My name is Regina Collins, or Gina, depending on how formal you want to be. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia, and work with adult survivors of trauma. I help people understand the emotional and neurobiological impact of traumatic experiences, and support them as they channel existing strengths, learn new skills, and reduce their suffering.
As a therapist, I believe in these values:
Please feel free to explore the rest of my website, including more information about my experience and training below. If you have questions, call me at 703.869.0087. I look forward to hearing your story to see how I can help.
My clinical experience includes a wide range of settings and populations. I’ve worked with adolescents, adults, families, and groups. Before moving to private practice over three years ago, I worked in the Inova Health System in the provision of multiple levels of care – detox, day treatment, outpatient and residential. Before Inova, I worked within the Fairfax County Community Services Board, including adolescent and adult residential treatment settings through Alcohol and Drug Services.
In addition to clinical work and consultation, I’m passionate about providing clinical supervision for graduate interns so that I can actively mentor the “next generation” of therapists.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I worked extensively in the human resources field to provide management training and personnel development at all levels. This complementary experience has definitely helped me become a better therapist, because early on I learned the importance of setting goals and charting a path for positive change – and how to follow through.