Meet The Team

Casandra at Peace Project Mental Health Counseling

Casandra Musumeci

Co-Owner, LMHC

Casandra graduated from St. Bonaventure University (Go Bonnies!) with a Bachelors in Psychology. She received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling through St. John Fisher University and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Her therapeutic approach leans into validating the hard stuff while also leaning into potential areas of growth through person-centered and cognitive behavioral strategies. She enjoys exploring hiking trails and nature with her husband, Chris and spending time with her family and friends. She loves bringing support, awareness, and education to the Rochester, NY community!

Specialties: Children, High School, College,  Anxiety, Stress, Peer Relationships, Life Transitions, Trauma, Depression, Self-Esteem

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Teagan White


Teagan graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a degree in Business Administration, and went on to work in advertising locally and in New York City. Having always had an interest in psychology and mental health, Teagan relocated to Rochester and pursued a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from St. John Fisher.  Teagan believes that we get the most out of therapy when we work on our thoughts and how we treat our body (e.g. movement and nutrition). She also wants to become certified in EMDR to further enhance her therapy skills and to assist others in processing
trauma. In her spare time, Teagan likes to swing kettlebells, snowboard, and go on adventures with her partner, Dave, and their two dogs, Doc and Maisie. Her happy place is the mountains of Colorado!

Specialties: Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Relationships, Women's Health, Career Counseling/Coaching, Trauma, PTSD

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Marissa Marini


Marissa graduated from SUNY Geneseo with her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Anthropology in 2020. She received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling through St. John Fisher University in 2022. Marissa utilizes person-centered approaches and cognitive behavioral therapy, challenging individuals to restructure/reframe negative cognitions while also incorporating mindfulness. In her free time, she is a USSF Regional Soccer Referee, loves to spend time with her pug Willie, and enjoys going to concerts and sporting events. She is excited to pursue clinical therapy that will positively impact our community through working with Peace Project!

Specialties: Teens, college students, adults with body dysmorphia, eating disorders, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+, life stressors, peer relationships.

Andrea Peace Project Mental Health Counseling

Andrea Rockefeller

Co-Owner, LMHC

Andrea graduated from THE Ohio State University (go Bucks!) with a Bachelors in Criminology and a Minor in Dance. She has her Masters in Psychology and Mental Health Counseling and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of NY. Andrea is a dance instructor and trauma-informed registered yoga teacher, and loves incorporating the mind/body approach into her therapy. She believes in the power of embracing both pain and joy. When she is not working, Andrea is adventuring with her husband, Matt, and three young children. Andrea is so excited to be involved in the impact that Peace Project is making in this community!

Specialties: Children, High school/College, Adults

Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, LGBTQ+, Peer Relationships, Grief & Loss, Trauma, Self-Esteem


Jordan Ott


Jordan graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelors in Psychology (Go Bonas!) and is a graduate of St. John Fisher University where she received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling. Jordan utilizes strengths-based and person-centered approaches and believes therapy is about providing space for clients to grow and feel supported during their journey. Jordan aspires to become a certified Intuitive Eating Counselor in order to further support those struggling with their relationship with food. In her free time, she enjoys playing kickball with friends, spending time with family and traveling to warm vacation spots. She is excited to help make an impact in the community through her work at Peace Project. 

Specialties: Adolescents and adults struggling with body image, eating disorders, obesity, self-esteem, bullying, relationships, social skills, depression, life transitions, stress/anxiety and sports psychology (focus, anxiety and sportsmanship).

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Kristen Holmes

Mental Health Counseling Intern

Kristen graduated from Florida Southern College with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After falling in love with the field she continued her education and is currently in the Mental Health Counseling graduate program at St. John Fisher University. She is still on the hunt for her specific niche but has thoroughly enjoyed her journey thus far. When she is not in the office or at school, Kristen enjoys traveling, being in nature, and spending quality time with family and friends! She is so grateful to be apart of this amazing team and looks forward to her time with Peace Project!  

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Marisa Gore

Mental Health Counseling Intern

Marisa is in her final year of Medaille University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduates’ program. Marisa completed her undergraduate work at SUNY University of Buffalo with a degree in Political Science.
Marisa’s holistic approach combines Person-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques. Marisa’s focuses on using DBT skills such as, mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal
effectiveness. Marisa believes that you are the expert of your life, in which she is the passenger to guide your therapeutic experience. Marisa enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, and daily yoga sessions.
She is so excited to continue her counseling journey and be a part of an amazing team!

Peace Project provides supervision to clinicians working toward their licensure in mental health counseling. Our provisionally-licensed clinicians (LMHC-P) have their masters in mental health counseling and are working to gain enough hours to take their state test and obtain their license. Our interns are in grad school working toward their masters in mental health counseling. Both are closely supervised by the practice owners and participate in weekly supervision and constant consultation to provide the best service to their clients.