Mary Collins, Therapist in Glenview, Illinois — Zencare
Mary  Collins
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Mary Collins

Psychologist, PsyD
Texas, Illinois Accepting Online
Glenview Accepting In-person

Immediate openings currently available for telehealth.

Message me through ZenCare or visit my website to set up a free consultation and to book your initial appointment.

Updated December 8, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Stress management
  • Men's health

Professional statement

When is it time to make a change? Are you feeling lonely? Anxious? Sad? Often, these feelings show us the need to do something differently. Change is an inevitable part of life; however, whether we want it or not, change is difficult.

Navigating change and the mix of emotions and stressors that often accompany is stressful enough; it does not have to be lonely. Sharing the burden and journey of change can make an incredible difference. This is where partnership joins therapy. Dr. Mary Collins partners with you through these journeys. Dr. Collins is a psychologist focused on working with high functioning young adult and adult clients as they navigate a variety of stressors and challenges. Many of her clients come in to address life transitions, anxiety, stress, sadness, and the need for a change. Dr. Collins is particularly enthusiastic about serving recent graduates, new parents, those going through life transitions, and addressing the feelings and self-doubt that often arise in response.

When you first start therapy, you will be welcomed into a comfortable, non-judgmental space, where you will be invited to share your thoughts, reactions, and explore your history. Through questions and prompts, you will examine areas where you feel stuck, focus on your goals, history, and patterns that are impacting your daily life, and work towards making choices that are based on your values and how you want to authentically live.

Dr. Collins earned her Psy.D. from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She worked for 10 years as training director of a doctoral internship program while maintaining a private practice. She has specialized interest in mindfulness, providing supervision, and program development.

Outside the office, she enjoys reading, running around with her family and pups, and exploring hiking trails.

Remote therapy sessions available in multiple states.


Message to clients

Beginning therapy can feel daunting and finding the right fit with a therapist is important. “Comhar” is Irish for collaboration or partnership. I view therapy as a collaborative, yet challenging process wherein we work together to navigate change and stressors in your life. Most importantly, this space is one where you can be open and honest without being judged.

It is common for those new to therapy to feel both eager and uncomfortable about beginning the process. You will find that your process in therapy will be a supportive, challenging, and growth-producing experience. Through your active participation, you will develop methods and skills to address problems in your life and to develop a stronger sense of inner personal power. We will work together to help you to lead a more productive and fulfilling life without the barriers of emotional blocks, inner conflict, and repeated patterns of experience. Your participation in therapy will enable you to participate more fully in life and discover the possibilities within you.

I believe that every person would benefit from taking the time to work towards the life they have envisioned. While this can often sound “simple,” it does not mean change is easy. My hope is that therapy offers you the space to explore, learn about yourself, and grow more authentically into the person you would like to be.

When you are ready for help, please submit a request here or visit my website to book a consultation call and schedule your first appointment.


Specialties

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, and anxiety and/or depression.

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

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

Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $165 (50min)
  • Initial session: $190 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $185 (50min)

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
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

The course of therapy may vary depending on individual needs, goals, and availability, but typically the time frame for therapy is weekly for an ongoing period of time. As therapy progresses, we will check in regarding scheduling, but when considering finances, it may be useful to plan for weekly sessions.

Cancellations and re-scheduled sessions will be subject to a full charge if NOT RECEIVED AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE. This is necessary because a time commitment is made to you and is held exclusively for you. If you are late for a session, you may lose some of that session time.

Late cancels and no-shows will be charged the full session fee using the credit card on file. Fees for services, late cancellations, and no-shows are non-refundable.

Please let me know as soon as any of your contact, credit card, or insurance information changes.

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*HMO insurance plans are not accepted* Please double-check with your provider if you intend on using insurance benefits.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8am-7pm
  • Wed 8am-7pm
  • Thu 8am-1pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8am-7pm
  • Wed 8am-7pm
  • Thu 8am-1pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Glenview practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8am-7pm
  • Wed 8am-7pm
  • Thu 8am-1pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Comhar Counseling, Psychologist/Owner, 2016 - Present
Bexar County Juvenile Probation Dept, Mental Health Unit Program Manager/Training Director, 2010 - 2020

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Psy.D., 2010


Licensure

Texas: 36100

Illinois: 071008504


Languages

English