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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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Margaret Rau, MS, LMSW

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: (929) 552-5380
Email: margaret.rau@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adults (25-64), Aging Parents, Anxiety Disorder, Art Therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Buddhist, Bullying, Burnout, Caregiver Burnout, Childhood Trauma, Christian, Cigna, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Commitment Obstacles, Compassion Fatigue, Complex Trauma, Confidence Issues, Coping Mechanism Development, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Crisis Intervention, Cultural Competence, Dating, Dementia, Developmental Disorder, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Early Childhood Trauma, Elderly Persons Disorders, Emerging Adulthood, Emotional Abuse, End of Life Challenges, Existential Anxiety, Existential Crisis or Transition, Family Planning, Family Therapy, Family Therapy, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Fertility / Infertility, Grief and Loss, Group Therapy, Health at Every Size, Hindu, Immigration, Indecision, Individual Therapy, Intellectual Disability, Intergenerational Trauma, Intimate Partner Violence, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Trauma, Intrusive Thoughts, Jewish, Lesbian, Level 2 Clinician, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Malaise, Masculinity-Related Stress, Men's Issues, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Problem / Illness, Mindful-Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Muslim, Narcissistic Personality, Narrative Therapy, Nonreligious, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Perinatal Mental Health, Postpartum, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Prenatal, Psychosis, Queer, Queer-Competent, Questioning, Racial Justice Framework, Racism Issues, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Recently Moved, Relational, Relationship Struggles / Issues, School Phobia, Selective Mutism, Seniors (65+), Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, Sex Therapy, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexual Fear, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Justice, Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD), Somatic Therapy, Stammer, Straight, Strength-Based, Strength-Based Therapy, Stress, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Trans-Competant, Transgender, Transitioning, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Trauma Therapy, Vulnerability, Wilderness Therapy, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Worry, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: 5th Avenue, New York, Tele-Health/Virtual

Margaret (She/Her) is a New York City-based Psychotherapist and Licensed Social Worker whose practice is based on building warm and trusting relationships. She use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques and mindfulness to make space for clients to self-soothe, regulate, and ready themselves to make the changes they are wanting in their lives. She partners with her clients to provide them with guidance tailored to their needs while they navigate the concerns that brought them to therapy.

Throughout her career, she has counseled a myriad of people, including but not limited to, birthing people dealing with mental health challenges, teens experiencing emotional and social hardships, adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum, adults across the life span navigating their mental health, and child welfare-involved families. She has worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings, including adventure therapy, clinically-informed life coaching, school-based mental health, a senior center, child welfare family therapy and in an alternative healing center specializing in vibrational sound therapy. This diversity of experience has allowed her to build a practice that is flexible to the needs of her clients in order to support their growth and healing.

She earned her Master of Social Work in 2021 from CUNY Hunter, where she focused her clinical research and practice on intersections of disability and aging. As well as, clinical considerations in perinatal care, and her Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from Montana State University. She makes time to be in nature, journal, craft, and adventure whenever she can.

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Margaret Rau, MS, LMSW

Psychotherapist

Margaret (She/Her) is a New York City-based Psychotherapist and Licensed...

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...

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