Anger Management

Years in Practice

10 years +


Newport Beach CA 92660 - United States



Additional Expertise

Counselor/Therapist, Divorce Coach, Divorce Recovery Coach, Family Coach, Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, Marriage Coach, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Parenting Coach, Personal Development Coach, Psychotherapist, Relationship Coach, Speaker/Presenter, Spiritual Coach, Weight Loss Coach, Wellness Coach

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire



I Believe

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And the Wisdom to know the difference."

About Dr. Elaine Collins

Hello, I’m Dr. Elaine Collins, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), certified by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and the founder of Serenity Workshops. I am also a Transition Specialist and Certified Guided Imagery Therapist who has successfully counseled and coached hundreds of couples, individuals, and families. My focus is on helping with relationships, conflict management, effective communication, parenting and co-parenting. Releasing negative emotions caused by stress and conflict as well as teaching relaxation and coping techniques to relieve anxiety and depression.

I serve on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS). IAS is a non-profit organization providing mental health and continuing educational services and workshops for schools, churches, agencies, shelters, and communities throughout Southern California.

My private practice serves Orange County, California. Online coaching is also available. I look forward to serving you.


Dr. Elaine Collins Success Stories

When Arguments Keep Going in Circles

Couples considering divorce

My wife and I were married for 15 years and had grown tired of having the same arguments over and over again and neither one of us was feeling very loved or appreciated. I was ready to move on and find some peace in my life. I talked with Dr. Collins and within a few weeks we were working on some core issues that were causing the arguments and began to understand that each of us felt loved in a different way. We both have worked at understanding our needs and communicating them to each other which has given our marriage a whole new life. Thank you, Dr. Collins.

Anonymous Couple
Irvine, CA

How Old Wounds Can Affect Our Relationships

Couples considering divorce


When my husband and I went into see Dr. Collins, I was done with our marriage and just wanted someone to confirm it. After the first 4 sessions, I started to look at myself and my marriage in a different way. Dr. Collins worked with some old wounds we both had that triggered strong reactions that caused us to shut down to one another. Once we addressed and looked at the real issues we were able to communicate for the first time in a long time. Thank you, Dr. C., for sticking with us!

Anonymous Couple
Orange, CA



Never Stop Learning How to Improve Your Marriage

Couples seeking to reinvest in their marriage

Dr. Collins saved our marriage! We stopped texting when we were angry, and learned how to argue effectively. We stop bringing up everything from our 6 years of marriage that made us feel misunderstood and focused on bringing up one thing at a time to resolve.

Anonymous Couple
Anaheim, CA

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