Jasmine Rivera-Hackley

Clinical Intern



Hi, I'm Jasmine

I’m a second year graduate student at Columbia University where I’m pursuing my Master’s of Science in Social Work. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in African American Studies from UCLA. I’m beyond thrilled to be joining the team as a clinical intern.

A few words about me

I’m an ardent supporter of access to mental health care. I know that for some, seeking out therapy can still be a taboo subject, so my goal is to ensure that all clients feel empowered and safe in the space we provide.

I have always had a passion for serving others and have experience working in the non-profit sector. It was there that I realized my love for social work and social justice. I have worked with populations that have experienced depression, anxiety, domestic violence, housing insecurity, chronic illness, as well as developmental disabilities. I utilize Motivational Interviewing (MI) and various theoretical frameworks to best support my clients. 

Why I became a psychotherapist?

I wholeheartedly believe in the positive impact that therapy can have on an individual’s life trajectory. I think that everyone should have access to a place where they can speak freely about what’s going on inside their head and their heart. I’m interested in working with those who are experiencing mental illness, trauma, grief, as well as those who are survivors of sexual violence. My ultimate desire is to provide compassion and support clients in finding and accessing the tools to live their best and most fulfilling lives. At the end of the day, my clients are the experts and I am merely here to assist in their growth and healing process.

Professional Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers

Association of Black Social Workers

Post Graduate Training

Motivational Interviewing Fall 2020

Child Abuse Reporting Education (CARE) 2020

Jasmine's Expertise

We value training, skill, authenticity and you!

Trauma-Informed Care
Motivational Interviewing
Pasta Consumption

Chamin Ajjan Psychotherapy is proud to be the Brooklyn, NY regional clinic with The National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC). NSAC was established with the intent of making the highest quality, evidence-based psychotherapy services to treat social anxiety available to those in need. We aim to do this through research, collaboration, dissemination to clinicians and educating the public. Visit NSAC here  for more information.

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