Dr. Jesse Collins
Jesse Collins is a National Board Certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC, NCC) providing clinical psychotherapy in private practice to law enforcement officers, civilians and their families. Issues addressed include depression, anxiety, stress management, family conflict, and low self esteem. He also conducts seminars for law enforcement officers and civilians, addressing stress management, workplace conflict reduction, grief response, and peer support.
Dr. Collins holds a PhD in Psychology from Capella University, a MA in Counseling from Webster University, and a BA in Criminology from St. Leo University. Dr. Collins is an adjunct professor of psychology at a local university and an active duty law enforcement officer with a large Tampa Bay agency. He has over 25 years experience as a law enforcement officer. He served in the US Army Military Police for six years before entering civilian law enforcement. He served as a SWAT Team commander (SRT-USA), Hostage Negotiator, Uniform Patrol Officer, Street Crimes Unit Officer, Domestic Violence Investigator, School Resource Officer, Peer Support Team member, and Crisis Intervention Team member.
In August of 2011 Dr. Collins started a monthly column on LEOAFFAIRS.COM called the LEO Lighthouse. In this column he answers your questions about LEO stress, relationships, depression, performance issues and other psychological aspects of life as a warrior.