About Me

I have years of experience helping clients cope with both the symptoms as well as the underlying causes of their struggles with issues of anxiety, trauma and PTSD, depression, difficulty managing anger, alcohol or other substance use disorders, and relational difficulties that often stem from low self-confidence and the need for updated and enhanced communication skills. My clinical style combines a personal approach that aims to make the client feel genuinely understood, supported, and safe. I utilize a variety of therapeutic interventions that help to update coping skills and strategies, while operating from a psychodynamic base that can facilitate both shorter- and longer-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for deeper-reaching, more stable positive change. I am also certified to provide EMDR when appropriate. I received a Master's degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago in 2010.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Communication Problems , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149015862 (Expires: 2023-11-30)

LCSW #16951 (Expires: 2023-08-31)

LCSW #34006775A (Expires: 2024-04-01)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for John Collins. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by J.E. on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with John for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Great therapist, who listens and gives me tips and broader perspective of my life

Written by C.A. on Jul 20, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

John has been very receptive and is working with me through a lot of issues. He's very understanding to the issues I'm facing.

Written by A.L. on Jun 05, 2022 after therapy with John for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

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Written by N.A. on May 21, 2022 after therapy with John for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

John is a brilliant therapist. I signed up for Betterhelp not knowing what to expect and I'm shocked to see how many areas of my life have improved since talking with John. He is patient, understanding, and a wealth of knowledge and experience. I highly recommend him for anyone that is looking to find a meaningful and positive experience with therapy.

Written by J.A. on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and anger management

John is a great listener, provides valuable feedback, and poses interesting questions.

Written by K.A. on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with John for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

The most attentive and professional therapist I’ve ever worked with. He offers great support and new tools to help those with trauma, depression, and anxiety. I’d recommend him 100 times over.

Written by D.A. on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, anger management, and intimacy-related issues

Just started working with John and it feels like we have known each other for years. I look forward to our sessions every week. He is thoughtful and clever. It is a 10/10 for me.

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