Education & Certification

Licensed In
Louisiana

Graduated From
Florida Institute of Technology (1984)

National Register Member Since
1987

Leslie Higgins, PsyD

As a clinical psychologist, my theoretical orientation comes from a cognitive behavioral framework. However, I am very eclectic in my approach and use whatever tools and techniques I believe will be helpful to an individual. I have particular expertise in assessment and intervention with patients on the autism spectrum and those with ADHD and anxiety. I have also completed additional training specific to the assessment and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder in both children and adults. My focus is primarily on children, adolescents, and families; however, I also work with adults who are struggling with family matters, difficult children, parenting, anxiety, and depression.

Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • General Psychological Testing (e.g., intelligence, personality, vocational, aptitude, school placement, health)
  • Childhood and Adolescent Problems (e.g., ADHD, school/learning problems, social withdrawal, autism, recurrent abdominal pain, aggressive or oppositional behavior)
  • Depression and Other Mood Disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder, major depression, bereavement)
  • Anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder)

Ages Served

  • Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
  • Children (3-12 yrs.)
  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)

Credentials/Memberships

  • Psy.D. from Florida Institute of Technology
  • Licensed in Louisiana as a Clinical Psychologist
  • American Psychological Association
  • Louisiana Psychological Association
  • Crescent City Association of Psychologists
  • International OCD Foundation

Fee Information/Office Policy

  • Office Hours:
    Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
    Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
    Closed most Fridays
    Closed on weekends
  • As I return my own calls and emails, please be patient when reaching out. There may be some delay in receiving a return call or email if you leave a message on a Thursday or over the weekend since the office is closed from late Thursday through Monday.
  • Insurance Plans

    • TRICARE
    • BlueCross BlueShield

    Health Care Plan Participation

  • Fees for services are as follows:
    Initial visit : $200
    Psychotherapy visit : $145
    Psychological testing : costs vary depending on the specific type of assessment needed and the degree of extensive reporting required. A rough estimate is $175 per hour.
  • I do not accept any credit cards or debit cards. Payments are due at the time of the visit and can be made by cash or check.
  • Contact Information

    Primary Contact

    4500 Clearview Parway
    Suite 201
    Metairie, LA 70006
    P: 504-885-1442 (Office)