Jasmine Rivera-Hackley



Hi, I'm Jasmine

I graduated from Columbia University where I received my Master’s of Science in Social Work and I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in African American Studies from UCLA. Trained at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and CAP, I specialize in working with those experiencing difficulties with trauma. I’m beyond thrilled to be a Psychotherapist at Chamin Ajjan Psychotherapy and working with this team. I am available for TeleTherapy in NY, NJ and FL.

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 worked in the non-profit sector prior to becoming a psychotherapist. It was there that I realized my love for social work and social justice.  I offer therapeutic services to individuals, couples and groups. Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,  I utilize this and various other evidence-based theoretical frameworks to best support my clients based on their individual needs.


I am the group facilitator of Monarch Group for Black Women Who Are Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.  Providing support for this often forgotten demographic is extremely important to me. As a Black Woman, I am determined to offer a safe and compassionate space to process through the complexities of how racism, sexism and sexual trauma intersect.

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 have post graduate training in cognitive behavioral therapy for trauma and I am passionate about working with those who are experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions and relationship issues, 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 2020

Kalamazoo Cognitive & Behavioral Therapy
Culturally Adapted CBT As a Model To Address Internalized Racism Among African American Clients

The Cognitive Behavior Institute
Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for Social Anxiety Disorder: An Integrative Strategy

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.

Chamin Ajjan Psychotherapy


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