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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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Michelle Pinel, MS

Position: Clinical Intern
Phone: 929-688-4676
Email: michelle.pinel@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), 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: 5th Avenue, New York, Tele-Health/Virtual

Michelle (She/Her) is a master’s level counselor-in-training who approaches the counseling process from an integrative medicine lens, exploring concerns of mind, body, and spirit. She uses a client-centered approach to care, believing that all human beings possess an inner wisdom and innate capacity for personal growth. Michelle fosters a safe and supportive space to meet clients where they are and guides them forward in their journey of self-healing. She promotes the development of awareness, skills, and coping strategies that improve wellbeing. She lovingly empowers individuals to take control of their life and achieve self-determined goals.

Michelle is in her final year in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Saybrook University. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Mind-Body Medicine—an interdisciplinary field that examines healthcare through the lens of humanistic psychology, biology, and anthropology—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 special focus on functional gastrointestinal conditions. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, graduating with honors. Prior to 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 (She/Her) is a master’s level counselor-in-training who approaches the...

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, 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, 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...

Amanda Fogel, BS

Position: Clinical Intern
Phone: (929) 547-9679
Email: amanda.fogel@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, Additional Areas of Specialization, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent Addiction / Substance Use, Adults (25-64), Aging Parents, Alcohol Use, Alcoholism, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Anorexia Nervosa, Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD), Artist-Related Stress, Asexual, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Behavior Modification, Behavioral Issues / Problems, Behavioral Therapy, Binge Eating Disorder, Bisexual, Bisexual, Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior (BFRB), Buddhist, Bulimia Nervosa, Canabis Use disorder, Child, Childhood Trauma, Christian, Cigna, Codependency, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Commitment Obstacles, Coping Mechanism Development, Couples (Relationship Therapy), COVID-19 Stress, Dating, Depression, Drug Addiction, Drug Use, Eating Patterns or Eating Disorders, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Emotionally Focused, Family, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Planning, Family Therapy, Female Identifying, Fertility / Infertility, Fertility Counseling, Gaslighting, Gay, Gender Dysphoria, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Group Therapy, Hindu, Individual Therapy, Intrusive Thoughts, Jewish, Lesbian, Level 1 Clinician, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Life Transitions, Low Self Esteem, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Masculinity-Related Stress, Muslim, Non-Binary, Non-Traditional Romantic Stress, Nonreligious, Pansexual, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Performance Anxiety, Postpartum, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Quarter-Life Crisis, Queer, Questioning, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Romantic Life, Self Esteem, Self-Reflection, Sexual Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexual Fear, Sexual Identity, Sibling-Related Stress, Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Life, Straight, Strength-Based, Stress, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Vulnerability, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Women's Issues Therapy, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: 5th Avenue, New York, Tele-Health/Virtual

Amanda (She/Her) is a graduate student at NYU pursuing her M.A. in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness. As a dedicated therapist, Amanda is committed to helping her clients find the clarity and healing they need to live their best lives. She understands that seeking therapy can be a difficult and vulnerable process, but her warm, compassionate approach ensures that clients feel safe and supported every step of the way. Together with Amanda, clients can work through even the most challenging situations. She believes that therapy is a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation and creates a space for clients to explore their emotions, fears, and desires.

Amanda’s passions include cooking, exploring new restaurants, and traveling the world to discover diverse flavors and cultures. She also loves the beach and finds it to be a perfect retreat, regardless of the season.

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Amanda Fogel, BS

Clinical Intern

Amanda (She/Her) is a graduate student at NYU pursuing her...

Margaret Rau, MS, LMSW

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: (929) 552-5380
Email: margaret.rau@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adults (25-64), Aging Parents, Anxiety Disorder, Art Therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Buddhist, Bullying, Burnout, Caregiver Burnout, Childhood Trauma, Christian, Cigna, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Commitment Obstacles, Compassion Fatigue, Complex Trauma, Confidence Issues, Coping Mechanism Development, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Crisis Intervention, Cultural Competence, Dating, Dementia, Developmental Disorder, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Early Childhood Trauma, Elderly Persons Disorders, Emerging Adulthood, Emotional Abuse, End of Life Challenges, Existential Anxiety, Existential Crisis or Transition, Family Planning, Family Therapy, Family Therapy, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Fertility / Infertility, Grief and Loss, Group Therapy, Health at Every Size, Hindu, Immigration, Indecision, Individual Therapy, Intellectual Disability, Intergenerational Trauma, Intimate Partner Violence, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Trauma, Intrusive Thoughts, Jewish, Lesbian, Level 2 Clinician, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Malaise, Masculinity-Related Stress, Men's Issues, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Problem / Illness, Mindful-Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Muslim, Narcissistic Personality, Narrative Therapy, Nonreligious, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Perinatal Mental Health, Postpartum, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Prenatal, Psychosis, Queer, Queer-Competent, Questioning, Racial Justice Framework, Racism Issues, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Recently Moved, Relational, Relationship Struggles / Issues, School Phobia, Selective Mutism, Seniors (65+), Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, Sex Therapy, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexual Fear, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Justice, Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD), Somatic Therapy, Stammer, Straight, Strength-Based, Strength-Based Therapy, Stress, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Trans-Competant, Transgender, Transitioning, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Trauma Therapy, Vulnerability, Wilderness Therapy, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Worry, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: 5th Avenue, New York, Tele-Health/Virtual

Margaret (She/Her) is a New York City-based Psychotherapist and Licensed Social Worker whose practice is based on building warm and trusting relationships. She use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques and mindfulness to make space for clients to self-soothe, regulate, and ready themselves to make the changes they are wanting in their lives. She partners with her clients to provide them with guidance tailored to their needs while they navigate the concerns that brought them to therapy.

Throughout her career, she has counseled a myriad of people, including but not limited to, birthing people dealing with mental health challenges, teens experiencing emotional and social hardships, adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum, adults across the life span navigating their mental health, and child welfare-involved families. She has worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings, including adventure therapy, clinically-informed life coaching, school-based mental health, a senior center, child welfare family therapy and in an alternative healing center specializing in vibrational sound therapy. This diversity of experience has allowed her to build a practice that is flexible to the needs of her clients in order to support their growth and healing.

She earned her Master of Social Work in 2021 from CUNY Hunter, where she focused her clinical research and practice on intersections of disability and aging. As well as, clinical considerations in perinatal care, and her Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from Montana State University. She makes time to be in nature, journal, craft, and adventure whenever she can.

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Margaret Rau, MS, LMSW

Psychotherapist

Margaret (She/Her) is a New York City-based Psychotherapist and Licensed...

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,...

Brian Molloy, BA

Position: Clinical Intern
Phone: (929) 431-1224
Email: brian.molloy@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: 12- Step Friendly, Addiction Counseling, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adolescent Addiction / Substance Use, Adult Psychotherapy, Affirming Therapy, Aging Parents, AIDS - HIV, Alcohol Use, Alcoholism, Anger, Anger Management, Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD), Anxiety Disorder, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Artist-Related Stress, Asexual, Asperger's Syndrome, Attachment Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavior Modification, Behavioral Issues / Problems, Behavioral Therapy, Betrayal Trauma, Bipolar Disorder, Bisexual, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Buddhist, Burnout, Career-Related Stress, Childhood Trauma, Christian, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Relapse, Cigna, Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, Codependency, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBT), Complex Trauma, Confidence Issues, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Couples Conflict Resolution, Creative Blocks, Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, Cultural Competence, Cultural Diversity Issues, Culturally Sensitive, Dating, Depression, Dialectical, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders, Dissociative Disorder, Dream Analysis, Dreams, Drug Addiction, Drug Use, Dual Diagnosis, Early Childhood Trauma, Emerging Adulthood, Emotional Abuse, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Ex-Cult Support, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Therapy, Fear of Failure, Gaslighting, Gay, Gay, Gender Dysphoria, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Grief and Loss, Group Therapy, Group Therapy, Harm Reduction Therapy, Hoarding Disorder, Humanistic Therapy, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Imposter Syndrome, Impulse Control Disorder (ICD), Indecision, Individual Therapy, Intergenerational Trauma, Internet Addiction, Intrusive Thoughts, Jewish, Learning Disabilities, Lesbian, Level 1 Clinician, LGBT Care, LGBTQIA+, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Male Identifying, Marriage Conflict Resolution, Masculinity-Related Stress, Medical Trauma, Men's Issues, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Consultation, Mental Health Problem / Illness, Mid-Life Crisis, Mindful-Based Therapy, Money-Related Stress, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Multicultural Therapy, Music Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic, Non-Traditional Romantic Stress, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Panic Disorder, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Physical Abuse, Physical Abuse Trauma, Porn Addiction, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling, Pre-College Fears, Premarital / Marital, Procrastination, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Therapy, Psychological First Aid, Psychological Trauma, Quarter-Life Crisis, Queer, Queer-Competent, Questioning, Recently Moved, Reiki, Relapse Prevention Therapy, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Romantic Life, School Phobia, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self-Reflection, Separation Anxiety, Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, Sex Therapy, 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, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD), Spiritual Crisis or Transition, Spirituality, Suicidal Feelings, Suicidal Ideation, Trans-Competant, Transgender, Transitioning, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Trauma Therapy, Traumatic Grief, Vulnerability, Walk and Talk Therapy or OutdoorTherapy, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Women's Issues Therapy, Work-Related Counseling, Worry, Young Adulthood
Location: 5th Avenue, New York, Tele-Health/Virtual

Brian (He/Him) is currently a graduate student at Baruch College – City University of New York pursuing his M.A. in Mental Health Counseling. He holds an A.A. from Southeastern Illinois College as well as a B.A. in Psychology from Brooklyn College – City University of New York. Brian did additional schooling at Murray State University in Kentucky and holds his Certification as a Reiki Master Practitioner from Tribeca Hypnosis & Healing Institute.

He believes that therapy should be a collaboration between therapist and client and will do what is best for his clients. He utilizes a person-centered approach that includes aspects of CBT, DBT, psychodynamic, and humanistic methodologies in an effort to help client’s reach their goals and potential. His general areas of focus are on the LGBTQ+ community, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, neurodivergence, sex positivity, CNM, and those living with infectious disease. Brian’s favorite saying is “feelings are not facts; however, your feelings are valid.”

Brian thinks that self-care is very important and that it takes many forms. As a former actor/singer, a large part of his routine is to sing whenever possible and attend the theatre whenever the opportunity presents itself. Other areas of his self-care routine are spending time with family and friends, fitness, taking walks, and watching a good comedy in efforts to not take things too seriously.


 

Brian Molloy, BA

Clinical Intern

Brian (He/Him) is currently a graduate student at Baruch College...

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...

Blair Luedke, MA, MHC-LP

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: (929) 203-4662
Email: blair.luedke@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, 12- Step Friendly, Additional Areas of Specialization, Adjustment Disorder, Adults (25-64), Aerophobia (flying), Alcohol Use, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Anorexia Nervosa, Art Therapy, Asexual, Asexual, Behavioral Issues / Problems, Behavioral Therapy, Betrayal Trauma, Binge Eating Disorder, Biofeedback, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Bisexual, Bisexual, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Buddhist, Bulimia Nervosa, Bullying, Burnout, Caregiver Burnout, Childhood Trauma, Christian, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Cigna, Codependency, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Confidence Issues, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Cultural Competence, Cultural Diversity Issues, Dating, Daytime Sleepiness, Depression, Dream Analysis, Dreams, Eating Patterns or Eating Disorders, Eclectic, Emotional Abuse, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Emotional Overeating, English, Existential Anxiety, Family, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Therapy, Female Identifying, Feminist, Fertility / Infertility, Fertility Counseling, Gaslighting, Gay, Gay, Gender Dysphoria, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Grief and Loss, Group Therapy, Group Therapy, Harassment, Health at Every Size, Health-Related Concerns, Hearing Impairment Counseling, Hindu, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Imposter Syndrome, Individual Therapy, Insomnia, Intimate Partner Violence, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Trauma, Intrusive Thoughts, Irrational Fears, Jewish, Lesbian, Lesbian, Level 2 Clinician, LGBT Care, LGBTQIA+, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Malaise, Masculinity-Related Stress, Men's Issues, Men's Mental Health Issues, Migraines / Chronic Headaches, Mindful-Based Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Multicultural Therapy, Music Therapy, Muslim, Non-Binary, Nonreligious, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Panic Disorder, Pansexual, Peer Relationships, Performance Anxiety, Perinatal Mental Health, Physical Abuse, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Pre-College Fears, Pregnancy, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Prenatal, Psychedelic Integration Therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic Therapy, Quarter-Life Crisis, Queer, Queer, Queer-Competent, Questioning, Racism Issues, Reality Therapy, Recently Moved, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self-Reflection, Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, 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, Spiritual Crisis or Transition, Spirituality, Sports Performance, Straight, Strength-Based, Stress, Trans-Competant, Transgender, Transitioning, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Vulnerability, Walk and Talk Therapy or OutdoorTherapy, Weight Loss, 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

Blair has a passion for women’s health and would love to serve as a support across the dynamic lifespan. She is a queer affirming, social justice driven clinician. Blair is open to work with all genders and identities; folks dealing with anxiety, depression, home life or relational issues as well. Her ideal client is someone who has the desire to strengthen their self-awareness and is open to movement and mindfulness exercises.

While an eclectic therapist, Blair leans towards REBT and CBT modalities in her practice. Her education in multicultural competence has helped her acknowledge biases and privileges to best serve all populations, while honoring individuals’ experience. Blair attained her MS in Mental Health Counseling at Long Island University and her BS in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from the University of Delaware. She encourages a holistic lifestyle and enjoys using her background to connect both physical and mental health to achieve overall wellness. She strives to create a nurturing environment for clients to grow and explore through comforting challenge and support. She loves connecting with others to help them to tap into their true potential, which is already inside of them.

Blair loves to spend time outside in the sun whenever she can, especially if it is with one of her dogs. She is an avid lover of animals and will try to pet one every chance she gets. Blair enjoys spending time in the kitchen with new recipes, and her favorite part: eating them. She gravitates towards all things’ movement: practicing yoga, dancing, and hiking, all with a smile on her face.


 

Blair Luedke, MA, MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Blair has a passion for women’s health and would love...

Maria Pietruszka, MS, LMHC, CASAC-T

Position: Psychotherapist & Supervisor
Phone: (929) 538-3245
Email: maria.pietruszka@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, 12- Step Friendly, Abstinence Based Psychotherapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Addiction Counseling, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adolescent Addiction / Substance Use, Adoption, Adult Psychotherapy, Adults (25-64), Affirming Therapy, Aging Parents, AIDS - HIV, Alcohol Use, Alcoholism, Anger, Anger Management, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD), Anxiety Disorder, Artist-Related Stress, Asexual, Attachment Disorder, Behavior Modification, Behavioral Issues / Problems, Behavioral Therapy, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, Betrayal Trauma, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, Bisexual, Bisexual, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Body-Focused Therapy (ex: Tapping), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Buddhist, Bullying, Burnout, Canabis Use disorder, Career-Related Stress, Caregiver Burnout, Chemical Dependency Assessments, Childhood Trauma, Children (<13), Christian, Christian Counseling, Chronic Relapse, Cigna, Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors, Codependency, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBT), Commitment Obstacles, Community Violence, Compassion Fatigue, Confidence Issues, Coping Mechanism Development, COVID-19 Stress, Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, Cultural Competence, Cultural Diversity Issues, Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT), Dating, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders, Drug Addiction, Drug Use, Dual Diagnosis, Early Childhood Trauma, Emerging Adulthood, Emotion Regulaton Therapy (ERT), Emotional Abuse, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, English, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Conflicts / Issues, Family constellations, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Planning, Family Systems, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Feminist, Forensic Psychology, Gambling / Crypto Addiction, Gay, Gay, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Group Therapy, Group Therapy, Harassment, Harm Reduction Therapy, Health at Every Size, Health-Related Concerns, Humanistic Therapy, Immigration, Immigration Psychological Evaluation, Imposter Syndrome, Impulse Control Disorder (ICD), Indecision, Individual Therapy, Intergenerational Trauma, Internal Family systems (IFS), Internet Addiction, Intersex, Intervention, Intimate Partner Violence, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Trauma, Intrusive Thoughts, Irrational Fears, Jewish, Lesbian, Lesbian, Level 3 Clinician, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Male Identifying, Marijuana Disorder, Marriage Counseling, Masculinity-Related Stress, Medication Management, Medication Management, Medication-Induced Anxiety Disorder, Mental Health Problem / Illness, Mental State Opinion, Mentalization Based Treatment, Mid-Life Crisis, Migraines / Chronic Headaches, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Money-Related Stress, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Multicultural Therapy, Music Therapy, Muslim, Natural Disasters, Non-Binary, Non-suicidal Self-Injury, Non-Traditional Romantic Stress, Nonreligious, Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Polish, Positive Psychology, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling, Pre-College Fears, Premarital / Marital, Premenopausal Symptoms, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Procrastination, Psychedelic Integration Therapy, Quarter-Life Crisis, Queer, Queer, Queer-Competent, Questioning, Race-Related Stress, Racial Justice Framework, Racism Issues, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Reality Therapy, Recently Moved, Refugee Trauma, Relapse Prevention Therapy, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Romantic Life, School Phobia, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Seniors (65+), Separation Anxiety, Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, Sex Worker Positive, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Sibling-Related Stress, Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Justice, Social Life, Social Therapy, Spiritual Crisis or Transition, Spirituality, Straight, Strength-Based, Strength-Based Therapy, Stress, Stress Management, Teaching, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Trans-Competant, Transgender, Transitioning, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Trauma Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Vegan, Vulnerability, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Women's Issues Therapy, Work-Related Counseling, Worry, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: 5th Avenue, New York, Tele-Health/Virtual

Maria (She/Her) was born in Poland and migrated to NYC at the age of 3.  She was raised in Brooklyn and carries that as a badge of honor.

Maria attended Hunter College where she graduated with a degree in Sociology.  She then attended LIU Brooklyn and obtained her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling in 2017.  During her time at LIU Brooklyn, she was the campus representative for the American Psychology Association Division 35 Society for the Psychology of Women. Maria was involved in hosting events that help spread awareness for feminist research, theory and education to understand and improve the lives of girls and women in all their diversities. This helped Maria develop her passion towards working with women and women’s issues.

After graduation, Maria was hired as a full time substance abuse counselor at Outreach, where she completed her internship for graduate school. She worked with adults to help them reach their goals in recovery. Maria implemented harm reduction techniques to help promote a more inclusive and realistic approach for treating substance use disorders.  She is determined to approach all her clients by meeting them where they are and empowering them to meet their treatment and therapy goals.

After 3 years, Maria was promoted to Program Coordinator where she was responsible for running Restart Academy, a Department of Education alternative high school for students with substance use and behavioral issues and an after school program for outpatient services for adolescents. Maria enjoyed working and advocating for adolescents and young people. She guided them through different life transitions like: finishing high school, coping with peer pressure and preparing for the next chapters of their lives like college or full time employment.

Maria also supervised new counselors and her approach was always to empower counselors and teach them listen to their “clinical gut”.

Maria is driven by social justice and participated in movements for Black Lives Matter, women’s rights and animal rights. Her approaches in therapy display her commitment to provide an empathic, compassionate and judgement-free space where people from all walks of life can address their emotional issues, life transitions and meet their therapy goals.

When she is not in session, Maria teaches as an adjunct lecturer at Hunger College. She teaches courses like Drugs and Society and the Sociology of Mental Health.  In her free time, Maria loves to re-watch “The Office”, spend time with her two cats Rajah and Stella and try new vegan recipes.


Maria Pietruszka, MS, LMHC, CASAC-T

Psychotherapist & Supervisor

Maria (She/Her) was born in Poland and migrated to NYC...

Rachel Moses, MA, MHC-LP

Position: Psychotherapist
Phone: (929) 552-6324
Email: rachel.moses@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Acrophobia (heights), Adaptive Mentalization based integrative treatment, Addiction Counseling, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adult Psychotherapy, Adults (25-64), Aerophobia (flying), Affirming Therapy, Afflictions, Aging Parents, Agoraphobia (leaving home), AIDS - HIV, Alcohol Use, Alcoholism, Alzheimer's Disease, Anger, Anger Management, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Anorexia Nervosa, Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Art Therapy, Artist-Related Stress, Asexual, Asperger's Syndrome, Astraphobia (thunder), Attachment Disorder, Attachment Theory, Attachment-Based Family therapy (ABFT), Autism Spectrum Disorder, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Behavior Modification, Behavioral Therapy, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, Binge Eating Disorder, Biofeedback Treatment, Bipolar Disorder, Bisexual, Bisexual, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Bulimia Nervosa, Bullying, Burnout, Career-Related Stress, Caregiver Burnout, Chemical Dependency Assessments, Childhood Trauma, Children (<13), Christian, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Compassion Fatigue, Confidence Issues, Costs/Insurance, Couples (Relationship Therapy), COVID-19 Stress, Creative Blocks, Creative/Expressive Arts Therapy, Cultural Competence, Cultural Diversity Issues, Culturally Sensitive, Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT), Dating, Dementia, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Drama Therapy, Dream Analysis, Drug Use, Dual Diagnosis, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Patterns or Eating Disorders, Eclectic, Emerging Adulthood, Emotion-Focused Family therapy (EFFT), Emotional Abuse, Emotional Overeating, English, Existential Anxiety, Exposure & Response Prevention (ExRP) Therapy, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family, Family constellations, Family Systems, Family Therapy, Family Therapy, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Feminist, Fertility / Infertility, Food-Related Stress, Gambling / Crypto Addiction, Gaslighting, Gay, Gender Dysphoria, Gestalt Therapy, Gottman Method, Group Therapy, Group Therapy, Harm Reduction Therapy, Health at Every Size, Health-Related Concerns, Hoarding Disorder, Humanistic Therapy, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Immigration, Imposter Syndrome, Indecision, Individual Therapy, Insomnia, Intergenerational Trauma, Internet Addiction, Interpersonal, Intersex, Intrusive Thoughts, Irrational Fears, Jewish, Learning Disabilities, Lesbian, Lesbian, Level 3 Clinician, LGBTQIA+, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Malaise, Male Identifying, Masculinity-Related Stress, Men's Issues, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Problem / Illness, Mid-Life Crisis, Migraines / Chronic Headaches, Money-Related Stress, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Natural Disasters, Non-Binary, Nonreligious, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Panic Disorder, Parenting, Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Perinatal Mental Health, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Pica, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Pre-College Fears, Pregnancy, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premarital / Marital, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Prenatal, Procrastination, Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), Psychodynamic Therapy, Quarter-Life Crisis, Queer, Queer, Questioning, Race-Related Stress, Racism Issues, Recently Moved, Refugee Trauma, Relational Therapy, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Romantic Life, Rumination, Safety Planning, School Phobia, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self-Reflection, Seniors (65+), Separation Anxiety, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Sibling-Related Stress, Sleep Disorder, Sleep Problems, Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Justice, Social Life, Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD), Spiritual Crisis or Transition, Spirituality, Sport/Performance Counseling, Sports Performance, Stammer, Straight, Strength-Based, Strength-Based Therapy, Stress, Stress Management, Suicidal Feelings, Suicidal Ideation, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Text-Based and Phone Therapy, Tourette Syndrome, Transgender, Transitioning, Trichotillomania/Body-Focused Repetitive Disease, Trypanophobia (needles), Veteran-Related Stress, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Therapy, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Women's Issues Therapy, Work-Related Counseling, Worry, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: 5th Avenue, New York, Tele-Health/Virtual

Rachel Moses: (She/Her) is a graduate of the master’s in mental health counseling program at Brooklyn College and currently has her MHC-LP. She is dedicated in her work to foster a safe space for all clients to speak openly about life and all that comes with it. Compassionate and patient, she takes on a person-centered approach to ensure clients are being heard and accepted as they are. Rachel also uses evidence-based treatments in her work. She believes that everyone has the potential to grow, to learn, and to flourish already inside of them.

During her free time, she enjoys baking, knitting, listening to Broadway cast recordings, and spending time with her pet dog and parakeet.

Therapy is unlike any relationship and this can be intimidating, but you have taken a brave first step by researching and reaching out. She looks forward to hearing from you!


Rachel Moses, MA, MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Rachel Moses: (She/Her) is a graduate of the master’s in mental health...

Hanni Flaherty, PhD, LCSW-R, CASAC

Position: Founder & Social Work President
Phone: (929) 362-4913
Email: hanni.flaherty@collaborative-people.com
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, Addiction Counseling, Adult Psychotherapy, Adults (25-64), Afflictions, Anxiety Disorder, Attachment Theory, Attachment-Based Family therapy (ABFT), Behavior Modification, Behavioral Therapy, Bereavement / Grief Counseling, Burnout, Career-Related Stress, Child and Parent Interaction Therapy, Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBT), Coping Mechanism Development, Costs/Insurance, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Couples Conflict Resolution, COVID-19 Stress, Crisis Intervention, Culturally Sensitive, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Drug Use, Dual Diagnosis, Family, Family Conflicts / Issues, Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Systems, Family Therapy, Family Therapy, Female Identifying, Founders Level, Group Therapy, Group Therapy, Harm Reduction Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Individual Therapy, Integrative Psychotherapy, Internal Family systems (IFS), Interpersonal, Jewish, LGBT Care, LGBTQIA+, Light Assisted Therapy, Male Identifying, Mental Health Consultation, Mentalization Based Treatment, Mentalization Based Treatment for Adolecents (MBT-A), Mid-Life Crisis, Mood Disorder/Mood Swings, Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Multicultural Therapy, Narcissistic Personality, Non-Binary, Non-suicidal Self-Injury, Non-Traditional Romantic Stress, Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT) Person-Centered, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Person Centered (Rogerian), Positive Psychology, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling, Pre-Move In Couples Counseling, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premarital / Marital, Premarital Conflict Resolution, Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Therapy, Quarter-Life Crisis, Queer-Competent, Racial Justice Framework, Relapse Prevention Therapy, Safety Planning, Schema Therapy, Self Esteem, Self-Harm / Injury, Sex Worker Positive, Social Anxiety, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Strength-Based Therapy, Stress Management, Structural Family Therapy, Teaching, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Trans-Competant, Transitioning, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Trauma Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Veterans, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: 5th Avenue, New York, Tele-Health/Virtual

Hanni (She/Her) is a New York City-based Clinical Social Worker specializing in adolescents, young adults, and families. Over the past 10 years, she has worked with clients who struggle with a wide range of issues. Her areas of expertise include treating adolescents and young adults with family conflict, substance use, high-risk behaviors, self-harming behaviors, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma, bullying, gender, and sexuality struggles.

Her practice uses a Cognitive Behavioral Treatment approach that takes into consideration each person’s strength and experience. She has a Ph.D. in clinical social work, an LCSW-R, and a CASAC. She is also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Family Structure Therapy. In addition, she is a Certified Addiction and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) and New York State DUI evaluator.

Her treatment style encompasses open and honest communication to help clients achieve their goals through short-term treatment, long-term treatment, family therapy, and group treatment. Through the development of a strong therapeutic alliance, they work together to develop effective coping skills. In treatment, she strives to create a safe, understanding, and collaborative atmosphere where her clients can share their emotions and explore their struggles. They all have the ability to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals. Therapy should be a helpful force in achieving life goals and overcoming life struggles.


Hanni Flaherty, PhD, LCSW-R, CASAC

Founder & Social Work President

Hanni (She/Her) is a New York City-based Clinical Social Worker specializing...

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