(931) 520-8435

Melissa Collins, LPC MHSP  

My Bio

I am a licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor in Cookeville, TN, serving clients in the Upper Cumberland area of Middle and East Tennessee. I work with adults over the age of eighteen. Many of my clients come in when encountering life transitions. I am particularly passionate about serving women adjusting to changes over the life span. I also have advanced training in the area of nutrition, mindfulness, and EMDR. Likewise, I have a special interest in psychedelic assisted therapy, for which I am currently seeking training.

I was a public school teacher and guidance counselor for 25 years. I received my degrees at Tennessee Tech University and Argosy University. Furthermore, I gained invaluable experience under the mentorship of Dr. Carole Lovell, for which I feel extremely privileged. Outside of private practice, I am the mother of three grown children and five grandchildren.


  • Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Arts (MA) in Education, Education Specialist (EdS) Degrees
  • Master of Arts (MA) degree in Mental Health Counseling
  • Licensed in Tennessee, Professional Mental Health Counselor License #3986
  • Certificate in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy by Dr. Richard Sears
  • Certificate in Advanced Nutritional Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals by Dr. Leslie Korn
  • Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing


  • Client focused therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • EMDR


  • Private Pay
  • Most commercial, military, VA, and state insurances accepted
  • EAP

Client Focus:

  • Adults age 18 and over
  • Special interest in women in transition throughout the lifespan and
  • Psychedelic Assisted Therapy


    509 N Cedar Ave

    Cookeville, Tennessee 38501

    Medical Location
    513 N Cedar Ave
    Cookeville, Tn 38501


    (931) 520-8435



    M - F: 8AM - 5PM

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