Being a first generation American born to West-Indian parents, Jeika Identifies as a third-culture individual. This intersectionality allows her to see the importance of viewing people in their entirety. Jeika developed experience in the mental health field as an Assistant Behavior Intervention Specialist, an Article 81 Case Manager, and a Crisis Counselor. Jeika received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychopathology from CUNY School of Professional Studies and a Master of Arts Degree (MA) in Mental Health and Wellness Counseling from New York University.
Jeika has experience working with personality disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, codependency, and a variety of other concerns. She practices through a multicultural trauma lens and customizes her approach to therapy to the unique needs of each client. These approaches include rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical and behavioral therapy (DBT), emotion focused therapy (EFT), humanistic therapy, and existential therapy. It is her goal to create a welcoming environment to foster healthy development in her clients’ lives.
Jeika is a member of the National Association of Black Counselors (NABC), American Counseling Association (ACA), and American Psychological Association (APA). In her spare time Jeika is a bibliophile and further engages in the creative world through art, crochet, sewing, and playing her alto saxophone. She also enjoys kickboxing, hiking, yoga, and meditation.