I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor with 28 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in counseling children, adolescents, and adult who have been victims of crime. I also work with behavioral issues, relationship issues between parents and children (RAD), adoption issues, divorce issues, issues related to parental use of drugs and alcohol, and I offer parental guidance. With adults and adolescents, I also offer counseling on addiction, depression, anxiety, divorce, and mental health concerns.
I have been a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor since 2000. I use multiple trauma focused therapies including Eye-Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing, Thought Field Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I am a Certified Mediator and I do work with immigration including: Hardship Waivers, N-648s, and U-visas.
I am an immigration approved therapist and I perform psychological evaluations for immigration and for court. I also administer assessments for depression, anxiety, ADHD, and Substance abuse. I accept BCBS, Cigna, and Crime Victim's Compensation for those who qualify.
I am also a Certified Hypnotist and provide hypnosis for quit smoking, weight loss, motivation, and various other mental health difficulties.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Hearing Impaired , HIV / AIDS , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #63513 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
Melissa Collins was a great therapist! She is a fantastic listener and was able to help me really well with the question and issues I was facing. I will definitely come back to her if I ever feel like talking through things in my life and am very grateful for the experience!
I never knew how much therapy could help. I feel like I have a journal who’s an actual person. Takes the time to listen to me and let me let everything go