The Collins Center therapy team uses a trauma-informed treatment approach to guide their work with individuals who have experienced sexual assault or abuse. With extensive training and specialization in the field, the therapy team collaborates to provide comprehensive treatment for children, non-offending caregivers, and adults who have been affected by sexual violence. The Collins Center is able to provide a range of trauma-informed services to suit individual client needs. Trauma treatment modalities offered at the Collins Center include: sand tray and art therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Integrated Play Therapy, psychoeducation, parent support, assessment, and referral. Periodically, support groups and other trauma-informed groups are also available.
Ana Arias, LPC
Ana Arias, LPC, Associate Director of the Collins Center, provides trauma-informed outpatient mental health counseling to English and Spanish speaking clients. Prior to working at the Collins Center, Ana worked as a Counselor Specialist with Rockingham County Public Schools and as a Prevention Counselor at the Community Services board. In both places, Ana provided crisis intervention with children and adolescents in the school system, as well as outpatient therapy for youth and adults. In addition to offering bilingual counseling services, Ana is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Ana also routinely testifies as an expert witness in sexual abuse trials.
Sue Swift, LPC
Sue Swift, LPC is the Clinical Coordinator at the Collins Center. She sees a variety of clients at the Collins Center and has worked in many settings where she has treated substance abuse, depression, PTSD, parenting issues, sexual abuse, and women’s issues. Sue works with both children and adults, and has been working with survivors of sexual violence at the Collins Center since 2006. Sue is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Prior to working at the Collins Center, Sue worked at two Community Services Boards and at RMH, as well as in a school setting.
Hanna Foster, M.A., Ed.S.
Hanna Foster is a graduate of James Madison University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. Prior to serving as a counselor, Hanna worked at the Collins Center as an advocate, crisis counselor, administrator and grant writer for ten years. She has extensive experience with sexual assault crisis intervention, treatment and prevention. Hanna is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has experience treating adults and children with a wide variety of traumatic experiences.