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Valarie Collins, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Bipolar disorder Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

You are not alone and you have taken a huge step by reaching out for help!

Hello and welcome! Thank you for your interest in working with me as your therapist. My name is Valarie C. Collins. You are welcome to call me Valarie or Val for short. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Kentucky. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Psychology before obtaining my Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling and have approximately 15 years of experience in the counseling field. I have experience working with people of all ages with a wide variety of concerns (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, addictions, stress, anger management, relationship issues, trauma including various types of abuse, and adjustment to change, as well as others). I have worked in various settings such as outpatient mental health clinics, private practice outpatient offices, rehabilitation facilities, detox units, intensive outpatient programs, and psychiatric hospital units. I have experience working with individuals, groups, and couples.

I feel that my therapy approach differs depending on the concerns that are being addressed. We will work together to find the approach, strategies, and goals that are the best fit for you. I use motivational interviewing techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy the most, but typically there will be a combination of various types of therapy utilized in our counseling relationship.

As a therapist, I will be doing many things to assist you in finding solutions, processing thoughts and feelings, and gaining relief from your symptoms. As we go through this process, I will ask questions, make suggestions, and provide some education and educational materials related to your specific issues. We will also identify goals that you would like to accomplish and will discuss progress on those goals.

I offer various types of therapy services through BetterHelp (messaging, live chat, phone sessions, and video sessions). I have a set schedule of appointment days and times to choose from for live services (chat, phone, video). However, after we start meeting, we can discuss additional days/times that I may not have posted openings for. So, if there are certain days/times that are best for you, I am certainly open to discussing this. For messaging, I will be checking my messages several times a day. I will be responding ASAP, but this will primarily be on weekdays, with some responses on weekends. You are a priority to me and I want you to feel that way. I want our work together to be collaborative so that you feel empowered, supported, and confident in the accomplishments that I know you can achieve!

Professional experience

17yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

KY LPCC 103924

Reviews

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Love Val, she’s the best!!!!! Always request her!!! She’s just great!!! Very helpful!

Written on Feb 05, 2024 after therapy with Valarie for 4 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Val is hands down the best. She truly listens and offers sound advice.

Written on Jan 26, 2024 after therapy with Valarie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Val is very patient, kind, and intelligent! Her insights are spot on - she has really helped me cope with my stress and anxiety.

Written on Jan 19, 2024 after therapy with Valarie for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Valarie is compassionate, kind, extremely flexible, and she challenged me in a good way. It is not exaggerating to say that she changed my life. Thank you!

Written on Jan 11, 2024 after therapy with Valarie for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Val is one of the most caring people. She combines an effort to connect on a personal yet professional level with the ability to help you navigate your primary concerns and create a strong plan for coping. I would recommend Val to anyone and frequently do!

Written on Jan 05, 2024 after therapy with Valarie for 3 years and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She's the BEST!

Written on Dec 14, 2023 after therapy with Valarie for 4 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes