Meet Jessi Collins, LCSW-C
Welcome! Here’s a little bit about me…
Building a trusting, non-judgmental, friendly relationship with all of my clients is something that I genuinely enjoy. I strongly believe in giving you the space and time to process feelings, confront difficult issues, and discover new ways of adjusting and adapting to life’s many curveballs. The healing power of taking time out for yourself and feeling heard by another person is sometimes underestimated. I often say that therapy appointments are like your container with a lid; come in, take the lid off, and let everything out - the good and the bad. When it’s time to go, we’ll put the lid back on so you can return to your family, your job, your life feeling calm and collected.
Since 2009, I have provided therapy to teens age 17+, adults, and seniors. My approach is always first guided by what your individualized needs may be. Additionally, I am trained in and utilize concepts from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused treatment to help you get "unstuck." I work with clients struggling with grief and loss (both death and non-death losses), anxiety, depression, stress or anger management, relationship conflicts, and feelings of low self-worth.
Providing clinical supervision to graduate-licensed therapists is also a passion of mine. I have been a Maryland Board Approved Clinical Supervisor since 2014 and love helping other therapists fine-tune their skills and achieve advanced licensure. Regularly mentoring local undergraduate students who are considering careers in the counseling/psychology field is another outlet I really enjoy.
I am a native Marylander and enjoy free time spent with my husband and son. I am proud to practice out of The Beacon Center in Arnold, MD alongside a group of wonderful colleagues and friends.
Reaching out for therapy can feel daunting and I am happy to take things at your pace. I look forward to building a collaborative, confidential, compassionate relationship with you and discussing steps to getting started.
Jessi Collins, LCSW-C is located at:
The Beacon Center • 1298 Bay Dale Drive, Suite 211 • Arnold, MD 21012
410.541.6354 • JessiCollins@jessicollinstherapy.com