Ngozi T. Chiekwu, MD, PMHNP-BC
Ngozi T. Chiekwu is a board-certified psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner. She has extensive experience in providing mental health services to children, adolescents, adults, families, and individuals with mental illness, including substance use disorders. She has served in acute care inpatient hospitals, living facilities, acute rehabs, and lockdown Alzheimer’s unit for several years. Ngozi has the knacks in providing integrated counseling along with medication management to all her patients. She works by customizing each treatment holistically as per the distinctiveness of an individual. Ngozi believes in empowering, supporting, and educating her patients to help restore their mental well-being.
Ngozi earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Virginia. After that, she worked for many years in a critical acute care setting for Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. She also has experience working in medical oncology at George Washington University in Washington DC. Ngozi obtained her graduate degree from Shenandoah University Winchester, Virginia. After graduation, she stayed committed to her passion and acquired her medical degree from the University of Science, Arts and Technology, Montserrat, in 2018. Ngozi is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She is a current member of the American Association of nurse practitioners and is highly committed to significantly influencing youth and families’ lives.
Ngozi has the expertise and experience to cater to patients’ mental health needs. She is one of our skilled and experienced providers and always stays dedicated to offering multiple services. These services include ADHD, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, oppositional defiance disorder, disruptive mood dysregulation, intermittent explosive disorder, schizophrenia, and much more. She provides various mental health services to adults and looks into the behavioral problems in children and adolescents.
Adekunle Gbadamosi, MS, NCC, LPC
Adekunle Gbadamosi is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland. She is also certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Adekunle earned her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling and Post Master’s Degree Certificate in Child and Family Counseling from Wilmington University.
Adekunle has relevant experience in the mental health field, where she worked in several non-profit and government organizations, hospitals, and community outpatient centers. She worked with multiple clients of different age groups, cultural and ethnic identities, and other clinical presentations in her years of experience. She is skilled in offering evidence-based psychotherapies to various clients –adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
As a therapist in IHAWS, she collaborates with clients. She delivers guidance throughout the process to gain perspectives on their life challenges and overcome the obstacles holding them back from success. She is best known for engaging her client in an interactive dialogue and achieving their mental wellness goals. Adekunle teaches her clients empowerment, acceptance, and the charm of success in their healing process. She believes in helping clients develop coping strategies and problem-solving skills by putting a light on their strengths. She understands that in order to heal, it is essential to create an environment that can motivate and support her clients in every step. She uses a multi-cultural and client-centered therapeutic approach.
Adekunle specializes in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques and utilizes integrative psychotherapy interventions. Moreover, she draws interventions from Brief Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. She regards all her clients as unique and works with them to find the most compatible treatment options, customized according to their needs.
Her commitment as a counselor is to be authentic, honest, relatable, and empathic towards her client. Adekunle believes that therapy is a collaborative adventure to bring forth awareness, gain insight, encourage action, foster healing, and cultivate a safe and supportive environment for her client’s well-being.