Jennifer  Collins
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Jennifer Collins


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW
New York Accepting Online
Updated May 12, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Stress management
  • Mind-body connection

Professional statement

Jennifer Collins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in New York. Jennifer enjoys helping young adults and adults navigate difficult transitions. Many of her clients have recently left home to attend college, and are figuring out how to live a more independent life. This includes developing a greater sense of identity and engaging in mature relationships, which can come with feelings of anxiety. Jennifer also works with adults who are going through career transitions, divorces or break-ups, financial stress, or loss. These situations can lead to anxiety, depression, or elevated stress levels.

Jennifer’s approach to working with clients is holistic, incorporating both the mind and the body into the healing process. Jennifer is a Certified Yoga Instructor and has expertise in trauma-informed yoga, as well as Phoenix Rising Yoga. She encourages clients to practice breathwork and other mindfulness techniques to grow their self awareness. Jennifer also practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a thoughts-based therapy modality that helps clients identify and suppress negative thought patterns. These thought patterns might look like misguided beliefs or perceptions, or like harmful self-talk. By examining these thought patterns and finding healthy alternatives, clients increase their confidence and understanding of who they are and what their story is.

Jennifer earned a Master’s degree in Social Work. She helps clients to recognize their own strengths and to use their strengths to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Jennifer takes a humanistic approach to working with clients and is passionate about bringing about healing to both the mind and body.

Message to clients

Life is filled with ups and downs and when things get difficult, it can be helpful to speak to someone who can help guide and support you on your healing journey. I offer a warm and welcoming space and invite you to talk about your feelings and what brings you to therapy. I'll spend some time getting to know what your needs are and how I can best support you during our work together.

The first session is about asking questions and feeling safe enough to open up about your life experiences and what your goals are. It's okay if you don't have it all figured out. It takes time to understand where you've been and what you've been through in order to understand how certain behaviors, emotions and experiences are currently affecting your life.

I also believe in the body-mind connection and that "our issues are often stored in our tissues." Along with talk therapy, I may also incorporate yoga, guided stretches, journaling and meditation techniques to help foster more self-awareness, so that you can slowly release the physical impact of stress that often gets stuck in the body. It takes time to heal from past wounds and courage to ask for help in order to move forward. I look forward to supporting you on your path to wellness and self-discovery.


Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $100
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy: $100 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am -6:00pm
  • Tue 4:00pm -6:00pm
  • Wed 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 19 years

Southeast Nassau Guidance Center, Psychotherapist, 2011 - Present
City Therapy, Psychotherapist, 2020 - 2022
YES Community Counseling Center, Psychotherapist, 2013 - 2016

Adelphi University , M.S.W, 2004
Hofstra University, B.A. Creative Studies/Writing, 1996


New York: 095087