Jessica  Collins

Jessica Collins

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Florida Accepting Online
Miami Accepting In-person

Immediate Telehealth and In-Person Sessions Available!

Updated October 19, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

I can generally say my specialty is treating challenges such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma and/or neglect, and self-esteem issues. With my clients, we explore the past and how it’s led up to current behaviors and beliefs. We discuss coping skills for managing really distressful emotions. We talk about psychoeducation, and I provide insight on what a mental health diagnosis means and how to manage it without letting it define who you are.

I like to incorporate many different theories and frameworks into my sessions. These include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment Theory, Trauma Focused Therapy, Play Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Using this, plus the information I gather from a few sessions with a client, I design a treatment plan catered specifically to helping my clients make attainable and realistic goal setting toward being a better version of themselves for themselves and for those they love. Although I’m still seeking licensure, this isn’t my first go-round as therapist. I’ve had different experiences working in different states with Child Advocacy Centers, as an Intensive In-Home Therapist, and other case management type positions. This essentially fostered my love for working with people who’ve had past histories of trauma and are seeking to heal in the aftermath.

I also know that, unfortunately, “one size fits all” definitely doesn’t apply to therapy. Not every therapist is a perfect match so I try to go into therapy being the kind of therapist I would expect myself to seek or one I would recommend to those I love. Sometimes that means being honest with a client and being real about if we aren’t a match, and I’ll often tell them from the first session if that happens, I’m still here as a support to help you find the right match.


Message to clients

Hello! My name is Jessica Collins, and I’m a pre-licensed therapist seeing clients in-person and through telehealth in Miami, FL. One of my favorite things to talk about regarding mental health is growth. We often see from social media these almost “picture perfect” graphics talking about growth, and typically, the symbol is a plant in full bloom. But to me, that’s not growth – that’s the final product. If you think about it, a plant growing doesn’t look all that great as it spurts out of the ground. So growth to me isn’t about being in full bloom; it’s the process by which you get there… and how you continue to thrive after all the messiness from that growth. We’re so eager, as people who try to avoid pain, to jump from point A to point B in “being better” while growth is everything that happens in between that Point A and Point B. But often, we can’t do this alone or without the right tools, support, and encouragement.


Specialties

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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (53min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $125

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

We have reduced self-pay rate options available!


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7am-7pm
  • Tue 7am-7pm
  • Wed 7am-7pm
  • Thu 7am-7pm
  • Fri 7am-7pm
  • Sat 7am-7pm
  • Sun 7am-7pm

Miami practice
2915 Biscayne Blvd, suite 300-4, Miami, Florida 33137
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7am-7pm
  • Tue 7am-7pm
  • Wed 7am-7pm
  • Thu 7am-7pm
  • Fri 7am-7pm
  • Sat 7am-7pm
  • Sun 7am-7pm

Work and Education

Miami Vibes Counseling Center, Therapist, 2022 - Present


Licensure

Florida: Isw17254


Languages

English