OUR PEOPLE

Meet The Team

We believe it “takes a village” for a business to thrive. Our Founders took their experiences in life and profession and built Collaborative to solve the problems they had encountered before. It’s new, it’s fresh, its humanity at its peak.

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Kathryn Peter, LAc, DACM

Position: Director of Acupuncture
Phone: (929) 238-9096
Email: katy.peter@collaborative-wellness.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, Abdominal Pain, Absence of Menstruation / Amenorrhea, Acid RefluX / Heartburn, Acne, Acupuncture / Chinese Medicine Consultation, Acupuncture / Chinese Medicine Follow Up, Acute Dysentery, Addiction, AIDS - HIV, Alcoholism, Ankle Pain, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Rehabilitation, Anxiety Disorder, Arthritis, Asexual, Asthma, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain, Back Pain during Pregnancy, Bell's Palsy, Bisexual, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Buddhist, Buerger's Disease, Cancer Pain, Cancer Support, Candida, Chinese Herbal Medicine Consultation, Cholesterol Issues, Christian, Chronic Anemia, Chronic Digestive Disorders, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Pain, Chronic/Acute Pain, Constipation, Crohn’s Disease, Cupping, Dermatitis, Detox, Diabetes (Type 1 and 2), Diarrhea, Dizziness, Drug Addiction, Ear Pain, Eating Patterns or Eating Disorders, Eczema, Elbow Pain, Electroacupuncture, Facial Feminizations Surgery (FFS) Post-Operative Care, Facial Pain, Female Identifying, Fertility / Infertility, Fetal Malposition, Fibroid and Ovarian Cyst Support, Fibromyalgia, Foot Pain, Frozen Shoulder, Gallstone Pain, Gastritis, Gastroesophageal RefluX Disease (GERD), Gastrointestinal Problem, Gay, GERD, Gout, Grave’s Disease, Grief Support, Groin Pain, Gua Sha, Hand Pain, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Hay Fever / Seasonal Allergies, Headaches and Migraines, Healthy Aging After Menopause, Heel Pain, Hemifacial Spasm, Hepatitis C, Herniated Disk, High Blood Pressure / Hypertension, Hindu, Hip Pain, Hip Pain during Pregnancy, Hormonal Balancing/Drug Side Effects, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Hyperlipidemia, IBD (Autoimmune Diseases-Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis), Induction of labour, Infertility Consultation, Inflamed Prostate / Prostatitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Itching, IUI and IVF Support, Jaw Pain, Jewish, Joint Pain, Kiiko Matsumoto, Knee Pain, Labor Pain, Leg Pain, Lesbian, Level 3 Clinician, Ligament Sprain, Loetz Dietz, Low Back Pain, Low Blood Pressure / Hypotension, Low Blood Sugar, Lower Back Pain / Lumbago, Lung Strengthening / Recovery, Lupus, Malabsorption Issues, Male Identifying, Meniere's Disease, Migraines / Chronic Headaches, Morning Sickness, Moxibustion, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscle Cramps, Muscle Pain, Muscle Strain, Muslim, NADA Protocol, Nausea and Vomiting, Neck and Shoulder Issues, Neck Pain, Neuralgia / Post-Herpetic Neuralgia, Neurodermatitis, Non-Binary, Nonreligious, Obesity / Weight Loss Consultation, Osteoarthritis, Pain Rehabilitation, Painful Menstruation / Dysmenorrhea, Pansexual, PCOS, Pelvic Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome / Metabolic Syndrome, Porn Addiction, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Post-Endoscopy Pain, Post-Operative Mobility (Hand and Fingers), Post-Operative Mobility (Joints and Body), Post-Operative Pain, Pregnancy, Premenopausal Symptoms, Premenstrual Care, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Pseudoradicular Pain, Psoriasis, Queer, Queer-Competent, Racial Justice Framework, Radicular Pain, Raynaud's Phenomenon, Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Round Ligament Pain, Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain, Scar Therapy, Sciatica, Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, Sexual Dysfunction, Shoulder Pain, Sikh, Sleep Disorder, Sleep Problems, Spine Pain, Stiff Neck, Stomach Ulcer, Straight, Stress, Supporting Postpartum and Lactation, Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain, Tendinosis, Tennis Elbow, Thyroid Disorders, Tiredness / Fatigue, Trans Post-Operative Care, Trans-Competant, Transitioning, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Ulcerative Colitis, Ulnar Nerve Entrapment, United Healthcare, Varicose Vein(s), Veterans, Weight Management, Wrist Pain
Location: 5th Avenue

Katy (she/her) is a licensed acupuncturist who believes in empowering others to find their healthiest self through a holistic approach to healthcare. She is passionate about providing a safe empathetic space that allows for people of all different backgrounds and health histories to feel heard.  

Katy specializes in working with complex chronic illness and autoimmune disease, digestive disorders, gender inclusive sexual and reproductive health care, women’s health, pain and injury, substance use disorder, supporting emotional well-being and mental health through trauma-informed care. Katy knows that trauma is often expressed somatically in the body and believes in the power of acupuncture, along with therapy, to help ease that expression. She has experience working with diverse populations and ages including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and persons with disabilities. Her approach uses gentle needling, palpation, herbal therapy and patient education along with her knowledge of Western medicine to provide collaborative care. She strongly supports the right to quality, inclusive healthcare.  

Katy graduated with a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) of CIIS in San Francisco. She started her private practice in San Francisco at Ume Acupuncture learning Kiiko Matsumoto style acupuncture, a style that focuses on the root cause of disease. Katy started Root and Stem Integrative Chinese Medicine’s Sliding Scale acupuncture practice in Oakland, California doing private and community treatments. She has worked in private internships, at DeHaro auricular clinic, and Glide community acupuncture clinic. She studied Western herbalism with herbalist Matthew Woods, Erica Fargione and Cynthia Thomas. She is also a certified yoga instructor and loves to incorporate her knowledge of these systems into her practice.   

Katy’s own discoveries of healing and learning through holistic modalities led her to the study of Chinese medicine. Katy loves yoga, biking, traveling with friends and family, learning French and exploring everything city life has to offer. 


Kathryn Peter, LAc, DACM

Director of Acupuncture

Katy (she/her) is a licensed acupuncturist who believes in empowering...

Lisa Henshaw

Lisa Henshaw, PhD, LCSW

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: (929) 297-8269
Email: lisa.henshaw@collaborative-therapy.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, 12- Step Friendly, Adjustment Disorder, Adult Psychotherapy, Adults (25-64), Afflictions, Aging Parents, Agitation, Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Attachment Disorder, Attachment Theory, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, Betrayal Trauma, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, Bisexual, Bisexual, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Burnout, Career-Related Stress, Caregiver Burnout, Caregiving Challenges, Childhood Trauma, Children (<13), Christian, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors, Co-Occuring Disorders, Codependency, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (CPT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Community Violence, Compassion Fatigue, Complex Trauma, Confidence Issues, Coping Mechanism Development, COVID-19 Stress, Crisis Intervention, Crisis Intervention, Cultural Competence, Cultural Diversity Issues, Culturally Sensitive, Dating, Depression, Dialectical, Dual Diagnosis, Dual Diagnosis, Early Childhood Trauma, Emerging Adulthood, Emotional Abuse, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Emotionally Focused, End of Life Challenges, Existential Anxiety, Existential Crisis or Transition, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Planning, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Feminist, Fertility / Infertility, Gaslighting, Gay, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Grief and Loss, Group Therapy, Harassment, Health at Every Size, Immigration, Imposter Syndrome, Indecision, Individual Therapy, Intergenerational Trauma, Interpersonal, Intimate Partner Violence, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Trauma, Intrusive Thoughts, Irrational Fears, Jewish, Lesbian, Lesbian, Level 3 Clinician, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Malaise, Male Identifying, Masculinity-Related Stress, Medical Trauma, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Problem / Illness, Mid-Life Crisis, Mindful-Based Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Money-Related Stress, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Muslim, Narrative Therapy, Natural Disasters, Nonreligious, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Perinatal Mental Health, Person Centered (Rogerian), Personality Disorders, Physical Abuse, Physical Abuse Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling, Pre-College Fears, Pregnancy, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Prenatal, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), Psychodynamic Therapy, Psychological First Aid, Psychological Trauma, Quarter-Life Crisis, Queer, Queer, Queer-Competent, Race-Related Stress, Racial Justice Framework, Racism Issues, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Recently Moved, Refugee Trauma, Relational, Relational Therapy, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Romantic Life, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self-Reflection, Seniors (65+), Sibling-Related Stress, Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Justice, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Spiritual Crisis or Transition, Spirituality, Straight, Strength-Based, Strength-Based Therapy, Stress, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Trans-Competant, Transgender, Transitioning, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Traumatic Brain Injury, Traumatic Grief, Vegan, Veterans, Vulnerability, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Worry, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: Tele-Health/Virtual

I am a Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working with adults with a broad range of mental health difficulties, including posttraumatic stress, loss and grief, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and more. My area of research and practice expertise has broadly focused on the field of trauma, which often entails working through associated grief, anxiety, mood, identity, and relationship difficulties concurrently.

I bring a down-to-earth, warm, and genuine approach to therapy. My style is open and supportive, committed to providing individuals with a safe space that honors their unique goals and expectations. Through a relationship built on trust, we’ll work together in a space where you feel comfortable to be who you are, helping you find ways to better understand, manage, or move forward from what challenges brought you to therapy. My hope is to make a difference in the life of every individual I work with, and I believe that therapy should not be a one-size-fits-all approach.

I use techniques from cognitive-behavioral, narrative, and relational models of intervention, including mindfulness, and while always incorporating a trauma-informed lens as I tailor the work to meet your unique needs. My clinical style is not to give advice but to support and empower individuals towards their goals with honesty and transparency. This can include developing healthy coping skills, processing grief or trauma from the past or present, exploring what you want in life both professionally and in relationships, and ultimately supporting you to reclaim your power and self-worth.


Lisa Henshaw, PhD, LCSW

Psychotherapist

I am a Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years...

Dawnmarie Sumners, WPCC, TICC

Position: Life Coach
Phone: (929) 560-2197
Email: dawnmarie.sumners@collaborative-therapy.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, 12- Step Friendly, Addiction Counseling, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adoption, Adults (25-64), Aging Parents, Agitation, Alcohol Use, Anger, Anger Management, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Art Therapy, Asexual, Attachment Theory, Behavior Modification, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, Betrayal Trauma, Body Image, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Body-Focused Therapy (ex: Tapping), Burnout, Career-Related Stress, Caregiver Burnout, Child, Childhood Trauma, Children (<13), Christian, Coaching, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Insomnia (CBT-I), Community Violence, Compassion Fatigue, Complex Trauma, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Couples Conflict Resolution, COVID-19 Stress, Creative Blocks, Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT), Dating, Dementia, Depression, Dream Analysis, Dreams, Emotion Regulaton Therapy (ERT), Emotional Abuse, End of Life Challenges, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Planning, Family Systems, Family Therapy, Family Therapy, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Gaslighting, Gay, Gay, Grief and Loss, Group Therapy, Group Therapy, Harassment, Health at Every Size, Health-Related Concerns, Indecision, Individual Therapy, Jewish, Lesbian, Level 1 Clinician, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Male Identifying, Mentalization Based Treatment for Adolecents (MBT-A), Non-Binary, Nonreligious, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Personality Disorders, Physical Abuse, Physical Abuse Trauma, Play Therapy, Pre-College Fears, Pre-Move In Couples Counseling, Pregnancy, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premarital Counseling, Premenopausal Symptoms, Recently Moved, Reiki, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Romantic Life, School Phobia, Self Esteem, Self-Reflection, Seniors (65+), Separation Anxiety, Sleep Problems, Social Anxiety, Social Life, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Somatic Therapy, Straight, Stress, Stress Management, Teen Violence, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Trauma Therapy, Traumatic Grief, Vegan, Veterans, 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: Tele-Health/Virtual

Dawnmarie is a true believer in living as your authentic self. She is passionate about empowering people to become fully connected with who they are and who they can become. Dawnmarie advocates for you to use your voice and your talents to take steps forward. Dawnmarie utilizes her unique personality to create a secure connection with those she works with. She describes herself as positive, compassionate, empathetic, fun, creative, strong, intuitive, and passionate.

Dawnmarie is positive about life and encourages you to embrace a new perspective. She advocates for a “glass half full” mentality. Dawnmarie works with clients who want to embrace life, make changes, be heard, and find peace. Together you can achieve many things, develop a plan, and gain the tools to be successful. Whether it be your Professional or Personal life, together, we can master love, happiness, and a sense of SELF.


Dawnmarie Sumners, WPCC, TICC

Life Coach

Dawnmarie is a true believer in living as your authentic...