Hello, I am Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, CCMHC, LCAS, CCS, SAP, MAC. I am a board certified clinical mental health counselor and addiction counselor with nearly 20 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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Mood Disorders
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
AK LPC 172820
IL LCPC 180009872
NC LCMHC 10148
Dr. Williamson Collins is sharp. Her ability to articulate what I'm going through is brilliant. She arms me with tools to cope with my current issues. She gives measurable action steps that's doable.
Written on Nov 02, 2023 after therapy with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
I feel heard and seen. That’s important.
Written on Oct 08, 2023 after therapy with Shelia for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts
Written on Aug 10, 2023 after therapy with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management
A great listener and communicator while being understanding. A great person
Written on Jun 24, 2023 after therapy with Shelia for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
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 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
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 Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Shelia for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, adhd, and addictions