Patrick Collins, LCSW, LCAS
Education: Mr. Collins earned his Bachelor of Arts degree 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.
Clinical Practice: Working with adolescents 18+ and adults, Patrick specializes in treating co-occurring mental health and substance use issues. He believes in an integrative approach to treatment that appreciates the complex interactions between mental, emotional and spiritual health. Prior to joining Presby Psych, Patrick supervised the behavioral health program for a community health clinic for the underserved population in Charlotte, where he worked with a range of co-morbid 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.
Clinical Team Membership: Mr. Collins chairs our Alcohol and Substance Abuse Recovery Support and Psychotherapy Team. He is a member of the Trauma Recovery Support and Psychotherapy Team and the LGBTQ+ Sensitive Counseling and Psychotherapy Team.
Patrick also serves as Presby Psych’s HIPAA and Good Practice Officer.
Location: Patrick’s office is at our Sharon Road/South Park location where he accepts Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance, Cigna, United Healthcare and out-of-network benefits.