Meet The Jamaica Team
Peter Martin, LMHC
Peter is a licensed mental health counselor and received his master’s degree in mental health counseling from SUNY old Westbury. Peter prioritizes his patients needs where they can be comfortable to process their stressors in a warm environment. Peter utilizes motivational interviewing, CBT and a psychodynamic approach to guide the patient toward a path of self-healing. Additionally, Peter has experience working with couples who are going through distress in their current relationship.
Peter enjoys working with adults, couples, and adolescents and helping them navigate any challenges they are experiencing.
Patrice Jamerson, LMHC
Patrice completed her Masters in Mental Health Counseling at Queens College. She continued her training at Family and Children's Association and Catholic Charities where she provided family counseling to youths and adults. Patrice practices Strengths-Based therapy and Positive Psychology highlighting the client's strengths and building on successes. Patrice views each individual as a person with their own story. She uses CBT and Person-Centered therapy to assist patients in exploring their triggers and coping skills and assisting them on their journey. Patrice also helps clients explore any resistance they may have to therapy.
Anjali Sankar, MHC-LP
Anjali earned her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from New York University (NYU). Anjali's internship experience includes working with various mental health clientele diagnosed with cognitive, behavioral, social, and developmental disorders. Anjali's training in psychopathology included group and individual counseling with children and adolescents, providing personalized treatment plans to improve self-esteem, reframing negative self-talk, fostering resiliency, and emotional recognition and regulation.
Anjali utilizes a strength-based approach and narrative psychotherapy to help clients alternate their cognitive approach to help decrease maladaptive behaviors. She also assists her patients in developing mindfulness techniques in order to cope with anxiety.
Yessell Rojas, LMSW
Yessell completed her Masters in Social Work at Fordham University. She continued her training at Freeport High School facilitating girls and boys' groups as well as the Students Against Destructive
Decisions (SADD) club and provided weekly mentorship to students. She also Implemented the Resilient Scholar Program by using the DESSA as a measurement of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) at the Urban Assembly.
Yessell uses motivational interviewing, CBT, DBT, humanistic therapy and holistic therapy to connect to her clients. She meets patients where they are at and focuses on environmental changes that patients can and can’t control while also confronting their internal struggles.
Nia is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Columbia University. Nia has trained at The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County where she worked with adults who had mental health disorders such as schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar disorder.
Nia is an observant and empathetic person. She provides a safe and comfortable environment for her clients where they can discuss various issues that they need help navigating. She will provide guidance and compassion in treating them.
Kaitlyn Niewiarowicz, MHC-LP
Kaitlyn earned her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Iona College. Her internship experience includes working at St. Vincent's Hospital providing individual, group, and family counseling. Kaitlyn has worked with various mental health clientele diagnosed with an array of disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar, DID, Schizophrenia, Paranoia, panic disorders, borderline personality disorder. etc.
Kaitlyn provides a compassionate atmosphere for her patients developing a strong therapeutic alliance. She meets her clients where they are at, making them feel heard and understood, utilizing a person-centered approach.