Dr. Jessica Edwards was born in Huntsville, Alabama and is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Huntsville. She obtained her medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. She completed her psychiatry residency at Wake Forest School of Medicine and its affiliated North Carolina Baptist Hospital.
Dr. Edwards has over 25 years' experience in psychiatry and addiction medicine, being one of the first 500 physicians to receive certification by the American Society of Addiction Medicine in 1997, and later board certified in addiction medicine in 2017. She has been certified and re-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In the past she has served as Vice President and President of the Forsyth County Psychiatric Society. She has been Level 2 certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, practicing this effective treatment for over 25 years.
Dr. Edwards has a wide variety of experience in treating psychiatric disorders. She has worked at the Veterans Administration clinic in Kernersville, as well as a background in emergency psychiatric medicine, partial hospitalization, inpatient treatments, addiction medicine, outpatient services, and consult liaison psychiatry. She has extensive involvement in precepting medical students, physician assistant students, and mentoring psychiatric residents.
Dr. Edwards is married to a martial artist and spends a lot of time evading various holds. She enjoys spending time with her son when he is home from college and with their three dogs who tend to rule the household.