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Jessica Gaddy Brown, LICSW


Founder & CEO

Areas of Focus:

- Childhood Trauma (EMDR, TF-CBT)

- Mind+Body Mindfulness

- Depression & Anxiety

- Individual Therapy for Adults (ages 18+)

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With over 10 years of mental health experience through her education, professional practice, and lived experiences, Jessica Gaddy Brown, LICSW specializes in serving Black women and women of color seeking to heal from trauma, depression, and anxiety.  Jessica utilizes mind+body somatic experiencing within her therapy as she is trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 

Jessica received her Masters in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino. 

Jessica is a regular wellness contributor for Fox5 DC and has been featured in several media outlets including Forbes, SELF Magazine, Buzzfeed, and PopSugar.  She was also honored as one of Huff Post's "10 Black Female Therapists You Should Know."  As the practice's namesake "Nia," Jessica's goal is to destigmatize mental health in the Black community to gain power and purpose in their plights while using their stories to empower our collective community.

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What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

Hmm.. That's a tough one! Something my own therapist told me, "You already have everything you need to achieve the life you desire."  Now don't go telling on me if I use that in session (lol!)

If you had your own late night talk show, who's invited as your first guest?

I'm totally inspired (and slightly obsessed) with Issa Rae! I'd recap all things Awkward Black Girl to Insecure and maybe join her on a rap-cypher (no, I can't rap).

What's your "go-to" karaoke song?

It's a toss-up between "Crush on You" by Lil' Kim and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye... balance.


If you weren't doing therapy, what would be your dream job?

My goal in life is the be the "Anthony Bourdain of Wellness," but until then, it would be really dope to be a reality TV therapist

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