Dennis Higgins, M.A.
As Manager, Client Services Dennis provides veterans and their families with comprehensive case management, advocacy and streamlined connections to on the ground support addressing a wide variety of needs, including: mental health, education, employment, homelessness, health, legal, financial and community support. He provides client-centered case management services and advocacy while empowering veterans and their families to reach their goals.
Dennis served in United States Army for nine years and was honorably discharged in 2010. He deployed five times to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan. It was seeing the care that his brothers and sisters were receiving when they separated that led him to the helping field. Before coming to IAVA, Dennis trained as a psychology extern at the VA facilities in St. Albans and Brooklyn, NY. Dennis received B.S. in Psychology from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and has M.A.s in Clinical Psychology and Mental Health Counseling from Adelphi University. He splits his time between New York and Pennsylvania, spending time there with his wife, Kate, and his two adorable and neurotic cattle dogs, Daphne and Daisy.