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.
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
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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