Therapy Specialties:

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression and Sadness
  • Diversity and Cultural Identity
  • Relationships and Communication
  • Trauma

Dr. Melo has studied the effects of childhood trauma on life as an adult and is a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Disassociation and the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Jennifer Melo

Psychology Associate    |    Postdoctoral Fellow

First and foremost, I place a strong emphasis on working together. You are the expert of your life, and I am here to act as your experienced mental health guide. Through our work together, I hope that you learn to understand better yourself and your relationship with others as I support you as you take steps to feel and do better in your life.

I love that we get to help others through the use of a human connection and that therapy is not a “one size fits all” experience. Each of us is unique, and therapy for you will be too. 

My personality and humor shine through in my work as a therapist. I believe that being genuine is the key to effective therapy.

Jennifer Melo, Psy.D. Therapist DC

I became a therapist because I wanted to be there for those who suffer in silence. I come from a culture where it is shunned, and I want to contribute to a world where therapy is not only normalized but cherished.

Educational Background

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology at the Nassau University Medical Center
  • M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University
  • B.A. in Psychology from Florida International University