Meet dr. jesenia Depasquale
With over 18 years of experience and training in holistic and integrative medicine , dr.Jesenia offers compassionate, collaborative care to her patients with an uncompromising pursuit of their highest potential of wellness. she founded heart of jade wellness in 2008 to offer safe, effective , evidence-informed comprehensive services that addressed the whole person, including physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. Dr. Jesenia currently practices as a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine , board certified counselor and is also licensed in New York to practice medical massage . She currently has a private practice with 'no borders' offering both virtual wellness and in-person clinic services in various locations throughout the greater NY area. her specialties include holistic cardiovascular care, women's health and chronic fatigue syndrome support.
Dr. Jesenia's healing work extends beyond the medical office –by offering women's health workshops, providing group and private health coaching, wellness consulting to various organizations and training for other health care professionals. She is the founder and retreat leader for the heart of jade Woman Retreat, a transformational program held in locations such as Hawaii yearly, to a select group of women looking to transform their overall health and wellness.
When she is not reading, writing poetry, singing in her church choir or working with her plants and herbs, Dr. Jesenia enjoys spending time with her husband and family traveling to one of her favorite spots on earth- Kauai, Hawaii.
In her own words...
As a fourth-generation healer, I always knew that medicine in some form was part of my life path. my specialty evolved from my own family experience and my desire to find a natural way to help improve the health of family members afflicted by heart disease.
in my training as an integrative health nutrition counselor, I feel honored and blessed to have been trained by the most innovative and trusted teachers and doctors in the world, such as Deepak Chopra, MD; Dr. Mark Hyman; Walter Willet, MD, Chairman of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School; Andrew Weil, MD, founder and Director of the Program in Integrative Medicine (PIM) at the University of Arizona; David Wolfe and other wellness pioneers, during my training.
I consider the wisdom and mentorship I received during my medical school training priceless and instrumental in developing my approach to "heal the patient versus treating symptoms". I am so grateful for my medical school mentors for instilling in me the ethics, passion and knowledge to practice integrative medicine at the highest level of skill and integrity. I am passionate to share that i would not be the doctor, healer, mentor and coach i am today without the generations of healers that came before me.
My journey into healing began as a child, learning to use herbs and natural remedies handed down by my latino family elders. my first formal job in holistic health was while still in college as a pharmacist assistant for the natural supplement department he developed. this was my first experience learning how to choose the best supplements for optimal health while taking into consideration possible interactions with medications. Fascinated by my experience, i continued seeking job opportunities in the holistic health field which would lead me to work as a head assistant for an Integrative Medicine practice and then as an advanced clinical technician in a cardiac PCU unit in a hospital.
in my continued pursuit of natural healing, i earned a degree in professional therapeutic Massage, and discovered the power of healing the body through touch. i then furthered my studies and completed a bachelor and master of science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Here i mastered the skill of listening, observing and healing the body, mind and spirit through the lense of chinese medicine.
on my path to becoming a doctor, I returned to my alma mater, where i earned my Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine degree specializing in integrative medicine. my training prepared me for the unrivaled benefits of having an evidenced-informed practice. I developed the necessary skills for providing successful collaborative care- working alongside md’s and other medical providers, for the benefit of the best possible outcome for patients.
As part of my clinical training, i completed medical internships at Lutheran Medical Hospital, Brooklyn (OB-GYN Acupuncture for Labor & Delivery); St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Yonkers (Acupuncture Clinic); and Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, NY and the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Acupuncture clinic in NY. During my hospital internships, i was able to see the healing power of integrative medicine .
I am also whole-heartedly committed to a lifetime of continuing education to expand my knowledge and expertise. Below you'll find a list of some of the additional training that i've added to my ever-growing healing tool box.
Some of my highlighted additional certifications and training include:
Certified Health Counselor- Teacher’s College- Columbia University/ institute for Integrative Nutrition
Certified Teach the Hormone Cure Practitioner- Gottfried Institute -, Dr. Sara Gottfried, M.D.
Advanced Training in treating Chronic Pain with Micro-current therapy, with Dr. Darren Starwynn, OMD- Microlight Institute
Advanced Training in Lifestyle Medicine and Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) with Debi Weiss, L.Ac, RN
Certified Chinese Medical Aromatherapist - Jeffery Yuan, LAc. Master Teacher
Certified Nutrition Response Practitioner- ulan nutritional systems, Dr. Freddy Ulan, DC
Certified Hypnotherapist - Center for Integrative Hypnosis, nyc center
choosing a medical practitioner i know, can be difficult, but it is well worth the exploration if you’d like to experience the best care for your health.
if what i’ve shared has at all connected with you and you’re looking for a holistic doctor who is willing to collaborate with your medical team, i invite you to schedule a first step call .
god bless you through your journey towards health !
Dr. Jesenia depasquale