CRESHA COLLINS, AMFT #119694
Therapist

Cresha Collins, AMFT

Hi, I'm Cresha.

“Not that the path was smooth and pothole free. But still, it was my path, and like me, it was bound to be unique” -Zoey P.C

 

Welcome and thank you for landing on this site. Thank you for making self-care a priority for yourself, as well as for those you care about. It isn’t easy to open up to a complete stranger, especially about unresolved feelings and emotions. I want to commend you for putting yourself first, by choosing therapy, as a vehicle for your healing process.

My name is Cresha and honestly, I’ve been a therapist all of my life, just without the title, of course. I’m the person everyone has always called with their most treasured secrets and I would always try to help whenever I could. As far as my background is concerned:

I originally studied film. I received my BA in directing/producing and went on to travel the world, making music videos and film. Working in the film industry, is where I experienced so many people, who’s behaviors appeared to be incongruent with what they were projecting to the outside world. Most presented as anxious, had very low self-esteem, boundary issues, body image concerns and addictions. Initially, I wanted to better understand my Actors, by studying psychology.

Well, I took one psychology class, and the rest is history. I moved on to receiving my Master’s in psychology, as a Marriage and Family therapist. My family owns a non-profit, that serves the homeless community, in downtown Los Angeles. I worked there for many years, as a peer specialist and client advocate.

In addition, I’ve worked as a therapist at an intensive trauma focused center, who serviced rape victims, human traffic survivors and many more. I’ve also worked with children, who were as young as 3 years old, as well as elderly individuals.

My approach is client centered and I believe in meeting the client where they are. I’m extremely empathetic, pride myself on being authentic from the start and I’m very easy to talk to.

I encourage clients to be forth coming, by simply being themselves. Besides, Everyone else is taken. Another approach I use is solution focused. I consider myself to be an active listener. I work hard, with my clients, to help them better understand where they lost compassion for themselves. I’m an advocate of journaling, because it helps to unlock the subconscious and considering a huge portion of our day to day lives are being governed by our subconscious, it makes sense. I’m optimistic, patient and consistent. My interventions are based on each individual client and never handled with a cookie cutter approach. I believe we all have very unique talents, that have gotten lost in translation. With your help, I believe we can find the very thing that brings excitement and balance. At the end of the day, people won’t remember your name or your face, but they will remember the way you made them feel. It is my honor to treat clients with the opt-most respect and to honor their journey. No one was given a blueprint. We are all just trying to be our best selves.

I’m from Hollywood Ca. originally, so I’ve seen my share. There is nothing you can tell me that would surprise, shock or scare me, so please always speak candidly.

My passions are working out, cooking, poetry and music.

Now that you know so much about me, I’d love to learn more about you.

Cresha is supervised by David Mossaband, LMFT. 

Locations:

  • Telehealth

Insurances Accepted:

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross

  • Anthem Medi-Cal 

  • Cigna

  • MHN Medi-Cal

  • Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

  • LGBTQ

  • Transgender and non conforming

  • Body dysphoria

  • Selective mutism

  • African American families and Trauma

  • Teens

  • Couples

  • Individuals

  • Young Adults/Adults

  • Sexual disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Coping Skills

  • Grief/Loss

  • Substance Abuse

  • Addiction

  • Healthy Boundaries

  • Attachment Disorders

  • Cultural Identity

  • Mindfulness and Meditation

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