which may bring more meaning into their lives.

My Background and Approach

I obtained my MSW in 1991 from Rutgers University. I love doing psychotherapy or counseling. I love the ability to help people re-story their lives and develop intra- and inter-personal coping skills and bolster their resilience and build upon their strengths.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in the importance of establishing a culturally and gender-sensitive therapeutic alliance. I believe it is important to listen to the stories my clients have to tell and collaboratively help them develop more adaptive stories and the accompanying skills to achieve and live their more functional accounts. No client leaves my office without my helping him or her to find some "nuggets" or signs of strength and resilience. I work with a client and try to find out how things are right now in his or her life and how he or she would like them to be. I am informed by what a client has tried in the past and what worked. I pay attention to how we would know if the client was making progress and we plan for what might get in the client's way of achieving his or her treatment goals.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Amerigroup
  • AmeriHealth
  • Clover Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Qualcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 30 years of practice
  • Rate: $15 - 150/session


7322540600 Email Melissa
15 W Prospect St
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
32 Main St
Edison, NJ 08837

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