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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Ellen Recker, MSEd, LMHC

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: (929) 368-5931
Email: ellen.recker@collaborative-therapy.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, 12- Step Friendly, Adaptive Mentalization based integrative treatment, Addiction Counseling, Adjustment Disorder, Adult Psychotherapy, Adults (25-64), Anxiety Disorder, Attachment Theory, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, Biofeedback Treatment, Body-Focused Therapy (ex: Tapping), Chemical Dependency Assessments, Children (<13), Christian, Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Confidence Issues, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Elderly Persons Disorders, Emotional Abuse, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Planning, Female Identifying, Fertility / Infertility, Fertility Counseling, Fidelis Care of New York, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Gestalt Therapy, Gottman Method, Grief and Loss, Group Therapy, Imago, Individual Therapy, Internal Family systems (IFS), Jewish, Lesbian, Level 3 Clinician, Life Transitions, Life Transitions, Low Self Esteem, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Malaise, Male Identifying, Mentalization Based Treatment, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Narrative Therapy, Neurofeedback Training, Nonreligious, Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Parenting, Perinatal Mental Health, Postpartum, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Pre-College Fears, Pregnancy, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premarital / Marital, Prenatal, Psychodynamic Therapy, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Self Esteem, Seniors (65+), Straight, Teaching, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Walk and Talk Therapy or OutdoorTherapy, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Women's Issues Therapy, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: Tele-Health/Virtual

I am a licensed mental health counselor with almost 10 years experience working with adults at various stages of life, from their post-high school years through retirement. As a result, I’ve helped them navigate a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief/loss and life transitions. I have extensive training and experience working with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and am passionate about supporting women (and men!) through this overwhelming and intense period of transition.

I believe in being a partner in your therapy — my role is to create a safe place for you to explore the thoughts and emotions you’re struggling with and to help you clarify and implement changes that bring you a sense of peace and self-fulfillment. To do this, I utilize a variety of approaches: cognitive, humanistic, psychodynamic and supportive therapy; and tools: meditation, writing, body awareness and interactive feedback, among others.


Ellen Recker, MSEd, LMHC

Psychotherapist

I am a licensed mental health counselor with almost 10 years...

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...

Lisa Henshaw

Lisa Henshaw, PhD, LCSW

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: (929) 297-8269
Email: lisa.henshaw@collaborative-therapy.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, 12- Step Friendly, Adjustment Disorder, Adult Psychotherapy, Adults (25-64), Afflictions, Aging Parents, Agitation, Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Attachment Disorder, Attachment Theory, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, Betrayal Trauma, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, Bisexual, Bisexual, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Burnout, Career-Related Stress, Caregiver Burnout, Caregiving Challenges, Childhood Trauma, Children (<13), Christian, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors, Co-Occuring Disorders, Codependency, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (CPT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Community Violence, Compassion Fatigue, Complex Trauma, Confidence Issues, Coping Mechanism Development, COVID-19 Stress, Crisis Intervention, Crisis Intervention, Cultural Competence, Cultural Diversity Issues, Culturally Sensitive, Dating, Depression, Dialectical, Dual Diagnosis, Dual Diagnosis, Early Childhood Trauma, Emerging Adulthood, Emotional Abuse, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Emotionally Focused, End of Life Challenges, Existential Anxiety, Existential Crisis or Transition, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Planning, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Feminist, Fertility / Infertility, Gaslighting, Gay, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Grief and Loss, Group Therapy, Harassment, Health at Every Size, Immigration, Imposter Syndrome, Indecision, Individual Therapy, Intergenerational Trauma, Interpersonal, Intimate Partner Violence, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Trauma, Intrusive Thoughts, Irrational Fears, Jewish, Lesbian, Lesbian, Level 3 Clinician, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Malaise, Male Identifying, Masculinity-Related Stress, Medical Trauma, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Problem / Illness, Mid-Life Crisis, Mindful-Based Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Money-Related Stress, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Muslim, Narrative Therapy, Natural Disasters, Nonreligious, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Perinatal Mental Health, Person Centered (Rogerian), Personality Disorders, Physical Abuse, Physical Abuse Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling, Pre-College Fears, Pregnancy, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Prenatal, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), Psychodynamic Therapy, Psychological First Aid, Psychological Trauma, Quarter-Life Crisis, Queer, Queer, Queer-Competent, Race-Related Stress, Racial Justice Framework, Racism Issues, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Recently Moved, Refugee Trauma, Relational, Relational Therapy, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Romantic Life, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self-Reflection, Seniors (65+), Sibling-Related Stress, Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Justice, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Spiritual Crisis or Transition, Spirituality, Straight, Strength-Based, Strength-Based Therapy, Stress, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Trans-Competant, Transgender, Transitioning, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Traumatic Brain Injury, Traumatic Grief, Vegan, Veterans, Vulnerability, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Worry, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: Tele-Health/Virtual

I am a Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working with adults with a broad range of mental health difficulties, including posttraumatic stress, loss and grief, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and more. My area of research and practice expertise has broadly focused on the field of trauma, which often entails working through associated grief, anxiety, mood, identity, and relationship difficulties concurrently.

I bring a down-to-earth, warm, and genuine approach to therapy. My style is open and supportive, committed to providing individuals with a safe space that honors their unique goals and expectations. Through a relationship built on trust, we’ll work together in a space where you feel comfortable to be who you are, helping you find ways to better understand, manage, or move forward from what challenges brought you to therapy. My hope is to make a difference in the life of every individual I work with, and I believe that therapy should not be a one-size-fits-all approach.

I use techniques from cognitive-behavioral, narrative, and relational models of intervention, including mindfulness, and while always incorporating a trauma-informed lens as I tailor the work to meet your unique needs. My clinical style is not to give advice but to support and empower individuals towards their goals with honesty and transparency. This can include developing healthy coping skills, processing grief or trauma from the past or present, exploring what you want in life both professionally and in relationships, and ultimately supporting you to reclaim your power and self-worth.


Lisa Henshaw, PhD, LCSW

Psychotherapist

I am a Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years...

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...