Dr. Nicole Huggins has been a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Arizona since 2008. Prior to that, she was a Certified School Psychologist from 2002-2021 and worked within the public school system since 2000 in various capacities – both as a full time employee and as a contracted psychologist. She opened her own private practice in 2011. Dr. Huggins maintained a professional position within the school district(s) while operating her own private practice and also subcontracting for colleagues within their private practices until she practiced full time within her own practice in 2012. Dr. Huggins was also employed at the Arizona State Hospital from 2008 until 2011, in tandem while she held other positions within the school districts and subcontracted with colleagues in their private practices. Her educational and practical experiences have afforded her extensive training and experience within educational, clinical, and forensic settings. During her tenure in her own private practice, Dr. Huggins held multiple State and Federal contracts working with agencies such as the Department of Child Safety (DCS), the Arizona State Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC), Administrative Offices of the Court-Juvenile Justice Services Division (AOC), U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and additional contracts with the Arizona Community Protection and Treatment Center (ACPTC) and identified as a specialist within the Family Court system. During the tenure of her private practice, she has also held a contract with the Social Security Administration and provided evaluations to public applicants of Social Security Benefits (SSI/SSD). Dr. Huggins primarily focuses on psychological evaluations, psychosexual evaluations, developmental evaluations, psychoeducational evaluations, and assessments of adults, adolescents, and children with specific referral concerns as needed. Dr. Huggins has also worked with the Veteran’s Administration providing evaluations as needed. Given her education, training, and experience, Dr. Huggins has been deemed an “expert” within the Superior Court of Arizona.
Dr. Huggins completed both her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2002 and her Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology in 2005. Dr. Huggins has chosen to focus her career primarily on Forensic Psychology and has been trained and employed in forensic settings before and since 2008 upon her licensure by the Board of Psychologist Examiners. Dr. Huggins has extensive education, engages in ongoing continuing education training, has obtained specified clinical certifications, and has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults, primarily focusing on evaluations/assessments and therapy. She also has extensive education, training, and experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in both a clinical and forensic capacity. Dr. Huggins is additionally a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), a Clinically Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist (CCSOTS), and a Clinically Certified Human Trafficking Victim Services Provider (CCHTVSP). Dr. Huggins strives to provide the most comprehensive and thorough evaluations and provide the most beneficial therapeutic experience for her clients.