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Hello. I am a certified astrologer and a retired licensed clinical psychologist with 45 years of experience and a published author in psychology, astrology, and numerology. I specialize in spiritual guidance and relationship matters. I also use the tarot, the runes, and numerology to provide the best possible consultation. I prefer to start with the natal chart to ensure an accurate reading. There is no charge for any chart calculations. Life coaching with astrology and the law of attraction is available. 

Readings/consultations are by telephone, Skype, email, and chat as well as in person. Reports, classes, lectures, books, and ebooks are available. Astrological readings are based on your personal birth chart, calculated for your birth date as well as the exact time and location of your birth and current location. Natal horoscope readings, predictive astrology, chart comparisons (synastry/relationships), electional charts, relocation consultations, etc. Karmic readings focus on solving relationship problems, repetitive patterns, and karmic lessons. Tarot and numerology readings are available.

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Gene F. Collins, Jr., Ph.D. has been counseling, consulting, teaching, and writing in the areas of astrology, numerology, tarot, meditation, metaphysics, psychology, psychotherapy, transpersonal psychology, and parapsychology for over 45 years. Dr. Collins received his B.A. in Psychology (1974) and his M.A. in Clinical Psychology (1975) from Bradley University, and his Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology (1985) from the University of South Florida. He is certified in Natal Astrology (1973) by the American Federation of Astrologers. He is the author of Justin Bieber: Believe in the Magic: Justin Bieber's Astrological Portrait, Relationships & Forecast for 2013 (2013), Natal Astrology for Beginners (Volume 1: A Beginner's Resource Guide to the Signs, Houses, Planets, and Aspects... (2012), Cosmopsychology – A Holistic Approach to Natal Astrology (2011), Harmonic Numerology: The Numerology of the Pythagoreans (2011), and Cosmopsychology – The Psychology of Humans as Spiritual Beings (2009).

Biography & Vitae Resumé

Gene F. Collins, Jr., Ph.D. has been counseling, consulting, teaching, and writing in the areas of astrology, numerology, tarot, meditation, metaphysics, psychology, psychotherapy, transpersonal psychology, and parapsychology for over 45 years. He has served as a clinical psychologist, mental health counselor, and psychotherapist in a variety of settings including major university, government, and private medical centers, psychiatric hospitals, and mental health centers in both Florida and Illinois. He is a retired licensed psychologist in Florida and a retired clinical psychologist in Illinois.

He is the author of five books: Justin Bieber: Believe in the Magic: Justin Bieber's Astrological Portrait, Relationships & Forecast for 2013 b(2013), Natal Astrology for Beginners (Volume 1: A Beginner's Resource Guide to the Signs, Houses, Planets, and Aspects... (2012), Cosmopsychology – A Holistic Approach to Natal Astrology (2011), Harmonic Numerology: The Numerology of the Pythagoreans (2011), and Cosmopsychology – The Psychology of Humans as Spiritual Beings (2009).

Dr. Collins is certified in natal astrology (1974), is a Life Advanced Member of the American Federation of Astrologers (LAMAFA), and has served as the vice-president of the Illinois Federation of Astrologers. He specializes in natal, predictive, psychological, and Vedic astrology as well as in synastry (relationships and compatibility).

In addition to his clinical and community work, Dr. Collins has taught psychology and personal growth classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has been published in both professional journals and community magazines. His professional interests include personal growth, the psychology of romance, sex & marital therapy, sexual identity, transpersonal psychology, alternative medicine, AIDS, and death & dying.

Dr. Collins received his B.A. in Psychology (1973) and his M.A. in Clinical Psychology (1975) from Bradley University, and his Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology (1985) from the University of South Florida. While attending Bradley University as an undergraduate, Dr. Collins was the second author on a study on sex-typed behaviors in two-year-old children, which was published in Developmental Psychology in 1975. His master’s thesis on social participation in 2-year-old children was published in Genetic Psychology, in 1979. The introduction to his doctoral dissertation on post-surgical adjustment for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (male impotence) was published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy in 1984.

Dr. Collins has also received advanced training and/or certification in hypnotherapy, personality assessment, sex therapy, stress management, Client-Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Rational-Emotive Therapy, Transactional Analysis, crisis counseling, and telephone therapy as well as in Transcendental Meditation, Silva Mind Control, est Training, Rosicrucianism, theosophy, and graphoanalysis. He is/was a member of the American Federation of Astrologers, the Illinois Federation of Astrologers, Expanding Human Awareness, the American Psychological Association, the Southeastern Psychological Association, the Illinois Psychological Association, the Florida Psychological Association, the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, and the International Transactional Analysis Association.

Complete Vita

PUBLICATIONS
Collins, G. F., Jr. (2011). Charlie Sheen: Addict, manic, or both? Today’s Astrologer, 73 (11), 19-23.
Collins, G. F., Jr. (2011). Cosmopsychology: A holistic approach to natal astrology. Peoria, IL: Gene F. Collins, Jr., Ph.D.
Collins, G. F., Jr. (2009). Cosmopsychology: The psychology of humans as spiritual beings. Bloomington, IN: Xlibris.
Collins, G. F., Jr., & Kinder, B.N. (1984). Adjustment following surgical implantation of a  penile prosthesis: A critical overview. Journal of Sex &Marital Therapy, 10, 255-271.
Etaugh, C., Collins, G., & Gerson, A. (1975). Reinforcement of sex-typed behaviors in two-year-old children in a nursery school setting. Developmental Psychology, 11, 255.
Etaugh, C., Collins, G., & Staulcup, V. (1979). Social participation in two-year-old children. Genetic Psychology, 143, 159-160.

POPULAR PROFESSION AND COMMUNITY PUBLICATIONS
Contributing to local community magazines Among Friends in Peoria, Illinois, from 1996 through 1997.
Contributing to local community magazine A Friendly Voice in Tampa, Florida, from 1988 through 1996.
Contributing to local community magazine Dynamic Life Times in Tampa, Florida, from 1988 through 1996.
Contributing to local community magazines Sun Spots in Peoria, Illinois, from 1974 through 1976.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES
Licensed Psychologist
State of Florida
License Number:  PY0003648
June 1986 - September 2002
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
State of Illinois
License Number:  071-005394
November 1997 - November 1998
Licensed Astrologer
Hillsborough County, Florida
September 1986 - September 1997

EDUCATION
Ph.D.
April 1985
Major:  Clinical-Community Psychology
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Doctoral Dissertation:  The Penile Prosthesis in the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction: Postsurgical Adjustment and Satisfaction in Recipients and their Partners
Special Courses:  Neuropsychological Assessment, MMPI, Sex Therapy, Hypnosis, Communication Approaches to Psychotherapy, Multivariate Statistics.
Additional Course Work:  FORTRAN, SPSS, WYLBUR

M.A.
December 1975
Major:  Clinical Psychology
Bradley University
Peoria, Illinois
Master's Thesis:  Social participation in Two-Year-Old Children
Special Courses:  Rorschach (Beck's scoring system), Gestalt Therapy

B.A. (Summa Cum Laude)
May 1974
Major:  Psychology
Bradley University
Peoria, Illinois
Honor's Thesis:  A Comparison of Extraversion-Introversion and Internal-External Locus of Control as Measured Psychologically, Astrologically, and Subjectively
Additional Course Work: French, FORTRAN, RSTAT, PL-1

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Licensed Psychologist & Clinical Director
July 1998 - Present
Private Practice
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Primary duties as a licensed psychologist include provision of individual and group psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and children; sex, marital, and family therapy; disability and rehabilitation counseling; pain and stress management; hypnotherapy; psychological, neuropsychological, vocational, and educational testing; supervision and training of psychological trainees and residents.
Primary duties as clinical director include management and development of a private, outpatient counseling and consulting service; corporate and financial management; community consultation and seminars; educational workshops, classes, and lectures; research design, statistical data analysis, and computer programming.

Licensed Psychologist
May 1998 - May 1999
The Psychology Network
Miami, Florida
Providing comprehensive counseling services and crisis intervention via a national telemedicine counseling service.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
January 1997 - May 1998
Private Practice
Peoria, Illinois
Providing comprehensive outpatient mental health and substance abuse services for adults, adolescents, and children; including individual and group therapy, marital, and family counseling, psychological testing, stress management, biofeedback, and life style management.

Licensed Psychologist
March 1990 - December 1996
Collins Consulting Services, Inc.
Tampa, Florida
Providing comprehensive outpatient mental health and substance abuse services for adults, adolescents, and children; including individual and group therapy, marital, and family counseling, stress management, biofeedback, and life style management.

Licensed Psychologist
May 1989 - June 1990
Bay Area Counseling Center
Tampa, Florida
Providing comprehensive outpatient mental health and substance abuse services for adults, adolescents, and children; including individual and group therapy, marital, and family counseling, stress management, biofeedback, and life style management.

Licensed Psychologist
April 1990 - December 1990
Place One Counseling Center
Tampa, Florida
Providing comprehensive outpatient mental health and substance abuse services for adults, adolescents, and children; including individual and group therapy, marital, and family counseling, stress management, biofeedback, and life style management.

Staff Psychologist/Licensed Psychologist
March 1989 - June 1989
American Biodyne
Tampa, Florida
Providing comprehensive outpatient mental health and substance abuse services for adults, adolescents, and children; including individual and group therapy, marital, and family counseling, stress management, biofeedback, and life style management.

Clinical Director/Licensed Psychologist
July 1986 - December 1990
Carrollwood Counseling Services, Inc.
Tampa, Florida
Primary duties as a licensed psychologist include provision of individual and group psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and children; sex, marital, and family therapy; disability and rehabilitation counseling; pain and stress management; hypnotherapy; psychological, neuropsychological, vocational, and educational testing; supervision and training of psychological trainees and residents.
Primary duties as clinical director include management and development of a private, outpatient counseling and consulting service; corporate and financial management; community consultation and seminars; educational workshops, classes, and lectures; research design, statistical data analysis, and computer programming.

Staff Psychologist/Licensed Psychologist
May 1984 - August 1986
Discovery Institute
Tampa, Florida
Supervisor: Roy Persons, Ph.D.
Primary duties include individual and group psychotherapy with adults, adolescents, and children in a private, nonprofit, outpatient facility. Additional duties include psychological assessment, sex and marital therapy, hypnotherapy, stress management, and community education and development.

Clinical Associate
May 1985 - October 1985
Psychology Associates of Tampa
Tampa, Florida
Supervisor:  Mark B. Lefkowitz, Ph.D.
Primary duties include intellectual, personality, and neuropsychological assessment of adults, adolescents, and children, referred by the Office of Disability Determinations (SSI), Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, to determine eligibility for disability.

Mental Health Counselor
September 1982 - December 1982
Horizon Hospital
Clearwater, Florida
Supervisors: Harry Dow, M.S.W.; Thomas Rich, Ph.D.
Primary duties included individual and group psychotherapy in the psychogerentological program of a private psychiatric hospital. The treatment program served elderly inpatients on both locked and open units. Additional duties included treatment and program planning and conducting specialized group activities.

TRAINING PROGRAMS IN PSYCHOLOGY AND PARAPSYCHOLOGY
Est Training
October 1983 – November 1983
St. Petersburg, Florida & Tampa Florida

Psychological Assessment Practicum
September 1982 - December 1982
Horizon Hospital
Clearwater, Florida
Supervisors:
            Margaret L. Malchon, Ph.D.; Susan B. Filskov, Ph.D.
Primary duties included intellectual, personality, and neuropsychological assessment of adult and adolescent inpatients at a private psychiatric hospital, consisting of three general adult programs, an adolescent treatment program, a geriatric treatment program, and an alcohol and chemical abuse program.

Clinical Psychology Intern
July 1980 - June 1981
J. Hillis Miller Health Center/V.A. Medical Center
Gainesville, Florida
Supervisors:
            Cynthia Belar, Ph.D.; Robert Hornberger, Ph.D.;
            Anastasia Wells, Ph.D.; Rochelle Robbins, Ph.D.;
            Barbara Melamed, Ph.D.; Suzanne Johnson, Ph.D.;
            Louis Cohen, Ph.D.
One year, full-time internship (APA-approved), consisting of supervised clinical experience in a major medical center and teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Florida's College of Medicine and Department of Clinical Psychology, and the Psychology Service of the Gainesville V.A. Medical Center.  Major duties involved intellectual, personality, and neuro-psychological assessment, and individual, marital, family, and group psychotherapy with adult, adolescent, and child inpatients and outpatients.   Four three-month rotations included placements on the inpatient and outpatient psychiatry services of the V.A. Medical Center and on the adult and child psychology services of the Shands Teaching Hospital.  Additional special work included treatment of diabetic children and agoraphobic adults.  Special seminars included: Rorschach (Exner's scoring system), Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Pain and Stress Management (Biofeedback), Sex therapy, Hypnosis, Marital and Family Therapy, and Forensic Psychology.

Psychotherapy Practicum
September 1977 - June 1981
Psychological Services Center, University of South Florida  Tampa, Florida
Supervisors:
            Miles Hardy, Ph.D.; David Stenmark, Ph.D.;
            John Schinka, Ph.D.
Ongoing supervised training in an outpatient clinic operated by the Department of Psychology.  Duties included individual psychotherapy with adults and adolescents, and sex and martial therapy.  Therapeutic approaches included psychodynamic therapy, behavior modification, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt Therapy, Rational Emotive therapy, and hypnosis.

Clinical Psychology Vertical Team Participant
September 1977 - March 1978
Hillsborough County Hospital
Tampa, Florida
Supervisor:  Susan B. Filskov, Ph.D.
Primary duties included group therapy for adults psychiatric inpatients, and assertion training, social skills training, and communication skills training groups.

Regular Member in Training
May 1977 - June 1978
Southeastern Center for Transactional Analysis
Tampa, Florida
Supervisor:  Clark Reed, Clinical Provisional Teaching Member
Ongoing supervised training in the use of Transactional Analysis, Gestalt Therapy, and psychomotor therapy in individual and group psychotherapy.

Transcendental Meditation
June 1976
Peoria, Illinois
Maharishi Foundation USA

Clinical Psychology Intern
September 1975 - August 1976
Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Peoria, Illinois
Supervisors:
            Betty Radcliff, M.A.; A.L. Hunsicker, Ph.D.
One year, full-time internship, consisting of supervised clinical experience in a major medical center.  Major duties included intellectual, personality and neuropsychological assessment, and individual and group psychotherapy with inpatients and outpatients. Majority of the patient population consisted of patients with neurological injuries or diseases.  Additional work consisted of vocational counseling with severely emotionally disturbed patients.
Psychotherapy Practicum
January 1975 - June 1975

Mental Health Clinic of Peoria, Tazwell, and Woodford Counties
Peoria, Illinois
Supervisors:
            Sol Rosenberg, Ph.D.; Gene Stormer, M.S.W.
Ongoing supervised training in an outpatient community mental health center. Experience included individual and group psychotherapy with adults and adolescents. Bradley University Peoria, Illinois

Psychological Assessment Practicums
August 1974 - June 1975
Bradley University Peoria, Illinois
Supervisor: A. L. Hunsicker, Ph.D.
Ongoing Supervised training in intellectual and personality assessment in children and adults.

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