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About Me

As a licensed marriage and family therapist for close to 20 years I serve many populations including, couples, individuals, families, children and adolescents. My expertise includes areas such as:depression, anxiety, addictions, communication issues, play therapy, work related stress bipolar disorders, parenting concerns and crisis management. I have extensive experience working with EAP's as well (EAP-Employee Assistance Programs). I have a Master degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill CA. I have a great deal of training in crisis situations.

I use a variety of treatment approaches, including, CBT, Brief Solution Focused, Psychodynamic, Supportive, Family Systems and Play Therapy. By using a multitude of approaches I can meet the therapy needs of many different client populations and issues. By joining, and using reflective listening or mirroring a, safe, trusting, therapeutic environment can be created.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #MFT.0001674 (Expires: 2023-08-31)

LMFT #00176 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Rodney for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Rodney helps to guide me in my journey and challenge my thinking and under his help my trauma reactions get better.

Written by J.E. on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Rodney for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I feel so heard and he is offering incredible useful advice!

Written by Z.A. on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Rodney for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I would highly recommend Rodney Collins as a therapist. He has a calming demeanor and listens to his clients fully with respect and integrity. He has been personally, very patient with me on trying to find solutions to my problems even when I've repeatedly said similar things in order to fully understand. He gives incredibly effective advice that is simple but a way to change your way of thinking toward your needs. Thank you Rodney

Written by H.A. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Rodney for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

He has given me very practically advise and helped me reframe the way I look at really tough situations

Written by M.A. on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Rodney for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Rodney is orders of magnitude better than any other therapist I’ve seen.

Written by A.S. on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Rodney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Mr. Collins has been great in helping me through a tough time in my life. He has been instrumental in helping me slowly heal.

Written by B.R. on Jul 03, 2021 after therapy with Rodney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

What a truly wonderful first experience with counseling. Rodney Collins is a terrific help. Calm, polite, informative and educational experiences with this counselor have led me to resolve many of my life's struggles. I now look forward to handling the tough situations life throws at me. I feel I can better process them now. What a joy! Thank you!

Written by C.R. on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Rodney for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, career difficulties, and adhd

He is a great active listener and counsels me right where I am at.

Written by T.A. on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Rodney for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Rodney is great! He has helped me to make great strides in my mental health!! Thank you!!!

Written by E.V. on Jun 05, 2021 after therapy with Rodney for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Rodney is great. Very helpful.

Written by J.O. on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with Rodney for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Rodney has been a very large part of my recent growth and I always look forward to my sessions with him!

Written by L.A. on May 31, 2021 after therapy with Rodney for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Rodney is wonderful. Dealing with Covid-time issues as well as a host of other concerns, I felt like anxiety was starting to rear its ugly head. I connected with Rodney, who was able to be the ear I needed and offer support and guidance. I don't really enjoy talking to counselors, but Rodney made it easy and comfortable.

Written by M.A. on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Rodney for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Rodney is wonderful. He is patient, and insightful and has really helped me. Unfortunately I wasn't able to keep seeing him as long as I would have liked due to financial changes, but he is very good at what he does.

Written by C.O. on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Rodney for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

So happy I’ve been able to connect with Mr. Collins, such a great alternative to regular in person counseling. Mr. Collins has provided exceptional service to my needs and has really changed my outlook on things, in a very short time. Thank you to him and this amazing app.

Written by D.A. on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Rodney for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Dr. Collins has helped me a ton with processing the emotional turmoil of my divorce. Men’s mental health is often overlooked, he listens attentively and has been great to work with.

Written by A.N. on Feb 28, 2021 after therapy with Rodney for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Good counselor

Written by M.I. on Feb 17, 2021 after therapy with Rodney for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and bipolar disorder

i'm enjoying our talks!! i really feel Rodney is helping me overcome my issues with men and gives me great ideas and different ways to think of things

Written by S.E. on Jan 07, 2021 after therapy with Rodney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have been very reluctant to talk to Rodney because I'm dealing with issues I'm not ready to disclose. He has been extremely patient and kind. I recommend him to anyone struggling with finally reaching out.

Written by M.Y. on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with Rodney for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Thank you. You are very helpful and it has been a pleasure working with you. I hope to work with you again when my budget allows.

Written by B.R. on Dec 28, 2020 after therapy with Rodney for 1 month

I really like my therapist and feel he will be able to help me

Written by F.I. on Dec 10, 2020 after therapy with Rodney for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

He gives advice in a way that makes sense logically

Written by D.A. on Nov 20, 2020 after therapy with Rodney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I was incredibly nervous starting the session. Rodney could tell and helped me through it. I enjoyed talking to him. I cried several times in our first session and never felt judged. Only felt sympathy through a screen; which is hard to do. I appreciated the tools he gave me. I wished the hour was longer!

Written by S.A. on Nov 14, 2020 after therapy with Rodney for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

He gives me the space to talk and tries not to interrupt me, which can be hard to do over the phone. He handles the long distance communication like a champ. Hes also very kind, positive, and upbeat but knows how to be calm when talking about harder topics. Hes also very professional but knows how to take a joke. Overall I have no complaints and always look forward to our talks.