Dr. Brittany L. Collins is the Owner of Developing ME! Counseling, & Consulting, LLC and Board Member-Director of Mental Health and Wellness to Black Women Cultivating Change, a nonprofit organization committed to advocating, educating, and providing platforms to eliminate the stigma associated with Mental Health in the Black Community. She received her Doctorate in Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision, with a Multicultural and Social Justice Cognate within the College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Information Technology at the University of Cincinnati.
She currently serves as an Athletics Program Therapist through UofL Health and is embedded in the University of Lousiville Athletics Department. She has served as a Director of Mental Health and Wellness and Licensed Mental Health Counselor to student-athletes within The University of Missouri's intercollegiate athletics department as well as The University of Cincinnati’s Sports Medicine Department. She has also served as Adjunct Faculty at The University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, and the University of Dayton in the Counselor Education program as well as a College Counselor within the University of Dayton College Counseling Center. She is licensed to practice as a professional counselor and clinical supervisor in the State of Missouri, licensed to practice as a professional counselor in the State of Texas, as well as a Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio and Kentucky. Furthermore, she is a National Certified Counselor and received her Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed) in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling from the University of Dayton, completed a 2-year certificate in Supervisor /Management from NCState University as well as received her Master of Science (M.S.) in Coaching Education/Athletic Administration and her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Sports Management from Ohio University.
Her athletic experience includes ten-plus years of NCAA, OHSAA, and Recreational experience including being awarded a full athletic Division I scholarship where she was a member of the Ohio University women’s basketball team. From there she served in the recruitment and retention of minority undergraduate and graduate students. She later became an Athletic Academic Advisor, Tutor Coordinator, and instructor of a freshmen Orientation to Learning course for both freshmen college students and Division I student-athletes. She has served as the Assistant Athletics Director, Assistant to the Athletic Director, Academic School tutor, and high school girls basketball coach for over twelve years. That experience also includes servings as a certified Youth and Adult sports administrator by managing the youth and adult sports for the City of Dayton. This encompassed managing the youth-adult programming (Basketball, Baseball, Softball, and Girl’s Fast Pitch) as well as managing, training, and coaching athletes, coaches, officials, and recreation staff.
Her clinical experience includes in-school therapist, outpatient therapist, residential treatment therapist, college counselor, and individual and team counselor for high school and collegiate athletes, youth, adolescents, adults, and families. She is also trained in Motivational Interviewing and 7 Challenges, a comprehensive counseling program for young people that incorporates work on alcohol and other drug problems. Her research and interests focus on athletes, teens, and young adults regarding multicultural concerns, intersecting identities, and racial stressors and concerns. Furthermore, her passions include identity race-based stress, self-awareness, identity development, developmental trauma, depression, anxiety, transition, career development, and overall well-being. Brittany works from a multicultural, humanistic, strengths-based approach while incorporating both the ecological and feminist perspectives.
Experienced. Driven. Compassionate. Supportive.
Leader. Counselor. Educator. Advocate