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Meet The Team

We believe it “takes a village” for a community to thrive. Our team took their experiences in education and life and created Collaborative to tackle even the most toughest of challenges.

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Taiwo Majekodunmi, MA, LMHC

Position: Psychotherapist & Supervisor
Phone: 929-280-3994
Email: taiwo.m@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Adaptive Mentalization based integrative treatment, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adolescent Addiction / Substance Use, Adult Psychotherapy, Aetna, Alcohol Use, Anger, Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD), Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Asexual, Asexual Abuse Trauma, Attachment Disorder, Attachment Theory, Autoimmune Diseases, Behavioral Issues / Problems, Behavioral Therapy, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, Betrayal Trauma, Binge Eating Disorder, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, Bisexual, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Body Image, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior (BFRB), Bullying, Burnout, Cancer Support, Career-Related Stress, Caregiver Burnout, Child and Parent Interaction Therapy, Childhood Trauma, Christian, Christian Counseling, Chronic Illness, Cigna, Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors, Codependency, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Commitment Obstacles, Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Focused, Complex Trauma, Confidence Issues, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Crisis Intervention, Crisis Intervention, Cultural Competence, Cultural Diversity Issues, Dating, Depression, Dialectical, Dual Diagnosis, Early Childhood Trauma, Emerging Adulthood, Emotional Abuse, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Emotional Overeating, Emotionally Focused, Emotionally Focused Therapy, English, Ex-Cult Support, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Systems, Family Therapy, Family Therapy, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Fertility / Infertility, Gambling / Crypto Addiction, Gaslighting, Gastroesophageal RefluX Disease (GERD), Gay, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Grief and Loss, Grief Support, Group Therapy, Health-Related Concerns, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), IBD (Autoimmune Diseases-Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis), Individual Therapy, Intergenerational Trauma, Interpersonal, Intimate Partner Violence, Intrusive Thoughts, Lesbian, Level 3 Clinician, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Life Transitions, Lupus, Marijuana Disorder, Marital, Marriage Conflict Resolution, Marriage Counseling, Men's Issues, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Problem / Illness, Mentalization Based Treatment, Mentalization Based Treatment for Adolecents (MBT-A), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Multicultural Therapy, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Perinatal Mental Health, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling, Postpartum, Postpartum Anxiety, Premarital / Marital, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Psychodynamic Therapy, Psychological Trauma, Quarter-Life Crisis, Queer, Questioning, Race-Related Stress, Racial Justice Framework, Racism Issues, Recently Moved, Refugee Trauma, Relationship Struggles / Issues, School Phobia, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self-Reflection, Separation Anxiety, Sex Trafficing, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sexual Fear, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Sibling-Related Stress, Sleep Problems, Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Justice, Social Life, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Somatic Therapy, Spirituality, Straight, Strength-Based, Strength-Based Therapy, Stress, Stress Management, Suicidal Feelings, Suicidal Ideation, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Thought Disorders, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Trauma Therapy, Traumatic Grief, Vulnerability, Weight Loss, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Women's Issues Therapy, Work-Related Counseling, Worry, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: New York, No-Mad, Tele-Health/Virtual

Taiwo (She/Her) was born and raised in New York City, specifically in Queens and Brooklyn. She is a licensed mental health counselor and holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling from CUNY Brooklyn College. As someone who is voraciously curious and naturally empathetic, Taiwo has always had an ardent desire to understand the inner workings of the mind, which has allowed her to have vast experience in working a diverse demographic. As a first-generation Nigerian American woman, it has been Taiwo’s mission to provide access to those who are underrepresented with the tools they need to overcome their obstacles and heal from their pain. It has been her pleasure to serve those who need it and may not have the resources to access that help, especially because she has experience dealing with financial, racial and emotional hardships. She has provided adolescents and young and middle-aged adults with complex trauma, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns in diverse clinical settings.  

In treatment with Taiwo, she utilizes an eclectic approach utilizing methods from EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), interpersonal psychodynamic therapy, CBT (Cognitive Based Therapy), somatic approaches, ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) and MBT (Mentalization Based Treatment). She believes that one must be present with their inner experiences without shame or judgment to heal from past or present trauma, which is the proactive of mindfulness. Taiwo employs a collaborative and relational approach to treatment, ensuring that the client’s needs are in the forefront of the treatment process. She expels authenticity and warmth that allows the client to feel safe and attended to. Taiwo will work with the client to help them reach their goals, but it will be at a pace that is up to the client as she believes the session is about the client and their emotional safety.  

When working with Taiwo, she will challenge you to assist you in getting out of your comfort zone because discomfort, but with a safe space, is needed to grow and heal. She will also remind you to be kind and compassionate to yourself, as the practice of self-compassion is essential in her treatment process and to one’s healing in general. She hopes that the client will utilize these tools for the rest of their healing journeys.





Taiwo Majekodunmi, MA, LMHC

Psychotherapist & Supervisor

Taiwo (She/Her) was born and raised in New York City,...

Michelle Pinel, MS

Position: Clinical Intern
Phone: 929-688-4676
Email: michelle.pinel@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, 12- Step Friendly, Abdominal Pain, Absence of Menstruation / Amenorrhea, Addiction, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adults (25-64), Anger, Anger Management, Anorexia Nervosa, Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD), Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Artist-Related Stress, Asexual, Asexual, Asexual Abuse Trauma, Attachment Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autoimmune Diseases, Behavior Modification, Behavioral Issues / Problems, Betrayal Trauma, Binge Eating Disorder, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Bisexual, Bisexual, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Body Image, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior (BFRB), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Buddhist, Bulimia Nervosa, Bullying, Burnout, Canabis Use disorder, Cancer Pain, Cancer Support, Career-Related Stress, Child, Childhood Trauma, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Relapse, Cigna, Co-Occuring Disorders, Codependency, Combat Stress Reaction (CSR), Commitment Obstacles, Community Violence, Compassion Fatigue, Complex Trauma, Confidence Issues, Coping Mechanism Development, Couples (Relationship Therapy), COVID-19 Stress, Creative Blocks, Crisis Intervention, Cultural Diversity Issues, Dating, Depression, Developmental Disorder, Dialectical, Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders, Dissociative Disorder, Dreams, Drug Addiction, Drug Use, Dual Diagnosis, Early Childhood Trauma, Eating Patterns or Eating Disorders, Emerging Adulthood, Emotional Abuse, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Emotional Overeating, Emotionally Focused, End of Life Challenges, English, Existential Crisis or Transition, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Planning, Family Therapy, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Fertility / Infertility, Food-Related Stress, Gambling / Crypto Addiction, Gaslighting, Gay, Gay, Gender Dysphoria, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Grief and Loss, Group Therapy, Harassment, Health-Related Concerns, Hoarding Disorder, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Imposter Syndrome, Impulse Control Disorder (ICD), Indecision, Individual Therapy, Insomnia, Intellectual Disability, Intergenerational Trauma, Internet Addiction, Intersex, Intrusive Thoughts, Irrational Fears, Lesbian, Lesbian, Level 1 Clinician, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Male Identifying, Marijuana Disorder, Masculinity-Related Stress, Medical Trauma, Medication-Induced Anxiety Disorder, Men's Issues, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Problem / Illness, Mental State Opinion, Mid-Life Crisis, Money-Related Stress, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Non-Binary, Non-suicidal Self-Injury, Obesity, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Panic Disorder, Pansexual, Parenting, PCOS, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Physical Abuse, Physical Abuse Trauma, Porn Addiction, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Pre-College Fears, Premarital / Marital, Procrastination, Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Psychological First Aid, Psychological Trauma, Psychosis, 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, Romantic Life, School Phobia, Self Esteem, Self-Harm / Injury, Self-Reflection, Separation Anxiety, Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, Sex Worker Positive, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexual Fear, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Sibling-Related Stress, Sleep Problems, Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Justice, Social Life, Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD), Special Needs, Straight, Stress, Suicidal Feelings, Suicidal Ideation, Suicidal Tendencies, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Terrorism and Violence, Thought Disorders, Trans-Competant, Transgender, Transitioning, Transitioning, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Traumatic Grief, Trichotillomania/Body-Focused Repetitive Disease, Vegan, Video Game Addiction, Voices, Visions, or Perceptual Disturbances, Vulnerability, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Worry, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: New York, No-Mad, Tele-Health/Virtual

Michelle (She/Her) is a master’s level counselor-in-training who approaches the counseling process from an integrative medicine lens, exploring concerns of mind, body, and spirit. She uses a client-centered approach to care, believing that all human beings possess an inner wisdom and innate capacity for personal growth. Michelle fosters a safe and supportive space to meet clients where they are and guides them forward in their journey of self-healing. She promotes the development of awareness, skills, and coping strategies that improve wellbeing. She lovingly empowers individuals to take control of their life and achieve self-determined goals.

Michelle is in her final year in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Saybrook University. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Mind-Body Medicine—an interdisciplinary field that examines healthcare through the lens of humanistic psychology, biology, and anthropology—from Saybrook University’s College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences. Her research focused on the effectiveness of mind-body therapies in treating chronic health disorders, with special focus on functional gastrointestinal conditions. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, graduating with honors. Prior to entering the health and healing space, Michelle was a corporate executive with 15+ years of experience leading high performing teams.

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Michelle Pinel, MS

Clinical Intern

Michelle (She/Her) is a master’s level counselor-in-training who approaches the...

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