Mr. Collins works with adults experiencing a range of challenges, from anxiety and mood disorders to life transitions. He specializes in treating co-occurring mental health and substance use issues. Patrick believes in an integrative approach to treatment that appreciates the complex interactions between mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health. Prior to joining Presbyterian Psychological Services, Patrick supervised the behavioral health program for a community health clinic for the underserved population in Charlotte, where he worked with a range of comorbid mental health, substance use and chronic health conditions, and helped launch a Medication Assisted Treatment program for opioid addiction. He has also led individual and group treatment for individuals being released from federal prison with histories of addiction. A former journalist, Patrick uses an array of treatment modalities with his clients to assist them in telling the stories of where they have been, where they are, and where they want to be. He believes strongly that clients are the experts of their own lives, and as a social worker by training, values diversity. He welcomes members of the LGBTQ community and considers himself an ally. Patrick earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Elon University and a Master of Social Work degree from the Joint Master of Social Work Program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and North Carolina A&T State University. Patrick works at our Sharon Road/South Park office where he accepts Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance, Cigna and United Healthcare insurance.