Individuals choose to participate in psychotherapy for many reasons, but all want their level of distress to decrease and their functioning to improve.  Through the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), a goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that helps individuals learn how to make positive changes in their lives, I work with clients to develop strategies to inspire significant change and lasting outcomes.

Psychological Testing:

Psychological assessment considers the “whole child or adolescent” including the family, school, and community.  Each evaluation is individualized to meet the needs of the child or adolescent by addressing the concerns that led to the referral.  Assessment may address intelligence, achievement, memory and attention, behavioral, social, and emotional development to assist with diagnostic clarification, inform treatment, identify learning differences, and to monitor response to intervention.  Dr. Collins-Jones currently provides assessment services for children, adolescents, and young adults.

Health Struggles:

I am passionate about supporting children, teens and adults who experience health struggles and/or medical diagnoses.

Texas Psychologist License (32697)

Texas Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (32749)

Collins-Jones, T.L., Parker, S., Johnston, C.E., & McIntosh, A.L. (accepted). Passport to Medical Care: The Impact of contextual and Cultural Differences on Psychological Intervention. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology.

Watson, D.C., Collins-Jones, T.L., & Lovelace, S. (1999). Antiretroviral therapy of pediatric HIV infection: Making hope a reality. AIDS Patient Care and STDS. 13(10), p. 587-599.

Tepper, V.J., Farley, J.J., Rothman, M.I., Houck, D. L., Forget-Davis, K., Collins-Jones, T.L., & Wachtel, R.C. (1998). Neurodevelopmental/Neuroradiological recovery of a child infected with HIV after treatment with combination antiretroviral therapy using the HIV specific protease inhibitor ritonavir. Pediatrics, 101.

Fischer, P.C., & Collins, T.L. (1997) Coping with stressful life situations. In E.L. Dlugokinski & S.F. Allen (Eds), Empowering children to cope with difficulty and build muscles for mental health. Bristol, PA: Accelerated Development.

Collins, T.L., Holden, E. W., & Schell, J.N. (1996). Cognitive functioning as a contraindication to organ transplant surgery: Dilemmas encountered in medical decision-making. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, vol 3, p. 415-424.

Book Reviews:

Collins-Jones, T.L. (1998). Review of Cycles of Child Maltreatment: Facts, Fallacies and Interventions. Clinical Psychology Review, 18(5), p. 601-602.

                     Meet Teresa!                   

Dr. Collins-Jones is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience.  She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Guidance, with a concentration in Marital and Family Therapy, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She then went on to complete her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Oklahoma, with an emphasis in Pediatric Psychology and Clinical Child Psychology.  She participated in an advanced academic training program in child abuse and neglect (Interdisciplinary Training Program in Child Abuse and Neglect (ITP) in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  In addition, Dr. Collins-Jones completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship and Predoctoral Internship in Pediatric Psychology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

She has served in a diverse array of professional roles, both academic and clinical including working as a psychologist for the National Health Service Corps in a frontier area, as a school psychologist in Utah and Texas, and as a faculty member, Department Chair, and Associate Dean of Online Academic Operations for a university. Most recently, she worked at a local children’s hospital in their Department of Psychology as a pediatric psychologist and Director of Training before deciding to return to an academic setting.  Dr. Collins-Jones has joined Spero Counseling Services to provide psychological services to children, adolescents, and young adults.  She specializes in the assessment of children and adolescents and working with individuals with co-occurring medical diagnoses.

    People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously“. Eleanor Roosevelt