Jessica S. Henry, PhD
Vice President of Program Development and Evaluation
Black Mental Wellness, Corp
Dr. Jessica S. Henry is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Georgia, National Consultant, Curriculum Developer, and Author. She is the Co-founder and Vice President of Program Development and Evaluation for the Black Mental Wellness Corp., and Founder and CEO of Community Impact: Consultation & Psychological Services—a trauma-informed organization whose mission is to provide trauma-informed services to individuals and organizations affected by traumatic events. Dr. Henry is the current Senior Director of Behavioral Health for one of Washington, DC’s largest Federally Qualified Health Centers, and previous Clinical Director of a level-5 close security male prison and Georgia’s largest youth homeless shelter. She received her B.S. from Howard University, M.A. from Columbia University, and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The George Washington University. After receiving her Ph.D. in 2014 she moved to Atlanta, GA, where she completed her Post-doctoral Fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine.
Overall, Dr. Henry is passionate about the mental health of individuals in Black and under resourced communities and has specialized in increasing access to treatment and providing the highest quality of evidence-based mental health treatment services to underserved youth, families, and adults exposed to traumatic events (e.g., community violence, abuse, neglect). Her research has focused on identifying race-relevant protective factors for African American/Black youth exposed to community violence and racial discrimination.
In her spare time, Dr. Henry also enjoys reading, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.