Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins


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 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 provide individual and couples counseling and psychotherapy. The primary theoretical orientations I use are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. However, Cognitive/ Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Directive Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Client-centered Therapy, Solution-oriented Therapy, and Psycho-educational Therapy are utilized when appropriate. The techniques used are empty-chair technique, therapeutic games, role-play, grief work, therapeutic homework, guided imagery, problem-solving, confrontation, insight, and crisis intervention. I am competent in each of the theoretical orientations and techniques used.

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.


  • 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

  • Phone

  • Video


LCPC #180009872 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

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


Written by M.I. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Shelia for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Excellent, i am very pleased with Dr. Williamson Collins, my partner and I are not in the same household and she’s made it very easy for us to coordinate sessions, she’s super insightful snd I couldn’t ask for a better one!

Written by M.I. on Nov 13, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Williamson Collins is one of the most professional and honest counselors I have ever worked with. She is kind, gracious, and highly qualified.