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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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Lauren Familia

Lauren Familia, MS, MHC-LP

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: 929 223 7612
Email: lauren.f@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, Addiction, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adolescent Addiction / Substance Use, Adults (25-64), Aetna, AIDS - HIV, Alcoholism, Anger, Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Attachment Theory, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavioral Issues / Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Bullying, Burnout, Canabis Use disorder, Career-Related Stress, Chemical Dependency Assessments, Child, Childhood Trauma, Children (<13), Chronic Relapse, Cigna, Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, Co-Occuring Disorders, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Complex Trauma, Confidence Issues, Crisis Intervention, Crisis Intervention, Cultural Competence, Culturally Sensitive, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Drug Addiction, Early Childhood Trauma, Eclectic, Emotion Regulaton Therapy (ERT), Emotional Abuse, Emotional Disturbance, Emotionally Focused, Emotionally Focused Therapy, English, Family, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Therapy, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Group Therapy, Health-Related Concerns, Humanistic Therapy, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Indecision, Individual Therapy, Learning Disabilities, Level 2 Clinician, Life Transitions, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Mental Health Problem / Illness, Mindful-Based Therapy, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Parenting, Peer Relationships, Performance Anxiety, Person Centered (Rogerian), Physical Abuse Trauma, Play Therapy, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Pre-College Fears, Psychotic Disorder, Racial Justice Framework, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Relapse Prevention Therapy, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Schizophrenia, School Phobia, Selective Mutism, Self Esteem, Self-Reflection, Seniors (65+), Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Skills Training (SST), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Special Needs, Straight, Strength-Based Therapy, Stress, Stress Management, Suicidal Feelings, Suicidal Ideation, Suicidal Tendencies, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Veterans, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Worry, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: New York, No-Mad, Tele-Health/Virtual

Lauren (She/Her) was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She has a master’s in school counseling from Brooklyn College and a certificate in mental health counseling from Alfred University. As someone who is kind and intuitive, Lauren has always been a helper who seeks to understand others.  As a person with family members with various mental health disorders, it has been Lauren’s goal to decrease the stigma of mental health, increase awareness, and provide easy access for mental health services. She has years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families both in private and school settings. She has provided therapeutic services to clients who have been incarcerated, homeless, and have substance abuse issues. She has extensive experience working with students and clients that have ADHD, ASD, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. It has been a pleasure for her working with children, adolescents, and adults, and assisting them with increasing their social skills, self-esteem, and emotional regulation skills. As an extrovert/introvert and someone who loves learning about herself and others, Lauren enjoys working with people of all ages and all backgrounds. She has experience doing individual and group therapy.

In treatment with Lauren, she utilizes a holistic, non-judgmental, empathetic approach rooted in active listening. She believes therapy should be catered to the needs of the person or groups of people. She incorporates her adaptability, patience, and creativity into her work. She frequently uses the modalities of person center therapy, trauma informed care, emotion focused therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behavior therapy.

Lauren wants her clients to feel empowered, safe, strong, and heal from any trauma they may have. While working with Lauren she will provide a secure environment in which you can work on your goals, express/identify your feelings/emotions, and utilize various mindful skills. Lauren is caring, which allows her clients to feel supported.

She enjoys running and cycling in various New York races. She loves reading, her favorites are mysteries and classics. She likes to cook, go to concerts, and spend quality time with her friends, family, and her cockapoo Mickey.

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Lauren Familia, MS, MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Lauren (She/Her) was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York....

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...

Michelle Pinel, MS, NBC-HWC

Position: Clinical Intern
Phone: 929-688-4676
Email: michelle.p@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, 12- Step Friendly, Abdominal Pain, Absence of Menstruation / Amenorrhea, Addiction, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adults (25-64), Aetna, Anger, Anger Management, Anorexia Nervosa, Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD), Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Artist-Related Stress, Asexual, Asexual, Asexual Abuse Trauma, Attachment Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autoimmune Diseases, Behavior Modification, Behavioral Issues / Problems, Betrayal Trauma, Binge Eating Disorder, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Bisexual, Bisexual, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Body Image, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior (BFRB), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Buddhist, Bulimia Nervosa, Bullying, Burnout, Canabis Use disorder, Cancer Pain, Cancer Support, Career-Related Stress, Child, Childhood Trauma, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Relapse, Cigna, Co-Occuring Disorders, Codependency, Combat Stress Reaction (CSR), Commitment Obstacles, Community Violence, Compassion Fatigue, Complex Trauma, Confidence Issues, Coping Mechanism Development, Couples (Relationship Therapy), COVID-19 Stress, Creative Blocks, Crisis Intervention, Cultural Diversity Issues, Dating, Depression, Developmental Disorder, Dialectical, Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders, Dissociative Disorder, Dreams, Drug Addiction, Drug Use, Dual Diagnosis, Early Childhood Trauma, Eating Patterns or Eating Disorders, Emerging Adulthood, Emotional Abuse, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Emotional Overeating, Emotionally Focused, End of Life Challenges, English, Existential Crisis or Transition, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Planning, Family Therapy, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Fertility / Infertility, Food-Related Stress, Gambling / Crypto Addiction, Gaslighting, Gay, Gay, Gender Dysphoria, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Grief and Loss, Group Therapy, Harassment, Health-Related Concerns, Hoarding Disorder, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Imposter Syndrome, Impulse Control Disorder (ICD), Indecision, Individual Therapy, Insomnia, Intellectual Disability, Intergenerational Trauma, Internet Addiction, Intersex, Intrusive Thoughts, Irrational Fears, Lesbian, Lesbian, Level 1 Clinician, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Male Identifying, Marijuana Disorder, Masculinity-Related Stress, Medical Trauma, Medication-Induced Anxiety Disorder, Men's Issues, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Problem / Illness, Mental State Opinion, Mid-Life Crisis, Money-Related Stress, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Non-Binary, Non-suicidal Self-Injury, Obesity, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Panic Disorder, Pansexual, Parenting, PCOS, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Physical Abuse, Physical Abuse Trauma, Porn Addiction, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Pre-College Fears, Premarital / Marital, Procrastination, Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Psychological First Aid, Psychological Trauma, Psychosis, 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, Romantic Life, School Phobia, Self Esteem, Self-Harm / Injury, Self-Reflection, Separation Anxiety, Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, Sex Worker Positive, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexual Fear, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Sibling-Related Stress, Sleep Problems, Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Justice, Social Life, Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD), Special Needs, Straight, Stress, Suicidal Feelings, Suicidal Ideation, Suicidal Tendencies, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Terrorism and Violence, Thought Disorders, Trans-Competant, Transgender, Transitioning, Transitioning, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Traumatic Grief, Trichotillomania/Body-Focused Repetitive Disease, Vegan, Video Game Addiction, Voices, Visions, or Perceptual Disturbances, Vulnerability, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Worry, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: New York, No-Mad, Tele-Health/Virtual

Michelle is a master’s level counselor who approaches the therapeutic process from an integrative medicine lens, exploring concerns of mind, body, and spirit to help clients achieve optimal wellness. She works with individuals experiencing a range of mental and physical health concerns, including anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, substance abuse, and chronic physical pain. She uses evidence-based treatment models, including humanistic-existential therapy, behavioral therapy, and somatic therapy, to get to the root cause of mental health concerns and connect clients to their innate capacity for personal growth and healing. She also works with couples and is skilled at empathetically supporting couples as they navigate conflict, communication, and intimacy. Her couple’s work is informed by Imago therapy, Gottman Method, and the Non-Violent Communication framework. 

Michelle fosters a safe and accepting space for clients to explore their needs and collaborates with clients to create a tailored treatment plan. She lovingly empowers individuals to take control of their life and achieve self-determined goals. Michelle is a warm, caring, creative, and humorous therapist who deeply cares about the suffering of others. It is her heart-filled mission to help people connect to their strengths, values, and life purpose, so they can live a more fulfilling life. 

Michelle is in her final year in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Saybrook University. She also holds a Master of Science in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University’s College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences. Her research focused on the effectiveness of mind-body therapies in treating chronic health disorders within Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University’s College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences. Her research focused on the effectiveness of mind-body therapies in treating chronic health disorders, with a focus on gastrointestinal conditions (e.g., irritable bowel syndrome). Michelle is passionate about the mind-body connection and its role in chronic illness. She is also a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) and is adept at using holistic healthcare practices proven to reduce stress, anxiety, and pain while optimizing sleep and self-care. Before entering the health and healing space, Michelle was a corporate executive with 15+ years of experience leading high performing teams. 

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Michelle Pinel, MS, NBC-HWC

Clinical Intern

Michelle is a master’s level counselor who approaches the therapeutic...

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

Position: Founder & Therapy President
Phone: (929) 227-6289
Email: kyle.m@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), Aetna, 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, Cigna, 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, English, 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: Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, No-Mad, 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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