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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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Sophia Berlin

Sophia Berlin, MS, MHC-LP, CRC

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: 929-274-4161
Email: sophia.b@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, Abdominal Pain, Absence of Menstruation / Amenorrhea, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Acid RefluX / Heartburn, Acne, Acrophobia (heights), Acute Dysentery, Adaptive Mentalization based integrative treatment, Addiction, Addiction Counseling, Addiction Therapy, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adolescent Addiction / Substance Use, Adoption, Adult Psychotherapy, Adults (25-64), Aerophobia (flying), Aetna, Affirming Therapy, Aging Parents, Agitation, Agoraphobia (leaving home), AIDS - HIV, Alcohol Use, Alcoholism, Alternatives for Families - A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy AF-CBT, Alzheimer's Disease, Anger, Anger Management, Ankle Pain, Anorexia Nervosa, Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD), Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Arthritis, Asperger's Syndrome, Asthma, Astraphobia (thunder), Attachment Disorder, Attachment Theory, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autoimmune Diseases, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Back Pain, Back Pain during Pregnancy, Behavior Modification, Behavioral Issues / Problems, Behavioral Therapy, Bell's Palsy, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, Betrayal Trauma, Binge Eating Disorder, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, 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), Bulimia Nervosa, Bullying, Burnout, Canabis Use disorder, Cancer Pain, Cancer Support, Career-Related Stress, Caregiver Burnout, Caregiving Challenges, Child, Child Abuse Consultation, Child and Parent Interaction Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Childhood Trauma, Children (<13), Cholesterol Issues, Christian, Chronic Anemia, Chronic Digestive Disorders, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Pain, Chronic Relapse, Chronic/Acute Pain, Cigna, Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, Co-Occuring Disorders, Codependency, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Insomnia (CBT-I), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (CPT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Combat Stress Reaction (CSR), Commitment Obstacles, Community Violence, Compassion Fatigue, Complex Trauma, Confidence Issues, Confused Memory, Constipation, Contextual Family therapy, Coping Mechanism Development, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Couples Conflict Resolution, COVID-19 Stress, Creative Blocks, Crisis Intervention, Crisis Intervention, Crohn’s Disease, Cultural Competence, Cultural Diversity Issues, Culturally Sensitive, Dating, Daytime Sleepiness, Dementia, Depression, Dermatitis, Developmental Disorder, Diabetes (Type 1 and 2), Dialectical, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Diarrhea, Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders, Dissociative Disorder, Divorce Counseling, Dizziness, Dreams, Drug Addiction, Drug Use, Dual Diagnosis, Dual Diagnosis, Ear Pain, Early Childhood Trauma, Eating Patterns or Eating Disorders, Eclectic, Eczema, Elbow Pain, Elderly Persons Disorders, Emerging Adulthood, Emotion Regulaton Therapy (ERT), Emotional Abuse, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Emotional Overeating, Emotionally Focused, Emotionally Focused Therapy, End of Life Challenges, English, Existential Anxiety, Existential Crisis or Transition, Facial Pain, Family, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Planning, Family Systems, Family Therapy, Family Therapy, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Fertility / Infertility, Fibromyalgia, Food-Related Stress, Foot Pain, Frozen Shoulder, Gallstone Pain, Gambling / Crypto Addiction, Gaslighting, Gastritis, Gastroesophageal RefluX Disease (GERD), Gastrointestinal Problem, Gay, Gender Dysphoria, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Gestalt Therapy, Gout, Grief and Loss, Grief Support, Group Therapy, Group Therapy, Gua Sha, Hand Pain, Harassment, Harm Reduction Therapy, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Hay Fever / Seasonal Allergies, Headaches and Migraines, Health at Every Size, Health-Related Concerns, Healthy Aging After Menopause, Hearing Impairment Counseling, Heel Pain, Hemifacial Spasm, Hepatitis C, Herniated Disk, High Blood Pressure / Hypertension, Hip Pain, Hip Pain during Pregnancy, Hoarding Disorder, Hormonal Balancing/Drug Side Effects, Humanistic Therapy, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), IBD (Autoimmune Diseases-Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis), Immigration, Imposter Syndrome, Impulse Control Disorder (ICD), Indecision, Individual Therapy, Induction of labour, Insomnia, Integrative Psychotherapy, Intellectual Disability, Intergenerational Trauma, Internal Family systems (IFS), Internet Addiction, Interpersonal, Intersex, Intervention, Intimate Partner Violence, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Trauma, Intrusive Thoughts, Irrational Fears, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Itching, IUI and IVF Support, Jaw Pain, Jewish, Joint Pain, Kleptomania, Knee Pain, Labor Pain, Learning Disabilities, Leg Pain, Lesbian, Level 2 Clinician, LGBT Care, LGBTQIA+, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Life Transitions, Ligament Sprain, Loneliness, Low Back Pain, Low Blood Pressure / Hypotension, Low Blood Sugar, Low Self Esteem, Lower Back Pain / Lumbago, Lupus, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Malaise, Marijuana Disorder, Marital, Marriage Conflict Resolution, Marriage Counseling, Masculinity-Related Stress, Meaning-Centered Therapy, Medical Detox, Medical Trauma, Medication Management, Medication-Induced Anxiety Disorder, 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, Migraines / Chronic Headaches, Mindful-Based Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Money-Related Stress, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Morning Sickness, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Multicultural Therapy, Multiple Sclerosis, Munchausen Syndrome, Muscle Cramps, Muscle Pain, Muscle Strain, Narcissistic Personality, Natural Disasters, Nausea and Vomiting, Neck and Shoulder Issues, Neck Pain, Non-suicidal Self-Injury, Non-Traditional Romantic Stress, Obesity, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Osteoarthritis, Painful Menstruation / Dysmenorrhea, Panic Disorder, Parenting, PCOS, Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Peer Relationships, Pelvic Pain, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Perinatal Mental Health, Person Centered (Rogerian), Personality Disorders, Phobias, Physical Abuse, Physical Abuse Trauma, Pica, Plantar Fasciitis, Play Therapy, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome / Metabolic Syndrome, Porn Addiction, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Post-Operative Mobility (Hand and Fingers), Post-Operative Mobility (Joints and Body), Post-Operative Pain, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling, Postpartum, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Pre-College Fears, Pre-Move In Couples Counseling, Pregnancy, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premarital / Marital, Premarital Conflict Resolution, Premarital Counseling, Premenopausal Symptoms, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Prenatal, Procrastination, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), Psoriasis, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Psychodynamic Therapy, Psychological First Aid, Psychological Trauma, Psychosis, Psychotic Disorder, Psychotic Features, Quarter-Life Crisis, Queer, Queer-Competent, Questioning, Race-Related Stress, Racial Justice Framework, Racism Issues, Radicular Pain, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Raynaud's Phenomenon, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Recently Moved, Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections, Refugee Trauma, Relapse Prevention Therapy, Relational, Relational Therapy, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Romantic Life, Round Ligament Pain, Rumination, Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain, Safety Planning, Schizophrenia, School Phobia, Sciatica, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Selective Mutism, Self Esteem, Self-Harm / Injury, Self-Reflection, Seniors (65+), Separation Anxiety, Sex Trafficing, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Abuse counseling, Sexual Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexual Fear, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Shoulder Pain, Sibling-Related Stress, Sleep Disorder, Sleep Problems, Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Justice, Social Life, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD), Special Needs, Spine Pain, Spiritual Crisis or Transition, Spirituality, Sports Performance, Stammer, Stiff Neck, Stomach Ulcer, Straight, Strength-Based, Strength-Based Therapy, Stress, Stress Management, Suicidal Feelings, Suicidal Ideation, Suicidal Tendencies, Teen Violence, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain, Tendinosis, Tennis Elbow, Testing and Evaluation, Thought Disorders, Thyroid Disorders, Tiredness / Fatigue, Tourette Syndrome, Trans-Competant, Transgender, Transitioning, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Trauma Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Traumatic Brain Injury, Traumatic Grief, Trichotillomania/Body-Focused Repetitive Disease, Trypanophobia (needles), Ulcerative Colitis, Ulnar Nerve Entrapment, Varicose Vein(s), Vertigo, Veteran-Related Stress, Veterans, Video Game Addiction, Voices, Visions, or Perceptual Disturbances, Vulnerability, Walk and Talk Therapy or OutdoorTherapy, Weight Loss, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Women's Issues Therapy, Work-Related Counseling, Worry, Wrist Pain, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: New York, No-Mad, Tele-Health/Virtual

Sophia: (She/Her) completed her Master of Science degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After enjoying many years in the south, she is excited to move back to her home state of New York. Sophia uses experience and insights to inform her work and feels fortunate to work with and learn from her clients.    

Sophia’s concentration in psychiatric disabilities and rehabilitation counseling offered opportunities to gain experience working in various settings with diverse populations. Her experience in hospitals, specialized mental health clinics, and the VA Health Care system provided opportunities to develop her counseling skills and knowledge. She has experience working with developmental disabilities, chronic illnesses, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use, self-injurious behaviors, anxiety, and mood disorders. While working with Veterans, she developed her interest in trauma-informed care and addressing co-occurring disorders. Over the last several years, she collaborated on evidence-based psychotherapy research and publications to advocate for access to informed care. 

As a therapist, she strives to develop trusting relationships and offer a unique space for authenticity and support. She believes in the importance of recognizing individual strengths, while empowering self-awareness and growth. Her approach is relation-centered and integrative to incorporate modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Informed Care. Sophia uses an eclectic approach, which creates space to recognize different experiences and ensure therapy is accessible and effective.   

Sophia could be described as an introverted extrovert. While she enjoys spending time with others and getting lost in conversation, she always carves out time to retreat to the comfort of reading a book on the couch. She is happiest near a body of water and swimming is her favorite form of exercise. Dog time is a staple in her life, and she enjoys any chance to get outside and explore new places.

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Sophia Berlin, MS, MHC-LP, CRC

Psychotherapist

Sophia: (She/Her) completed her Master of Science degree in Clinical...

Taiwo Majekodunmi, MA, LMHC

Position: Psychotherapist & Supervisor
Phone: 929-280-3994
Email: taiwo.m@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Adaptive Mentalization based integrative treatment, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adolescent Addiction / Substance Use, Adult Psychotherapy, Aetna, Alcohol Use, Anger, Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD), Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Asexual, Asexual Abuse Trauma, Attachment Disorder, Attachment Theory, Autoimmune Diseases, Behavioral Issues / Problems, Behavioral Therapy, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, Betrayal Trauma, Binge Eating Disorder, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, Bisexual, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Body Image, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior (BFRB), Bullying, Burnout, Cancer Support, Career-Related Stress, Caregiver Burnout, Child and Parent Interaction Therapy, Childhood Trauma, Christian, Christian Counseling, Chronic Illness, Cigna, Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors, Codependency, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Commitment Obstacles, Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Focused, Complex Trauma, Confidence Issues, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Crisis Intervention, Crisis Intervention, Cultural Competence, Cultural Diversity Issues, Dating, Depression, Dialectical, Dual Diagnosis, Early Childhood Trauma, Emerging Adulthood, Emotional Abuse, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Emotional Overeating, Emotionally Focused, Emotionally Focused Therapy, English, Ex-Cult Support, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Systems, Family Therapy, Family Therapy, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Fertility / Infertility, Gambling / Crypto Addiction, Gaslighting, Gastroesophageal RefluX Disease (GERD), Gay, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Grief and Loss, Grief Support, Group Therapy, Health-Related Concerns, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), IBD (Autoimmune Diseases-Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis), Individual Therapy, Intergenerational Trauma, Interpersonal, Intimate Partner Violence, Intrusive Thoughts, Lesbian, Level 3 Clinician, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Life Transitions, Lupus, Marijuana Disorder, Marital, Marriage Conflict Resolution, Marriage Counseling, Men's Issues, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Problem / Illness, Mentalization Based Treatment, Mentalization Based Treatment for Adolecents (MBT-A), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Multicultural Therapy, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Perinatal Mental Health, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling, Postpartum, Postpartum Anxiety, Premarital / Marital, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Psychodynamic Therapy, Psychological Trauma, Quarter-Life Crisis, Queer, Questioning, Race-Related Stress, Racial Justice Framework, Racism Issues, Recently Moved, Refugee Trauma, Relationship Struggles / Issues, School Phobia, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self-Reflection, Separation Anxiety, Sex Trafficing, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sexual Fear, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Sibling-Related Stress, Sleep Problems, Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Justice, Social Life, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Somatic Therapy, Spirituality, Straight, Strength-Based, Strength-Based Therapy, Stress, Stress Management, Suicidal Feelings, Suicidal Ideation, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Thought Disorders, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Trauma Therapy, Traumatic Grief, Vulnerability, Weight Loss, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Women's Issues Therapy, Work-Related Counseling, Worry, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: New York, No-Mad, Tele-Health/Virtual

Taiwo (She/Her) was born and raised in New York City, specifically in Queens and Brooklyn. She is a licensed mental health counselor and holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling from CUNY Brooklyn College. As someone who is voraciously curious and naturally empathetic, Taiwo has always had an ardent desire to understand the inner workings of the mind, which has allowed her to have vast experience in working a diverse demographic. As a first-generation Nigerian American woman, it has been Taiwo’s mission to provide access to those who are underrepresented with the tools they need to overcome their obstacles and heal from their pain. It has been her pleasure to serve those who need it and may not have the resources to access that help, especially because she has experience dealing with financial, racial and emotional hardships. She has provided adolescents and young and middle-aged adults with complex trauma, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns in diverse clinical settings.  

In treatment with Taiwo, she utilizes an eclectic approach utilizing methods from EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), interpersonal psychodynamic therapy, CBT (Cognitive Based Therapy), somatic approaches, ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) and MBT (Mentalization Based Treatment). She believes that one must be present with their inner experiences without shame or judgment to heal from past or present trauma, which is the proactive of mindfulness. Taiwo employs a collaborative and relational approach to treatment, ensuring that the client’s needs are in the forefront of the treatment process. She expels authenticity and warmth that allows the client to feel safe and attended to. Taiwo will work with the client to help them reach their goals, but it will be at a pace that is up to the client as she believes the session is about the client and their emotional safety.  

When working with Taiwo, she will challenge you to assist you in getting out of your comfort zone because discomfort, but with a safe space, is needed to grow and heal. She will also remind you to be kind and compassionate to yourself, as the practice of self-compassion is essential in her treatment process and to one’s healing in general. She hopes that the client will utilize these tools for the rest of their healing journeys.





Taiwo Majekodunmi, MA, LMHC

Psychotherapist & Supervisor

Taiwo (She/Her) was born and raised in New York City,...

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