Regina Collins is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) with a M.S. in Counseling and a B.S. in Child & Adolescent Development from California State University, Fullerton. Her graduate project was a qualitative study exploring therapists' use of the DIR/Floortime Model in the treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder (a developmental & relational play therapy approach). Some of her fieldwork experience has involved parent-coaching, reunification of at-risk families, early intervention for blind children, Applied Behavior Analysis with children and adolescents with developmental delays/disorders, and as an academic clinician for students with learning disabilities in public schools.
Regina sees adults, adolescents, and children using individual, couple, family, and/or group psychotherapy. She has worked with clients presenting with concerns, including, but not certainly not limited to the following: anxiety, depression, parenting, grief, trauma, marital, relational, domestic violence, substance abuse recovery, & mood disorders. Her practice specializes in working with families who have children with neuro-developmental disorders; for the past fifteen years she has been working with children and adults on the autism spectrum in multiple capacities.
Regina uses psychodynamic psychotherapy to engage clients in the process of therapy; she also utilizes expressive arts, sandtray therapy, meditation, attachment theory, cognitive behavioral techniques, and emotion-focused therapy with couples. She has a holistic mindset that appreciates and respects the many complex parts that interact within each unique individual.