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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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Frances Zhang

Frances Zhang, Ed.M, MHC-LP

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: (929) 556-4936
Email: frances.z@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, 12- Step Friendly, Adaptive Mentalization based integrative treatment, Addiction Counseling, Additional Areas of Specialization, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adults (25-64), Aetna, Alcohol Use, Anger Management, Art Therapy, Asexual, Attachment Theory, Behavioral Therapy, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, Bisexual, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Body-Focused Therapy (ex: Tapping), Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), Buddhist, Burnout, Career-Related Stress, Christian, Cigna, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Insomnia (CBT-I), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (CPT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Compassion Fatigue, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Creative/Expressive Arts Therapy, Cultural Diversity Issues, Culturally Sensitive, Dating, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emerging Adulthood, Emotionally Focused Therapy, English, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Therapy, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Gay, Gestalt Therapy, Group Therapy, Group Therapy, Harm Reduction Therapy, Hindu, Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Imposter Syndrome, Individual Therapy, Interpersonal, Lesbian, Level 2 Clinician, LGBT Care, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Mandarin, Marriage Counseling, Masculinity-Related Stress, Mindful-Based Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Music Therapy, Non-Binary, Nonreligious, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Pansexual, Person Centered (Rogerian), Positive Psychology, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling, Pre-Move In Couples Counseling, Procrastination, Psychedelic Integration, Psychedelic Integration Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Queer, Queer-Competent, Racial Justice Framework, Racism Issues, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Reiki, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Romantic Life, Self-Harm / Injury, Seniors (65+), Sex Worker Positive, Social Anxiety Disorder, Somatic Therapy, Spirituality, Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy (SIP), Straight, Strength-Based Therapy, Stress, Stress Management, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Trans-Competant, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: New York, No-Mad, Tele-Health/Virtual

Frances (she/her) holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and child-Adolescent Mental Studies from New York University. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Psychological Counseling and an Ed.M. in Mental Health Counseling at Columbia University.

Her counseling style is client-centered, with a touch of humor and passion. Frances celebrates the courage of her clients and deeply values the intersectional complexities of our lived experiences. Tailoring treatment plans to each unique individual, she works from an eclectic framework, including Cognitive-Behavioral, Emotion-focused and mindfulness approaches.

Frances is comfortable addressing a wide range of concerns, including assisting those grappling with anxiety, depression, family or romantic relationship issues, career burnout, life adjustments, and other specific challenges faced by AAPI Queer individuals.

Born in China, Frances brings an international perspective to her work and is fluent in both English and Mandarin. She offers Mandarin counseling services upon request. Her curiosity and open-mindedness have driven her to study, research and work within both East Asian and U.S. communities.

Frances aspires to be a therapist who walks alongside her clients, sharing in their laughter, tears, and moments of growth. In her leisure time, she enjoys listening to music, walking her furry friend “Chips”, and traveling to islands with abundant sunlight!

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Frances Zhang, Ed.M, MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Frances (she/her) holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and child-Adolescent...

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