Collins Counseling & Associates, with offices in Mobile and Fairhope, Alabama, is committed to helping our clients through every walk of life. We provide individual, couples, and family counseling for children, teens, and adults across Alabama who want to deepen their self-awareness and develop the skills to walk smoothly through every situation. Our team of 12 licensed counselors is skilled in a variety of specialties, including mental health conditions, relationship issues, sex and gender identity, trauma survivors, grief counseling, substance abuse, and more.
Although our three offices are in South Alabama, we can provide professional therapy to all Alabama residents through our teletherapy services. Appointments are available online or by phone, offering easy access to licensed counselors who are committed to your care. Make an appointment today to schedule professional therapy on your terms.
General Anxiety, Panic Disorders, Phobias
Everyone worries from time to time. Worry is a natural and healthy emotion that can be motivating in certain situations. However, if excessive worrying is interfering with your ability to feel or function normally, it may be time to seek treatment for anxiety.
Anxiety disorders respond very well to therapy techniques. The licensed counselors at Collins Counseling & Associates in Alabama specialize in treating various anxiety disorders, including general anxiety, panic disorders, and phobias. If you’ve started to worry about worrying, contact us today to schedule an appointment and take control of your anxiety.
Depression, Bipolar Disorders
Some people are just moody, right? While it’s not uncommon for healthy people to experience a sudden shift in mood, frequent swings in emotional state or long periods of intense emotion may indicate a mood disorder. These mental health conditions are characterized by extreme emotions that are inconsistent with your circumstances and interfere with your daily life.
If you are struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, or another mood disorder, let the skilled team at Collins Counseling & Associates in Mobile and Fairhope, Alabama, help you cope with your condition through personal and professional counseling.
Chronic Pain Issues
Coping with chronic pain isn’t easy. It’s not only about the physical discomfort – people who experience prolonged periods of chronic pain often feel hopeless, defeated, and tired of “toughing it out.” Plus, many chronic pain patients are on strong medications that can have a negative effect on your mental health.
If your chronic pain is turning psychological, Collins Counseling & Associates can help either with in-person counseling or teletherapy counseling in Alabama. Our licensed counselors use the latest therapy techniques to help you find relief from the mental stress of chronic pain.
Everyone experiences grief differently, and there’s no right way to grieve the loss of a loved one. However, some people find it hard to move through the stages of grief, and struggling to accept your loss can prevent you from moving on with your own life.
If you’re struggling to get over your grief, help is available. Grief counseling can help you learn to manage your emotions and move forward with your life in a healthy, happy way. Schedule an appointment with our licensed counselors today.
Despite its use in popular culture, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is far more than a preference for neat spaces. This often debilitating mental health condition causes intrusive thoughts that are uncontrollable and unwanted, leading a person to perform repetitive or compulsive behaviors like hand washing, counting, tapping, or cleaning.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a chronic condition, but professional counseling can help. Our licensed counselors specialize in helping our clients take control of their compulsions and overcome the stress of OCD. If you want to start living a life outside of your obsessions, contact us today to schedule in-person counseling in Mobile or Fairhope or teletherapy anywhere in Alabama.
Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating
Food is designed to nourish our bodies and minds (and, if we’re lucky, tantalize our tastebuds). Unfortunately, many people develop unhealthy relationships with food that causes eating to result in stress rather than satisfaction. You may dangerously restrict your diet, engage in extreme overeating, or use harmful ways to regulate your weight like vomiting, laxative abuse, or over-exercising.
If you have an eating disorder, Collins Counseling & Associates can help you find your peace. Our licensed Alabama counselors specialize in treating anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, and other food-based behaviors that may be keeping you from experiencing the natural joy in good nutrition.
Substance Abuse Problems
Substance abuse doesn’t always stem from a desire to get high. Many people with substance abuse issues are self-medicating a mental condition like depression or trauma disorders that could be better managed with professional therapy. Unfortunately, prolonged substance abuse typically leads to bigger life problems like legal issues, poor relationships, or full-on addiction.
If you’re struggling with substance abuse problems, our trained Alabama counselors are here to help you understand your dependence on drugs or alcohol and develop healthier, more effective ways to treat it. Contact Collins Counseling & Associates in Mobile or Fairhope, Alabama today.
Problem Behavioral Issues
Most people go through bouts of bad behavior. Some children (and even some adults) display a consistent pattern of unacceptable behaviors that cause serious problems in school or at home. These behaviors can vary in severity from simple episodes of excessive talking to acts of aggression and even physical violence.
Parents often take it personally when their children have behavioral issues. However, problem behaviors often stem from underlying causes like family conflict, tough life transitions, or mental health conditions. At Collins Counseling & Associates in Alabama, we work with our clients to identify the cause behind behavior problems and develop more positive patterns of behavior. If you or your child have a history of behavioral issues, schedule an appointment today.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Adjustment Disorders, Survivors of Sexual Abuse or Domestic Violence
It’s not always easy to put the past behind you. Traumatic experiences tend to stick with us, often creating subconscious attitudes and mental health problems that last well into our future lives. Many trauma survivors put off seeking help to avoid actively reliving the experience, but that doesn’t stop your trauma from infiltrating your life in other ways – like causing extreme anxiety or depression, damaging your relationships, or even triggering flashbacks.
At Collins Counseling & Associates, our compassionate Alabama counselors are committed to providing specialized therapy for trauma disorders in a safe, non-judgmental space. Our specialties include post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorders, and disorders stemming from sexual abuse or domestic violence. Don’t let your trauma keep you from thriving. Schedule an appointment with our team of licensed Alabama therapists today.
Sex & Gender Issues:
Transgender Issues, Gender Identity
If you’re struggling with sex or gender identity issues, you’re not alone. The way we view our sexuality and gender are important aspects of our identity, but they aren’t always the easiest parts to identify. Despite a wider variety of accepted sexualities and gender constructs, many of today’s teens and adults still struggle to understand and accept their unique place on the spectrum. Even those with standard sexual preferences may have sex addiction, erectile dysfunction, or compulsive sexual behaviors that cause more problems than pleasure.
The counselors at Collins Counseling & Associates specialize in a wide variety of sex and gender issues, including transgender issues; questions of gender identity; LGBTQ issues; compulsive sexual behavior; addictions to sex, cybersex, or pornography; infidelity or affairs; counseling for open or polyamorous relationships; sexual disorders; paraphiliac disorders including Pedophilia; fetishes of all types; BDSM; and communication problems.
Court-ordered Treatment & Evaluations:
Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Sexual Offenses
If you’ve had certain legal problems, the court system may order you to seek counseling to overcome your offenses. Collins Counseling & Associates in Mobile and Fairhope, Alabama, provides treatment and evaluations for court-ordered clients with substance abuse problems, anger management issues, or sexual offenses. Our licensed Alabama therapists provide specialized treatment in a safe, non-judgmental space to put you back on the right path.