Jocelyn Martinez is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescents and adults in New York. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in family therapy, parenting, communication issues and dialectical behavioral therapy.  In her practice, Jocelyn’s approach to care is clientcentered and is eclectic to individuals’ needs. She helps individuals focus on their strengths and values to help empower them throughout treatment. Jocelyn utilizes CBT, DBT, structural family therapy, journal therapy and solution-focused therapy She would describe herself as warm, caring and supportive.  Furthermore, she believes therapy promotes healing and growth within individuals and families and hopes to be an effective tool in helping people through their journey of healing. 

Jocelyn’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare developed naturally through her enjoymenin working with childrenThrough her studies, interactions, volunteer work and employment she recognized the value of becoming emotionally intelligent and wanted to empower, help and strengthen children and adults in need. 

Jocelyn’s family and friends have said she is a philomath because she enjoys learning and studying. She hopes to pursue her Ph.D. in the near future. Jocelyn also enjoys journaling and has taken courses on itand enjoys traveling to tropical places with her family. 

“In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou 

Jessica Passero is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescents and adults in New York. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in wellness and health promotion, relationships, child and adolescent therapy, parenting, and women’s issues and health.  In her practice, Jessica uses traditional counseling techniques such as cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapy, as well as complementary therapy approaches such as mindfulness, meditation and guided imagery to help clients work towards greater happiness. As a therapist, she empowers clients to make changes to improve their lives. Jessica sees herself as a guide who supports clientin their own journey of personal and emotional growth. She helps clients become more self-aware, improve their communication skills, and understand their emotions at a deeper level. She also aims to teach clients coping skills to help them better deal with life’s stresses, as well as the challenges of their mental health symptoms.  

Jessica’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare developed at a young ageBecause she was very empathetic towards those in suffering, she realized early on that she wanted to be in a profession that helped people. Furthermore, Jessica was naturally drawn to psychology because she had always been curious and interested in people. In college, she saw a flyer looking for individuals to become peer counselors and remembers thinking, “I would like to do that”. Shortly after she started began taking peer counseling training classes. She later realized that it was this experience as a peer counselor that planted the seed in her becoming a professional therapist. 

Jessica loves to travel. She thinks immersing yourself into a different place, culture, and/or among people is a great educational experienceHer dream is to eventually travel the world. Jessica enjoys spending time outdoors; it helps her relax and feel more grounded. Most of her weekends are usually spent hiking or doing other outdoor activities. She is also an avid crafter. She dabbles in making all types of crafts including creating signs, jewelry, personalized gifts and art. 

“The real voyage of self-discovery consists not in seeking out new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” -Marcel Proust 

 

Holli Stayton, FNP-C, NPP-C is a certified nurse practitioner of psychiatry who works with child and adult residents of New York. She is skilled in providing comprehensive care throughout the lifespan and specializes in child, adolescent psychopharmacology, autism spectrum disorder and adult psychopharmacology. Holli also has experience collaborating with primary care, therapy and community agencies for more holistic care. When providing treatment, Holli focuses on learning her patient’s individual stories to better meet them and their families where they are at. She then offers her professional guidance to help them reach their goals and live a fulfilling and enriching life.

Before she became a nurse practitioner of psychiatry, Holli worked for over 20 years as a certified family nurse practitioner in the medical setting, where she saw the need for quality mental health services. That and her personal experience caring for children with mental health disorders led her to start her career in psychiatry. Holli received her second graduate degree as a psychiatric nurse practitioner from Binghampton University. When she isn’t working, Holli likes to partake in spinning exercise classes and to spend time with her 6 children and family.

Prescribes Medication: Yes

Age Range: 0 – 65

Specialties: Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Adult Psychopharmacology

Martha Frame, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescent and adult residents in New York and North Carolina. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are anxiety and mood disorders, spiritual and faith based counseling, school refusal, grief counseling, child and adolescent counseling and DBT. In her practice, Martha believes that our earliest life experiences and the course of our development shape our sense of self and others. When there has been damage in these life experiences and relationships, it can affect our perspective of self, our response to others and the course of our lives. She believes and practices that the construct of the professional therapeutic relationship is designed to provide the opportunity for an individual to repair and resolve these central experiences and to experience healing in the self.

As a child, Martha grew up in family that valued helping others. Her home was often a refuge for people in crisis and she was able to observe her mother counsel and guide these individuals, which inspired her to pursue this work. Her mother later became a marriage and family therapist and was a mentor for her.

In her free time, Martha enjoys cooking and has catered and cooked in restaurants in the past. She is also a writer and studied creative writing as an undergraduate. In 1970, she made a transatlantic voyage on a Swedish ocean liner and lived in Holland for three years.

Prescribes Medication: No

Age Range: 0-65+

Specialties: Anxiety and Depression, Grief Counseling, Child and Adolescent Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Jessica Pacannuayan, NP, is a board certified adult, and child and adolescent psychiatric nurse practitioner, who is licensed to work in New York. Ms. Pacannuayan is willing to work with patients ages 18-65+ and is able to offer care in English and Filipino. Her clinical interests include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adult), anxiety disorders, bariatric clearances, behavioral disorders, bipolar disorder, grief counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, eating disorders, gender identity and dysphoria, geriatric psychiatry, LGBT issues, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, panic disorder, post-partum depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychopharmacology, relationships, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, separation anxiety disorder, substance abuse, dependence and addiction, trauma and abuse, and wellness and health promotion. Ms. Pacannuayan’s philosophy of care is to use positivity along with realism.

 She became interested in behavioral health care when the mystery of its subjectivity absorbed her passion and commitment towards psychiatry. Ms. Pacannuayan describes herself as family-oriented and a non-judgmental person. She also considers herself full of wanderlust and well-traveled, with her favorite continents being Europe and Asia.

Prescribes Medication: Yes

Age Range: 18+

Specialties: Adult Psychiatry, Depression, LGBT Issues, Schizophrenia