About

Dr. Jason Collison is a Board Certified psychiatrist dedicated to providing exceptional mental health care. He provides a wide range of psychiatric services including, but not limited to:

  • Adult psychotherapy and medication management
  • Child and Adolescent services including medication and psychotherapy for teens
  • Addiction
  • Medical Consulting
  • Psychiatric evaluations (work, FAA, disability, etc)
  • Legal consulting / Expert Witness services

Why should I choose Dr. Collison?

Time, compassion, skill. Too often, psychiatric care is rushed and overly focused on medications. It often ignores the benefits of psychotherapy despite evidence that psychotherapy combined with medications has superior results in most cases. In some case, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, psychotherapy is the only evidence supported treatment. If you want someone who is going to treat the whole person, you need a psychiatrist who is skilled in both medications and psychotherapy.

Education:

Dr. Collison graduated from University of Pennsylvania having dual majored in the Biological Basis of Behavior and Philosophy in Science. He later pursued his medical degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine receiving honors in his studies of Patient Centered Medicine and Psychiatry. Following medical school, he went on to complete his psychiatric training through Wright State University, one of the few training programs which places the development of psychotherapy skills first and foremost.

Service:

Dr. Collison served as the president elect (2013 – 2015) and president (2015 – 2018) of the Wyoming Association of Psychiatric Physicians. He also represented early career psychiatrist the the American Psychiatric Association Assembly from 2014 to 2018

Why are so many psychiatrist focused only on medication?

Answer: Insurance companies, training and bias.

Psychiatric training used to be centered on the training of psychotherapy but as insurance practices put the squeeze on mental health care and with the expansion of psychiatric medications including safer antidepressants and second generation anti-psychotics, training started to focus more on what medications could offer. Psychiatrists were able to make the most money by ignoring psychotherapy and focusing on “med management” which paid well so long as you kept your visits relatively short. Over time, this simply became what psychiatric care was for much of the country.

What insurance is accepted?

Dr. Collison does not bill insurance companies thus treatment is determined in partnership with each individual. Patients can submit bills to insurance companies for potential reimbursement. If you have questions about how much your insurance company will pay, please call and ask them about your out of network benefits.

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Associations

American Psychiatric Association
American Medical Association

 

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2627 Redwing Road Suite #220
Fort Collins, CO 80526

questions@drcollison.com
(970) 787-2221

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