Hello, I am Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, CCMHC, LCAS, CCS, a board certified clinical mental health counselor with 14 years of experience in behavioral health. I am licensed as a clinical counselor in the states of North Carolina and Illinois. 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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
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 , Communication Problems Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
LCPC #180009872 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
LPC #10148 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
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
Dr Sheila Williamson-Collins is a great therapist
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.
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.
Dr. Williamson Collins is one of the best Counsellors I have had so far. She listens and guides you to find a solution.
She is great!
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.
Excited to grow and see more!
Dr. Williamson Collin’s is easy to talk to, warm, and professional. I have very much enjoyed working with her so far.
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.
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 =/
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
Dr. Collins was an incredible counselor - understanding, open, and extremely honest. She really helped me out!.
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.
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.
Best counselor I've had thus far. Can understand me easily. He personal accounts help me not to feel so alone.
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.
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!
I like that she checks up on me and allows me to express myself in a way that is very understanding.
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.
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.
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!