OUR PEOPLE

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...

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...

Cristina Shea, MS, LMSW

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: (929) 374-2696
Email: Cristina.Shea@collaborative-therapy.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adult Psychotherapy, Adults (25-64), Affirming Therapy, Afflictions, Aging Parents, Anger, Anorexia Nervosa, Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Artist-Related Stress, Asperger's Syndrome, Attachment Disorder, Attachment Theory, Attachment-Based Family therapy (ABFT), Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavior Modification, Behavioral Issues / Problems, Behavioral Therapy, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, Binge Eating Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Bisexual, Bisexual, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Body Image, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Body-Focused Therapy (ex: Tapping), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Bulimia Nervosa, Bullying, Burnout, Career-Related Stress, Child, Child and Parent Interaction Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Childhood Trauma, Children (<13), Christian, Chronic Pain, Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, Codependency, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Commitment Obstacles, Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Focused, Complex Trauma, Confidence Issues, Coping Mechanism Development, COVID-19 Stress, Creative Blocks, Crisis Intervention, Crisis Intervention, Culturally Sensitive, Dating, Depression, Developmental Disorder, Dialectical, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Early Childhood Trauma, Eating Patterns or Eating Disorders, Emerging Adulthood, Emotion Regulaton Therapy (ERT), Emotion-Focused Family therapy (EFFT), Emotional Abuse, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Overeating, Emotionally Focused, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Existential Anxiety, Existential Therapy, Family, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Systems, Family Therapy, Family Therapy, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Feminist, Food-Related Stress, Gay, Gay, Gender Dysphoria, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Group Therapy, Harassment, Health at Every Size, Health-Related Concerns, Humanistic Therapy, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), In-Home, Indecision, Individual Therapy, Integrative Psychotherapy, Intellectual Disability, Intergenerational Trauma, Interpersonal, Intervention, Intrusive Thoughts, Jewish, Learning Disabilities, Lesbian, Lesbian, Level 2 Clinician, LGBT Care, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Male Identifying, Medical Trauma, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Problem / Illness, Mentalization Based Treatment, Mindful-Based Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Money-Related Stress, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Muslim, Narcissistic Personality, Narrative Therapy, Neuroscience, Non-Binary, Non-suicidal Self-Injury, Nonreligious, Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Panic Disorder, Pansexual, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Perinatal Mental Health, Person Centered (Rogerian), Personality Disorders, Play Therapy, Positive Psychology, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling, Postpartum, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Prenatal, Procrastination, Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), Psychodynamic Therapy, Psychological Trauma, Quarter-Life Crisis, Queer, Queer, Queer-Competent, Questioning, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Reality Therapy, Recently Moved, 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 Worker Positive, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Sibling-Related Stress, Sleep Disorder, Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Life, Social Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD), Special Needs, Straight, Strength-Based, Strength-Based Therapy, Stress, Stress Management, Structural Family Therapy, Suicidal Feelings, Suicidal Ideation, Suicidal Tendencies, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Trans-Competant, Transgender, Transitioning, Transitioning, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Trauma Therapy, Traumatic Grief, Veteran-Related Stress, Vulnerability, 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

Cristina is a licensed psychotherapist practicing in New York, with a primary focus on emotional, social, and behavioral challenges faced in early adulthood, adolescence, and childhood. Her client-centered approach is grounded in attachment and cognitive behavioral theories. Cristina is passionate about helping her clients find comfort with everyday thoughts, emotions, and experiences that contribute to living a full life.

Whether coming to her in a time of crisis or beginning therapy to maintain a healthful state of mind, Cristina takes a gentle and holistic stance with each client, developing a treatment plan that is unique to their needs. Her approach caters to varying client needs, including, but not limited to, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, eating disorders, neurodivergence, trauma, and gender and sexuality struggles and exploration. She is always eager to learn more and is frequently engaging in opportunities to learn and expand her knowledge.

Outside of her practice, Cristina is an adjunct lecturer, a 200-hour registered yoga teacher, and an avid runner.

Cristina received her graduate degree in social work from New York University and her undergraduate degree in psychology from Marymount Manhattan College.


Cristina Shea, MS, LMSW

Psychotherapist

Cristina is a licensed psychotherapist practicing in New York, with...

Rachel Moses, MA, MHC-LP

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: (929) 552-6324
Email: rachel.moses@collaborative-therapy.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Acrophobia (heights), Adaptive Mentalization based integrative treatment, Addiction Counseling, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adult Psychotherapy, Adults (25-64), Aerophobia (flying), Affirming Therapy, Afflictions, Aging Parents, Agoraphobia (leaving home), AIDS - HIV, Alcohol Use, Alcoholism, Alzheimer's Disease, Anger, Anger Management, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Anorexia Nervosa, Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Art Therapy, Artist-Related Stress, Asexual, Asperger's Syndrome, Astraphobia (thunder), Attachment Disorder, Attachment Theory, Attachment-Based Family therapy (ABFT), Autism Spectrum Disorder, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Behavior Modification, Behavioral Therapy, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, Binge Eating Disorder, Biofeedback Treatment, Bipolar Disorder, Bisexual, Bisexual, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Bulimia Nervosa, Bullying, Burnout, Career-Related Stress, Caregiver Burnout, Chemical Dependency Assessments, Childhood Trauma, Children (<13), Christian, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Compassion Fatigue, Confidence Issues, Costs/Insurance, COVID-19 Stress, Creative Blocks, Creative/Expressive Arts Therapy, Cultural Competence, Cultural Diversity Issues, Culturally Sensitive, Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT), Dating, Dementia, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Drama Therapy, Dream Analysis, Drug Use, Dual Diagnosis, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Patterns or Eating Disorders, Eclectic, Emerging Adulthood, Emotion-Focused Family therapy (EFFT), Emotional Abuse, Emotional Overeating, Existential Anxiety, Exposure & Response Prevention (ExRP) Therapy, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family, Family constellations, Family Systems, Family Therapy, Family Therapy, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Feminist, Fertility / Infertility, Food-Related Stress, Gambling / Crypto Addiction, Gaslighting, Gay, Gender Dysphoria, Gestalt Therapy, Gottman Method, Group Therapy, Harm Reduction Therapy, Health at Every Size, Health-Related Concerns, Hoarding Disorder, Humanistic Therapy, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Immigration, Imposter Syndrome, Indecision, Individual Therapy, Insomnia, Intergenerational Trauma, Internet Addiction, Interpersonal, Intersex, Intrusive Thoughts, Irrational Fears, Jewish, Learning Disabilities, Lesbian, Lesbian, Level 2 Clinician, LGBTQIA+, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Malaise, Male Identifying, Masculinity-Related Stress, Men's Issues, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Problem / Illness, Mid-Life Crisis, Migraines / Chronic Headaches, Money-Related Stress, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Natural Disasters, Non-Binary, Nonreligious, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Panic Disorder, Parenting, Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Perinatal Mental Health, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Pica, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Pre-College Fears, Pregnancy, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premarital / Marital, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Prenatal, Procrastination, Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), Psychodynamic Therapy, Quarter-Life Crisis, Queer, Queer, Questioning, Race-Related Stress, Racism Issues, Recently Moved, Refugee Trauma, Relational Therapy, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Romantic Life, Rumination, Safety Planning, School Phobia, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self-Reflection, Seniors (65+), Separation Anxiety, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Sibling-Related Stress, Sleep Disorder, Sleep Problems, Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Justice, Social Life, Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD), Spiritual Crisis or Transition, Spirituality, Sport/Performance Counseling, Sports Performance, Stammer, Straight, Strength-Based, Strength-Based Therapy, Stress, Stress Management, Suicidal Feelings, Suicidal Ideation, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Text-Based and Phone Therapy, Tourette Syndrome, Transgender, Transitioning, Trichotillomania/Body-Focused Repetitive Disease, Trypanophobia (needles), Veteran-Related Stress, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Therapy, 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

Rachel is a graduate of the master’s in mental health counseling program at Brooklyn College and currently has her MHC-LP. She is dedicated in her work to foster a safe space for all clients to speak openly about life and all that comes with it. Compassionate and patient, she takes on a person-centered approach to ensure clients are being heard and accepted as they are. Rachel also uses evidence-based treatments in her work. She believes that everyone has the potential to grow, to learn, and to flourish already inside of them.

During her free time, she enjoys baking, knitting, listening to Broadway cast recordings, and spending time with her pet dog and parakeet.

Therapy is unlike any relationship and this can be intimidating, but you have taken a brave first step by researching and reaching out. I look forward to hearing from you!


Rachel Moses, MA, MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Rachel is a graduate of the master’s in mental health...