Does everyone need healing? According to Shameka and Isaac Collins, the answer is a big yes. Together, the married mental health counselors have worked with people from all walks of life who want to better themselves. Their love for people and motto of “Do it Together” led them towards opening Collins & Collins Clinical Services in 2019 where they restore families and relationships as a team. In today’s episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, the couple shares more about their practice today and how their personal growth contributes to their success with clients.
One thing Shameka and Isaac know how to do is embrace togetherness. After being introduced by a mutual friend, the pair knew quickly they were a great fit. As a husband-and-wife duo with a shared vision and passion, they felt their purpose was to not only do life together, but work with each other too. When Shameka admitted her dream of opening her own practice, Isaac knew they’d make it happen because, simply, they are better as one.
Did you know? 80% of African-American homes are led by women.
Isaac and Shameka share a common connection of growing up in single-parent households. This statistic and their experiences directly impacted Isaac’s work with young men. But first, they both had to learn to work through any trauma or confusion caused by living in a broken home, and each sought out their own therapy as a resource for breaking old habits for the better. Today, they are able to use these experiences to better serve their clients and be a living example of the benefits of therapy.At Collins & Collins Clinical Services, the Collins work with individuals and couples on communication tactics and strategies for working through hard times. Since they both have participated in community-based work in the past, working with families was a natural fit and continues to be their passion today.
What else can you expect in this episode?
- Shameka and Isaac’s story of how they got involved in this line of work.
- The story of Isaac’s most notable mentors.
- The 3 stages that men walk through and how age doesn’t always indicate that maturity.
- Why representation matters in the field of psychology.
- The importance of self-care, and actionable tips for getting your mind, body, and spirit in a healthy place.
Where to find Shameka and Isaac Collins: