I'M A NEW CLIENT

David Collins, LMHC

Licensed therapist

He/Him/His

Approach to treatment

David's approach to treatment is in knowing that every person holds their blueprint for Wholeness inside themselves. The real work of therapy is opening the space to remembering the Wholeness that is already present, like a seed germinating in the earth. All the seed needs is the recognition that it is already there within each one in order for it to make it's way from the hidden protected space inside and into the Dance of Life. He is committed to holding that vision for self and others, and listening deeply for the seed's instructions about what could be helpful in each one's process.

David draws on: Seeing and honoring the Core Essence of Love/Beauty that is at the Heart of All Creation; creating Sacred Space in self and recognizing it in the Earth that sustains us; Knowing the Possibility of the Impossible; Creative visual, sound, and written expressions; encouraging and nurturing the Transformation that wants to happen all on It's own as All moves to greater expressions of Heart/ Wholeness; Finding Humor in Myself and the Universe.

 

Theories & Interventions

David’s approach is influenced by:

  • Expressive Arts

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Gestalt Therapy

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Mindfulness

  • Somatic Awareness Techniques

  • Hakomi/ Mind-Body Therapy

  • Existential Therapy

  • Jungian Psychology

  • Depth Psychology

  • Trans-personal Psychology

  • Eco Psychology

  • Visualization

  • Meditation skills

 

 

     

 

Specialties & Expertise

  • supporting LGBTQIA+ community

  • Transgender transitioning support (I identify as a Trans-man)

  • Body-mind-spirit connection

  • Mindfulness techniques

  • Somatic awareness techniques

  • Trans-personal counseling

  • Spiritual counseling

  • Expressive arts

  • Grief and loss

  • Trauma-informed

  • Authentic living

  • Self empowerment

  • Adolescents and adult challenges

  • Life transitions

  • Relationship challenges

  • Finding self purpose

  • Depression and anxiety

     

 

Pure Light
written by Rumi (a 13th century mystic, poet, Sufi master)

I am totally lost in the folds of Love,
totally free of worry and care.
........
I am not of wind nor fire
nor of the stormy seas.
I am not formed out of painted clay.
I am not even Shams E’Tabriz-[his spiritual mentor] I am the essence of laughter,
I am pure light.
Look again if you have seen me— It is not me you have seen!

— Rumi: In the Arms of the Beloved translated by Jonathan Star 1997

  

David is a great match for you if:

  • you want support as a member of the LGBTQ+ community

  • you are navigating transition in your life

  • you would like to explore the mind-body-spirit connection

  • you are experiencing grief and loss and want support

  • you want to know your authentic self

  • you are experiencing depression or anxiety

  • you are wanting to explore your spiritual self

  • you identify as highly-sensitive/ empathic

  • you enjoy creative expression