Michael  Collins

Michael Collins

Psychologist, PsyD

Not accepting new clients in Salem practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

People often come to therapy in times of crisis, but individuals certainly don’t need to be experiencing crisis to seek out and benefit from therapy. In fact, everyone struggles at one point or another and often we need just a little bit of help to move in a more positive direction. Therapy should be a collaboration between clients and their therapists with the goal of exploring what is most important to them and what they want their lives to be about. Together, we can work to establish new ways of viewing and approaching struggles so that they are more able to build and live a rich, full and meaningful life.


Specialties

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Collins can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Salem practice

10 Federal Street

Suite 307

Salem, MA 01970

Hours

  • Mon 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Languages

English