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Jessie Higgins, MSW, LCSW
|Facilities||Columbia Memorial Hospital|
|Master's School||Portland State University|
|Special practice interests||
Severe mental illness, mental health crises and integrated care social work/therapy
Jessie Higgins, MSW, LCSW, is a behavioral health clinician in inpatient services, the Emergency Room and the CMH-OHSU Health Astoria Primary Care Clinic. She earned a master’s in social work degree from Portland State University in 2013. Her social work experience ranges from homeless outreach to veteran wellness and working with individuals in crisis in the community and in the Emergency Room setting. Jessie's passion is working with and advocating for marginalized and underserved populations who struggle with mental illness and substance abuse issues.
She enjoys tending to her “useless farm” which consists of chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, cats and a dog. When not working or useless farming, Jessie can be found in nature hiking, rock hunting, mushroom hunting and/or camping.