I would say it was a life-altering experience for me! Thank you so much. I didn’t mention it when we were there, but when you were drumming, my spirit just got up and started dancing ecstatically. Yes, ecstasy–it was beautiful!
Kathleen Collins has helped me to bring to light who I am at a deeply personal level. My work with her has been empowering and often touches me so profoundly that tears spring to my eyes because I know what she tells me to be my truth. I have grown personally and spiritually as a result of the work I have done with Kathleen. From Power Animal, Soul Retrieval, Soul Essence, and time spent with her, a process of enlightenment began. She is incredibly intuitive and has very special gifts. I believe in Kathleen’s abilities so much, that I have brought my family to see her. She has been an instrument of healing for us. We are extremely fortunate to have someone with Kathleen’s vast skills here in the Midwest.
Kathleen Collins is a unique and gifted healer. She is not only well versed in traditional Western psychology, but also in Shamanic and intuitive methods of healing. Kathleen listens well and is able to hear what you say even when you are not sure what you are saying. She does not do the work for you, but gives you the tools that you need so that you are able to do your own work and find your own answers. Her guidance empowers.
She not only provides individual guidance, but also works in the community in the journeying group and in the seminars that she offers to the community. In whichever way she works with you—individually or in group, you feel that she is present to you in a very personal yet very professional way. Although she has been in practice for more than twenty years, she continues to learn herself as she explores new ways to help all those who find their way to her practice.
If you truly want to be healed and to find your way along your own path, Kathleen Collins offers a variety of ways to search for your answers.
At my first session with Kathleen, I was severely depressed, and suffering from a bad case of “empty nest syndrome”. I had given my all in raising two children to be happy, well adjusted, and successful young adults, and had lost myself somewhere along the way. Within 20 minutes of that first session, Kathleen “got” me—she seemed to understand what I needed. I inquired about finding my spirit animal, and learned how to journey. I had a soul retrieval session, and all of this combined has had a huge impact on my life outlook. I am much more centered; and can say for the first time in my life that I am comfortable in my own skin. I have attended two of the drum circle meetings, and plan to attend many more. I suffer from chronic back pain and nerve pain, and I can honestly say that after journeying each and every day, I have cut down my use of painkillers by two-thirds. Thank you, Kathleen, for facilitating a quality of life I never thought possible!
Prior to coming to Kathleen I had no prior knowledge or experience working with a shaman. Kathleen has been such a huge guide in helping me better understand who I am by connecting me with my spirit animal and through my soul retrieval. It was such an incredible and fun experience that I have since recommended to many friends and family members, who all feel the same! What Kathleen is able to do and help you better understand to heal is truly amazing and hard to put into words. Not only were these experiences so essential in helping me move forward in life, but the entire process was so simple, you just have to show up, believe and open your heart and mind. I would highly encourage everyone to give it a try and have been telling everyone I know regardless of where they “are” in life that they need to make a visit to Kathleen.
Shortly after I retired I was beginning to feel a bit depressed, like “is this all there is?” I had a long list of things I wanted to do once I retired, but found myself feeling stuck with no motivation. More than anything I wanted to feel alive again.
From my very first meeting with Kathleen, my energy and focus began to change and come alive. She helped me reconnect to that which is good in my life, to make a daily intention, and to act on it.
I have continued to meet with Kathleen. She has introduced me to my Spirit Animal, performed soul retrieval, and helped me to experience what it is like to journey in search of my own answers. Through all of this Kathleen has helped me realign with my true self and see with new eyes.
She is a genuinely caring teacher, with amazing knowledge and insight, and I am blessed by all the ways she helps me heal.
After having minor outpatient surgery, my daughter was not herself. I talked to her physicians and was just ignored. She was having night terrors (she never did prior to the surgery). She wouldn’t sleep if she wasn’t touching her father or myself. Everyday when I dropped her off at preschool she came unglued and begged me not to go. She had never acted like this. She wasn’t the happy, smiling, silly child that we knew. I was heartbroken and didn’t know what to do. Four weeks post-op, a friend referred me to Kathleen. It changed everything for us. After Kathleen did a mini-soul retrieval, our little one slept through the night without any terrors (the first time in over a month). And, within a week, she was sleeping alone in her own bed again. Six weeks later she was back to being herself. I don’t know what would have happened if we hadn’t been introduced to Kathleen. I’m so grateful that she was able to help us get our beautiful, bubbly, happy little girl back!
When I first went to visit Kathleen Collins, I was one step away from visiting a divorce lawyer. My marriage, while not awful, was not what I wanted for the next 40 years of my life. Kathleen made me feel completely at ease sharing my feelings, frustrations and fears. For the first time, I didn’t think all the problems were all my fault. Through her work, she was able to help me get back many pieces of myself that had been gone for a long time. Three weeks after Kathleen performed my first soul retrieval, I noticed that my husband and I had been getting a long better than we ever had. Our marriage, while not perfect, was great. It was the marriage that I had wanted for so many years. This change without a doubt was a result of the gifts that Kathleen brought to me and the tools that she gave/taught me. I have continued to see Kathleen regularly and have learned so much about myself. I am a better me … and a better wife, mother and human being as a result.
Kathleen has been a compassionate guide as I struggle for healing, health, and well-being. I went to her as a skeptic and became a believer in her methods because of results.
I have had the opportunity to take classes offered by Kathleen and would encourage anyone who is wanting to gain
understanding of themselves and dealing with situations that present themselves on a daily basis. Kathleen is a very
knowledgeable and skilled teacher. I have learned through her instruction of listening and observing that guidance from
a higher power is always available to me. The method whether you call upon a power animal or sit in the medicine wheel
or travel a path with journey drumming always brings the gift of an answer. Words that come to mind when I think of
Kathleen are: trusted, integrity, authentic, positive and encouraging. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, Kathleen.
Journey drumming and soul retrieval released old and new grief and helped me heal and become more whole. Kathleen brings a lot of experience and tools to therapy.
Kathleen Collins is a kind, caring teacher and counselor. Her insightful leadership offers a safe, supportive environment in which to learn and grow. Journeying to discover a greater sense of Self in the Universe has been a joy and delight. I recommend her services to all who choose the path of transformational healing.
I came across Kathleen on line in search for someone to help me though a break up I was going through. I had never gotten out of a relationship in a healthy way and felt I needed to find someone to talk to. She was welcoming, warm, and did not judge. My experience with Kathleen is like no other counselor I had been to. After a couple of sessions I came to realize she did shamanic work. I feel that Kathleen has helped me by showing me how to find the answers within myself. She never tells what to do, just helps open the mind to empower yourself back up and to find your own strength to do what needs to be done. I am thankful to have found her in this time in my life. I did successfully get out of that unhealthy relationship but in a healthy way. Kathleen’s advice reminds me to stay strong to the growth I have progressed to, and to remember that I am never alone.
Kathleen is one of those once in a lifetime people who come into your life at the right time. During my divorce she was my confidant, healer and inspiration. Kathleen gave me goals to achieve during my healing process. I didn’t realize that divorce was so much like death and I needed to grieve. Kathleen is a great advocate on healing from within and taught me how to have boundaries. I would highly recommend her to anyone I know.
My first meeting with Kathleen validated that what I hear, see and know are correct.
Each time we meet my intuition skills have grow and have been tested to confirm what messages I am getting are not just me making things up.
I’m excited to see what the future holds.
I have had the privilege of working with Kathleen for many years. I have
learned so much from her. One of the most powerful tools I have learned
from Kathleen is journeying. Journeying is another way for me to connect
with God and all of the spiritual help that God offers. I have gained
wonderful insights from journeying — information that has helped me
better deal with my health issues and with life in general. Kathleen is
a real treasure and a true blessing.
We have been blessed as a family to have met Kathleen! We have all had Power Animal sessions with her and not only is it just plain fun but we have bonded over our animal family, too.
We are keenly aware of our animal friends around us and the messages that they bring us everyday.
On several occasions over the years I have come to Kathleen Collins in a state of emotional upheaval and spiritual discomfort due to tragic or challenging events in my life. Each time, Kathleen’s training in counseling, coupled with her knowledge of and expertise in the complementary approaches of shamanic healing, has brought me to a place of clarity, acceptance, hope, and illumination.
Her intuitive ability to help unravel the knots in my understanding of my own circumstances has every time set me upon a path of better understanding and clearer focus and intent. I have relied upon her wisdom and compassion at each crossroads of my life and will continue to do so as each new challenge rises in front of me.
I am profoundly grateful to Kathleen for her intelligence, availability, desire to help, and unique and effective approaches.
I had sought Kathleen out because of her extensive holistic background. When I learned of my brother’s diagnosis, I knew that the events that were about to occur would be much larger than I could (should) have to deal with alone. Kathleen was there every step of the way, not only guiding me and helping me deal with my emotions and sadness, but sharing some of her personal experiences so I didn’t feel so alone.
Unfortunately, my hero, my big brother, passed six months after his diagnosis. That was not a lot of time to prepare. Her guidance helped me understand the healing process and the spiritual world. Over a year later, and I still connect with Kathleen as time allows to cleanse my spirit and to ensure I am traveling down the right path…my spiritual path.
Many years ago I felt like there was something missing in my life. I had spent years working on myself and dealing with my issues, and still there felt like there was something that was eluding me. A friend suggested I contact Kathleen Collins for a Soul Retrieval session. That session was the beginning of a new way of life for me. It was like she had given me the missing piece.
Since that time, I’ve continued working with Kathleen, and I have found my passion and purpose in life. Kathleen has become a mentor, friend, and a major support in my life.
I have connected with my power animal, which has proven to give me that greater understanding of myself that I had always been looking for; it explains so much. I have also connected with my spiritual teachers and ancestors in a way that I never expected and that brings me so much joy and completeness.
Before going to Kathleen, I never knew what I wanted to be when I grew up, but with her help, assistance and guidance I am now in a career that I love. I have found an inner peace and a better understanding of myself, other people and the world. Working with Kathleen has been the best thing that has ever happened to me!
Kathleen is amazingly gentle and can help you understand things with a word or two that makes you go “Whoa…why didn’t I think of that?” She instinctively leads you in the direction you need for the questions you have at that time. She can help you look inside yourself to understand your personal depth and mirrors and helps makes you a more grounded connected individual.
I have been studying and going to Kathleen for many years, and I am a different, better person. She has helped me find “me” in a gentle, kind and a very effective way. She is always available for me when I need her and teaches me how to figure things out for myself by directing me to the answers I need to understand. I would recommend her to anyone.