Nicole Barile, Ph.D. is a graduate from Hofstra University where her research and doctoral thesis investigated mental practice and physical performance. She specializes in exposure-based treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, with a particular specialization in treating OCD spectrum disorders. She also has clinical training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) through the ACT clinic at Hofstra University. Her clinical interests include exposure-based treatment of anxiety and mood disorders and improving motoric performance through cognitive skills. She has written articles on topics of Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Mindfulness, both in the process of publication.
Tara Mandel, Ph.D., owner and founder of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Wellness Center, is a graduate of Binghamton University and Hofstra University for graduate studies. She worked for the Northwell Health System for 9 years doing clinical research, teaching, in addition to providing group and individual therapy. She has specific expertise in CBT therapies and other evidence based treatments and specializing in working with those suffering from anxiety, depression and perinatal mood disorders. Dr. Mandel has taught college courses and several Long Island colleges.
Christine Keene, LMSW graduated with her Masters from,Fordham University and a BS from Quinnipiac University. Christine first became interested in social work as a volunteer during her college years, where she volunteered her time at The Safe Center LI in Long Island, New York. Christine gained clinical experience from Harlem Children's Zone, The Safe Center LI, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Family and Children's Association, Project C.O.A.S.T., helping trauma victims in Long beach and Far Rockaway with the aftermath of hurricane Sandy and Zucker Hillside Hospital where she currently works. Christine is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), postpartum support international certified for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and a NASW member. Christine helps to provide individuals with the necessary skills to cope and flourish when dealing with life events and integrates mindfulness techniques into every psychotherapy session.
Jennifer Breen, Psy.D., received her BA from Boston College and her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford. She has training and experience in the field of eating disorders from McLean Hospital in MA, Yale Psychiatric Institute, and from the Institute of Living in CT. She also has extensive training and experience in the field of alcohol and substance use disorders and co-occurring post-traumatic stress disorder. She has her CASAC, eligibility from South Oaks Alcoholism and Addictive Behavior Studies Program. After 9/11, Dr. Breen worked with children and families who had lost a loved one in the WTC as well as with first responders through NYU Langone Medical Center. She later received her Certification in Disaster Mental Health from the American Red Cross. For the past 4 years, she has been working in the field of Health Psychology in local Skilled Nursing Facilities/Rehabilitation Centers. Dr. Breen is Integrative in orientation and has training in the following treatment modalities: CBT, DBT, DBT-S, MET. Her specializations include: Health Psychology, Women's Issues, Eating Disorders, Body Image Disturbance, Obesity, Obesity Surgery, Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders, Co-Occurring Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Disaster Mental Health, and Diversity.