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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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Victoria

Victoria Cavaliere, MA, MHC-LP

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: 929-280-4180
Email: victoria.c@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, 12- Step Friendly, Absence of Menstruation / Amenorrhea, Acne, Acrophobia (heights), Adaptive Mentalization based integrative treatment, Addiction, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adolescent Addiction / Substance Use, Adoption, Adult Psychotherapy, Adults (25-64), Aerophobia (flying), Aetna, Aging Parents, Agitation, Agoraphobia (leaving home), Alcohol Use, Anger, Anger Management, Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD), Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Arthritis, Artist-Related Stress, Asexual, Asperger's Syndrome, Asthma, Astraphobia (thunder), Attachment Disorder, Attachment Theory, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autoimmune Diseases, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Behavior Modification, Behavioral Issues / Problems, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, Bipolar Disorder, Bisexual, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Body Image, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior (BFRB), Body-Focused Therapy (ex: Tapping), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Bullying, Burnout, Canabis Use disorder, Career-Related Stress, Caregiver Burnout, Caregiving Challenges, Child, Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Cholesterol Issues, Christian, Christian Counseling, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic/Acute Pain, Cigna, Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, Co-Occuring Disorders, Codependency, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Combat Stress Reaction (CSR), Community Violence, Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Focused, Confidence Issues, Confused Memory, Coping Mechanism Development, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Couples Conflict Resolution, COVID-19 Stress, Creative Blocks, Creative/Expressive Arts Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Cultural Competence, Culturally Sensitive, Cynophobia (dogs), Dating, Daytime Sleepiness, Depression, Developmental Disorder, Diabetes (Type 1 and 2), Dialectical, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Dissociative Disorder, Dreams, Drug Use, Emerging Adulthood, Emotion Regulaton Therapy (ERT), Emotional Abuse, Emotional Disturbance, Emotional Overeating, Emotionally Focused, Emotionally Focused Therapy, End of Life Challenges, English, Existential Anxiety, Existential Crisis or Transition, Existential Therapy, 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, Gender Dysphoria, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Grief and Loss, Grief Support, Harassment, Hay Fever / Seasonal Allergies, Headaches and Migraines, Health at Every Size, Health-Related Concerns, High Blood Pressure / Hypertension, Hoarding Disorder, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Immigration, Imposter Syndrome, Impulse Control Disorder (ICD), Indecision, Individual Therapy, Insomnia, Intellectual Disability, Intergenerational Trauma, Internet Addiction, Interpersonal, Intimate Partner Violence, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Trauma, Intrusive Thoughts, Irrational Fears, Kleptomania, Lesbian, Level 2 Clinician, LGBT Care, LGBTQIA+, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Marijuana Disorder, Marriage Conflict Resolution, Masculinity-Related Stress, Men's Issues, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mentalization Based Treatment, Mid-Life Crisis, Money-Related Stress, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Multicultural Therapy, Narcissistic Personality, Natural Disasters, Non-suicidal Self-Injury, Non-Traditional Romantic Stress, Nutrition Consulting, Obesity, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Panic Disorder, Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT) Person-Centered, Parenting, PCOS, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Phobias, Porn Addiction, Positive Psychology, Pre-College Fears, Pregnancy, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premarital / Marital, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), Psychological Trauma, Quarter-Life Crisis, Queer, Queer-Competent, Questioning, Race-Related Stress, Racial Justice Framework, Racism Issues, Recently Moved, Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Romantic Life, Rumination, Safety Planning, School Phobia, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self-Reflection, Separation Anxiety, Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, Sex Therapy, 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 Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD), Special Needs, Spiritual Crisis or Transition, Spirituality, Sports Performance, Straight, Strength-Based, Stress, Stress Management, Suicidal Feelings, Teaching, Teen Violence, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Testing and Evaluation, Thought Disorders, Trans-Competant, Transgender, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Traumatic Grief, Trypanophobia (needles), Validation Therapy, Varicose Vein(s), Vegan, Vertigo, Video Game Addiction, Vulnerability, Walk and Talk Therapy or OutdoorTherapy, Weight Loss, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Women's Issues Therapy, Work-Related Counseling, Worry, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: New York, No-Mad, Tele-Health/Virtual

Victoria (she/her) is a compassionate and driven psychotherapist. She was born and raised in Queens, NY, and has a passion for providing mental health services. She attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice and earned her master’s in forensic mental health counseling with a victimology certificate. Victoria is motivated to make a change in the mental health community.

Victoria’s values are rooted in empathy, respect, and collaboration. She works to create a non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. She has experience doing both groups and individual therapy. Victoria has focused on addressing key problem areas such as anger management, problematic sexual behavior, relationship challenges, academic challenges and much more. She is eager to extend her support to adults, young adults, couples, and adolescents.

Victoria employs a relational approach, while also being flexible to meet each client’s unique needs. She has worked with various concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, stress management, family issues, and career/life challenges. Her interest in attachment styles and childhood upbringings allows her to adapt to each client’s unique experience. By using multiple approaches and skill building exercises, she encourages for a deeper understanding of the self and ability to self-reflect.

Victoria strives to empower clients to tap into their strengths and resources to promote personal growth and positive change. She places emphasis on building a strong therapeutic alliance and strives to make a meaningful change, so her clients feel heard, valued and empowered during therapy.

Victoria loves to cook and has been on her own journey to create more recipes she could use for family gatherings. She also enjoys spending time with friends, family, her partner and German Shepherd, Xena. On her free time, she enjoys shopping, listening to music, spending time in the sun and finding new restaurants to call her “new favorite”.

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Victoria Cavaliere, MA, MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Victoria (she/her) is a compassionate and driven psychotherapist. She was...

Samruddhi

Sam Prabhudesai, MS, MHC- LP

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: 929-274-5563
Email: sam.p@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, 12- Step Friendly, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Addiction, Addiction Counseling, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adult Psychotherapy, Adults (25-64), Aetna, Anger Management, Anxiety Disorder, Art Therapy, Asexual, Attachment-Based Family therapy (ABFT), Behavioral Issues / Problems, Behavioral Therapy, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, Bisexual, Bisexual, Body Image, Buddhist, Bullying, Career-Related Stress, Childhood Trauma, Children (<13), Christian, Cigna, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Compassion Focused, Confidence Issues, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Crisis Intervention, Cultural Competence, Cultural Diversity Issues, Culturally Sensitive, Dating, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Drug Addiction, Emerging Adulthood, Emotional Abuse, Emotional Disturbance, Emotionally Focused, Emotionally Focused Therapy, English, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Female Identifying, Forensic Psychology, Gay, Gay, General Wellness, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Gestalt Therapy, Gottman Method, Group Therapy, Group Therapy, Hindi, Hindu, Humanistic Therapy, Immigration, Indecision, Individual Therapy, Lesbian, Level 2 Clinician, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Marathi, Marital, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Consultation, Mentalization Based Treatment, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Multicultural Therapy, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Pansexual, Peer Relationships, Performance Anxiety, Perinatal Mental Health, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Postpartum, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premarital / Marital, Premarital Counseling, Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Therapy, Queer, Queer-Competent, Race-Related Stress, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Self Esteem, Self-Reflection, Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, Sikh, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Straight, Stress, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Women's Health, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: New York, No-Mad, Tele-Health/Virtual

Samruddhi, who goes by Sam (she/her), was born and raised in India. She holds a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Pace University. With experience in working with children, teens, and adults, Sam comprehensively addresses clients’ diverse and intricate needs. She has provided counseling for anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental health concerns in settings including a substance rehabilitation program, juvenile remand home, and an orphanage. 

Sam’s broad life experiences endow her with a unique capacity to integrate evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Art-based interventions. She believes in tailoring treatment plans to suit each client individually. Additionally, Sam ensures that clients’ expectations and needs from their therapeutic journey are met. 

Employing a relational approach to therapy, Sam cultivates a secure and supportive environment where clients can authentically explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with vulnerability. She empowers her clients to foster resilience, enhance self-awareness, and develop effective coping strategies for managing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health concerns. Sam’s sessions are not merely clinical interactions, but warm conversations held in a safe space. At the heart of this space lies unwavering support, empathy, connectedness, and tranquility.  

In her pursuit of advocacy and community engagement, Sam applies her expertise in a manner accessible to diverse audiences. She started an online channel where she teamed up with other mental health professionals to discuss various mental health concerns. During the pandemic, she conducted these live sessions where people could join in, ask questions, access, and connect with mental health providers. Sam is also certified in CBT, DBT, and Art-based therapy in Holistic development for children. She is especially interested in marital therapy and is Level 1 certified in The Gottman Method.  

Sam’s ability to bridge the gap between clinical knowledge and public understanding contributes to a more informed and empathetic society. With each opportunity to educate and empower, she advocates for equitable access to mental health resources, ensuring that no individual is left behind in their journey toward healing and resilience.  

In her free time, Sam enjoys engaging in art, dancing, listening to music, taking walks, and reading. Her natural inclination towards connecting with people and engaging in meaningful conversations is advantageous for building a strong rapport with clients as a psychotherapist. Sam offers therapy sessions in English, Hindi, and Marathi. 

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Sam Prabhudesai, MS, MHC- LP

Psychotherapist

Samruddhi, who goes by Sam (she/her), was born and raised...

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