It is my intention to meet you where you are, with my full presence and experience, honoring your inherent wisdom and all that has brought you to this place. Taking steps to create a more fulfilling life may be one of the most profound actions one can undertake.
I have over 10 years or counseling experience and specialize in working with anxiety and depression. I use CBT, ACT, and client centered therapy to help you reach your goals. I have a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University.
I believe that walking this path requires developing a curious and accepting relationship with oneself as well as being witnessed and supported by another - be they a therapist, partner, friend or family member. I am committed to value your strengths, be a companion in your struggles, and support you in deepening your relationship to yourself and others.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Grief, Intimacy-related issues
LMFT #94172 (Expires: 2019-09-30)
Collin is a very thoughtful and supportive counselor. Her approach is refreshing and unique. She is open minded, careful to listen, and provides safe, honest input with good, simple exercises to help guide one to a better path that allows them to feel comfortable and well with their own life/mind. She is not bound to widely traditional thoughts or harshly standardized approaches to care when it is not the right way to go for a given individual, which is a major positive for myself. She is easy to talk to, I don’t feel any need to hide any details about any topic while talking with her. She is very good at challenging/encouraging me to think in a way that certainly sets me in a better direction mentally than I usually started with on a given day, but gives me the room to do it in a way that is comfortable for me. She has made a very positive impact in my life through our communications so far, and don’t expect any changes anytime soon.
Collin has slowly eased me into talking about myself. I'm dealing with several chronic diseases that will be lifelong and I have been adjusting to the new reality of me. Collin is kind and calm, and it is nice to know that I can just spew about how I am feeling or a crappy day or when I'm feeling really down. This is a safe place I can go where I can tell how I'm really feeling and not worry that I'm getting my family distressed because of my ongoing issues. Thanks, Collin (o:
Collin has been a very good listener. Her responses have spurred some good thinking in me, and she has been very patient and willing to give me the space I sometimes need to work out my own issues. Highly recommended.
Collin is exceptional. Professional but also like a friend that makes me feel safe to speak from my heart undefended. I give her my highest recommendation and praise.
Collin has been really supportive and helpful in guiding me through improving my self esteem. She's really straightforward, encouraging and logical. A great match for me!
Collin has a warm presence that puts one at ease, and a focused mind that quickly gets to the point of the matter. She was able to match her pace to what i felt comfortable with in the moment. When I was warming up, she didn't push me, and when I was ready to dig in deep, she was right there with me. She is able to be both comforting and challenging in an appropriate, respectful way, and that is what I was seeking.
It's very easy to open up in this platform, and in a short amount of time I already feel better, listened to, and that I am making progress.
I really like talking to Collin, she’s very open and supportive. I’ve been to counseling a few times and this is the first time I’ve actually felt like I’m being helped. Collin listens and creates reading materials and worksheets to help me work through my issues. I feel like Collin is concerned with getting to the root of my problems versus bandaid fixing them.
Collin was very thoughtful and engaged throughout the entire process. She asked the right questions and encouraged me to write down many things during which I was able to gain clarity of my emotions and of my situation. I would recommend her.
Collin is really helpful in putting things into perspective and helping tackle my anxiety.
She's been awesome!
Lovely, compassionate, and gets it.
Collin has helped me out greatly! She has a kind approach, and has provided me with extremely valuable tools to manage anxiety and stress. She is a great listener. I highly recommend her. I am so grateful to be working with her!
Collin is one of the best people that I have been vulnerable with. She has such an empathy and wisdom. She is a true healer! I feel that we were cut from the same vine of fruit and she makes me feel comfortable and confident in my own healing. I feel so blessed to have her on my team. In the few weeks that she has been my counselor, I have seen a great deal of change and breakthroughs. I am now confident in my choices and feel completely comfortable in my relationship with my partner. I look forward to the future and my experiences to come. Thank you Collin!
I highly recommend Collin McShirley. She was understanding, empathetic and supportive of my thoughts and needs. I felt safe speaking to her about anything. She always responded in a timely manner and validated my feelings while helping me through difficult circumstances.
Very knowledgeable and kind with deep insight. She has helped me tremendously. Highly recommend this therapist! The online format is ideal for my hectic schedule as well.
Collin is a very patient counselor and offered empathy and understanding. She was helpful in sorting through several personal matters and offered great advice.
Collin is great!
Collin has changed my ideas on therapy. She is wonderful and I could see a definite change in myself in just talking to her in a few days.
Friendly, personable, and absolutely wonderful. Helped me navigate a difficult time in my life and deal with my own thought processes as well as how I approach the relationships around me. A + would seek therapy from again!
Collin is a very good counselor, very nice and attentive. She's a good source to talk to when you need it.
Collin is excellent and has really catered to my needs as a client.
Collin is tremendously supportive. Her care has helped me to overcome my skepticism about accessing therapy through an app. She is identifying effective strategies to address my problematic relationships.
It is really me doing the talking but knowing someone is listening and encouraging me is wonderful. I feel like I've been plugged in again. Collin is giving some great advice and I feel very positive that change is happening for me.