Scheherazade Madan Collins
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Scheherazade Madan Collins

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Master of Arts, MA Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Santa Monica Accepting In-person
Updated May 3, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety/Panic Disorders
  • Psychophysiology
  • Mindfulness
  • Eating disorders
  • ADHD
  • Peak Performance/Sport Psychology
  • Maternal Mental Health

Professional statement

Scheherazade Collins is a Licensed Psychotherapist located in Los Angeles, CA who works with children (ages 9-12), teenagers, young adults, and adults. Scheherazade has extensive experience working with individuals who are navigating ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders using Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG)-guided Neurofeedback (NFB).

Providing both in-person and virtual sessions, Scheherazade works with clients using an integrated and collaborative approach in order to reach her clients' goals. She employs a variety of assessment tools such as a QEEG in order to make a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. She draws on her experience and training to choose which treatment option best fits the needs of the client, whether it is CBT, DBT, Self-Regulation skills, Mindfulness skills, Mental Skills Training, NFB, Biofeedback, or any combination of those.

Scheherazade's passion is  working with peak performers and those under pressure to be "on their game" all of the time. As a former professional ballerina, she noticed that a critical element of developing strong mental skills was missing from her training. She works with professional dancers, athletes, actors, doctors, lawyers and others who are training or working in peak performance fields to develop strong mental performance skills to improve focus, overcome adversity, thrive in high pressure environments, and unlock their full potential.


Message to clients

The decision to reach out to someone can be a difficult step to take. Sometimes we find ourselves struggling with problems that seem overwhelming. Other times, we may feel that our problems are not big enough to bother others with, or that we have too many responsibilities to stop and take time out for ourselves. When making the decision to seek out professional help you can ask yourself if your problems are starting to affect different areas of your life such as your work, school, and interpersonal relationships. I can help you to understand what you are going through and can offer insight and self-awareness skills in order to begin the process of healing. You have already taken the first step by looking for support.

"When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone." -Fred Rogers


Specialties

Anxiety/Panic Disorders - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder). Building coping skills to identify and manage triggers; explore underlying causes related to feelings of panic. Teaching self-regulation skills using biofeedback

Psychophysiology - A branch of psychology concerned with the physiological bases of psychological processes, which utilizes methods like QEEG and neurofeedback

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure. Accurate diagnosis based on the QEEG, and targeted treatment using Neurofeedback

Peak Performance/Sport Psychology - Addressing mental barriers to realizing full potential; overcoming performance anxiety and self-doubt to reach personal and professional goals

Maternal Mental Health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Scheherazade Collins is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $180 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $130 - $180
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $220 (50min)
  • QEEG recording and analysis: $850 (90min)
  • Neurofeedback (packages available): $150 (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
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • 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

I am now working with Advekit to offer the option of paying less up front while having them deal with insurance. Please inquire if you'd like more information.


Location(s)

Santa Monica practice
12304 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 207, Los Angeles, California 90025
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:30am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:30am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:30am-6:00pm
  • Fri 9:30am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Therapy (CA)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:30am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:30am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:30am-6:00pm
  • Fri 9:30am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

EEGym/Self Regulation Medical Group, 2015 - Present
Private Practice, 2012 - Present
Behavior Medicine Research and Training Foundation, 2017 - Present
Applied Psychophysiological Education, 2015 - Present
Attention Learning Center, 2009 - 2015

Argosy University, MA, Counseling Psychology, 2012
Argosy University, MA, Sport Psychology, 2010
University of Cambridge, MPhil(Masters Philosophy), Social and Developmental Psychology, 2007


Licensure

California: 90931


Languages

English