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Joseph J. Sesta, Ph.D, MP, ABN

Neuropsychologist

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Joseph J. Sesta, Ph.D, MP, ABN Office and Other Patient Information

Joseph J. Sesta, Ph.D, MP, ABN Biography and Info

Dr. Sesta is fellowship-trained and triple board-certified in Adult and Pediatric Neuropsychology, as well as Medical Psychology, with added qualifications in the subspecialty of forensic neuropsychology. He also holds a postdoctoral degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology and is a licensed Medical Psychologist (M.P.) in Louisiana where he specializes in pharmacotherapy for complex mood and anxiety disorders. His areas of expertise include:

  • Adult Neuropsychology
  • Pediatric Neuropsychology
  • Medical Psychology
  • Forensic Neuropsychology

About Me

In 2022, I relocated from Tampa Bay to Jacksonville and enjoy the downtown riverfront community and activities. When not working, I can be found biking and city hiking around downtown or taking part in River City festivities.

My philosophy of care integrates a biopsychosocial and whole-person approach to understanding the complex interaction between brain, behavior and environment. I may examine the brain but I care for the person and as such, I strive to understand each patient’s unique experience. Early in my training, I learned it is crucial to understand not only the injury to the brain, but the brain that has been injured.

Over the past 30 years of practice, I have remained active in teaching, training and supervising graduate students, interns, residents and fellows in Neuropsychology, as well as lecturing at state and international conferences on Forensic Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology.

Specialties

  • Psychology

Boards

  • American Board of Medical Psychology
  • Association of State Provincial Psychology Boards
  • American Board of Professional Neuropsychology

Languages

  • English

Hospital Affiliation

  • Baptist Behavioral Health LLC
  • Baptist Medical Center Nassau
  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
  • Baptist Medical Center South
  • Wolfson Children's Hospital
  • Baptist Medical Center Clay
  • Baptist Medical Center Beaches

Legal Practice Name

  • Baptist Behavioral Health, LLC

Ages Treated

  • Adult
  • Senior

Joseph J. Sesta, Ph.D, MP, ABN Additional Information

Education & Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Medical School

    Drexel University - Philadelphia , PA

    1992

  • Internship

    Florida State Hospital - Chattahoochee , FL

    1991 – 1992

  • Residency

    Florida State Hospital - Chattahoochee , FL

    1992 – 1993

  • Residency

    HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL

    1993 – 1994

  • Fellowship

    University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

    1994 – 1995