Joshua Collins, LCSW, LCADC, CCS

Preferred Name: Joshua

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker and alcohol and drug counselor who believes in the indomitable strength of the human spirit; that the dreams of all people never end. I pull from almost two decades of meditation experience along with my professional training to provide compassionate professional care. Drawing from my passion for nerd and geek culture, I deeply understand the importance of meaning, narrative, and creativity in the healing journey. Whether the same passions are shared or not, my genuine desire is to create space for you to enthusiastically share yours. My own lived experience lets me know just how much a painful moment or long period of upheaval can get in the way. I am supportive of whatever identities and relationships empower you (including kink and nontraditional ***protip: I unbderstand that these identities may not have anything to do with why you are seeking help). I work well across the neurodiversity spectrum and respectfully seek to be actively responsive to however you best understand and interpret the world. As an EMDR therapist, I provide healing while also drawing from cognitive, behavioral, internal family systems inspired, narrative, and meditative interventions.

Education & Experience

Josh graduated with his master's in social work and has gone on to get advanced clinical licensure (LCSW, LCADC). He is EMDR certified and a qualified clinical supervisor. He has worked in a variety of settings including intensive outpatient. residential, and inpatient. Has been affiliated for the last 5 years with SOBA NJ working in the various levels of care they offer. He currently works in their mental health program. Weekly individual sessions with him along with the ability to see a psychiatrist is available. There is also the option to attend mental health skill-building groups. Again, Josh sees people through the company SOBA NJ.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Josh is part of NASW. He also serves on the alumni council for the Rutgers School of Social work and on the advisory board for Prevention Links.

Specialty Area

  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personality Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • HCSC
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealth
  • WellPoint

Out of network benefits only