Emily Collins, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York

Emily Collins, LCSW

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I believe in the healing power of connection and relationship. I create a warm, nonjudgmental, and comfortable atmosphere where clients can feel safe examining and talking about all aspects of themselves.

I have been working in mental health for over 20 years. I got my start working with youth in foster care, a population that taught me the lasting impact of early life experiences. Over the years, I have worked in various mental health settings; throughout all of my experiences, what remained consistent were the importance of the therapeutic relationship, the need for all of us to feel seen and heard, and the value of positive connection with others. Because of my background in foster care, I have extensive training in the areas of attachment and trauma. I also have considerable training in how the brain and nervous system develop in response to the environment and how we can begin to shift that development when it isn’t serving us well. My style is relatively unstructured and involves helping clients gain insight and better understand themselves. Together, we will identify patterns in your life, find the meaning behind whatever symptoms you are experiencing, and bring awareness to underlying thoughts and feelings. That awareness allows you to begin making changes rather than staying stuck in the same old unconscious patterns. While I specialize in working with families formed through adoption, these same skills and knowledge can help anyone, adopted or not, who is suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship problems, difficulty adjusting to new life circumstances, or trauma.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Developmental Dyadic Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$175.00 - $200.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Venmo, Credit Card, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
,
Cigna
,
Optum
,
Out Of Network
,
United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
14
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
076125
New York
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
125164
Massachusetts
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
NASW
Professional
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
MSW
2002