Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Collins completed her doctoral studies @ Emory University here in Atlanta and is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. She provides psychotherapy services to patients through The Emory Medical Home Patient Centered Primary Care Clinic and The Emory Clinic. She serves as a Co-Investigator for research protocols examining the role of Peer Health Navigation and retention in HIV+ infected, substance abusing populations. Dr. Collins currently serves as Director of Behavioral Health Integration and has previously served as Clinical Director of the Grady Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, Coordinator of Adolescent Outreach, and Coordinator of Diagnostic Intakes and Psychological Assessments. She has an additional Adjunct Appointment in the Emory University Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program.
Dr. Collins has a wealth of experience working as a Psychologist on multidisciplinary teams in various healthcare settings. Dr. Collins’ peer reviewed publications highlight the importance of quality mental health interventions for minorities. Her areas of expertise include psychotherapy services for minority youth, young adults, and families and mentoring. Dr. Collins has been recognized professionally and was honored to receive the Cultural and Economic Diversity Award from the American Family Therapy Association, the Emory Psychology Richard Morrell Community Service Award, the Emory University Transforming Community Project (TCP) Champions Award, the Emory University We Are Emory Diversity Award, and the Emory Department of Psychiatry’s Distinguished Service Award.