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. I currently reside in Louisiana.


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

IN LCSW 34006775A

IL LCSW 149015862

LA LCSW 16951


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 on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with John for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

John is amazing.

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with John for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

John is incredible. He is understanding of all situations and does an excellent job of giving a safe space to feel and uncover your emotions and what’s bothering you. He is very present and has a knack for feeling and understanding his patients even when I didn’t understand myself. John is a true professional and an incredible ability to connect with others. Thank you John

Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with John for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He is great!

Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with John for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

John is incredibly smart and empathetic. We've only had a few sessions, and I feel so comfortable being honest and opening up. John checks in (in between live sessions) and offers ongoing support that makes me feel seen and heard. His continuity of care and genuine interest in my healing process is deeply appreciated. Not to mention, he has a great sense of humor that is helpful during tough weeks. I've told all my friends about John!

Written on Nov 04, 2022 after therapy with John for 3 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

John is GREAT!!

Written on Oct 07, 2022 after therapy with John for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mr. Collins is my first therapy experience, and I was very nervous going in to talk about very deep and personal experiences. Mr. Collins is a great listener and communicator who is void of judgement. I honestly felt a true bond and friendship more than a professional relationship. Every single meeting there was something meaningful I took away from our discussions. I was also surprised that our meetings would be an hour, but felt like only minutes had passed. Highly recommend BetterHelp, but especially Mr. John Collins! Thank you, my friend.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

John is very helpful

Written on Sep 04, 2022 after therapy with John for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

John is a really good therapist because he takes the time to listen completely before chiming in. I really feel like he understands everything that I’m saying and asks questions whenever he needs clarification. I find that to be really important quality and a therapist.

Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

John is really easy to open up with and I tend to be reserved in general. So I think that speaks to his kind and inviting nature. I feel like he is really on my side and definitely appreciate how he never makes me feel judged.

Written 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 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 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 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 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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