Jonathan M. Farrell-Higgins, Ph.D.

Jonathan M. Farrell-Higgins, Ph.D. (“Dr. Jon”) has been in private practice for many years, all of it in association with Shadow Wood Clinical Associates. He received his undergraduate Psychology Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and then earned his Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas. Following graduate school, Dr. Farrell-Higgins completed his Psychology Internship at the Topeka Veteran’s Administration Medical Center (VAMC) in 1988.

In addition to his private work, Dr. Farrell-Higgins has prior experience in various settings including community mental health facilities in Wisconsin and Kansas. He also devoted over three decades to working with veterans at the Topeka VAMC. Supervision and training of predoctoral psychology interns was also an important part of his professional journey in that setting.

Dr. Farrell-Higgins has an extensive background in providing generalist psychotherapy services to a wide range of clientele. He taught extensively at the Topeka VAMC, and has lectured at Washburn University, KU, and various local and regional events. Dr. Farrell-Higgins is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Kansas Psychological Association.

In his private practice, Dr. Farrell-Higgins enjoys providing therapy services to individuals, couples, and families. Clients range in age from adolescence to older adults:

As a therapist, my aim is to truly listen to clients’ challenges, needs, hopes, and strengths so that we can collaboratively chart the path of therapy. The therapy journey itself ultimately takes different shapes depending on the client’s treatment goals. For many I’ve found the language and tools of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to be most helpful. Others respond best to more Mindfulness-based approaches to healing and stress management. Some clients prefer a solution-focused problem-solving approach. For those wanting to explore deep personal growth or life transition issues, longer-term therapy may be appropriate. In addition to working with individuals, I’m particularly passionate about working with couples struggling to overcome stuck patterns of communication so that emotional connection can be restored.

Dr. Farrell-Higgins often works with these issues:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction
  • Mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorders (including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and
    panic disorder)
  • Substance use
  • High school/College level struggles
  • Parenting issues and difficulties in family functioning
  • Grief and loss
  • Anger management
  • Couples’ communication issues
  • Divorce issues
  • Personal growth issues
  • Spirituality and faith issues
  • Clergy therapy and consultation
  • Psychological assessments to clarify diagnostic issues

Office hours are:
Tuesdays: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

[Other days/times by special arrangement]

For a first-time appointment, please contact the office manager at Shadow Wood Clinical Associates at 785-266-6751.

Payment/Insurance Options for Dr. Jon Farrell-Higgins

  • Aetna Commercial
  • All Savers
  • Amerigroup
  • APWU Health Plan
  • Bind
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Carelon Behavioral Health (formerly Beacon Health Options)
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Colonial Penn
  • Consolidated Health Plan
  • Coresource
  • CorpHealth
  • Coventry Healthcare of Kansas
  • DCF
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Great West Healthcare
  • Humana
  • Kansas Medical Assistance
  • Kansas Health Solutions
  • KanCare – Aetna Better Health of Kansas (Medicaid)
  • KanCare – United Healthcare Community Plan (Medicaid)
  • KanCare – Sunflower Health Plan (Medicaid)
  • LineCo
  • Magellan
  • Medica
  • Medicare
  • MH Net
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • National General
  • Old Surety
  • Optum
  • Preferred Health Systems
  • Preferred Health Professionals
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Sunflower
  • TMHC Services
  • Tricare for Life
  • WPS-VA
  • Tyson Foods
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Healthcare
  • UMR
  • Value Options
  • WPPA

Our Mission

The clinicians at Shadow Wood Clinical Associates provide compassionate and competent care in helping individuals, couples, families and special groups cope with the challenges of life. We believe that by working in a therapeutic partnership, clients can improve their lives. They are better able to identify and understand the issues which brought them to treatment, enhance their coping skills, and resolve the complex problems of living that most people face at some time in their lives.

Shadow Wood Clinical Associates
3649 SW Burlingame Rd.
Topeka, KS 66611
Tel: (785) 266-6751
Fax: (785) 266-4533