Erin Collins, MSW
I believe everyone should have someone in their life that sees them with unconditional positive regard. All of us make mistakes and we deserve someone who will not judge us and build on our shame. I believe with the right ingredients recovery and wellness is possible. Everyone deserves a chance.
Working with families and couples in crisis, children who have been adopted or who are in the foster care system, families impacted by developmental disabilities, mental illness, and addiction.
Working with the criminal and juvenile justice systems, patients who have been hospitalized, clients who have self-injured or have experienced suicidal thoughts, families involved with child protective services or out of home placements, professionals;such as police, nursing, social work, etc.
I graduated with a Masters of Social Work from University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2016, Bachelors in Social Work from Winona State University in 2012, and an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Western Technical College in 2003.
I am certified in Circle of Security-informed practice (a psychoeducational approach that promotes quality of child attachment and caregiver resiliency), and certified in Autism Spectrum Disorder intervention.
I am the parent of a special needs child and understand what it means to be a caregiver facing challenges every day.
I have extensive experience in trauma informed care assessment, intervention, and education. I believe that a person’s behaviors are only part of the story. When we view situations through a "trauma lens", we can help find healing for families and individuals.