Loretta Collins (Begg)

LCPC

About me

My name is Loretta Collins, and I am an LCPC in the state of Maryland. After a 25-year career in sales, I decided to return to school and get my Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I work from a cognitive-behavioral and person-centered methodology. Therapy is not one-sided but a partnership. My background is working with people suffering from substance use disorders and other dual diagnoses, including PTSD, MDD, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, and anxiety, to name a few. One of the reasons I became a counselor was to stop the stigma of psychological health. Until we start referring to brain disorders on the same par with physical problems, psychological health will continue to be considered in a “less than” manner.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Anger management , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MD LCPC LC12064


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Loretta Collins (Begg). 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 17, 2022 after therapy with Loretta for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Loretta is truly the best therapist I have ever had. She very much helped save my life and helped me make significant progress! I am so grateful to have found her. She is funny and truly cares about her clients and is excited for you when there are wins. She is someone that I plan to follow for a long time, I have created such a great working relationship that I don’t think I would find elsewhere. Thanks so much Loretta!!!!

Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Loretta for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Loretta's personal and conversational approach made it so much easier for me to open up than I ever have in the past. She’s smart, funny and kind and really makes you feel understood. My anxiety is much lower and she has helped me break several toxic patterns in my life - some I wasn’t even fully aware of. I’m living with a new clarity, confidence and perspective. She’s amazing!

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Loretta for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Loretta is an amazing therapist. She makes you feel very comfortable, she’s funny, laidback, and, to my chagrin, is almost always right. She gives great advice and “homework” that is tailored to your situation. I absolutely recommend Loretta to anyone, especially those with a sense of humor!

Written on Sep 16, 2022 after therapy with Loretta for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I look forward to my sessions with Loretta and always come out of them feeling better. She has walked with me through one of the most difficult times of my life with humor, wit and comfort. In a time where I have been unsure of my self, she has been there to both validate and challenge -- giving me much-needed context to anchor the whirlwind in my head. She makes me laugh, too, and that feels very, very good right now!

Written on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Loretta for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

She's smart, funny, brings a diverse skill set, and laughs at my lame jokes - what more could I ask for. I am so lucky to have been matched with her, she's truly cares and I feel better / relaxed after we talk

Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Loretta for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She is so down to earth and easy to talk to and she listens to what is being said and does not dismiss your feelings or emotions

Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Loretta for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Loretta helps me face things that I need to address but are difficult for me. She knows what I'm trying to sidestep and helps me see what I choose not to. I feel trust and confidence that I won't be judged or dismissed for what I open up about to her. I have difficulty trusting people with my thoughts and feelings about most everything. My anxiety levels have really gone down with having her as my therapist and they were really, really bad.

Written on Aug 29, 2022 after therapy with Loretta for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Loretta’s approach not only helped me grow as a person, but always left me with a smile on my face. She consistently was able to ease tension with humor, making it easier to share difficult topics. I saw genuine improvement in myself in my time with her. Loretta raised the bar of my expectations for what therapy should look like, and showed me that therapy can and should be an enjoyable experience.

Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Loretta for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Thankful for Loretta! She really cares and listens! Thank you

Written on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Loretta for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Loretta Collins (Begg) changed my life. There were a lot of people that could have probably done a good job of helping me out of my dark hole that I was in, but Loretta’s ability to help me feel comfortable, encourage me, and listen to me gave me the time to heal and begin to move forward again. Loretta sometimes uses humor to help make my darker days a little lighter and give me a laugh when I needed it most and probably wouldn’t have wanted to, but those were the best sessions. These things may seem simple, but after being in a dark place for so long all of these things helped me feel like myself again. I can’t thank Loretta enough for the time, compassion, and the new perspectives she’s given me since starting to work with her 5 months ago.

Written on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Loretta for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Loretta has an absolute great personality! We instantly clicked she listens but isn’t afraid to jump in to get more detail or understand better. She has helped in tremendous ways, she’s so easy to talk to.

Written on Dec 23, 2021 after therapy with Loretta for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I felt an instant bond with Loretta. She really helped me rethink my priorities and keep thinks in perspective.

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