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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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Victoria

Victoria Cavaliere, MA, MHC-LP

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: 929-280-4180
Email: victoria.c@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, 12- Step Friendly, Absence of Menstruation / Amenorrhea, Acne, Acrophobia (heights), Adaptive Mentalization based integrative treatment, Addiction, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adolescent Addiction / Substance Use, Adoption, Adult Psychotherapy, Adults (25-64), Aerophobia (flying), Aetna, Aging Parents, Agitation, Agoraphobia (leaving home), Alcohol Use, Anger, Anger Management, Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD), Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Arthritis, Artist-Related Stress, Asexual, Asperger's Syndrome, Asthma, Astraphobia (thunder), Attachment Disorder, Attachment Theory, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autoimmune Diseases, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Behavior Modification, Behavioral Issues / Problems, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, 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), Bullying, Burnout, Canabis Use disorder, Career-Related Stress, Caregiver Burnout, Caregiving Challenges, Child, Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Cholesterol Issues, Christian, Christian Counseling, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic/Acute Pain, Cigna, Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, Co-Occuring Disorders, Codependency, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Combat Stress Reaction (CSR), Community Violence, Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Focused, Confidence Issues, Confused Memory, Coping Mechanism Development, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Couples Conflict Resolution, COVID-19 Stress, Creative Blocks, Creative/Expressive Arts Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Cultural Competence, Culturally Sensitive, Cynophobia (dogs), Dating, Daytime Sleepiness, Depression, Developmental Disorder, Diabetes (Type 1 and 2), Dialectical, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Dissociative Disorder, Dreams, Drug Use, Emerging Adulthood, Emotion Regulaton Therapy (ERT), Emotional Abuse, Emotional Disturbance, Emotional Overeating, Emotionally Focused, Emotionally Focused Therapy, End of Life Challenges, English, Existential Anxiety, Existential Crisis or Transition, Existential Therapy, 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, Gender Dysphoria, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Grief and Loss, Grief Support, Harassment, Hay Fever / Seasonal Allergies, Headaches and Migraines, Health at Every Size, Health-Related Concerns, High Blood Pressure / Hypertension, Hoarding Disorder, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Immigration, Imposter Syndrome, Impulse Control Disorder (ICD), Indecision, Individual Therapy, Insomnia, Intellectual Disability, Intergenerational Trauma, Internet Addiction, Interpersonal, Intimate Partner Violence, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Trauma, Intrusive Thoughts, Irrational Fears, Kleptomania, Lesbian, Level 2 Clinician, LGBT Care, LGBTQIA+, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Marijuana Disorder, Marriage Conflict Resolution, Masculinity-Related Stress, Men's Issues, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mentalization Based Treatment, Mid-Life Crisis, Money-Related Stress, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Multicultural Therapy, Narcissistic Personality, Natural Disasters, Non-suicidal Self-Injury, Non-Traditional Romantic Stress, Nutrition Consulting, Obesity, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Panic Disorder, Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT) Person-Centered, Parenting, PCOS, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Phobias, Porn Addiction, Positive Psychology, Pre-College Fears, Pregnancy, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premarital / Marital, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), Psychological Trauma, Quarter-Life Crisis, Queer, Queer-Competent, Questioning, Race-Related Stress, Racial Justice Framework, Racism Issues, Recently Moved, Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Romantic Life, Rumination, Safety Planning, School Phobia, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self-Reflection, Separation Anxiety, Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, Sex Therapy, 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 Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD), Special Needs, Spiritual Crisis or Transition, Spirituality, Sports Performance, Straight, Strength-Based, Stress, Stress Management, Suicidal Feelings, Teaching, Teen Violence, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Testing and Evaluation, Thought Disorders, Trans-Competant, Transgender, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Traumatic Grief, Trypanophobia (needles), Validation Therapy, Varicose Vein(s), Vegan, Vertigo, Video Game Addiction, Vulnerability, Walk and Talk Therapy or OutdoorTherapy, Weight Loss, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Women's Issues Therapy, Work-Related Counseling, Worry, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: New York, No-Mad, Tele-Health/Virtual

Victoria (she/her) is a compassionate and driven psychotherapist. She was born and raised in Queens, NY, and has a passion for providing mental health services. She attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice and earned her master’s in forensic mental health counseling with a victimology certificate. Victoria is motivated to make a change in the mental health community.

Victoria’s values are rooted in empathy, respect, and collaboration. She works to create a non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. She has experience doing both groups and individual therapy. Victoria has focused on addressing key problem areas such as anger management, problematic sexual behavior, relationship challenges, academic challenges and much more. She is eager to extend her support to adults, young adults, couples, and adolescents.

Victoria employs a relational approach, while also being flexible to meet each client’s unique needs. She has worked with various concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, stress management, family issues, and career/life challenges. Her interest in attachment styles and childhood upbringings allows her to adapt to each client’s unique experience. By using multiple approaches and skill building exercises, she encourages for a deeper understanding of the self and ability to self-reflect.

Victoria strives to empower clients to tap into their strengths and resources to promote personal growth and positive change. She places emphasis on building a strong therapeutic alliance and strives to make a meaningful change, so her clients feel heard, valued and empowered during therapy.

Victoria loves to cook and has been on her own journey to create more recipes she could use for family gatherings. She also enjoys spending time with friends, family, her partner and German Shepherd, Xena. On her free time, she enjoys shopping, listening to music, spending time in the sun and finding new restaurants to call her “new favorite”.

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Victoria Cavaliere, MA, MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Victoria (she/her) is a compassionate and driven psychotherapist. She was...

Michelle Pinel, MS

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

Clinical Intern

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

David Díaz, MS, LMHC

Position: Supervisor & Psychotherapist
Phone: (929) 930-5019
Email: david.d@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, 12- Step Friendly, Adults (25-64), Aetna, Affirming Therapy, Aging Parents, AIDS - HIV, Alcohol Use, Alcoholism, Anger, Anger Management, Anxiety Disorder, Asexual, Asperger's Syndrome, Attachment Disorder, Behavioral Issues / Problems, Betrayal Trauma, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, Bisexual, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Canabis Use disorder, Christian, Chronic Impulsivity, Cigna, Codependency, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Complex Trauma, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Cultural Competence, Cultural Diversity Issues, Dating, Depression, Drug Addiction, Drug Use, Early Childhood Trauma, Emerging Adulthood, Emotional Abuse, Emotionally Focused, Emotionally Focused Therapy, English, Existential Anxiety, Existential Crisis or Transition, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Therapy, Family Therapy, Gay, Gay, Gender Dysphoria, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Gottman Method, Grief and Loss, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Intergenerational Trauma, Intimate Partner Violence, Jewish, Ketamine assisted therapy, Level 3 Clinician, LGBTQIA+, Loneliness, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Male Identifying, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Muslim, Narrative Therapy, Non-suicidal Self-Injury, Non-Traditional Romantic Stress, Nonreligious, Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Parenting, Physical Abuse Trauma, Psychedelic Integration Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Queer, Queer, Queer-Competent, Race-Related Stress, Racial Justice Framework, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Self-Harm / Injury, Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, Sex Therapy, Sex Worker Positive, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexual Identity, Social Justice, Spanish, Structural Family Therapy, Suicidal Feelings, Suicidal Ideation, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Trans-Competant, Transgender, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Vegan, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: New York, No-Mad, Tele-Health/Virtual

David’s (he/him) practice incorporates knowledge and techniques from various therapeutic modalities. Fluent in both English and Spanish, David has extensive experience in supporting individuals navigating attachment styles, family conflict/communication styles, trauma work, infidelity, identity issues and issues related to sexuality. Trauma work can incorporate people’ experience with sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, and intergenerational and racial trauma.
He specializes in working with individuals within the Queer and LGBTQIA+ community, offering a supportive and affirming environment. David’s therapeutic approach is rooted in narrative therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and evidenced-based practices like CBT and DBT. David draws from various interventions such as experiential therapy, family systems, Gottman’s Method, psychodynamic and structural family therapy.

He aspires to undergo training in EMDR and offer Ketamine-Assisted Therapy. Over the last several years, David’s couples counseling experience has involved many different themes such as infidelity, coparenting, Ethical Non-Monogamy (ENM), Poly Relationships, Erectile Dysfunction Disorder (ED), supporting families with life transitions, improving communication skills, mixed families and more.

In his leisure time, they enjoy biking to various restaurants with friends, hosting dinners and gatherings, engaging in painting or pottery, dancing in nightlife scenes, and traveling to new countries. David has a preference for sunny weather and delights in lounging on grassy areas, beaches, and spending time on the floor of living rooms with friends. They have aspirations to learn woodworking, master swimming against currents, surf, and enhance their dance choreography skills.

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David Díaz, MS, LMHC

Supervisor & Psychotherapist

David’s (he/him) practice incorporates knowledge and techniques from various therapeutic...

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