Meet Our Staff

CAPS staff members include fully licensed professionals, postdoctoral psychology fellows, and administrative staff.

CAPS provides training opportunities for postdoctoral psychology fellows seeking licensure and advanced students in psychology, counseling and social work.  These early career professionals and trainees provide counseling to clients and practice under the supervision of a licensed clinician.

Erin Higgenbotham, PhD

Psychologist, Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273
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Biographical Info

Dr. Erin Higgenbotham joined the CAPS staff in 2018. She holds a BS in Psychology from Wofford College and an MA in Counseling from Ball State University. She earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology at West Virginia University. Dr. Higgenbotham completed her pre-doctoral internship at West Virginia University’s Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services and a clinical fellowship at Ohio State University’s Counseling and Consultation Service. Her areas of interest include developmental/identity concerns, social justice, adjustment and stress management, interpersonal/relationship concerns, mindfulness, working with students who identify as LGBTQ, family-of-origin concerns, outreach, and training/supervision.


Title: Psychologist
My Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Favorite Quote: While I have many, I love this one – “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson
What I do for Self-Care: Self-care is a very important part of my life and I engage in several ways. I spend time with friends and family. I bake. I hike with my dog. I meditate and take time to intentionally unwind. I listen to music and can often be found dancing around my house. And I spend time near and/or in water. Growing up near a lake, I find that one of the most restorative things I can do.

Categories: Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)