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.

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.

Jalisa Barnes, Psy.D. received her BA from Claflin University, and her Psy.D. from Alfred University. Dr. Barnes is trained and experienced in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), norm-referenced testing, parent training, and school-based counseling. She has worked with children and adults with cognitive and developmental delays, such as Intellectual Disabilities, Autism, and Learning Disabilities. She has also worked with children and adults who have been diagnosed with ADHD and varying anxiety disorders, including selective mutism.  Dr Barnes is interested in continuing to help children succeed in school and at home,

Lawrence Shapiro, Ph.D, is a New York State Licensed Psychologist with more than 30 years of experience providing individual, couples and group psychotherapy to clients of diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds in inpatient, outpatient and adult home settings. He received his Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research and  utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy to assist those with anxiety, depression,substance abuse, work, relationship and self-esteem issues. He helps clients enhance their coping skills and manage stress and anger more effectively. Dr. Shapiro has taught several courses as an adjunct assistant professor in the City University of New York.

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