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


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


  • Psychologist


  • American Board of Medical Psychology

  • Association of State Provincial Psychology Boards

  • American Board of Professional Neuropsychology

From the Doctor

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.

Ages Treated

  • Adult

  • Senior


  • English

Baptist Behavioral Health - 841 Building

841 Prudential Drive 10th Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32207
  • Doctor of Philosophy

    Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA


  • Internship

    Florida State Hospital - Chattahoochee, FL

    1991 – 1992

  • Residency

    Florida State Hospital - Chattahoochee, FL

    1992 – 1993

  • Residency


    1993 – 1994

  • Fellowship

    University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

    1994 – 1995

Education & Training