Scheherazade Collins MA, MPhil, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapy in Santa Monica, California, 90401

Scheherazade Collins


Scheherazade Collins


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 90931
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


1247 7th St
Ste 202
Santa Monica, California 90401

My Approach to Helping

Looking for a therapist that is the "right fit" can be challenging. I believe that one of the most important aspects to therapy is the therapeutic relationship between you and myself. Therapy is about building trust, so that you feel safe enough to disclose what's troubling you without worrying about feeling judged.

I believe in taking a holistic approach with every client. I work collaboratively with clients in addressing their individual needs, whether it's more directive, educational therapy, or helping clients to gain insight into their presenting concerns. I employ various methods of psychotherapy as well as Neurofeedback as a way to address any underlying physiological variables that could be contributing to symptoms. I have worked with a wide range of clients presenting with ADHD and ASD, and using QEEG-guided neurofeedback, have seen a reduction in symptoms.

One of my main focuses is Peak Performance Psychology, or "Elite Performance Skills," working with performing artists, athletes, and executives. I focus on building mental fitness skills in order to address performance anxiety, creative blocks, and other issues to improve and strengthen performance quality.

More Info About My Practice

I now provide comprehensive Neuro-Cognitive Testing using the quantitative electroencephalogram (QEEG) and the CNS-Vital Signs Assessment Battery as a way to assess for neurological influences that are causing symptoms.

The QEEG is a valuable, non-invasive, assessment tool, which is used to support a diagnosis and guide the course of treatment. The QEEG can guide psychiatrists to provide medication, which will work better with your individual brain's chemistry. Furthermore, by using the QEEG to guide neurofeedback protocols, I have been able to target specific areas of the brain that may be over or under functioning in order to train the brain into performing on an optimal level.

The CNS-Vital Signs Assessment is a computer based test, which objectively assesses a variety of brain functions and performance. It is an effective way of measuring baseline symptoms and tracking progress, as well as targeting which areas need the most focus.

My practice is located in Santa Monica, just seven blocks from the beach. I do not currently accept insurance, however, I do provide super bills, which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Performing Artists, Athletes, Executives, Gifted Individuals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Neurofeedback
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology
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