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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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Samuel Gilbert, MS, LMSW

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: (929) 249-5149
Email: samuel.gilbert@collaborative-therapy.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Adults (25-64), Afflictions, AIDS - HIV, Anger, Anxiety Disorders, Asexual, Bipolar Disorder, Bisexual, Bisexual, Children (<13), Christian, Co-Occuring Disorders, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBT), Complex Trauma, Confidence Issues, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Dating, Depression, Eating Patterns or Eating Disorders, Exposure & Response Prevention (ExRP) Therapy, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Gay, Gay, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Grief and Loss, Harassment, Imposter Syndrome, Indecision, Individual Therapy, Insomnia, Lesbian, Lesbian, Level 2 Clinician, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Low Self Esteem, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Male Identifying, Marijuana Disorder, Mindful-Based Therapy, Money-Related Stress, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Non-Binary, Nonreligious, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Pansexual, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Porn Addiction, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Queer, Queer, Queer-Competent, Questioning, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Romantic Life, Self Esteem, Self-Reflection, Seniors (65+), Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, Sex Trafficing, Sex Worker Positive, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexual Fear, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Justice, Social Life, Straight, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Suicidal Tendencies, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Trans-Competant, Transgender, Transitioning, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: Tele-Health/Virtual

Samuel Gilbert is a licensed psychotherapist based in New York City, earning his Master of Social Work degree magna cum laude from Columbia University. His award-winning scholarship, published in the Columbia University School of Social Work Review, focuses on LGBTQ+ survivors of sexual violence. He has extensive experience working with individuals with a variety of mental health disorders including anxiety, depression, substance use disorder (SUD), addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He also has experience—and specific training—to work with individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.

Samuel takes a holistic approach with his clients. In addition to utilizing evidence-based mental health interventions (e.g. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, etc.), he believes quality sleep, a well-balanced diet, consistent exercise, and one’s spirituality are paramount to the therapeutic process. He is steadfast in working alongside his clients to help each individual, couple, and group develop tools and strategies to achieve their specific goals.


Samuel Gilbert, MS, LMSW

Psychotherapist

Samuel Gilbert is a licensed psychotherapist based in New York...

Artur Lebiedzinski, MA, MHC-LP

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: (929) 930-2082
Email: artur.Lebiedzinski@collaborative-therapy.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Adaptive Mentalization based integrative treatment, Adjustment Disorder, Adlerian Psychotherapy, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adult Psychotherapy, Adults (25-64), Aerophobia (flying), Afflictions, Agitation, Alcohol Use, Anger, Anger Management, Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Artist-Related Stress, Asexual, Asexual, Attachment Disorder, Attachment Theory, Attachment-Based Family therapy (ABFT), Behavior Modification, Behavioral Issues / Problems, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Bisexual, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Burnout, Canabis Use disorder, Career-Related Stress, Caregiver Burnout, Childhood Trauma, Children (<13), Christian, Chronic Pain, Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors, Codependency, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (CPT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Commitment Obstacles, Community Violence, Compassion Fatigue, Complex Trauma, Confidence Issues, Coping Mechanism Development, Couples (Relationship Therapy), COVID-19 Stress, Creative Blocks, Cultural Competence, Cultural Diversity Issues, Culturally Sensitive, Dating, Depression, Developmental Disorder, Dialectical, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Dissociative Disorder, Dream Analysis, Dreams, Drug Use, Dual Diagnosis, Emerging Adulthood, Emotion Regulaton Therapy (ERT), Emotional Abuse, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Emotional Overeating, Emotionally Focused, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Existential Anxiety, Existential Therapy, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Gaslighting, Gay, Gay, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Grief and Loss, Health at Every Size, Health-Related Concerns, Hoarding Disorder, Humanistic Therapy, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Immigration, Impulse Control Disorder (ICD), Indecision, Individual Therapy, Insomnia, Integrative Psychotherapy, Intergenerational Trauma, Internet Addiction, Interpersonal, Intrusive Thoughts, Irrational Fears, Jewish, Jungian Psychotherapy, Learning Disabilities, Level 2 Clinician, LGBTQIA+, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Malaise, Male Identifying, Marijuana Disorder, Masculinity-Related Stress, Men's Issues, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Consultation, Mental Health Problem / Illness, Mental State Opinion, Mentalization Based Treatment, Mid-Life Crisis, Mindful-Based Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Money-Related Stress, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Munchausen Syndrome, Muslim, Narcissistic Personality, Narrative Therapy, Non-Binary, Non-suicidal Self-Injury, Non-Traditional Romantic Stress, Nonreligious, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Pansexual, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Physical Abuse, Porn Addiction, Positive Psychology, Pre-College Fears, Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Psychodynamic Therapy, Psychological First Aid, Psychosis, Psychotic Disorder, Psychotic Features, Quarter-Life Crisis, Queer, Queer, Queer-Competent, Questioning, Recently Moved, Relational Therapy, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Romantic Life, Rumination, Schizophrenia, Self Esteem, Self-Harm / Injury, Self-Reflection, Seniors (65+), Separation Anxiety, Sexual Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Sleep Problems, Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD), Spiritual Crisis or Transition, Spirituality, Straight, Strength-Based, Strength-Based Therapy, Stress, Stress Management, Suicidal Feelings, Suicidal Ideation, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Thought Disorders, Transgender, Transitioning, Transitioning, Transpersonal Therapy, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Validation Therapy, Video Game Addiction, Voices, Visions, or Perceptual Disturbances, Vulnerability, Work-Related Counseling, Worry, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: Tele-Health/Virtual

Artur has been working in the mental health field for several years and holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. He has worked with various populations such as those struggling with COVID-19 stress, personality disorders, adjustment disorder, anxiety, depression, body image, relationship issues, and more.

In practice, Artur considers personality, historical context, and the complexities of distress tolerance. His personal experience growing up in several countries has shaped his unbiased views and recognition of alternative perspectives. Everyone is different, and each client deserves the utmost level of attention, responsiveness, and uniquely personalized approach when engaged in treatment.

Artur believes in each person’s unique ability and capacity to overcome their challenges. He uses a person-centered and evidence-based approach to foster curiosity, safety, and openness to growth.

He enjoys spending time with friends, playing video games, basketball, cooking, hiking, and fishing. Artur is proficient at providing psychotherapy in English and Polish.


Artur Lebiedzinski, MA, MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Artur has been working in the mental health field for...

Erin Miller, MS, LMSW

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: (929) 416-3836
Email: erin.miller@collaborative-therapy.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, 12- Step Friendly, Adjustment Disorder, Adult Psychotherapy, Adults (25-64), Afflictions, Alcoholism, Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Asexual, Attachment Disorder, Bisexual, Bisexual, Body Image, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Buddhist, Children (<13), Christian, Codependency, Commitment Obstacles, Complex Trauma, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Dating, Depression, Dreams, Early Childhood Trauma, Emerging Adulthood, Emotional Abuse, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Ex-Cult Support, Family Therapy, Female Identifying, Fertility / Infertility, Gaslighting, Gay, Gay, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Group Therapy, Harassment, Hypnosis, Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Imago, Indecision, Individual Therapy, Jewish, Lesbian, Lesbian, Level 2 Clinician, LGBTQIA+, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Male Identifying, Masculinity-Related Stress, Men's Issues, Mid-Life Crisis, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Muslim, Non-Binary, Non-Traditional Romantic Stress, Nonreligious, Pansexual, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Personality Disorders, Premarital / Marital, Queer, Queer-Competent, Questioning, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Romantic Life, Self Esteem, Self-Reflection, Seniors (65+), Separation Anxiety, Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Sibling-Related Stress, Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Life, Spiritual Crisis or Transition, Spirituality, Straight, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Trans-Competant, Transitioning, Vulnerability, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: Tele-Health/Virtual

Erin Miller, LMSW, is a licensed psychotherapist practicing in New York City, as well as via telehealth. Her therapeutic style is warm and nonjudgmental. She is devoted to providing a safe space for clients to work through both past and present issues.

Erin is passionate about working with anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders, eating disorders, trauma, identity confusion, and relationship issues. She also works with couples including those in nontraditional, polyamorous, and non-monogamous relationships.

Erin finds the inner beauty within all her clients, and through her belief in them, she guides them to see the inner beauty within themselves.
When she is not working with clients, Erin enjoys practicing yoga, drawing, cooking, and connecting with loved ones.

Her graduate degree is from New York University and she has a B.A. from Indiana University-Bloomington.


Erin Miller, MS, LMSW

Psychotherapist

Erin Miller, LMSW, is a licensed psychotherapist practicing in New...

Dawnmarie Sumners, WPCC, TICC

Position: Life Coach
Phone: (929) 560-2197
Email: dawnmarie.sumners@collaborative-therapy.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, 12- Step Friendly, Addiction Counseling, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adoption, Adults (25-64), Aging Parents, Agitation, Alcohol Use, Anger, Anger Management, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Art Therapy, Asexual, Attachment Theory, Behavior Modification, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, Betrayal Trauma, Body Image, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Body-Focused Therapy (ex: Tapping), Burnout, Career-Related Stress, Caregiver Burnout, Child, Childhood Trauma, Children (<13), Christian, Coaching, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Insomnia (CBT-I), Community Violence, Compassion Fatigue, Complex Trauma, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Couples Conflict Resolution, COVID-19 Stress, Creative Blocks, Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT), Dating, Dementia, Depression, Dream Analysis, Dreams, Emotion Regulaton Therapy (ERT), Emotional Abuse, End of Life Challenges, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Planning, Family Systems, Family Therapy, Family Therapy, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Gaslighting, Gay, Gay, Grief and Loss, Group Therapy, Group Therapy, Harassment, Health at Every Size, Health-Related Concerns, Indecision, Individual Therapy, Jewish, Lesbian, Level 1 Clinician, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Male Identifying, Mentalization Based Treatment for Adolecents (MBT-A), Non-Binary, Nonreligious, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Personality Disorders, Physical Abuse, Physical Abuse Trauma, Play Therapy, Pre-College Fears, Pre-Move In Couples Counseling, Pregnancy, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premarital Counseling, Premenopausal Symptoms, Recently Moved, Reiki, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Romantic Life, School Phobia, Self Esteem, Self-Reflection, Seniors (65+), Separation Anxiety, Sleep Problems, Social Anxiety, Social Life, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Somatic Therapy, Straight, Stress, Stress Management, Teen Violence, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Trauma Therapy, Traumatic Grief, Vegan, Veterans, 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: Tele-Health/Virtual

Dawnmarie is a true believer in living as your authentic self. She is passionate about empowering people to become fully connected with who they are and who they can become. Dawnmarie advocates for you to use your voice and your talents to take steps forward. Dawnmarie utilizes her unique personality to create a secure connection with those she works with. She describes herself as positive, compassionate, empathetic, fun, creative, strong, intuitive, and passionate.

Dawnmarie is positive about life and encourages you to embrace a new perspective. She advocates for a “glass half full” mentality. Dawnmarie works with clients who want to embrace life, make changes, be heard, and find peace. Together you can achieve many things, develop a plan, and gain the tools to be successful. Whether it be your Professional or Personal life, together, we can master love, happiness, and a sense of SELF.


Dawnmarie Sumners, WPCC, TICC

Life Coach

Dawnmarie is a true believer in living as your authentic...