Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins

(PhD, LCMHC, CCMHC)

About Me

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 experience in working with adolescents and teens. I feel it is important to be able to listen without judgment. I specialize in mood disorders, anger management, addictions education, and relapse prevention. I provide individual, family and group counseling and psychotherapy to adolescents and teens.

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180009872 (Expires: 2021-03-31)

LPC #10148 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Aug 15, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 2 weeks

Dr Williamson Collins is extremely helpful and excellent therapist. She always checks up on you.

Written by S.H. on Aug 08, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 1 month

As a parent I find Dr. Williamson Collins knowledgeable, reliable, caring and professional in her interaction with me and my son. So far I am very satisfied with her work and so is my son. I would therefore have no hesitation in recommending her services.

Written by J.A. on Aug 06, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

I could recommend this enough!

Written by K.E. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 4 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Dr. Williamson Collin’s is easy to talk to, warm, and professional. I have very much enjoyed working with her so far.

Written by H.E. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and adhd

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.

Written by N.A. on Jul 08, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

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 =/

Written by A.D. on Jun 28, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by H.E. on Jun 26, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

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!!!

Written by B.R. on Jun 24, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by V.I. on Jun 11, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, and adhd

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.

Written by B.U. on Jun 09, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dr. Collins was an incredible counselor - understanding, open, and extremely honest. She really helped me out!.

Written by K.E. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I would really recommend Dr Williamson she really understands my situations and has really helped me move forward.

Written by E.L. on May 26, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by A.D. on May 20, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by T.R. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Best counselor I've had thus far. Can understand me easily. He personal accounts help me not to feel so alone.

Written by M.A. on Apr 19, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

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.

Written by D.A. on Apr 14, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by F.A. on Apr 11, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I like that she checks up on me and allows me to express myself in a way that is very understanding.

Written by M.I. on Apr 10, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

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.

Written by D.E. on Apr 07, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

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.

Written by K.E. on Mar 15, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

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!