Kathryn M. Collins, LCSW Counseling Services
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice. My goal is to provide counseling in an informal, friendly and confidential atmosphere-to create a safe place to talk about any concern-including topics and feelings such as stress, worry, sadness, relationship difficulties, adjustment challenges, life crises or financial struggles.
There are many good reasons to seek counseling or therapeutic services. The clients I see deal with a broad range of issues, topics and feelings. Some clients come in because they need a neutral sounding board. Others face issues that interfere with their ability to feel happy and productive. Still others may need more comprehensive services. Regardless, my job is to help people find solutions to their problems and to develop a deeper understanding of themselves.
I have been in the mental health field for 20 years. I received my Master’s degree in 1999 from Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work in Boston, MA. I have experience working with children, adolescents and their families; at-risk youth; child and adult survivors of sexual assault and abuse; foster families; as well as adults of all ages.
I worked in a variety of environments, including outpatient mental health, crisis centers and home- and community-based. I have experience and training in a variety of treatment techniques including traditional psychodynamic talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapies and play therapy.
Upon moving to Madison in 2008, I helped develop a program with the American Red Cross and William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital to support Veterans awaiting organ transplants. I began my private practice in 2012, where my focus has expanded to include young adults and the needs of college, graduate and professional school students.