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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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Lisa Piccinnini, BA

Position: Clinical Intern
Phone: (929) 447-2948
Email: lisa.piccininni@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Adaptive Mentalization based integrative treatment, Adjustment Disorder, Adoption Counseling, Adult Psychotherapy, Aging Parents, Agitation, Alternatives for Families - A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy AF-CBT, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Anorexia Nervosa, Asexual, Asexual Abuse Trauma, Attachment Disorder, Attachment-Based Family therapy (ABFT), Behavior Modification, Behavioral Issues / Problems, Behavioral Therapy, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, Betrayal Trauma, Binge Eating Disorder, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Bisexual, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Bulimia Nervosa, Bullying, Career-Related Stress, Caregiver Burnout, Childhood Trauma, Christian, Cigna, Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors, Coaching, Codependency, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (CPT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Combat Stress Reaction (CSR), Commitment Obstacles, Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Focused, Complex Trauma, Confidence Issues, Contextual Family therapy, Coping Mechanism Development, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Couples Conflict Resolution, Crisis Intervention, Crisis Intervention, Cultural Competence, Cultural Diversity Issues, Culturally Sensitive, Dating, Depression, Developmental Disorder, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Divorce Counseling, Dream Analysis, Dual Diagnosis, Dual Diagnosis, Early Childhood Trauma, Eating Patterns or Eating Disorders, Eclectic, Emerging Adulthood, Emotion Regulaton Therapy (ERT), Emotional Abuse, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Emotional Overeating, Emotionally Focused, English, Excoriation, Existential Anxiety, Existential Crisis or Transition, Existential Therapy, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family constellations, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Planning, Family Systems, Family Therapy, Family Therapy, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Feminist, Fertility / Infertility, Fertility Counseling, Fidelis, Food-Related Stress, Gaslighting, Gay, Gender Dysphoria, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Grief and Loss, Group Therapy, Group Therapy, Harassment, Harm Reduction Therapy, Health at Every Size, Health-Related Concerns, Hindu, Humanistic Therapy, Identifying Sex, Imposter Syndrome, Individual Therapy, Integrative Psychotherapy, Internal Family systems (IFS), Interpersonal, Intimate Partner Violence, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Trauma, Intrusive Thoughts, Irrational Fears, Jain, Jewish, Lesbian, Level 1 Clinician, LGBT Care, LGBTQIA+, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Marital, Marriage Conflict Resolution, Marriage Counseling, Masculinity-Related Stress, Meaning-Centered Therapy, Men's Issues, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Consultation, Mentalization Based Treatment, Mentalization Based Treatment for Adolecents (MBT-A), Mentalization Based Treatment for Children (MBT-C), Mentalization Based Treatment for Families (MBT-F), Mindful-Based Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Multicultural Therapy, Multisystemic Therapy (MST), Muslim, Narcissistic Personality, Narrative Therapy, Non-suicidal Self-Injury, Non-Traditional Romantic Stress, Nonreligious, Obesity, Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Panic Disorder, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Perinatal Mental Health, Person Centered (Rogerian), Phobias, Physical Abuse, Physical Abuse Trauma, Positive Psychology, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling, Postpartum, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Pre-College Fears, Pregnancy, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Prenatal, Procrastination, Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Therapy, Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy, Psychological Trauma, Queer, Queer-Competent, Questioning, Race-Related Stress, Racism Issues, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Relational, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Romantic Life, Rumination, Safety Planning, Schema Therapy, School Phobia, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self-Harm / Injury, Self-Reflection, Separation Anxiety, Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Abuse counseling, Sexual Fear, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Sibling-Related Stress, Sikh, Sleep Disorder, Sleep Problems, Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Justice, Social Life, Social Skills Training (SST), Social Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Straight, Strength-Based, Strength-Based Therapy, Stress, Stress Management, Suicidal Feelings, Suicidal Ideation, Suicidal Tendencies, Thought Disorders, Trans-Competant, Transgender, Transitioning, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Trauma Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Validation Therapy, Vulnerability, Walk and Talk Therapy or OutdoorTherapy, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Therapy, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Women's Issues Therapy, Worry, Young Adulthood
Location: 5th Avenue, New York, Tele-Health/Virtual

Lisa (She/Her) is a graduate student at Baruch College pursuing an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and has a B.A. in Clinical Psychology from Hunter College. She is from Long Island, New York and now lives in NYC. She is committed to offering a nonjudgmental space for others where they can feel comfortable to explore and process their experiences, thoughts, and emotions, as well as be their most authentic selves in order to reach their goals and fullest potential.

Lisa’s therapeutic style is warm, attentive, and flexible. She believes in working together with her clients to meet them where they are at and discover what approaches will work best for them. She often uses various components of CBT and psychodynamic theory when working with her clients. Lisa is passionate about helping individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, disordered eating, and other presenting issues, as well as those in the LGBTQ+ community.

Lisa feels strongly about the bidirectional relationship between the mind and the body and believes in the importance of physical movement and self-care. In her free time, she loves strength training, going for walks, spending time outside, and spending time with her dog, Koda. She also enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants in New York City, puzzles, and spending time with her friends and family.

Lisa recognizes how important it is to take care of one’s mental health and how challenging it can be to take the steps to do so. She looks forward to working with you and supporting you in the process!

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Lisa Piccinnini, BA

Clinical Intern

Lisa (She/Her) is a graduate student at Baruch College pursuing...

Blair Luedke, BS

Position: Clinical Intern
Phone: (929) 203-4662
Email: blair.luedke@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, 12- Step Friendly, Additional Areas of Specialization, Adjustment Disorder, Adults (25-64), Aerophobia (flying), Alcohol Use, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Anorexia Nervosa, Art Therapy, Asexual, Asexual, Behavioral Issues / Problems, Behavioral Therapy, Betrayal Trauma, Binge Eating Disorder, Biofeedback, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Bisexual, Bisexual, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Buddhist, Bulimia Nervosa, Bullying, Burnout, Caregiver Burnout, Childhood Trauma, Christian, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Cigna, Codependency, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Confidence Issues, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Cultural Competence, Cultural Diversity Issues, Dating, Daytime Sleepiness, Depression, Dream Analysis, Dreams, Eating Patterns or Eating Disorders, Eclectic, Emotional Abuse, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Emotional Overeating, English, Existential Anxiety, Family, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Therapy, Female Identifying, Feminist, Fertility / Infertility, Fertility Counseling, Fidelis, Gaslighting, Gay, Gay, Gender Dysphoria, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Grief and Loss, Group Therapy, Group Therapy, Harassment, Health at Every Size, Health-Related Concerns, Hearing Impairment Counseling, Hindu, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Imposter Syndrome, Individual Therapy, Insomnia, Intimate Partner Violence, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Trauma, Intrusive Thoughts, Irrational Fears, Jewish, Lesbian, Lesbian, Level 1 Clinician, LGBT Care, LGBTQIA+, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Malaise, Masculinity-Related Stress, Men's Issues, Men's Mental Health Issues, Migraines / Chronic Headaches, Mindful-Based Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Multicultural Therapy, Music Therapy, Muslim, Non-Binary, Nonreligious, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Panic Disorder, Pansexual, Peer Relationships, Performance Anxiety, Perinatal Mental Health, Physical Abuse, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Pre-College Fears, Pregnancy, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Prenatal, Psychedelic Integration Therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic Therapy, Quarter-Life Crisis, Queer, Queer, Queer-Competent, Questioning, Racism Issues, Reality Therapy, Recently Moved, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self-Reflection, Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, 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, Spiritual Crisis or Transition, Spirituality, Sports Performance, Straight, Strength-Based, Stress, Trans-Competant, Transgender, Transitioning, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Vulnerability, Walk and Talk Therapy or OutdoorTherapy, Weight Loss, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Women's Issues Therapy, Worry, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: 5th Avenue, New York, Tele-Health/Virtual

Blair (She/Her) is a graduate student at Long Island University pursuing a M.S in Mental Health Counseling. She currently holds a student membership in American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) as well as American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and enjoys attending webinars exploring new interventions. She has studied different theories to help establish a framework while working with clients, including but not limited to REBT, CBT, Psychoanalytic, Reality, and different MFT modalities. Blair attained her B.S in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from the University of Delaware.

She has encouraged and led a holistic lifestyle and enjoys using her background to connect both physical and mental health to achieve overall wellness. Blair is also in the midst of her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training and aims to utilize these skills in her therapeutic practice to help strengthen client’s self-awareness. She strives to be an ambassador of holistic wellness, while connecting with others to help them to tap into their true potential, already inside of them. She believes fostering a warm and safe environment is key for her clients to feel supported and open to be themselves.

Blair loves to spend time outside in the sun whenever she can, especially if it is with one of her dogs. She is an avid lover of animals and will try to pet one every chance she gets. Blair enjoys spending time in the kitchen with new recipes, and her favorite part: eating them. She gravitates towards all things’ movement: practicing yoga, dancing, and hiking, all with a smile on her face. 


 

Blair Luedke, BS

Clinical Intern

Blair (She/Her) is a graduate student at Long Island University...

Maria Pietruszka, MS, LMHC, CASAC-T

Position: Psychotherapist & Supervisor
Phone: (929) 538-3245
Email: maria.pietruszka@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, 12- Step Friendly, Abstinence Based Psychotherapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Addiction Counseling, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adolescent Addiction / Substance Use, Adoption, Adult Psychotherapy, Adults (25-64), Affirming Therapy, Aging Parents, AIDS - HIV, Alcohol Use, Alcoholism, Anger, Anger Management, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD), Anxiety Disorder, Artist-Related Stress, Asexual, Attachment Disorder, Behavior Modification, Behavioral Issues / Problems, Behavioral Therapy, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, Betrayal Trauma, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, Bisexual, Bisexual, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Body-Focused Therapy (ex: Tapping), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Buddhist, Bullying, Burnout, Canabis Use disorder, Career-Related Stress, Caregiver Burnout, Chemical Dependency Assessments, Childhood Trauma, Children (<13), Christian, Christian Counseling, Chronic Relapse, Cigna, Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors, Codependency, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBT), Commitment Obstacles, Community Violence, Compassion Fatigue, Confidence Issues, Coping Mechanism Development, COVID-19 Stress, Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, Cultural Competence, Cultural Diversity Issues, Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT), Dating, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders, Drug Addiction, Drug Use, Dual Diagnosis, Early Childhood Trauma, Emerging Adulthood, Emotion Regulaton Therapy (ERT), Emotional Abuse, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, English, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Conflicts / Issues, Family constellations, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Planning, Family Systems, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Feminist, Fidelis, Forensic Psychology, Gambling / Crypto Addiction, Gay, Gay, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Group Therapy, Group Therapy, Harassment, Harm Reduction Therapy, Health at Every Size, Health-Related Concerns, Humanistic Therapy, Immigration, Immigration Psychological Evaluation, Imposter Syndrome, Impulse Control Disorder (ICD), Indecision, Individual Therapy, Intergenerational Trauma, Internal Family systems (IFS), Internet Addiction, Intersex, Intervention, Intimate Partner Violence, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Trauma, Intrusive Thoughts, Irrational Fears, Jewish, Lesbian, Lesbian, Level 3 Clinician, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Male Identifying, Marijuana Disorder, Marriage Counseling, Masculinity-Related Stress, Medication Management, Medication Management, Medication-Induced Anxiety Disorder, Mental Health Problem / Illness, Mental State Opinion, Mentalization Based Treatment, Mid-Life Crisis, Migraines / Chronic Headaches, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Money-Related Stress, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Multicultural Therapy, Music Therapy, Muslim, Natural Disasters, Non-Binary, Non-suicidal Self-Injury, Non-Traditional Romantic Stress, Nonreligious, Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Polish, Positive Psychology, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling, Pre-College Fears, Premarital / Marital, Premenopausal Symptoms, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Procrastination, Psychedelic Integration Therapy, Quarter-Life Crisis, Queer, Queer, Queer-Competent, Questioning, Race-Related Stress, Racial Justice Framework, Racism Issues, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Reality Therapy, Recently Moved, Refugee Trauma, Relapse Prevention Therapy, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Romantic Life, School Phobia, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Seniors (65+), Separation Anxiety, Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, Sex Worker Positive, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Sibling-Related Stress, Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Justice, Social Life, Social Therapy, Spiritual Crisis or Transition, Spirituality, Straight, Strength-Based, Strength-Based Therapy, Stress, Stress Management, Teaching, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Trans-Competant, Transgender, Transitioning, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Trauma Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Vegan, Vulnerability, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Women's Issues Therapy, Work-Related Counseling, Worry, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: 5th Avenue, New York, Tele-Health/Virtual

Maria (She/Her) was born in Poland and migrated to NYC at the age of 3.  She was raised in Brooklyn and carries that as a badge of honor.

Maria attended Hunter College where she graduated with a degree in Sociology.  She then attended LIU Brooklyn and obtained her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling in 2017.  During her time at LIU Brooklyn, she was the campus representative for the American Psychology Association Division 35 Society for the Psychology of Women. Maria was involved in hosting events that help spread awareness for feminist research, theory and education to understand and improve the lives of girls and women in all their diversities. This helped Maria develop her passion towards working with women and women’s issues.

After graduation, Maria was hired as a full time substance abuse counselor at Outreach, where she completed her internship for graduate school. She worked with adults to help them reach their goals in recovery. Maria implemented harm reduction techniques to help promote a more inclusive and realistic approach for treating substance use disorders.  She is determined to approach all her clients by meeting them where they are and empowering them to meet their treatment and therapy goals.

After 3 years, Maria was promoted to Program Coordinator where she was responsible for running Restart Academy, a Department of Education alternative high school for students with substance use and behavioral issues and an after school program for outpatient services for adolescents. Maria enjoyed working and advocating for adolescents and young people. She guided them through different life transitions like: finishing high school, coping with peer pressure and preparing for the next chapters of their lives like college or full time employment.

Maria also supervised new counselors and her approach was always to empower counselors and teach them listen to their “clinical gut”.

Maria is driven by social justice and participated in movements for Black Lives Matter, women’s rights and animal rights. Her approaches in therapy display her commitment to provide an empathic, compassionate and judgement-free space where people from all walks of life can address their emotional issues, life transitions and meet their therapy goals.

When she is not in session, Maria teaches as an adjunct lecturer at Hunger College. She teaches courses like Drugs and Society and the Sociology of Mental Health.  In her free time, Maria loves to re-watch “The Office”, spend time with her two cats Rajah and Stella and try new vegan recipes.


Maria Pietruszka, MS, LMHC, CASAC-T

Psychotherapist & Supervisor

Maria (She/Her) was born in Poland and migrated to NYC...

Cristina Shea, MS, LMSW

Position: Senior Psychotherapist
Phone: (929) 374-2696
Email: Cristina.Shea@collaborative-people.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: 5th Avenue, New York, Tele-Health/Virtual

Cristina (She/Her) 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

Senior Psychotherapist

Cristina (She/Her) is a licensed psychotherapist practicing in New York,...

Rachel Moses, MA, MHC-LP

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: (929) 552-6324
Email: rachel.moses@collaborative-people.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, Couples (Relationship Therapy), 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, English, 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, Fidelis, Food-Related Stress, Gambling / Crypto Addiction, Gaslighting, Gay, Gender Dysphoria, Gestalt Therapy, Gottman Method, Group Therapy, 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 3 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: 5th Avenue, New York, Tele-Health/Virtual

Rachel Moses: (She/Her) 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. She looks forward to hearing from you!


Rachel Moses, MA, MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Rachel Moses: (She/Her) is a graduate of the master’s in mental health...

Artur Lebiedzinski, MA, MHC-LP

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: (929) 930-2082
Email: artur.Lebiedzinski@collaborative-people.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: 5th Avenue, New York, Tele-Health/Virtual

Artur Lebiedzinski: (He/Him) 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 Lebiedzinski: (He/Him) has been working in the mental health field...

Kyle McEvoy, MS, LPC, LMHC, CCMHC, NCC

Position: Founder & Therapy President
Phone: (929) 227-6289
Email: kyle.mcevoy@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, Abstinence Based Psychotherapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Adaptive Mentalization based integrative treatment, Addiction, Addiction Counseling, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adolescent Addiction / Substance Use, Adult Psychotherapy, Adults (25-64), Affirming Therapy, Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD), Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Art Therapy, Artist-Related Stress, Asexual, Attachment Disorder, Attachment Theory, Attachment-Based Family therapy (ABFT), Behavior Modification, Behavioral Issues / Problems, Behavioral Therapy, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, Biofeedback Treatment, Bisexual, Bisexual, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Body Image, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Bullying, Burnout, Canabis Use disorder, Career-Related Stress, Caregiver Burnout, Child, Child Abuse Consultation, Child and Parent Interaction Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Childhood Trauma, Children (<13), Christian, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors, Coaching, Coaching, Codependency, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (CPT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Commitment Obstacles, Community Violence, Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Focused, Complex Trauma, Confidence Issues, Coping Mechanism Development, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Couples Conflict Resolution, COVID-19 Stress, Creative Blocks, Crisis Intervention, Crisis Intervention, Cultural Competence, Cultural Diversity Issues, Culturally Sensitive, Dating, Depression, Developmental Disorder, Dialectical, Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders, Dissociative Disorder, Dream Analysis, Dreams, Drug Addiction, Drug Use, Dual Diagnosis, Dual Diagnosis, Early Childhood Trauma, Eclectic, Emerging Adulthood, Emotion-Focused Family therapy (EFFT), Emotional Abuse, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Emotionally Focused, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Ex-Cult Support, Excoriation, Existential Anxiety, Exposure & Response Prevention (ExRP) Therapy, Family, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Planning, Family Systems, Family Therapy, Family Therapy, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Fertility / Infertility, Founders Level, Gaslighting, Gay, Gay, Gender Dysphoria, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Grief and Loss, Group Therapy, Group Therapy, Harassment, Harm Reduction Therapy, Health-Related Concerns, Humanistic Therapy, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Immigration, Imposter Syndrome, Impulse Control Disorder (ICD), In-Home, Indecision, Individual Therapy, Intergenerational Trauma, Internal Family systems (IFS), Interpersonal, Intervention, Intimate Partner Violence, Intrusive Thoughts, Irrational Fears, Jewish, Learning Disabilities, Lesbian, Lesbian, LGBT Care, LGBTQIA+, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Male Identifying, Marijuana Disorder, Masculinity-Related Stress, Medical Trauma, Men's Issues, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Consultation, Mental Health Problem / Illness, Mentalization Based Treatment, Mentalization Based Treatment for Adolecents (MBT-A), Mentalization Based Treatment for Children (MBT-C), Mentalization Based Treatment for Families (MBT-F), Mid-Life Crisis, Mindful-Based Therapy, Money-Related Stress, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Multicultural Therapy, Multisystemic Therapy (MST), Munchausen Syndrome, Narrative Therapy, Natural Disasters, Non-Binary, Non-suicidal Self-Injury, Non-Traditional Romantic Stress, Nonreligious, Obesity, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Panic Disorder, Pansexual, Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT) Person-Centered, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Physical Abuse, Physical Abuse Trauma, Pica, Play Therapy, Porn Addiction, Positive Psychology, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling, Postpartum, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Pre-College Fears, Pregnancy, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Procrastination, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), Psychedelic Integration Therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Psychological Trauma, 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, Relapse Prevention Therapy, Relational, Relational Therapy, 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 Therapy, Sex Trafficing, Sex Worker Positive, 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 Skills Training (SST), Social Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD), Somatic Therapy, Special Needs, Sport/Performance Counseling, Sports Performance, Straight, Strength-Based, Strength-Based Therapy, Stress, Stress Management, Structural Family Therapy, Suicidal Feelings, Suicidal Ideation, Suicidal Tendencies, Teaching, Teen Violence, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Terrorism and Violence, Text-Based and Phone Therapy, Trans-Competant, Transactional Analysis, Transgender, Transitioning, Transitioning, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Trauma Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Traumatic Grief, Trichotillomania/Body-Focused Repetitive Disease, Validation Therapy, Video Game Addiction, Vulnerability, Walk and Talk Therapy or OutdoorTherapy, Women's Health, Worry, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: 5th Avenue, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Tele-Health/Virtual

Kyle McEvoy (He/Him) is the Founder and President of Collaborative, a multidisciplinary clinical community focused on establishing effective, evidence-based treatment founded on an adaptive mentalization-based treatment model.

Kyle holds advanced training in mentalization-based (MBT) and adaptive mentalization-based integrative treatment (AMBIT) through the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families. He specializes in complex attachment and identity-related disorders such as borderline, avoidant, antisocial, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive personalities, along with gender-diverse individuals.

He focuses on understanding the individual to engage in a comprehensive execution of a person’s desires, wants, and needs. Kyle has participated in the client’s long-standing change from maladaptive behaviors, thoughts, and feelings through these scientific approaches. Kyle will implore you to participate in your treatment and discuss the techniques actively. He has helped people struggling with substances, explore individual identity (LGBTQIA+), cope with psychological/cognitive/developmental disorders, accept medical diagnoses, and overcome sexual abuse/intimate partner violence.

In addition to Kyle’s direct clinical work, he is a prominent national speaker, writer, and educator of the mental health community in efforts to deepen provider and patient understandings of mentalization, identity formation, and clinically challenging circumstances. In addition, Kyle continues to bolster his clinical approach through continued education and research of personality development from a psychoanalytic perceptive as a student of the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies.

Kyle believes practical and engaging clinical support has the power to invoke change. Therefore, he goes beyond the typical therapeutic approach when working with you.


 

Kyle McEvoy, MS, LPC, LMHC, CCMHC, NCC

Founder & Therapy President

Kyle McEvoy (He/Him) is the Founder and President of Collaborative, a...

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