Strong As The Vine

MI’ Private Sessions, LLC. is creatively geared toward the WHO AM I perspective and a Triple Threat approach to therapy; Licensed Clinician, Coach/Mentor and Athlete. My practice focuses on breaking barriers which impede in the client’s success and overall well-being.
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About Me

My name is Mallery Ivy-Higgs, Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice where my niche is providing individual therapy and sports performance counseling to adolescence, athletes, and adult populations (ages 14-35). A native of Omaha, Nebraska, I hold residency in Atlanta, Georgia. I earned my Bachelors of Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and a Masters in Community Counseling from Argosy University, Atlanta. I am a licensed and nationally certified professional counselor with over nine years of mental health clinical work and over 30+ years coaching and mentoring experience. WHY CHOOSE ME? Because I can relate. I am a Therapist, who is a former Student-Athlete, Coach and Mentor. I am a 3 Sport High School Letterman (basketball, volleyball, track & field, and youth gymnastics). After high school, I ran track at UTK on a full-ride scholarship - Go Vols. I have been inducted into four sports Halls of Fames, served in the community and coached/mentored Youth and High School Track & Field. My practice focuses on helping individuals break down barriers which can impede your success and overall well-being. As a former high performing student-athlete, I can empathize with the pressures, stress, anxiety, depression, body image and acute/chronic injuries that can negatively affect life, and/or challenge performance. As a coach and mentor, I’ve worked to empower personal development and help individuals unlock their full potential to maximize performance. I continue to mentor many individuals, which include some of my former athletes, in addition, advocate for diversity and cultural inclusion. I view the therapeutic alliance as a partnership. My goal is to create a nurturing, non-judgmental, and confidential therapeutic space where you can feel protected, accepted, and heard.
Mallery Higgs MA, LPC, NCC
Licensed Therapist, Mental Sports Coach & Mentor


  • Sports Performance
  • Athletes
  • Self Esteem
  • Coping Skills
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Attachment Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • PTSD


  • Eclectic
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Person-Centered
  • Strength-Based
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Coaching
  • Motivational Interviewing

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oxford
  • Optima Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • BlueCross and BlueShield


  • Counseling/Therapy : $150 - $250
  • Coaching Sessions: $250
  • Assesements: $150