Chigozie’s goal is to create a trusting atmosphere for her clients so they feel a sense of safety and support as they share and confront their problems and issues. Chigozie believes it is important to build rapport with the client by meeting them where they are before addressing the problem. She provides counseling to adults, adolescents, families, and groups with disorders such as anxiety, depression, grief, anger, stress and trauma. Chigozie’s counseling style is holistic and integrative; some of the techniques she like to incorporate into therapy are cognitive behavioral, client-centered, psychoanalytic, and existential.
Chigozie’s view of mental health and the therapeutic process is based on her awareness, competency, and professional relationship with diverse individuals, families, and groups. As a therapist, it is her ethical commitment to practice in a competent and ethical manner, addressing her client’s mental wellness, education, and career goals.
Prior to beginning a second career, Chigozie completed both doctorate and master’s degrees in Adult Continuing Education. Her professional background includes teaching at the secondary and postsecondary levels, community activism, and social entrepreneurship. Chigozie is in process of completing her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capital Seminary and Graduate School, a division of Lancaster Bible College. During her seminary and graduate studies, she was awarded the Lillian Dabney Newman Scholarship.
Chigozie is single, enjoys traveling, shopping, and is an avid family history researcher. She is the mother of three adult children, grandmother of six, and great-grandmother of three.
Chigozie is under the clinical supervision of Telisa Hickson, LCSW-C (Maryland license #17375).