My name is Chinell Collins. I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania, and have been providing counseling services to a diverse population for over a decade. I have spent many years working with individuals who suffer from various addictions (drug and alcohol, food, relational, etc.), trauma, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety and adjustment disorder. I also have experience working with couples and families. I enjoy partnering with clients in order to assist them in achieving their personal goals. I am supportive and I am a motivator. Seeing my clients experience a life that brings them happiness and meaning, truly gives me joy. I am excited to walk with you on your personal journey.
My main therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, however, I like to integrate Choice Theory, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Person-Centered and Positive Psychology techniques as needed. I also utilize Motivational Interviewing.
Aside from my professional experience, I have a lot of volunteer experience working with the homeless population. I partner along side those who feel hopeless and helpless, and not only work with them to achieve their overall goals, but also support them in finding hope and happiness in the process.
I know it can be very difficult to ask for help, but today you can take the first step towards the rest of you life.
Reach out to me today.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
PA LPC PC010052
Dr. Collins has been wonderful with being able to switch topics and talk about new things that are bothering me, while still incorporating past issues of mine we’ve talked about. She’s been helping connect a lot of dots and connecting issues to other issues that I don’t even realize were connected.
Written on Feb 15, 2024 after therapy with Chinell for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue
I really enjoy Dr. Collins. They are always very respectful and kind, and i feel like i can see the improvements in my every day life from talking to them.
Written on May 12, 2023 after therapy with Chinell for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd
Truly the best therapist I’ve ever had !!
Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Chinell for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Excellent experience. Very helpful and knowledgeable
Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Chinell for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Dr. Collins has been more helpful in the short time I have been with her than I have experienced with other counseling. She is affirming and asks helpful questions that have challenged me to grow and allowed me to face some of my mental health problems. Highly recommend!
Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Chinell for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Dr. Collins continues to treat me with respect and dignity. She helps me work through my issues as a team. I really enjoy working with her.
Written on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Chinell for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue