Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins

LCMHC, LPC

About me

Hello, I am Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, CCMHC, LCAS, CCS, MAC, a board certified clinical mental health counselor and addiction counselor with 16 years of experience in behavioral health. I am licensed as a clinical counselor in the states of North Carolina, Illinois, and Alaska. I have a PhD in General Psychology from Northcentral University. I also have a Master's degree in Community Counseling and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Chicago State University.

I have worked in an adult inpatient psychiatric unit, outpatient behavioral clinic, community-based mental health services, and residential substance abuse treatment programs. My counseling style is person-centered. I have a diverse therapeutic approach to counseling. However, my primary approach includes cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. I specialize in mood disorders, anger management, addictions education, and relapse prevention.

I believe that everyone has a story to tell; and I am here to listen. Giving voice to your concerns and issues is the first step to healing. We can accomplish this together.

It would be my honor to work with you to assist you in reaching your healthy goals.
Please let me know if you would prefer weekly sessions, and I will do my best to accommodate.



Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Years of Experience: 14

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NC LCMHC 10148

AK LPC 172820

IL LCPC 180009872


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Shelia Williamson 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 Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I love the way Dr. Williamson listens and takes in my situation.
She is always coming up with ideas that help and gets what I need to work on.
She is always there and ready to help. I can reach her anytime.
This sight really has a lot to offer everyone.
I have already recommended it to others.

Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Shelia for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, adhd, and addictions

Dr. Williamson is a calm and understanding therapist that always listens and has a variety of tools to pass on that I use in everyday situations. Extremely grateful for her efforts!

Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She truly listens and guides the way you are nost comfortable

Written on May 07, 2022 after therapy with Shelia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s a good therapist

Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Shelia 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, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s wise, understanding and capable of helping you recognizing the best way to handle challenging situations

Written on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Shelia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

She is absolutely amazing and had been a great help.

Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with

Very transparent, real and down to earth great listener and very experienced.

Written on Nov 20, 2021 after therapy with Shelia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

Amazingly helpful kind and considerate. Very appreciative of the help you’ve provided.

Written on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Shelia for 8 months on issues concerning career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Great, expertise in the field and listens

Written on Apr 10, 2021 after therapy with Shelia for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s been a great therapist since I started speaking to her

Written on Mar 30, 2021 after therapy with Shelia for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Williamson Collins provides good strategies to help cope with changes and transitions.

Written on Feb 22, 2021 after therapy with Shelia for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I have been working with Dr Williamson on and off now for nearly a year, she really understands me and have really helped me with my thought process, she is amazing and I highly recommend her

Written on Jan 31, 2021 after therapy with Shelia for 5 months

Dr Sheila Williamson-Collins is a great therapist

Written on Jan 20, 2021 after therapy with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr Williamson is one of the loveliest people. She takes the time to listen and understand a client's situation and emotions and very kindly works through them. She's amazing.

Written on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

This has been one of the best experiences in my life! It has been hugely impactful on how I go about my day to day.

Written on Dec 11, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Williamson Collins is one of the best Counsellors I have had so far. She listens and guides you to find a solution.

Written on Nov 02, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is great!

Written on Oct 29, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Collins is a great listener and has given me actionable strategies for managing my anxiety. These are tools that I didn’t know about before talking to her, so I’m very grateful for her insights.

Written on Sep 25, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Excited to grow and see more!

Written on Aug 04, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 4 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Dr. Williamson Collin’s is easy to talk to, warm, and professional. I have very much enjoyed working with her so far.

Written on Jul 29, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and adhd

I appreciate someone who I feel can relate the type of pain I’m working through.
I am so grateful to feel understood.
It’s a very good feeling to be able to speak honestly and openly to someone that has experienced similar life experiences and how gay fact provides me with so much more assurance that the advice I’m being given is coming from a place of “been there done that” so to speak. I’ve been challenged in the past with feeling confident in therapy due to the fact that I felt I could not relate to my therapist I would be very guarded and sometimes not comfortable enough to share my true feelings.

Written on Jul 08, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Collins was a good person to talk to and on more than one occasion I felt the weight lift off my shoulders after talking to her. I had explored another counselor before and I didn't feel too heard... just parroted =/

Written on Jun 28, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

With only two talking sessions I feel comfortable talking and listen to Dr Collins. She’s patient and just a blessing to talk to, I feel safe to tell her what’s actually on my mind and know I’ll get an honest neutral response that’s is carefully thought through.

Written on Jun 26, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Williamson Collins is incredible. She is a great listener but also provide wonderful feedback and help. I could not be more satisfied and grateful to e-meet her. I would recommend her 200%. Thank you!!!

Written on Jun 24, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I absolutely love my time with Dr. Williamson. When I was matched with her, it was a bit of full circle moment because we share the same hometown and she grew up in the same area as my mother.

I love that she checks in with me during the week outside of scheduled appt times to express genuine concern. She always has the perfect insight and is a great, empathetic listener. Whether it’s via chat or phone call, we always touch base on the topics I want to tackle. She really helped me process and begin the process of overcoming trauma and anxiety.

More importantly, she effortlessly lightens the mood and makes me laugh when she shares stories about her own trials and tribulations and overcoming them. I would definitely recommend her to everyone, especially (Black) women.

Written on Jun 11, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, and adhd

Dr. Williamson Collins has been nothing short of amazing. She has always been extremely supportive and understanding. I honestly could not have asked for a better person to express how I'm feeling too. I feel very lucky and grateful.

Written on Jun 09, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dr. Collins was an incredible counselor - understanding, open, and extremely honest. She really helped me out!.

Written on May 26, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I can't say enough good things about Sheila. She is kind, sensible, diligent, remarkably well qualified and has a knack for getting to the root of the issue.

Written on May 20, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She really has such a beautiful insight on things. She makes me feel like I can accomplish anything even when I feel down. I highly recommend her.

Written on May 06, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Best counselor I've had thus far. Can understand me easily. He personal accounts help me not to feel so alone.

Written on Apr 19, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I was glad that we had some things that we could relate on. She is very kind and really helped me see things from a different perspective.

Written on Apr 14, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Willoamson Collins is very quick to respond to any messages that I send. She is very good at checking in on me as well!

Written on Apr 11, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I like that she checks up on me and allows me to express myself in a way that is very understanding.

Written on Apr 10, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I appreciate working with Dr. Collins. She is patient, knowledgeable and a pleasure to talk to. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to feel seen and heard.

Written on Apr 07, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I have enjoyed the talks and messaging back and forth with Dr. Williamson Collins. She always responds in a timely manner. I love the fact that she sincerely wants to help me go through the struggles I am having now, and my issues from my past. Dr. a Williamson Collins is truly dedicated to helping those in need. I had to cancel a video session on very short notice and felt absolutely horrible for wasting her time that could have been helpful to others. I say that, but I have no doubt in my mind that did exactly that. I can not imagine her wasting any time. She was so understanding and comforting when I apologized. I felt very at ease with her. I have received informational readings, and also worksheets to complete after reading. I would highly recommend anyone who is struggling through lives difficult moments to look her up.

Written on Mar 15, 2020 after therapy with Shelia for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Dr. Williamson Collins is phenomenal. She is very attentive and gave an exact response to all of my concerns. She offered many tools to assist me in handling my issues. I couldn't recommend her enough!

Work with me!