Jessica Desai, LCSW

Jessica Desai, LCSW


Licensed Clinical of Social Work (LCSW)

Area of Focus:

Palliative Care, Oncology, Advanced Illness, Chronic Illness, Advanced Care Planning, Caregiving, Bereavement


M.S.W., New York University Silver School of Social Work
B.S., Psychology, Sacred Heart University

Jessica’s Recent Articles

Professional Background

Jessica Desai has been a licensed social worker since graduating with her master’s degree from New York University in May 2019. Since graduating, Jessica has worked as a palliative care social worker for JASA’s Bridge4Home program consulting with two hospitals in Brooklyn, NYC. Jessica is also an MSW fellow in the Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care at NYU. In Fall 2020, Jessica co-instructed NYU’s Introduction to Palliative Care course, and she was an oncology social worker at Mount Sinai Hospital. She is current working as a therapist at Revive Center for Wellness.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, NYU (MSW Fellow)
  • Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network (Member)


  • Samuolis, J., Barcellos, M., LaFlam, J., Belson, D., & Berard, J. (2015). Mental Health Issues and Their Relation to Identity Distress in College Students. Identity, 15(1), 66-73. doi: 10.1080/15283488.2014.989443