Melissa Collins

LPC, LMHC

About me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

TX LPC 63513

WA LMHC LH61263346


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melissa 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 Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Melissa helped me navigate some challanging relationships with loved ones who are addicts. She is compassionate, insitful and truly listens.

Written on Jul 10, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

I really appreciated Melissa’s support. She was easy to talk to and it felt like she was asking me all the right questions, which helped me realize some of the habits I want to build or let go of. She shared a lot of helpful tips and resources that I’ve been appreciating as well. In four weeks, I already feel like I have several tools to manage my anxiety.

Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I joined Better Help to help ease anxieties around returning to work in a more “normal” capacity. I was paired with Melissa and she was really great! She listens, helped me take a step back and look at the bigger picture, and encouraged me to let go of things I can’t (and shouldn’t) control.

Written on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and lgbt

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!

Written on May 04, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and sleeping disorders

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

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