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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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Samruddhi

Sam Prabhudesai, MS, MHC- LP

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: 929-274-5563
Email: sam.p@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, Aetna, Asexual, Bisexual, Buddhist, Christian, Cigna, English, Gay, Hindi, Hindu, Lesbian, Level 2 Clinician, Marathi, Pansexual, Queer, Sikh, Straight
Location: 5th Avenue, New York, Tele-Health/Virtual

Samruddhi goes by Sam (she/her), born and reared in India, holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Pace University. Experienced in working with children, teens, and adults, Sam understands and addresses clients’ complex and diverse needs. Sam has counseled for anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental health concerns at a substance rehabilitation program, juvenile remand home, and an orphanage.  

Sam’s varied and diverse life experiences grants her a unique ability to draw from evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness-Based, Motivational Interviewing, solution-focused brief therapy, and art-based interventions. She believes in providing eclectic counseling, creating treatment plans that are individualized for each client. Additionally, Sam ensures that clients’ needs and expectations from their therapeutic journey are fulfilled.  

With a relational approach to therapy, Sam fosters a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with authenticity and vulnerability. Sam empowers her clients to cultivate resilience, enhance self-awareness, and develop effective coping strategies for managing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health concerns. Sam’s sessions are not just clinical interactions, but warm conversations held in a safe space. At the core of this space is unyielding support, empathy, connectedness, and peace. 

In her spare time Sam enjoys doing art, dancing, listening to music, going on walks, and reading! Connecting with people and having meaningful conversations comes naturally to her and is beneficial for a Psychotherapist to build a strong rapport with their clients. Sam can provide therapy in English, Hindi, and Marathi.

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Sam Prabhudesai, MS, MHC- LP

Psychotherapist

Samruddhi goes by Sam (she/her), born and reared in India,...

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, 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...

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