Welcome to Desalu Wellness, LLC!
Psychotherapy helps you take control over your life, understand your feelings, and ultimately create a life experience that is both fruitful and has meaning. As a therapist, one of my roles in this process is to cultivate a space where you feel heard, seen, and understood. I seek to meet individuals where they are, while aiding them in the process of becoming who they want and need to be. I place an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship and strive to create an environment that beams belongingness and support. I view therapy as a collaborative discovery in which one can examine issues, learn more about themselves, develop insight, and practice adaptive coping methods.
I currently only offer individual therapy services. I am particularly
invested in serving individuals with historically marginalized identities (e.g., Black individuals, LGBTQ+ individuals), as well as those struggling with relationship distress, depression and anxiety, women's issues, identity development, and various forms of trauma.
I understand that life can be busy and as a believer of equitable access to care, I offer evening and weekend appointments. I am only offering virtual services at this time, thus, clients from anywhere in Virginia, Washington, D.C., or New York can reach out for services. At this time, I currently accept Blue Cross Blue Shield (CareFirst and Anthem), Cigna, and out-of-pocket payments.
Dr. Jessica Desalu is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Virginia and the District of Columbia; she is the sole provider of Desalu Wellness. She obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) from Syracuse University, where she also earned her Master’s in Psychology. Although a New York native, Dr. Desalu is no stranger to the DMV area having completed her undergraduate education at Howard University. Her approach to therapy is integrative and draws primarily from insight-oriented, cognitive-behavioral, and multicultural approaches.
The best way to make initial contact with me is via e-mail or phone/text (202-929-7269). Services are rendered primarily via teletherapy with the option for in-person sessions at a DC location.