Finding the right therapist can be pretty difficult. Seriously, how in the world are you going to make this decision when you are in the middle of whatever struggle has you looking for help in the first place? The fact that your instincts have you searching is a good sign that you are on the right track. Finding a therapist that you feel comfortable with is the best way to begin. In fact, the most important aspect of effective therapy is the match between the client and therapist.
Many of my clients comment about how quickly they feel comfortable when beginning therapy with me. This is related to the fact that I refuse to treat the people I work with as “patients”, rather I simply have a conversation that focuses on us getting to know one another. Therapy that begins this way will help you determine if I am the best match for you, and how we will go about addressing your current struggle.
My practice is based in Hermosa Beach. I have lived, and worked, in the Southbay for over 15 years. While the Southbay is a beautiful place, our community also comes with certain pressures. Being anchored here has allowed me to understand the unique dynamic in which we all live, work, play, and raise our families… LEARN MORE
Dr. Michael Collins is an engaging and dynamic therapist who has grown a practice that feels much like an extension of family. Whether clients engage him for short-term solutions, or choose to stay for the long haul, Mike has a collaborative approach that people feel comfortable working within. Dr. Collins works with a variety of clients, including adolescents and typical twenty to fifty something men and women… LEARN MORE
I work with adults, teens, couples, and entire families. Sometimes people call knowing exactly what they are looking for, other times a few sessions are required to truly figure out the best approach to address your concern. Regardless of how therapy begins, those first few sessions will allow us get to know one another, and together we will decide the best way to help you move forward… LEARN MORE
My colleagues and I have designed our practice around the understanding that we are here to make coming to therapy as simple as possible. From our office aesthetic, to how we bill, you will quickly discover that we have created an environment that is aimed at making this as simple as possible… LEARN MORE