Updated: Jan 21, 2021
I am Dr. Jessica M. Smedley, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Washington DC Metro Area. My background and interests are founded in psychological and theological training, with much time spent focusing on and studying issues in urban community settings. While my current work is mostly clinical in nature, I have always enjoyed and felt empowered by writing. As a Black woman, I have a deep appreciation and value for the ability to speak and share my voice with others. It is because of my heritage, that I take seriously the responsibility of advocacy, speaking for those whose voices are often ignored and undervalued, and creating intentional spaces for much needed dialogue. The intention of this space is to explore the multi-tiered experience of stress and trauma in the Black community. It is an intentional space to discuss our pain and trauma while honoring our resilience and strength.
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