OUR PEOPLE

Meet The Team

We believe it “takes a village” for a business to thrive. Our Founders took their experiences in life and profession and built Collaborative People to solve the problems they had encountered before. It’s new, it’s fresh, its humanity at its peak.

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Alex Nourishad M.D.

Position: Founder & Psychiatry President
Phone: (929) 419-3981
Email: alex.nourishad@collaborative-psychiatry.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, Addiction, Advisory Board, Anxiety Disorders, Check, Credit Card, Family Dynamics, Founders, Impulse Control Disorders, Indecision, Level 4 Clinician, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Esteem, Self-Reflection, Stress, Therapy/Psychiatry, Women’s Obstacles, Young Adulthood
Location: Tele-Health/Virtual

Alex begins every therapeutic relationship with a comprehensive assessment that helps guide the direction of treatment. He then works with you to develop a plan that will meet your individual needs and concerns. If medications are recommended, Alex will discuss the risks, benefits, and alternatives with you thoroughly and walk you through a road map of both the results and possible side effects you might reasonably anticipate. If psychotherapy is recommended, you will have the opportunity to discuss whether you would prefer to have a collaborating psychotherapist or work with Alex in this capacity.

Alex takes a relational approach, which means you can expect a casual conversation style that brings awareness to the therapeutic alliance and is unafraid to lean into his various intersectional identities (e.g. LGBTQ, first-generation American, musician) to unlock a vocabulary of shared or divergent life experiences. He prefers to combine psychotherapy with psychopharmacology to achieve optimal results, employing evidence-based techniques from CBT, psychodynamic, and brief relational frameworks.

Areas of focus include exploring identity-related concerns, self-esteem, body image, substance abuse (including medication-assisted treatment with Vivitrol and Suboxone), anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, personality disorders, and more. Alex has specialized experience working in LGBTQ community healthcare and outpatient addiction treatment center settings.

Outside of work, Alex loves to eat, travel, and make music. He sings in an a cappella group and chorus and loves to work on individual projects in songwriting, recording, and music production.

Education, Training & Credentials:

  • Undergraduate: BS, Biological Sciences, Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Medical School: MD, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (Hanover, NH)
  • Residency: Adult Psychiatry, Icaahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in affiliation with Mount Sinai Beth Israel (New York City, NY)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

 


Founder & Psychiatry President

Alex Nourishad M.D.

Alex begins every therapeutic relationship with a comprehensive assessment that helps guide the direction of treatment. He then works with you to develop a plan that will meet your individual needs and concerns. If medications are recommended, Alex will discuss the risks, benefits, and alternatives with you thoroughly and walk...

Amy Jokel

Position: Founder & Billing President
Phone: (717) 537-0776
Email: amy.jokel@collaborative-billing.com
Areas of Work: Accounting & Bookeeping, Administration, Advisory Board, Collaborative Billing, Collaborative People, Founders

Amy has over 20 years experience in the accounting and tax fields. She is a CPA candidate and has experience in both the private sector and public accounting with various industries. She oversees all aspects of Collaborative Billing.

Founder & Billing President

Amy Jokel

Amy has over 20 years experience in the accounting and tax fields. She is a CPA candidate and has experience in both the private sector and public accounting with various industries. She oversees all aspects of Collaborative Billing.