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 to solve the problems they had encountered before. It’s new, it’s fresh, its humanity at its peak.

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Kathryn Peter, LAc, DACM

Position: Director of Acupuncture
Phone: (929) 238-9096
Email: katy.peter@collaborative-wellness.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, Abdominal Pain, Absence of Menstruation / Amenorrhea, Acid RefluX / Heartburn, Acne, Acupuncture / Chinese Medicine Consultation, Acupuncture / Chinese Medicine Follow Up, Acute Dysentery, Addiction, AIDS - HIV, Alcoholism, Ankle Pain, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Rehabilitation, Anxiety Disorder, Arthritis, Asexual, Asthma, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain, Back Pain during Pregnancy, Bell's Palsy, Bisexual, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Buddhist, Buerger's Disease, Cancer Pain, Cancer Support, Candida, Chinese Herbal Medicine Consultation, Cholesterol Issues, Christian, Chronic Anemia, Chronic Digestive Disorders, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Pain, Chronic/Acute Pain, Constipation, Crohn’s Disease, Cupping, Dermatitis, Detox, Diabetes (Type 1 and 2), Diarrhea, Dizziness, Drug Addiction, Ear Pain, Eating Patterns or Eating Disorders, Eczema, Elbow Pain, Electroacupuncture, Facial Feminizations Surgery (FFS) Post-Operative Care, Facial Pain, Female Identifying, Fertility / Infertility, Fetal Malposition, Fibroid and Ovarian Cyst Support, Fibromyalgia, Foot Pain, Frozen Shoulder, Gallstone Pain, Gastritis, Gastroesophageal RefluX Disease (GERD), Gastrointestinal Problem, Gay, GERD, Gout, Grave’s Disease, Grief Support, Groin Pain, Gua Sha, Hand Pain, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Hay Fever / Seasonal Allergies, Headaches and Migraines, Healthy Aging After Menopause, Heel Pain, Hemifacial Spasm, Hepatitis C, Herniated Disk, High Blood Pressure / Hypertension, Hindu, Hip Pain, Hip Pain during Pregnancy, Hormonal Balancing/Drug Side Effects, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Hyperlipidemia, IBD (Autoimmune Diseases-Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis), Induction of labour, Infertility Consultation, Inflamed Prostate / Prostatitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Itching, IUI and IVF Support, Jaw Pain, Jewish, Joint Pain, Kiiko Matsumoto, Knee Pain, Labor Pain, Leg Pain, Lesbian, Level 3 Clinician, Ligament Sprain, Loetz Dietz, Low Back Pain, Low Blood Pressure / Hypotension, Low Blood Sugar, Lower Back Pain / Lumbago, Lung Strengthening / Recovery, Lupus, Malabsorption Issues, Male Identifying, Meniere's Disease, Migraines / Chronic Headaches, Morning Sickness, Moxibustion, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscle Cramps, Muscle Pain, Muscle Strain, Muslim, NADA Protocol, Nausea and Vomiting, Neck and Shoulder Issues, Neck Pain, Neuralgia / Post-Herpetic Neuralgia, Neurodermatitis, Non-Binary, Nonreligious, Obesity / Weight Loss Consultation, Osteoarthritis, Pain Rehabilitation, Painful Menstruation / Dysmenorrhea, Pansexual, PCOS, Pelvic Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome / Metabolic Syndrome, Porn Addiction, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Post-Endoscopy Pain, Post-Operative Mobility (Hand and Fingers), Post-Operative Mobility (Joints and Body), Post-Operative Pain, Pregnancy, Premenopausal Symptoms, Premenstrual Care, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Pseudoradicular Pain, Psoriasis, Queer, Queer-Competent, Racial Justice Framework, Radicular Pain, Raynaud's Phenomenon, Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Round Ligament Pain, Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain, Scar Therapy, Sciatica, Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, Sexual Dysfunction, Shoulder Pain, Sikh, Sleep Disorder, Sleep Problems, Spine Pain, Stiff Neck, Stomach Ulcer, Straight, Stress, Supporting Postpartum and Lactation, Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain, Tendinosis, Tennis Elbow, Thyroid Disorders, Tiredness / Fatigue, Trans Post-Operative Care, Trans-Competant, Transitioning, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Ulcerative Colitis, Ulnar Nerve Entrapment, United Healthcare, Varicose Vein(s), Veterans, Weight Management, Wrist Pain
Location: 5th Avenue

Katy (she/her) is a licensed acupuncturist who believes in empowering others to find their healthiest self through a holistic approach to healthcare. She is passionate about providing a safe empathetic space that allows for people of all different backgrounds and health histories to feel heard.  

Katy specializes in working with complex chronic illness and autoimmune disease, digestive disorders, gender inclusive sexual and reproductive health care, women’s health, pain and injury, substance use disorder, supporting emotional well-being and mental health through trauma-informed care. Katy knows that trauma is often expressed somatically in the body and believes in the power of acupuncture, along with therapy, to help ease that expression. She has experience working with diverse populations and ages including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and persons with disabilities. Her approach uses gentle needling, palpation, herbal therapy and patient education along with her knowledge of Western medicine to provide collaborative care. She strongly supports the right to quality, inclusive healthcare.  

Katy graduated with a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) of CIIS in San Francisco. She started her private practice in San Francisco at Ume Acupuncture learning Kiiko Matsumoto style acupuncture, a style that focuses on the root cause of disease. Katy started Root and Stem Integrative Chinese Medicine’s Sliding Scale acupuncture practice in Oakland, California doing private and community treatments. She has worked in private internships, at DeHaro auricular clinic, and Glide community acupuncture clinic. She studied Western herbalism with herbalist Matthew Woods, Erica Fargione and Cynthia Thomas. She is also a certified yoga instructor and loves to incorporate her knowledge of these systems into her practice.   

Katy’s own discoveries of healing and learning through holistic modalities led her to the study of Chinese medicine. Katy loves yoga, biking, traveling with friends and family, learning French and exploring everything city life has to offer. 

Kathryn Peter, LAc, DACM

Director of Acupuncture

Katy (she/her) is a licensed acupuncturist who believes in empowering...

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, Adults (25-64), Aetna, Afflictions, Anxiety Disorders, Indecision, Level 4 Clinician, Life Transitions, Male Identifying, Medication Management, Medication Management, Personality Disorders, Queer-Competent, Romantic Life, Self Esteem, Self-Reflection, Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, Sex Worker Positive, Stress, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
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


Alex Nourishad M.D.

Founder & Psychiatry President

Alex begins every therapeutic relationship with a comprehensive assessment that...

Kyle McEvoy, MS, LMHC, CCMHC

Position: Founder & Therapy President
Phone: (929) 227-6289
Email: kyle.mcevoy@collaborative-therapy.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, Abstinence Based Psychotherapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Adaptive Mentalization based integrative treatment, Addiction, Addiction Counseling, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adolescent Addiction / Substance Use, Adult Psychotherapy, Adults (25-64), Affirming Therapy, Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD), Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Art Therapy, Artist-Related Stress, Asexual, Attachment Disorder, Attachment Theory, Attachment-Based Family therapy (ABFT), Behavior Modification, Behavioral Issues / Problems, Behavioral Therapy, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, Biofeedback Treatment, Bisexual, Bisexual, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Body Image, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Bullying, Burnout, Canabis Use disorder, Career-Related Stress, Caregiver Burnout, Child, Child Abuse Consultation, Child and Parent Interaction Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Childhood Trauma, Children (<13), Christian, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors, Coaching, Coaching, Codependency, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (CPT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Commitment Obstacles, Community Violence, Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Focused, Complex Trauma, Confidence Issues, Coping Mechanism Development, Couples Conflict Resolution, COVID-19 Stress, Creative Blocks, Crisis Intervention, Crisis Intervention, Cultural Competence, Cultural Diversity Issues, Culturally Sensitive, Dating, Depression, Developmental Disorder, Dialectical, Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders, Dissociative Disorder, Dream Analysis, Dreams, Drug Addiction, Drug Use, Dual Diagnosis, Dual Diagnosis, Early Childhood Trauma, Eclectic, Emerging Adulthood, Emotion-Focused Family therapy (EFFT), Emotional Abuse, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Emotionally Focused, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Ex-Cult Support, Excoriation, Existential Anxiety, Exposure & Response Prevention (ExRP) Therapy, Family, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Planning, Family Systems, Family Therapy, Family Therapy, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Fertility / Infertility, Gaslighting, Gay, Gay, Gender Dysphoria, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Grief and Loss, Group Therapy, Harassment, Harm Reduction Therapy, Health-Related Concerns, Humanistic Therapy, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Immigration, Imposter Syndrome, Impulse Control Disorder (ICD), In-Home, Indecision, Individual Therapy, Intergenerational Trauma, Internal Family systems (IFS), Interpersonal, Intervention, Intimate Partner Violence, Intrusive Thoughts, Irrational Fears, Jewish, Learning Disabilities, Lesbian, Lesbian, Level 4 Clinician, LGBT Care, LGBTQIA+, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Male Identifying, Marijuana Disorder, Masculinity-Related Stress, Medical Trauma, Men's Issues, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Consultation, Mental Health Problem / Illness, Mentalization Based Treatment, Mentalization Based Treatment for Adolecents (MBT-A), Mentalization Based Treatment for Children (MBT-C), Mentalization Based Treatment for Families (MBT-F), Mid-Life Crisis, Mindful-Based Therapy, Money-Related Stress, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Multicultural Therapy, Multisystemic Therapy (MST), Munchausen Syndrome, Narrative Therapy, Natural Disasters, Non-Binary, Non-suicidal Self-Injury, Non-Traditional Romantic Stress, Nonreligious, Obesity, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Panic Disorder, Pansexual, Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT) Person-Centered, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Physical Abuse, Physical Abuse Trauma, Pica, Play Therapy, Porn Addiction, Positive Psychology, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling, Postpartum, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Pre-College Fears, Pregnancy, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Procrastination, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), Psychedelic Integration Therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Psychological Trauma, Psychotic Disorder, Psychotic Features, Quarter-Life Crisis, Queer, Queer, Queer-Competent, Questioning, Race-Related Stress, Racial Justice Framework, Racism Issues, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Recently Moved, Relapse Prevention Therapy, Relational, Relational Therapy, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Romantic Life, Rumination, Safety Planning, School Phobia, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self-Harm / Injury, Self-Reflection, Seniors (65+), Separation Anxiety, Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, Sex Therapy, Sex Trafficing, Sex Worker Positive, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Abuse counseling, Sexual Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexual Fear, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Sibling-Related Stress, Sleep Disorder, Sleep Problems, Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Justice, Social Life, Social Skills Training (SST), Social Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD), Somatic Therapy, Special Needs, Sport/Performance Counseling, Sports Performance, Straight, Strength-Based, Strength-Based Therapy, Stress, Stress Management, Structural Family Therapy, Suicidal Feelings, Suicidal Ideation, Suicidal Tendencies, Teaching, Teen Violence, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Terrorism and Violence, Text-Based and Phone Therapy, Trans-Competant, Transactional Analysis, Transgender, Transitioning, Transitioning, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Trauma Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Traumatic Grief, Trichotillomania/Body-Focused Repetitive Disease, Validation Therapy, Video Game Addiction, Vulnerability, Walk and Talk Therapy or OutdoorTherapy, Women's Health, Worry, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: Tele-Health/Virtual

Kyle utilizes a client-centered based approach to therapy by adapting to individual needs. He focuses on the unique needs to support the person’s internal/external relational system healthily and clearly to reach overarching goals.

He believes everyone can better themselves if they are willing. Kyle studies the development of personality disorders from a psychoanalytic perspective. Kyle has advanced training in integrating complex psychological structures and fragmented mental health systems through the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families.

Kyle has helped people with substance abuse issues, explore individual identity (LGBTQ), cope with psychological/cognitive/developmental disorders, accept medical diagnoses, overcome sexual abuse/intimate partner violence, and various maladaptive behaviors or modes of thinking. Throughout his career, Kyle continues to add his experience and knowledge into expanding mentalization-based treatments.

Utilizing an eclectic approach to therapy and his training in various evidence-based modalities, Kyle seeks for you to receive the most out of your treatment. Kyle will implore you to be an active participant in your treatment and discuss the treatment techniques. He encourages you to focus on your needs and what you think is best. Kyle is trained in Mentalization-Based Treatment for Adults, Adolescents, and children, along with Adaptive Mentalization-Based Integrative Treatment for complex systems. Kyle is adding to his educational arsenal by registering with the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies to pursue his license in Psychoanalysis. As a leader in the mental health field, Kyle is the founder and president of Collaborative Therapy, a group therapy practice dedicated to multifaceted psychological disorders.

For fun, Kyle loves spending time with friends, traveling, relaxing with his dog (Otis), lying on the beach, and listening to music.

Kyle McEvoy, MS, LMHC, CCMHC

Founder & Therapy President

Kyle utilizes a client-centered based approach to therapy by adapting...