Dr. Michael Collins is a psychologist at Kendall Psychological Associates in Salem, Massachusetts specializing in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, trauma, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and mindfulness. He also sees individuals for impulse control issues, existential challenges, and panic disorders.
Dr. Collins' primary treatment approach is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which incorporates mindfulness and a focus on finding meaning by exploring clients’ values through the lens of self-compassion and acceptance. He also provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention, and empirically validated treatments for trauma.
Dr. Collins graduated from Boston College and received his doctorate from La Salle University. He has worked in various multidisciplinary outpatient and hospital settings prior to joining Kendall Psychological Associates in Salem.
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Insomnia - Sleep hygiene; sleep issues related to anxiety and life transitions
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Using exposure and response prevention to help clients confront OCD, e.g. concern with and/or fear of germs and becoming 'contaminated'
Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Dr. Collins can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Group Practice, 2018 - Present
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 2016 - 2017
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System, 2015 - 2017
La Salle University, PsyD, 2017
Boston College, BA, 2007