PROVIDERS

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.

Aminah Yusuf, PhD, MS, MBA, LMSW

Aminah is a licensed social work professional and licensed clinical substance abuse counselor with over 40 years of experience in the, mental health and human services field providing services to children, families, couples and adults struggling with life’s many obstacles. She graduated with her Bachelor in Communication studies from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 1984. Her professional career began with mentoring college student with cultural transition issues, then with children in Philadelphia working as a supervisor in a group home, then moving on to residential treatment for youth. She then transitioned to working with children in foster care and their children. Aminah’s career then moved to New Jersey after her relocation working with youth and their families with addiction and behavioral problems. At this time her focus with addictions counseling for youth and adults in outpatient and inpatient settings Aminah then began providing services in a prison-based treatment program as a counselor and then promoted to unit director. It was during this time, she achieved her CADC, Judiciary certification, and LCADC in NJ. Her career in New Jersey ended in the Judiciary system with TASC and Drug court.

During the time in the court system Aminah began seeking further education by completing Masters in Business from American intercontinental University of Illinois in 2006, Masters of Science, Psychology from University of Phoenix in 2010, and completed educational requirements (all but dissertation) of PhD in Sports Psychology. Shortly after, Aminah went to work in the intensive treatment modality of in-home therapy providing counseling for youth and their families as a consult for Where Kids Thrive LLC. After moving to Delaware Aminah began working with a Federally funded healthcare center as substance abuse and mental health counselor until the present. Aminah holds the Delaware LMSW and is awaiting reciprocity for the counselor of addictions certification

Aminah has continued to seek professional training in Nurtured Heart, Trauma-informed play therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Parent focused model ARC-GROW
Crisis Intervention, ASAM with one on one sessions with David A Lee, Relapse prevention with Terrence Gorski, Therapeutic community treatment Initiation and development with Robert De Leon, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing- Institute of Creative Minds, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

“The major contributor of the professional success springs from surviving a traumatic childhood which motivated the desire to be a Change Agent.”