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. He is also certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Adekunle earned his 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 he worked in several non-profit and government organizations, hospitals, and community outpatient centers. He worked with multiple clients of different age groups, cultural and ethnic identities, and other clinical presentations in his years of experience. He is skilled in offering evidence-based psychotherapies to various clients –adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
As a therapist in IHAWS, he collaborates with clients. He delivers guidance throughout the process to gain perspectives on their life challenges and overcome the obstacles holding them back from success. He is best known for engaging his client in an interactive dialogue and achieving their mental wellness goals. Adekunle teaches his clients empowerment, acceptance, and the charm of success in their healing process. He believes in helping clients develop coping strategies and problem-solving skills by putting a light on their strengths. He understands that in order to heal, it is essential to create an environment that can motivate and support his clients in every step. He 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, he draws interventions from Brief Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. He regards all his clients as unique and works with them to find the most compatible treatment options, customized according to their needs.
His commitment as a counselor is to be authentic, honest, relatable, and empathic towards his 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 his client’s well-being.
Yetunde Olobatuyi, MSW, LMSW
Yetunde is a Licensed Masters Social Worker. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science at Towson University and master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work with a specialization in clinical and sub-specialization in mental health and substance abuse.
Yetunde is very passionate about mental health and believes “everyone is in need of therapy at some point in their life.” She is interested in treating a wide array of issues, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, grief, loss, domestic violence, and substance-related and addictive disorders. Yetunde believes when human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their life to collapse. She has a passion for bringing healing and comfort to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience.
Yetunde has worked in various capacities both in the private and public sectors. She has worked in a non-profit organization, state, and government sectors serving a wide range of populations from children, families, women, older adults, and geriatric populations dealing with substance abuse, mental illness, and homelessness.