Michelle Collins received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in French & Education from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s of Education in Counseling from the University of Houston. During her course work, Michelle completed her internship at Dr. Michelle Forrester’s private practice and Small Steps Nurturing Center, a non-profit preschool designed to help foster social-emotional skills in children in inner city Houston.
Michelle has experience working with a variety of cultures, having lived overseas in South Africa before beginning her Master's degree. Michelle believes in the important role that culture and language play in families and strives to integrate cultural sensitivity into all treatment plans.
Michelle believes in the potential of each child and strives to bring out each child’s strengths through therapy. She provides therapy from a holistic viewpoint, integrating the emotional, cognitive, biological, social, environmental and spiritual aspects of each individual. Michelle believes in conducting therapy in partnership with families, pediatricians, teachers, and other specialists to ensure that each child receives a personalized treatment plan that is continuously reinforced in all settings.
Michelle Collins received her LPC licensure from the Texas State Board of Examiners of Licensed Professional Counselors in September 2016. Before receiving this license, Michelle completed her LPC-Internship hours under Katy Child Psychology Associates where she provided therapy for individuals, groups, & parents from 2014-2016.
Michelle has received specialized training in anxiety, bilateral stimulation (a precursor to EMDR) and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Counselor & Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Counselor. Michelle has also been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Michelle is working toward becoming a registered play therapist.
Michelle is a member of the Association of Play Therapy, the Texas Association of Play Therapy and the International Association of Trauma Professionals.
Michelle is also a board member for the local Houston play therapy chapter: Sam Houston Association for Play Therap.
Areas of Specialization:
Anxiety – Separation, Social, Generalized, and Anxiety associated with Trauma
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
E-mail: [email protected]
Licensure/ Credential Information:
Licensed Professional Counselor (TX #: 71853)