Jessica grew up in The Bronx and attended Adelphi University for both her bachelor’s and master’s in social work.
Jessica has experience working with neurodiverse individuals, adults with anxiety and depression, and victims of sexual assault. She believes in a personalized approach, creating a warm and empathetic space for clients to share their stories at their own pace. She is particularly interested in narrative and cognitive therapy approaches, helping clients gain insight and modify thoughts and behaviors.
Jessica self-identifies as a disabled, brown, South-Asian woman. She is the oldest child of Guyanese immigrants and has been totally blind since birth. Jessica believes that her multiple marginalized identities have had a huge impact on her therapeutic style. She believes that every client deserves a therapist who is like them and understands clients’ unique experiences in navigating a world that isn’t designed to meet their individual needs.
In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with family, writing, listening to pop music, and playing with her golden retriever, Lucky. She likes to unwind by spinning and reading psychological thrillers and contemporary romances. Living in the vibrant NYC metro area, she loves exploring new places with friends and family.
Jessica actively mentors college students with disabilities and volunteers as a support specialist on mental health and crisis hotlines.