Jennifer  Collins
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Jennifer Collins

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online

I am accepting new clients and have availability in the mornings, afternoons and evenings. I practice via telehealth video sessions on a HIPPA compliant platform.

Updated February 12, 2024

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 adults and couples 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 relationship challenges, career transitions, parenting stress, divorces/ break-ups, financial stress, and loss/bereavement. 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

When life gets challenging, it can be helpful to reach out and speak to someone who can offer you guidance and support. No matter what brings you to therapy- a career change, relationship conflict, starting college, a break-up/divorce, financial stress or grieving the loss of someone you love, therapy can help. These situations can often lead to anxiety, depression or elevated stress levels. It's important to reach out to someone who can offer you a safe space, who can listen to your story without judgment and help you figure out the next steps so you can move forward on your path to wellness.

Our first session is about asking questions and feeling safe enough to open up about your life experiences and what your goals are. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness as well as some holistic modalities such as breath work, gentle guided movement/yoga and journaling. My intention is to create a safe space where you can heal.

It takes time to process 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 will meet you where you are so that you can feel safe and supported while exploring your needs.


Specialties

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Cigna
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $85 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $85
  • Initial session: $100 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $100 (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
Therapist's note

Will verify insurance benefits prior to initial session to confirm in network eligibility and co-pay.


Location(s)

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 -7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am -7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 20 years

Southeast Nassau Guidance Center, Psychotherapist, 2011 - 2023
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


Licensure

New York: 095087


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"I appreciate how active and participatory Jennifer is during our sessions."
- Zencare client • May 2023