He/Him/HisLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Practice: The Holistic Heart
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David Collins is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at The Holistic Heart, in Warwick, RI. David works with young adults and adults who are navigating life transitions, looking to increase their self-understanding, or who want to deepen their connection to self and others. As a member of the transgender community himself, David is especially passionate about offering informed, affirming care to individuals identifying as transgender or nonbinary.
David's approach is based on the belief that we all hold a blueprint for Wholeness within. He works to hold a safe space for his clients in which they can embark on the important work of remembering and reconnecting with the wholeness that is already present within.
David has an intentional approach, and aims to offer value to his clients in every session. His style is interactive, non-judgmental, supportive, and engaging. He draws on spirituality and nature as emotionally protective factors, as well as helping clients explore, understand, and reframe thinking or behavior patterns that are not serving their overall well-being.
David is sensitive to the lived experience of the LGBTQIA+ and transgender communities as marginalized populations, and believes strongly in the importance of their access to competent and informed mental health care.
Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 13 years
The Holistic Heart, Licensed Therapist, 2021 - Present
Salve Regina University, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Mental Health Counseling, 2008
Salve Regina University, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Creative & Expressive Arts, 2008
Salve Regina University, Masters in Holistic Counseling, 2007
Rhode Island: MHC00815