Scheherazade Madan Collins

Scheherazade Madan Collins

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Master of Arts, MA
California Accepting Online
Santa Monica Accepting In-person
Updated May 6, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

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

Professional statement

Scheherazade Collins is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 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).

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.

Due to the current health crisis, Scheherazade's focus has been on those who are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, specifically those dealing with Anxiety, Depression, loneliness, job loss, grief, and medical professionals dealing with fatigue and helplessness. She's focusing on the vulnerable population of new mothers, who are struggling to navigate their new routine, identity, and challenges under the current quarantine restrictions. She is also working with elite athletes and dancers/actors who are unable to practice and perform due to the pandemic.


Message to clients

While we are all struggling in these uncertain times, I am continuing to provide teletherapy as well as remote neurofeedback. If you are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, loneliness, grief, loss of job, or any other issues relating to the global pandemic, please do reach out as I am here to help you navigate your way through.

I am committed to working with first responders and those on the front lines in order to manage the extreme stress and accompanying issues related to treating this disease. I am also fully available to those wanting to start or continue peak performance work, especially those who are not able to train in their regular spaces right now. Now is the perfect time to work on strengthening your mental performance skills!

"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

  • Ongoing sessions: $180 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $130 - $180
  • Initial session: $180 (50min)
  • Initial neurofeedback session (QEEG recording and analysis): $850 (90min)
  • Ongoing neurofeedback sessions (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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

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


Languages

English