Danielle Poore, LMHC
Danielle Poore has a background for over 15 years in counseling and mental health studies. She received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from CW Post in 2008, and has a dual certification in School Counseling.
Danielle has always had an entrepreneurial side; that paired with her desire to make a difference and help people made her realize she could do both simultaneously with her own practice, Mind Body Counseling. Danielle encourages the concept that therapy works best when it is collaborative, and believes that therapy is one of the most important parts of self-care. Danielle wanted to fill in the gaps she saw in the industry over the years valuing the importance of convenient, quality care. Danielle took to the concept of concierge counseling and is proud to share that as one of the highlights of Mind Body Counseling.
Danielle values a holistic approach in the therapeutic relationship with emphasis on the mind and body connection. In sessions, Danielle incorporates several therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavior therapy, reparenting therapy, and mindfulness therapy. Danielle believes therapy doesn’t have to be one sided. It can be an
opportunity for interaction and getting to experience each other as real people. Danielle strives to help people overcome their anxiety and stress to find inner peace and healing.
In her personal life, Danielle enjoys running and practicing yoga. She is married with two children. Danielle loves spending time with her black lab, Rosie, and her flock of backyard chickens. She enjoys trying new restaurants and supporting local small businesses on Long Island where she lives. When they’re not out exploring Long Island, they enjoy traveling to Disney World or trips to the Jersey Shore as a family.
Nicolle Panepinto, MS, MHC, CPT
Nicolle began her career in counseling in 2009 as a case manager, while obtaining her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from LIU in 2011. She’s held various positions in the counseling field since then, including supervisory positions within counseling agencies, working hands-on as a behavioral specialist, working with substance abuse groups, and working within school district vocational programs.
While working within a counseling agency as an adult behavioral specialist, Nicolle was responsible for setting up realistic and attainable behavior plans, which eventually led to most of her patients being able to live independently. While working within a school district’s vocational program, she worked primarily with teenagers, providing guidance, direction, job planning, future preparation and instruction, and care management services.
Nicolle has experience with patients living with generalized anxiety disorders, depression, schizophrenia, and PTSD. While over the years her “why” has changed, she remains dedicated to inspiring her patients and helping them grow, working with them to positively work through their strengths and struggles along their journey, all the while reminding them that they are not going through it alone.
Having previously worked as a personal trainer, Nicolle was drawn to work with Danielle because of her awareness of the importance of the mind and body connection. When she herself resumed running as a hobby, she realized how therapeutic it was to not only physically condition your body, but to have that time to deal with what may be going on in your mind.
Cara Neilsen, LCSW
Cara has over 10 years' experience working in the mental health field. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware and her Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University.
Cara has always had a passion for health and wellness. It was a light bulb moment when she realized that true well being is achieved throughboth mental and physical health, each equally as important as the other. With this understanding of "whole person health," she knew she wanted to help others invest in their mental health and improve their quality of life. Cara has helped hundreds of individuals to do just that, working for community mental health agencies, non-profit foundations and within the NYC school system.
Cara has an individualized and holistic approach to therapy that is trauma-informed, strength-based, and person-centered. Cara utilizes components of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT,) psychodynamic, mindfulness and other interventions during sessions. She works with individuals dealing with the struggles of everyday life, including anxiety, depression, stress, career obstacles, parenting, relationships, self-esteem, and life transitions.
Cara feels truly lucky to have a job that enables her to support others in their self-care journey. Cara is nonjudgmental and believes that there is no one right path in life; she is here to listen, collaborate, and support clients. When Cara is not helping others navigate their self-care journey, she is investing in her own. Cara enjoys strength training, meditating and cycling. Cara loves hikes along the Hudson and spending as much time outdoors as she can.
Raena Pastore, LCSW
Raena’s passion for helping others started in working with adults with special needs, intellectual and physical disabilities, as well as people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and various mental illnesses. This work evolved into work with adolescents, children, families and business agencies- using the behavioral and communicative dynamics of any relationship as the starting point to explain and then work through any issues/concerns or disturbances. Raena also has a focus on co-parenting therapy work- where parents come together as partners in parenting which is often a difficult transition from being former partners in a deeper relationship. Raena bases much of her work with others on the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach- assisting her patients in becoming present with their thoughts and feelings.
Raena is a Registered Yoga Teacher who wholeheartedly believes in teaching others to live in the present moment, where true happiness resides (and in many cases waits to be felt); this is taught through various methods including Yoga, Meditation, Chakra Balancing and other mindfulness practices. Her approach is a holistic one, where she works with the ‘entire person’ and their overall wellness (or lack-thereof) acknowledging and addressing lifestyle, self-care, life
balance, self-talk, nature/nurture factors, diet, sleep, coping skills and thought process habits. Being able to get to the core of someone’s spirit and then work outward with love, compassion, patience and peace is of the utmost importance for true progression of her clients into emotional, physical, mental and spiritual wellness.
Raena’s enthusiasm for creating a positive and healthy balance is evidenced through her various creative methods and activities for people of all ages and functioning levels. She is a firm believer in the power of positivity and manifestation; and she works through some of the basic principles of behavior modification to set up goals and procedures for her clients.
Ashley Stock, LMHC, MS, C-DBT
Ashley has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. She offers a variety of techniques into her therapy practice to meet the individual needs of each client. Ashley is certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and incorporates these teachings into her sessions. She focuses sessions on treating the whole person with a solution focus approach to the present "here and now." Ashley feels we often forget to focus on what's important right in front of us. Ashley will help you learn to live each day to the fullest. "Life is a succession of moments, to live each one to the fullest is to succeed."
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Megan Resnick, PMHNP, BC, MSN
Megan has an extensive background in nursing and psychopharmacology. She listens to each client while offering solutions and support every step of the way. Megan feels that when needed, medication can be a helpful therapeutic addition to optimal wellness. She embraces holistic options and will tailor your treatment plan to meet your specific needs. Megan provides a client-centered approach. In session, Megan includes brief CBT and solution-focused psychotherapy as well as medication management. Megan specializes in treating Anxiety, Panic disorder, Depression, and ADHD. She has a clinical background that has allowed her to provide care for a diverse population and exposure to multiple psychiatric disorders. With a collaborative approach, she we will find creative, balanced, and psychodynamic solutions to help manage symptoms. She believes that medication can give clients the ability to better apply concepts discussed in therapy. Megan’s goal is to provide the extra help needed to lead clients to a life of true inner peace and healing.