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Meet The Team

We believe its “takes a village” for a community to thrive. Our team took their experiences in education and life and together made Collaborative to tackle even the most toughest of challenges.

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Arianna Khubani, BS

Position: Clinical Intern
Phone: (929) 547-9693
Email: arianna.khubani@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, Addiction Counseling, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adolescent Addiction / Substance Use, Adult Psychotherapy, Adults (25-64), Alcohol Use, Alcoholism, Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Buddhist, Chemical Dependency Assessments, Christian, Cigna, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Compassion Focused, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Cultural Competence, Cultural Diversity Issues, Culturally Sensitive, Dating, Depression, Drug Addiction, Drug Use, Early Childhood Trauma, Eating Patterns or Eating Disorders, Emerging Adulthood, Emotional Abuse, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Emotional Overeating, English, Existential Anxiety, Existential Therapy, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Therapy, Female Identifying, Feminist, Fidelis, Gaslighting, Gay, Group Therapy, Hindu, Humanistic Therapy, Imposter Syndrome, Individual Therapy, Internet Addiction, Jewish, Ketamine assisted therapy, Lesbian, Level 1 Clinician, LGBTQIA+, Life Coaching, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Male Identifying, Mindful-Based Therapy, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Muslim, Narrative Therapy, Nonreligious, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Person Centered (Rogerian), Positive Psychology, Pre-College Fears, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Psychodynamic Therapy, Queer-Competent, Racial Justice Framework, Racism Issues, Romantic Life, Self Esteem, Sex Therapy, Social Justice, Spiritual Crisis or Transition, Spirituality, Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy (SIP), Straight, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Women's Issues Therapy, Worry, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: 5th Avenue, New York, Tele-Health/Virtual

Arianna (She/Her) is a graduate student at Teachers College, Columbia University pursuing an Ed.M. in Mental Health Counseling. She is committed to working with diverse populations from a multicultural and social justice perspective. Arianna considers every dimension of the context of her clients’ lives, including individual, group, community, institutional, and society levels when collaborating and working with her clients. Arianna is a proponent of critical consciousness and a social justice advocate.

Arianna’s therapeutic style is warm, compassionate, and nonjudgmental. She employs psychotherapeutic approaches that are psychodynamic, existential, and humanistic. Arianna draws from a number of modalities, which inform her eclectic orientation. She is passionate about helping people on their journey towards emotional healing and growth.

Arianna is currently a fellow of the U.S.-South Africa Racial Justice Fellowship program, which is organized by Teachers College, Columbia University (TC) and the School of Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN); and is funded by the U.S. State Department. She is also a student member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).

Arianna grew up in Morristown, NJ before she moved to New York City where she received a B.S. in Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University (NYU) in 2022. She is a twenty-four-year-old, South Asian woman. Arianna enjoys meditating, running, listening to music, and spending time in nature. She loves to learn about new theories and philosophies and she loves to meet and connect with people.

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Arianna Khubani, BS

Clinical Intern

Arianna (She/Her) is a graduate student at Teachers College, Columbia...

Frances Zhang, BS

Position: Clinical Intern
Phone: (929) 556-4936
Email: frances.zhang@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, 12- Step Friendly, Adaptive Mentalization based integrative treatment, Addiction Counseling, Additional Areas of Specialization, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adults (25-64), Alcohol Use, Anger Management, Art Therapy, Asexual, Attachment Theory, Behavioral Therapy, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, Bisexual, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Body-Focused Therapy (ex: Tapping), Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), Buddhist, Burnout, Career-Related Stress, Christian, Cigna, Coaching, 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) , Compassion Fatigue, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Creative/Expressive Arts Therapy, Cultural Diversity Issues, Culturally Sensitive, Dating, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emerging Adulthood, Emotionally Focused Therapy, English, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Therapy, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Fidelis, Gay, Gestalt Therapy, Group Therapy, Group Therapy, Harm Reduction Therapy, Hindu, Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Imposter Syndrome, Individual Therapy, Interpersonal, Lesbian, Level 1 Clinician, LGBT Care, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Mandarin, Marriage Counseling, Masculinity-Related Stress, Mindful-Based Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Music Therapy, Non-Binary, Nonreligious, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Pansexual, Person Centered (Rogerian), Positive Psychology, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling, Pre-Move In Couples Counseling, Procrastination, Psychedelic Integration, Psychedelic Integration Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Queer, Queer-Competent, Racial Justice Framework, Racism Issues, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Reiki, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Romantic Life, Self-Harm / Injury, Seniors (65+), Sex Worker Positive, Social Anxiety Disorder, Somatic Therapy, Spirituality, Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy (SIP), Straight, Strength-Based Therapy, Stress, Stress Management, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Trans-Competant, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: 5th Avenue, New York, Tele-Health/Virtual

Frances (she/her) holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Child-Adolescent Mental Studies from New York University. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Psychological Counseling and an Ed.M in Mental Health Counseling at Columbia University.

Her counseling style is client-centered, with a touch of humor and passion. Frances celebrates the courage of her clients and deeply values the intersectional complexities of our lived experiences. Tailoring treatment plans to each unique individual, she works from an eclectic framework, including Cognitive-Behavioral, Emotion-focused and mindfulness approaches.

Frances is comfortable addressing a wide range of concerns, including assisting those grappling with anxiety, depression, family or romantic relationship issues, career burnout, life adjustments, and other specific challenges faced by AAPI Queer individuals.

Born in China, Frances brings an international perspective to her work and is fluent in both English and Mandarin. She offers Mandarin counseling services upon request. Her curiosity and open-mindedness have driven her to study, research and work within both East Asian and U.S. communities.

Frances aspires to be a therapist who walks alongside her clients, sharing in their laughter, tears, and moments of growth. In her leisure time, she enjoys listening to music, walking her furry friend “Chips”, and traveling to islands with abundant sunlight!

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Frances Zhang, BS

Clinical Intern

Frances (she/her) holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Child-Adolescent...

Miriam Kassow, MS, LMSW

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: (929) 930-6948
Email: miri.kassow@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Adaptive Mentalization based integrative treatment, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adolescent Addiction / Substance Use, Adult Psychotherapy, Adults (25-64), Aging Parents, Alcohol Use, Anger, Anger Management, Anxiety Disorder, Art Therapy, Artist-Related Stress, Attachment Disorder, Attachment Theory, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavioral Issues / Problems, Behavioral Therapy, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, Biofeedback Treatment, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Bisexual, Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior (BFRB), Body-Focused Therapy (ex: Tapping), Buddhist, Bullying, Canabis Use disorder, Career-Related Stress, Caregiver Burnout, Childhood Trauma, Christian, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Cigna, Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Community Violence, Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Focused, Complex Trauma, Confidence Issues, Coping Mechanism Development, COVID-19 Stress, Cultural Competence, Cultural Diversity Issues, Culturally Sensitive, Dating, Depression, Dialectical, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Dual Diagnosis, Early Childhood Trauma, Emotional Abuse, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Ex-Cult Support, Existential Anxiety, Existential Crisis or Transition, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Planning, Family Systems, Family Therapy, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Fertility / Infertility, Gay, Gender Dysphoria, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Grief and Loss, Group Therapy, Harassment, Harm Reduction Therapy, Hindu, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Immigration, Imposter Syndrome, Individual Therapy, Intergenerational Trauma, Internal Family systems (IFS), Intervention, Intrusive Thoughts, Irrational Fears, Jewish, Jungian Psychotherapy, Learning Disabilities, Lesbian, Level 2 Clinician, LGBT Care, LGBTQIA+, Low Self Esteem, Medical Trauma, Medication Management, Medication Management, Mentalization Based Treatment, Mentalization Based Treatment for Adolecents (MBT-A), Mid-Life Crisis, Migraines / Chronic Headaches, Mindful-Based Therapy, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Multicultural Therapy, Muslim, Natural Disasters, Non-suicidal Self-Injury, Nonreligious, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Person Centered (Rogerian), Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Pre-College Fears, Procrastination, Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), Psychodynamic Therapy, Queer, Queer-Competent, Questioning, Race-Related Stress, Racial Justice Framework, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Recently Moved, Refugee Trauma, 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, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Fear, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Sibling-Related Stress, Sleep Problems, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Justice, Social Skills Training (SST), Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Somatic Therapy, Spirituality, Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy (SIP), Strength-Based, Strength-Based Therapy, Stress, Stress Management, Suicidal Feelings, Suicidal Ideation, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Thought Disorders, Trans-Competant, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Trauma Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Traumatic Grief, Trichotillomania/Body-Focused Repetitive Disease, Veterans, Vulnerability, Walk and Talk Therapy or OutdoorTherapy, Weight Loss, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Worry, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: 5th Avenue, Tele-Health/Virtual

Miriam (She/Her) is a licensed psychotherapist. Originally from West Hartford, CT, Miriam has called New York City her home for the past 10 years. Her practice as a clinician is deeply rooted in empathy and compassion for all clients. Miriam believes that the client is the expert of their own lived experience, and that her role as a therapist is to help the client understand themselves and their lives more deeply and meaningfully. Pulling from several different modalities and orientations such as attachment-focused work, psychodynamic theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Miriam is passionate about supporting her clients to find agency in leading the lives they aim to live. Miriam considers herself a life-long student above all else and is constantly seeking to expand her knowledge and expertise as a clinician.

Miriam’s approach has worked well for various needs, including (but not limited to) survivors of trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, body-focused repetitive behaviors, and those seeking to explore their sexuality and/or gender.

Outside of her practice, Miriam loves to read, practice yoga, explore New York City on foot, and perfect new recipes in her Brooklyn kitchen. Miriam also loves to sing and performs as a cantorial soloist. She received her graduate degree in social work from New York University and her undergraduate degree in International Studies with a Peace and Conflict concentration from Muhlenberg College.

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Miriam Kassow, MS, LMSW

Psychotherapist

Miriam (She/Her) is a licensed psychotherapist. Originally from West Hartford,...

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