Maria Helena Collins, LPC

Maria Helena Collins, LPC

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Maria Helena Collins, LPC is a counselor in Memphis, TN. She specializes in counseling.Read her story

6099 Mt Moriah

Memphis, TN 38115

Contact Information

(901) 370-5678

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare

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This content was provided by Maria Helena Collins "I was born in the little town named Tarauaca, in the State of Acre in Brazil. Tarauaca had a population of about 250 people, one little church, one small school, and a police station. When I was only 1-year-old my parents decided to relocated to a place called Santa Luzia. They bought that land which was located about 15-20 days by boat far away from Tarauaca. I lived in Santa Luzia - jungle - from 1 to 12-years-of-age. I'd no toys, no dolls, no friends, no church or school attendance. My friends were the singing birds, the wild animals such as snakes, camaliao, cattles, birterflies, fishes, etc. My life was concentrated on 7 days of hard labor working; if I dared to say "no" I was often bitten up specially by my father. At age 13 they moved to a city called Porto Velho, in the State of Rondonia in Brazil where I was enrolled in school at the kindergarten where I did experience hungry, discrimination, bullying, etc., from day one until middle of 5th grade, when I was taken out of school due to a nerves breakdown. Still, even though I did not return to school on my own until I was already a mother of 3 minor children, and living in a real abusive relationship, I escaped being murdered by the father of my children, lost several family members in terrible deaths, but I did return to school, and did not stop until I successfully graduated from college as a guidance counselor and teacher. Still, in 1986 I decided to leave my own country of birth - I continued being stalked - and immigrated to US where b/w 1989-2010 I did borrow a fortune from the US gov to go to school to learn English, Spanish, got my second college degree in Psychology, Teacher's license in 3 different states, Master degree in mental health, passed all examinations and successfully obtained my license in TN; and also successfully completed a doctoral program at Fielding graduate University, and finally, by God's grace I decided to let go of everything and started working on my own as of today. Sorry for my poor English. Maria Helena Vanderlei Collins"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Maria Helena Collins "First, my primary approach to care of others is sort of a tough one: THE ONE WHO DOES NOT LIVE TO SERVE DOES NOT SERVE TO LIVE.

Second, DO NO HARM - which include among other views the fact that IF a professional is faced with a patient who is experiencing a given problem which is out of his/her scope of practice, such professional has to be kind and honest enough to explain to the given patient that such issue is out of his/her area of knowledge and then help that given patient to find a another licensed professional who is skillful in that given area."

1  Specialties

  • Counseling

0  Board Certifications

Maria Helena Collins does not have any board certifications listed.

15  Conditions Treated

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0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • American Psychotherapy Association
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2008
  • Fielding Gratuate Institute In St. Barbara, Ca 2010
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2010
  • Master Degree In Mental Health
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Memphis State University 1990 To 1997 Undergraduate Degree In Psychology and Master Degree In Mental Health.
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Nbcc (Inactive), Lpc In Tn
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2009
  • Universidade Do Para, Brasil
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Catholic Charities Of Memphis and Christ Community Outreach Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • ACA, Member
  • BCPC, Member

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