Higgins Family Center is local business working to strengthen families in the Uintah Basin by supporting and educating parents, individuals, couples, and families.
Higgins Family Center is owned and operated by Christina and Jesse P. Higgins. We moved to Vernal in 2010. It didn’t take long for us to make this our permanent home. We love the mountains, the reservoirs, and the people we have met here.
Christina Higgins, MS
Parenting Coach and Educator
I have spent the last 9 years teaching parents, children, and adolescents. I have a passion for learning all I can about parenting skills and lifespan development, and sharing my experience with families to improve their relationships.
I received my Master’s degree in Child, Youth, and Family Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While there, I taught and trained student teachers and taught a variety of classes on guiding children and youth. Prior to that, I worked for the Utah State Courts in Ogden.
During my time in the Uintah Basin, I have taught parenting classes, coached parents, taught children and adolescents, and provided prenatal and postpartum support to families.
Jesse P. Higgins, MS, LMFT, CFLE
Couple and Family Therapist
I received my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln before coming to the Basin. I provide therapy to couples, families, and individuals. I am also an AAMFT approved supervisor and I have trained student and provisionally-licensed therapists.
Also, I received a PhD Human Development and Family Relations from Utah State University. I commuted from Vernal to Logan while working on this degree because we love the Basin and we didn’t want to give up our life here.
During my time in the Uinta Basin, I have supported clients through many life events.