Jan Collins,MSW, Registered Social Worker

Jan Collins,MSW, Registered Social Worker

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Counsellor, Social Worker
License Status: I'm a registered professional.
Primary Credential: Registered Social Worker - 849528
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Free - 15 minute consultation
$150-165 - 50 minute session
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Nepean, Ontario K2J1A2

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My Approach to Helping

Sometimes it's easier when someone is by our side to navigate life with us. I am passionate about helping hurting women heal from trauma and other issues that impact their daily life and ability to thrive. I have training in complicated grief and loss, trauma, adoption and placement issues, anxiety and depression, and many other issues that women struggle with. I am a seasoned social worker therapist and would love to help you navigate this season of your life.

More Info About My Practice

Beauty for Ashes is a private practice for women. After experiencing the benefit of therapeutic intervention for my own traumatic loss, my greatest desire professionally is to encourage other women to keep hoping and believing that health and healing are possible. In addition to my years of professional experience, I also have personal experience that I believe gives me greater empathy, grace, compassion, and relatability than others. People-helping is not only what I do, it's who I am.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is not to give you the answers to life's problems. My role is to provide a safe space for you to discover who you are and who you'd like to be after counseling. I believe that my role is to be a bouncing board, a good listener and an extender of grace and acceptance. It is to offer thought provoking and challenging questions that allow you to dig deeper and find your own answers to the struggles you are facing.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance


"Jan provides me with a safe place where I can be curious about my life, my thinking, my behaviours and my feelings. I often come into session with one mindset and leave with another that feels more hopeful and grounded. I highly recommend therapy with Jan." current client

"I've had the privilege of working with Jan for the last 4 years. She has walked with me during my most difficult journey with respect, patience, compassion and wisdom. She gave me practical tools that would help me manage my emotions and help me navigate the process of grief. I?m thankful for the experience I?ve had with her." former client

"Jan is an excellent therapist! I have seen her for years. She is a terrific listener with great counseling skills. She is the friend everyone wished they had who keeps your confidence and believes in you! I would highly recommend Jan!" former client

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Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with those in the adoption triad, mostly with birthmothers first moms.

    I offer services to help ex-pats and their families adjust to living in a new country.

    I offer faith-based and Christian counseling for those who desire a more holistic approach.

    I offer counseling services to women ages 16 and up.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Shame

Types of Therapy

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